John Oliver Wrote a Book of History Lies–Unless He's Lying About That, Too

We’re in between Daily Show hosts, Stephen Colbert’s Late Night hasn’t started yet, and John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight is on a break until mid-September. So what are we supposed to do with our—oh, hey, John Oliver made a pointless web video about his upcoming book. » 8/31/15 10:01am 11 minutes ago

Was Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj's VMA Confrontation Faked? A Mystery of Our Time

Tonight’s MTV Video Music Awards began by with Nicki Minaj, who performed alongside Taylor Swift just a month or so after Swift clumsily inserted herself into Minaj’s pointed critiques regarding the racial makeup of this year’s nominees. It was supposed to be a Shocking VMA Moment but was entirely pre-packaged, which… » 8/31/15 1:08am Today 1:08am

Kanye West: "I Have Decided in 2020 To Run for President"

After a long and winding acceptance speech at the VMAs about bros, trophies, the importance of ideas, the hazards of brands, and MTV’s profiting off his unhinged behavior, Kanye West signed off by announcing that he plans to run for president in the election after next. While you could easily make the argument that… » 8/30/15 10:59pm Yesterday 10:59pm

Darren Rovell Says Racism Is Okay If The Market Approves; ESPNers Flee

Darren Rovell, a commemorative gift plate from the American Enterprise Institute that somehow talks and writes and uses social media, went there just now on Twitter, and it’s a sight to behold—a service to the nation, in its way. While a market fundamentalist with a neuron or two firing would probably avoid… » 8/30/15 8:00pm Yesterday 8:00pm

Director And Parents at Elite Preschool Battle Via Yelp And Facebook 

Last week parents from a ritzy Los Angeles preschool, Camelot Kids, were shocked by an aggressive email sent by the school’s director, chastising them for inviting recently fired school employees to a cocktail party. Now parents are pulling their children from Camelot’s roster. » 8/30/15 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

Are Attractive Women Really More Likely to be Straight?

Chris Rock once joked that men are only as faithful as their options, and new research suggests that women may only be as heterosexual as their options—with more attractive women more likely to identify as 100 percent hetero, and less attractive women more open to other sexual identities. Of course, the implied… » 8/30/15 4:45pm Yesterday 4:45pm

Three Children Hospitalized After Austrian Police Stop Van Full of Refugees

Less than a day after a truck containing 71 decomposing bodies was found outside Vienna, police stopped a small van carrying 26 refugees in northern Austria, including three small children who were hospitalized with severe dehydration, the New York Times reports.http://gawker.com/someone-left-a... » 8/30/15 3:30pm Yesterday 3:30pm

Watch This Wiener Dog Escape His People and Run Forever and Ever and Ever

This is pure exhilaration. This is pure life. This, if Taylor Swift were writing about it, would just have the words “squad goals” written over and over again with a few emoji and hashtags thrown in. This dog is living your best life and you didn’t even know it. » 8/30/15 2:45pm Yesterday 2:45pm