Police Mistake Black Producer in Town for Emmys as Bank Robber

Producer Charles Belk was held by Beverly Hills police for nearly six hours last Friday after police mistook him for another bald, black man—one who robbed a Citibank. Belk, visiting for Emmys, was on his way to put money in his parking meter when he was detained and hauled off to a police station. » 8/27/14 11:44am 11 minutes ago

Cards Against Humanity's Accused Rapist Banned from Tech Conference

Cards Against Humanity has supplanted classic games like "snort the adderall" and "kings" as the pastime of choice for the early-20s set. Max Temkin, the card game's creator, is an accused rapist—a charge that's only finally catching up with him. » 8/27/14 11:34am 21 minutes ago

Here's the Daily Show Segment on Ferguson You've Been Waiting For

Jon Stewart is back after the Daily Show's annual summer hiatus, and it seems he missed a few things, like the police killing of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. So, better late than never, we finally get Stewart's take on Ferguson—specifically, his outrage at the way the shooting and subsequent… » 8/27/14 11:05am 50 minutes ago

Idris Elba Finally Speaks About His Allegedly Massive Penis

Idris Elba appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to (among other things, I'm sure) re-clear the air about, uh, that photo of him. His pants? I mean—well, the photo of what was in his pants. You know? That photo. » 8/27/14 10:44am Today 10:44am

American Journalist Held Hostage in Syria Returns to the U.S.

American journalist Peter Theo Curtis, who was held hostage by the Al Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front in Syria for almost two years, is back in the U.S. He met his mom at Logan International Airport last night. In a statement to the Associated Press, Curtis said, » 8/27/14 10:35am Today 10:35am

My So-Called Life: Ranking the Episodes, 20 Years Later

This week marks the twentieth anniversary of the premiere of ABC's My So-Called Life, which is important in some ways—its impact on culture, on television, on Tavi Gevinson—but not so important in other ways, namely that every piece of media is available to everybody and therefore time no longer has any meaning. » 8/27/14 10:13am Today 10:13am

Here's Footage from Kate Bush's First Show in 35 Years

Reclusive British singer/songwriter/dancer Kate Bush played her the first of her 22 Before the Dawn shows at London's Hammersmith Apollo last night and people are freaking the fuck out. The show was divided into three sections: an opening hits portion, a theatrical interpretation of The Ninth Wave (the entire Side… » 8/27/14 9:17am Today 9:17am

Zara Yanks Its Holocaust-for-Kids "Sheriff" Shirt from Store

Spanish clothing retailer Zara was selling a blue-and-white-striped shirt with a six-pointed star over the left side of the chest that read "SHERIFF." The shirt, the store says, was intended for children aged three months to three years. Except, zoomed out on their website, the shirt looks a lot like...a concentration… » 8/27/14 7:38am Today 7:38am

Loose Lips and Award Show Slips: What Celeb Antics Will We See Tonight?

Hollywood is kind of like high school, except that everyone is beautiful, popular, and has a really nice car. Tonight, as the stars don their finest frocks and strut down the red carpet with their anxiously-scrawled speeches clutched tightly in their sweaty little palms, it's time for you to award them, yearbook… » 8/25/14 2:00pm Monday 2:00pm

7 Artists Who See the Big Picture in Tiny Objects

Though today's artists have a world of technology at their fingertips, many still choose to work in a more traditional manner. These are not painters who create works using oil, acrylic or watercolor – they're artists who take everyday objects like matches, buttons and nails to make intricate artworks that deserve a… » 8/26/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm