National Weather Service Revamps Its Website So It Sucks a Little Less

If you’re one of the millions of people who visits the National Weather Service’s website when things go downhill, you’ll notice that they’ve made some changes that’ll either make it easier to read their forecasts or confuse the everloving hell out of you. Progress! » 7/07/15 1:45pm 23 minutes ago

I Took Rutgers' Beyoncé Course: A Master Class in Pop & Black Feminism

On the first day of “Politicizing Beyoncé,” a Spring semester course at Rutgers, 32 young women and men sat in their desks, texting behind a Coach bag or catching up on Vlad TV’s rap posts on a laptop. It was February. I was dressed in jeans, Converse, and a giant sweatshirt, going for undergraduate realness, and here… » 7/07/15 1:36pm 32 minutes ago

Accused Charleston Shooter Dylann Roof Indicted on New Charges

Accused Charleston shooter Dylann Roof was indicted on three additional charges Tuesday, ensuring he’ll stand trial on at least 13 counts related to the church massacre that left nine people dead. » 7/07/15 1:11pm 57 minutes ago

MSNBC Host: Why Did FSU QB Think He Could Punch a “Blonde Woman"?

During this morning’s episode of Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough asked the following question about now former Florida State quarterback De’Andre Johnson’s alleged assault of a woman in a Tallahassee bar: “What about the culture that would have a guy think he could get away with punching a blonde woman...like...the… » 7/07/15 12:50pm Today 12:50pm

The Evolution of Game of Thrones' Effects With VFX Boss Joe Bauer

When you get a chance to talk to Game of Thrones’ VFX supervisor Joe Bauer, you don’t ask him about the weather. So we didn’t—instead, we asked him to discuss the greatest FX scenes over the show’s five seasons in this exclusive io9 video, and the show’s ever-evolving with practical effects and digital wizardry. » 7/07/15 12:40pm Today 12:40pm

The U.S. Government's Piss-Poor Anti-ISIS Propaganda Campaign

Behold the propaganda leaflets that the United States and its coalition partners are producing in the battle against ISIS. They have been circulating since December on social media, aimed to dissuade foreign fighters or just plain Muslims from joining the ranks. The message, and the imagery, are pathetic. But there is… » 7/07/15 12:31pm Today 12:31pm

Demon Popstar Ariana Grande Contaminates Donuts With Her Hellish Tongue

Ariana Grande, a mewling kitten wearing sexy bloomers, claimed in 2013 that she was attacked by demons from hell. This weekend, however, she revealed herself to be the true demon from hell by sneakily licking donuts at a donut shop and then not buying them. Also: she “hates America.” Also: she’s dating a backup dancer. » 7/07/15 12:22pm Today 12:22pm

Man Named Bear Kills Gator That Ate His Dumb Friend: "He Had to Go"

After he was warned not to go into the bayou with a large alligator this weekend, a 28-year-old Texas man did just that, declaring “Fuck that alligator!” and jumping to his demise. Now a friend of the victim, a man known only as Bear, has made the alligator pay with its life for his buddy’s mistake. » 7/07/15 12:05pm Today 12:05pm

Idiotic and Insulting Idea Originates, Surprisingly, in New Jersey

America’s student loan crisis is heavy weight that hangs over the heads of millions of people young and old, often preventing them from living the life they once dreamed of. One New Jersey legislator has a patronizing and useless pseudo-solution to this problem. » 7/07/15 11:20am Today 11:20am

BuzzFeed’s Support of Women’s Rights Does Not Include Abortion

In late January, BuzzFeed published a lengthy standards and ethics manual, with which the site intended to hold itself accountable for various missteps (such as surreptitiously deleting articles). Unlike most other news outlets that bother with ethics manuals, however, BuzzFeed decided to specify its stance toward a… » 7/07/15 11:13am Today 11:13am

Jill Scott Finally Admits She Was Wrong About Bill Cosby

Looks like Bill Cosby’s admission that he purchased Quaaludes to “use” on women was enough to convince even his staunchest defender that Hey, this guy might be guilty. http://defamer.gawker.com/report-bill-co... » 7/07/15 11:01am Today 11:01am

Trump's DC Hotel Is Being Built by Undocumented Immigrants He Despises

According to Donald Trump, idiot billionaire and face of YouTube’s popular Annoying Orange, Mexican immigrants who come to the U.S. illegally “have lots of problems” and they’re “bringing those problems to us.” He has publicly claimed that the only things undocumented immigrants have to offer the U.S. are drugs and… » 7/07/15 10:38am Today 10:38am