Madonna's Only Christmas Decoration is a Wreath That Says "DAT ASS"

It has not been the most splendid holiday season for Madonna, who had an entire album's worth of new songs leak last week. Nonetheless, she appears to still be in the Christmas spirit. Above you see the lone Christmas decoration outside her mansion on 81st Street in Manhattan: a wreath with dangling chrome letters… » 12/22/14 5:25pm 5 minutes ago

North Korea's Internet Completely Blacked Out After Alleged Cyberattack

Just days after Barack Obama vowed to hit North Korea with a "proportional response" to their (alleged) involvement in hacking Sony Pictures Entertainment, the DPRK's fragile connection to the internet has "collapsed" and gone "completely dark," the New York Times reports. » 12/22/14 5:05pm 25 minutes ago

All Real Estate Inside, Outside of NYC Now Too Expensive 

On the real estate front, there's good news, and bad news. The bad news is you can't afford Manhattan. The good news is that Brooklyn is—oh. Hm. Well, the good news is that Queens is—oh. Shit. Uhhh.... » 12/22/14 4:30pm Today 4:30pm

Why I'm Kind Of Tired Of The "Smartest Man In The Room"

He used to be so cool and unpredictable. He would breeze into a complicated situation and make it simple through the razor-sharp power of his intellect. But lately, he's gotten dull and predictable, performing the same party trick over and over. The "smartest man in the room" is overexposed lately, and he needs a… » 12/22/14 4:20pm Today 4:20pm

Teacher Fired For Stuffing Eleven Kids in Car On Search for Snacks

An Oklahoma middle school teacher was fired last week for doing something you might do with your punkass cousins but probably shouldn't do if you're certified to teach minors: she put eleven kids in her Honda Accord and locked two of them in the trunk on a mission to find snacks. Snacks are important but they aren't… » 12/22/14 3:53pm Today 3:53pm

A Major Storm on Christmas Eve Will Probably Screw Up Your Travel Plans

Just in time for Christmas, a developing storm will create headaches for anyone planning to travel east of the Mississippi River later this week. The storm will drop heavy snow on the Great Lakes and bring thunderstorms, heavy rain, and gust winds to almost the entire East Coast. Merry Christmas! » 12/22/14 3:46pm Today 3:46pm

NYPD Union President Patrick Lynch Is Completely Nuts: A History

Patrick Lynch is the 51-year-old president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, the largest and most influential union of the New York City Police Department. You might recognize his name: Over the weekend, Lynch blamed Bill de Blasio for the Saturday deaths of two Brooklyn cops who were murdered by a lone… » 12/22/14 3:39pm Today 3:39pm

Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner released this statement today regarding Sabrina Rubin Erdely's now-discredited story about an alleged gang rape at UVa: "We have asked the Columbia Journalism School to conduct an independent review of the editorial process that led to the publication of this story." » 12/22/14 2:27pm Today 2:27pm

James Woods Blames "Disgusting Pig" Al Sharpton For NYPD Cop Killing 

Actor James Woods took to Twitter Sunday evening to vent about the killing of two New York City police officers by Ismaaiyl Brinsley. He apparently blames the Rev. Al Shaprton, tweeting,"This disgusting pig is DIRECTLY responsible for the murder of two good policemen. No discussion," before eventually deleting the… » 12/22/14 2:20pm Today 2:20pm

Kim Jong-un Video Game Bravely Moves Forward in Face of Free Publicity

The developer of Glorious Leader!, a retro video game starring North Korean despot Kim Jong-un as a heavily armed, unicorn-riding superhero, is stoically moving forward with his game in spite of the explosion of unpaid publicity it's gained from the Sony Pictures hack. » 12/22/14 1:53pm Today 1:53pm