NYPD Harassment Stories: Feeling Helpless When an Officer Hits on You

Amid the police terror that has swept the nation these last few months, there has been a missing facet from the conversation: the fact that women are brutalized by cops just as severely as men. For every John Crawford and Jahmil-El Cuffee there is an Ersula Ore or a Marlene Pinnock (you can view the footage of… » 9/16/14 3:20pm 9 minutes ago

Taxis Have Lost 65 Percent of Their Business, Screwing The Disabled

Uber and Lyft have been squeezing yellow cabs ever since they launched their on-demand car services. But the political shtick that startups are the underdog against "big taxi" is becoming a lie: according to San Francisco's taxi boss, cabs have seen average trips decline by 65 percent in just over two years. » 9/16/14 3:13pm 16 minutes ago

Gary Oldman to Produce a Silk Road TV Show

As part of its commitment to scripted programming in 2015, Spike TV just bought a new show from Gary Oldman and Tony Krantz (the exec on NBC's Dracula), Deadline reports. Deep Web is based on the rise of and hunt for the Dread Pirate Roberts, alleged to be one Ross William Ulbricht, at the center of the online black… » 9/16/14 3:02pm 27 minutes ago

Why Do People Hit Their Kids?

There's an old episode of What's Happening!! where Roger fucks up, and his mom decides to beat his ass (this is actually the plot of every episode of What's Happening!!). So his mom asks Rerun for his belt, only Rerun is 300-plus pounds, so when he takes out his belt, it's like eight feet long. And Roger's mom… » 9/16/14 2:02pm Today 2:02pm

Southwestern United States Braces for a Major Flash Flooding Repeat

Tropical Storm Odile is trucking through the Gulf of California this afternoon after striking the Baja Peninsula as a major hurricane on Sunday night. The storm's remnants will move into the southwestern U.S. over the next few days, potentially creating a repeat of last week's major flash flooding. » 9/16/14 1:52pm Today 1:52pm

Dead Rapper, Thought to Be Running Scams, Was Actually Dead

After a year-plus of mystery, it appears that the story of Tim Dog—the '90s rapper who was reported dead last February, then thought to have faked his death and disappeared in order to escape debt after running elaborate scams on a number of women—has reached a conclusion, and it was the one we thought all along. » 9/16/14 12:55pm Today 12:55pm

Cougar Town Star Leaves Cougar Town, Which Is Still on TV

The final season premiere of shambling TBS zombie show Cougar Town will feature one rat deserting the ship early, taking his boat and his Penny Can with him. TV Line reports that Brian Van Holt—Courteney Cox's ex-husband on the show and ex-boyfriend in real life—will be leaving in the season premiere, set for early… » 9/16/14 12:45pm Today 12:45pm

Chelsea Manning Breaks Silence to Criticize U.S. Airstrikes on ISIS

Chelsea Manning, the U.S. soldier currently serving a 35-year prison sentence for leaking government documents to WikiLeaks, wrote a column for The Guardian criticizing Obama's approach to ISIS. "Based on my experience as an all-source analyst in Iraq during the organization's relative infancy, ISIS cannot be defeated… » 9/16/14 12:05pm Today 12:05pm

The Brilliant Plan to Build a Gondola From Williamsburg to Manhattan

Williamsburg has a problem. The neighborhood's become so popular so quickly that some fear local infrastructure will buckle under the exploding population. Anybody who's ridden the L train lately knows this problem all too well. But that's nothing a few crazy people and a gondola can't solve. » 9/16/14 11:58am Today 11:58am

​Netflix Buys Two Seasons of Judd Apatow Comedy Starring Gillian Jacobs

Deadline reports that Netflix just bought two seasons upfront of a Judd Apatow-produced comedy called Love, which will star Community's Gillian Jacobs and writer/improv actor Paul Rust. The subject of the comedy will be: Love. Specifically, ten episodes about it in 2016, and twelve episodes about it in 2017. The… » 9/16/14 11:46am Today 11:46am

NYPD Harassment Stories: Feeling Helpless When an Officer Hits on You

Amid the police terror that has swept the nation these last few months, there has been a missing facet from the conversation: the fact that women are brutalized by cops just as severely as men. For every John Crawford and Jahmil-El Cuffee there is an Ersula Ore or a Marlene Pinnock (you can view the footage of… » 9/16/14 3:20pm 9 minutes ago