Raging Three-Alarm Fire Rips Through East Baltimore Senior Center

A newly constructed senior home sponsored by a church is burning in east Baltimore. The three-alarm blaze is not related to the violent protests that erupted across the city earlier today, according to a fire department spokesman who spoke with the Washington Post. » 4/27/15 9:11pm Today 9:11pm

Maryland Governor Declares State of Emergency in Baltimore

Maryland governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency in Baltimore Monday evening, activating the National Guard to respond to the violent protests that erupted in the wake of Freddie Gray’s funeral. » 4/27/15 7:15pm Today 7:15pm

Sandler Producers Caught on Camera Arguing With Native American Extras

You have read the jokes in Adam Sandler’s upcoming Netflix movie The Ridiculous Six that caused Native American extras to walk off the set. Now, you can see a video of Sandler’s producers arguing with the group of Native Americans. “Here’s the thing,” one producer appears to tell the actors in the cell phone footage.… » 4/27/15 6:45pm Today 6:45pm

Someone Made a Huge, Fake Hailstone in Their Freezer, Bless Their Heart

People will go to any length for a little bit of internet fame, like setting your crotch on fire, jumping off a building, or planking on train tracks. Thankfully, there are less painful ways to achieve notoriety: lie through your teeth! Some sorry individual froze a water balloon yesterday and tried to pass it off as… » 4/27/15 4:41pm Today 4:41pm

Dancing Protestor Moons Baltimore Riot Cops Live on CNN

As riot police lined up in Baltimore this afternoon in anticipation of an eighth straight day of demonstrations over the death of Freddie Gray, a dancing protestor—or perhaps just a random passer-by—decided to pull down his pants and show them his ass. The perfect moment was captured live on CNN, much to host Brooke… » 4/27/15 3:51pm Today 3:51pm

CEO of Bankrupt Chain Assures All Laid Off Employees, I’ll Be Fine!

You probably never shopped at Caché, a clothing store chain that catered to the prom set, because if you did they wouldn’t be going out of business right now. The company’s hundreds of locations are all shutting down, and all its employees have to show for it is this shitty letter. » 4/27/15 3:40pm Today 3:40pm

How Jason Whitlock Is Poisoning ESPN's "Black Grantland"

Two months ago, just after the end of a long holiday weekend, Jason Whitlock convened a morning meeting at the Los Angeles offices of his ESPN-backed black-interest site, The Undefeated, which is slated to go live this summer. Five days before, to coincide with the NBA All-Star Game, the site had introduced itself… » 4/27/15 3:29pm Today 3:29pm

Empire State Building Gonna Be Lit Up Like a Giant Art Gallery

The Empire State Building—the apple of our apple, the diamond of our city, the second best-looking skyscraper we have—is often lit up for some dumb occasion, like a Yankees win or Christmas day. On Friday, however, art will be the star as the building is illuminated with works from the new Whitney Museum. » 4/27/15 3:15pm Today 3:15pm

Google Attempts to Fight Patent Trolls with a Pretty Dubious Strategy

Google’s legal team has just announced that they’ll be buying as many patents as possible in order to “remove friction from the patent market” and defeat patent trolls, companies that buy patents just to sue people on bogus charges of infringement. But there’s a big problem with this strategy. » 4/27/15 3:03pm Today 3:03pm

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