Ask an Anonymous Cop: How Often Do Officers Lie Under Oath?

Did you know that police officers lie under oath—or talk about doing so—often enough that the practice has its own slangy portmanteau? (It’s called “ testilying.”) What happens when an otherwise good officer is really bad with his gun? Do cops give a shit if you protest that you’re being arrested unfairly? Once… » 4/27/15 2:10pm 33 minutes ago

Andrea Yates's Ex: I've Never Blamed Her for Drowning Our Five Children

On Saturday’s episode of Oprah: Where Are They Now?, Oprah described Rusty Yates as “a living, breathing example of being able to move forward when the most horrific thing occurs.” He is also one of the most forgiving people on the planet—Yates’s ex-wife Andrea drowned their five children one-by-one in 2001. She was… » 4/27/15 2:00pm 43 minutes ago

Let's Forget About the Anal Bead Thing, Reminds Professor in WaPo Column

Late last month, a Drexel Law School professor briefly became an internet sensation when she accidentally pasted the wrong link into a message to her class. Instead of a great article on writing briefs, they got an educational video: a PornHub clip titled “She loves her anal beads.” » 4/27/15 1:40pm Today 1:40pm

A Closer Look at Game of Thrones Season Five, Episode Three

As we did last season and so far this season, we’ve put together a list of scenes, references, and characters that deserve a special comment or mention. There’s no way we got all the good stuff (and we might be wrong on some of the things we’ve left below)—so please help expand our appendix. » 4/27/15 1:30pm Today 1:30pm

There's No New Housing Bubble--Now Please Buy This DC Garage for $900K

All this talk about investors and cash buyers artificially bidding up housing prices? Ignore it. It’s just talk. Especially to you, since buying’s not an option, because all your money goes to investors and cash buyers as rent. Now, how’d you like to own this pile of bricks in Washington for, like, a million bucks?
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How New York City Buses Are Becoming Vehicles for Hateful Speech

Last week, the federal courts chalked up another victory for the defense of American freedom—or, rather, for the American Freedom Defense Initiative. Judge John Koeltl of the Southern District of New York ruled that the MTA must display an advertisement known as “the ‘Killing Jews’ advertisement.”
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Viral Llamas Feel the Pressure of Fame Just Like You or Me

How do you think you’d react if you went “viral”? Would you capitalize on your fame? Would you resent your friends for uploading that video of you dancing to “Uptown Funk”? Would you accept your spot on Ellen? Two llamas—known worldwide for running wild in the streets of Arizona—have let fame change them. » 4/27/15 10:40am Today 10:40am

Rand Paul Will Gay-Marry a Drone If That's What You Really Want, America

Rand Paul, the great white hope, presumed enemy of extrajudicial killings from the air, shocked and disappointed his libertarian disciples today by embracing drone warfare and defending President Obama’s use of flying death machines to immolate two hostages held by Al Qaeda. » 4/27/15 10:32am Today 10:32am

John Oliver Reminds You That We Didn't Solve Sweatshop Labor in the '90s

Back in the ‘90s, there was a public outcry in America against cheap clothes produced in overseas sweatshops–often by children—but you don’t hear much about that anymore. Guess we must have solved the problem, huh? Actually, not so much. John Oliver devoted last night’s Last Week Tonight to explaining how things may… » 4/27/15 10:17am Today 10:17am

You’re an Adult so Get a Real Mattress: Casper Delivers Comfort + Value

Despite spending a third of our time in bed, mattress shopping remains a dreaded activity. It's a soulless experience riddled with ambiguous terms, a lack of brand differentiation, smarmy sales people, and marked-up prices from major retail chains. Then there's Casper, who, with a direct-to-consumer model and a … » 4/24/15 11:03am Friday 11:03am