Matthew McConaughey: Racist Team Name "Gives Me Some Oomph"

Matthew McConaughey, actor, chest-thumper, and true detective, has done some serious ethical calculus regarding the name of Washington D.C.'s football team. And after weighing the history of "redskin" as an ethnic slur against the "little bit of fire and some oomph" the team's emblem brings, he's made his final… » 10/21/14 2:12pm 51 minutes ago

Airbnb Accused of Illegally Lobbying For Favorable Legislation

Airbnb is proving itself to the quite the political operator. In an ethics complaint filed today in San Francisco, Airbnb has been accused using off-the-books lobbyists to help push legislation that legalized the startup. » 10/21/14 1:43pm Today 1:43pm

The US Cities That Allow the Tiniest Apartments (Not Where You'd Think)

The development of micro-housing—apartments and other dwellings smaller than 300 square feet—is a growing trend in many popular cities cramped for space. But where in the country can you find the teeniest examples of this trend? Maybe not the cities you'd first guess. » 10/21/14 1:31pm Today 1:31pm

Hoarder House In Palo Alto Is On the Market for $1.8 Million

If a rising tide lifts all boats, then Google rising up as corporate landowner of Santa Clara County has lifted all housing prices. A tipster directed us to this cracked-on-the-outside, hoarder-on-the-inside home in Palo Alto going for $1.8 million. » 10/21/14 1:02pm Today 1:02pm

SNL Gets a Little Less White, Adds Leslie Jones to Cast

Starting with this week's show hosted by Jim Carrey, Saturday Night Live writer and Weekend Update powerhouse Leslie Jones will be a featured cast member. Jones was a finalist in the show's very public search for minority cast members—a role that eventually went to Sasheer Zamata. » 10/21/14 12:53pm Today 12:53pm

Ariana Grande Is an Ex-Catholic Kabbalist Because of Her Gay Brother

Ariana Grande, the diminutive pop star plagued by demons, recently opened up about leaving the Catholic Church for Kabbalah. "When my brother [Frankie J. Grande] was told that God didn't love him I was like, 'OK, that's not cool,'" she told the Sunday Telegraph. Frankie is an openly gay ex-Big Brother contestant. » 10/21/14 12:28pm Today 12:28pm

Uber Driver Allegedly Threw Rider On the Street and Smashed Her iPhone

Authorities have charged a San Francisco UberX driver with battery, malicious mischief, and vandalism after "forcibly" pulling a female passenger out of the car and throwing her iPhone down the street. The victim claims it took Uber 20 hours to call her back. » 10/21/14 12:01pm Today 12:01pm

Sasha Grey Reenacts Some of the Lamest, Grossest Sexts of All Time

Actress and former porn performer Sasha Grey guest stars in the latest installment of Machinima's "Creepy Text Theatre," where people reenact some of the worst sexts ever sent—full of terrible puns, abject begging for nude pics, and pick-up lines so formal that you can smell the fedora-sweat through the phone. » 10/21/14 11:23am Today 11:23am

Gay Man Wants To Raise $150,000 for Bakery Bigots Just To Be Nice

If any piece of writing was tailored for the Washington Post's "Post Everything" section, surely it's the short essay from Evangelicals for Marriage Equality board member Matt Stolhandske titled "I'm a gay rights activist. I want to give $150,000 to someone who opposes gay marriage." » 10/21/14 10:45am Today 10:45am

Author Stalks Blogger, Joins Long Tradition of Terrible Author Behavior

Over the weekend, a YA novelist named Kathleen Hale published a piece in The Guardian that sent up a social media mushroom cloud. The piece tracked, in painstaking detail, her obsession with a Goodreads reviewer who'd given her novel only one star accompanied by snarky review. The saga ends in a trip to the… » 10/21/14 10:38am Today 10:38am

The Gamergate Subreddit Is the Perfect Source for Gamergate News

The best source of information on Gamergate, the ongoing campaign by video game enthusiasts and basement-tier conservative celebrities who want ... well, it's not exactly clear what, is Reddit's /r/gamergate subreddit. » 10/21/14 10:29am Today 10:29am

Alan Cumming Was Totally Fine With Shia LaBeouf Grabbing His Ass

The story of how grizzled vagabond Shia LaBeouf was arrested by police for showing up wasted to a Broadway production of Cabaret continues to be told, primarily because everyone involved won't stop talking about it. And last night on Conan, it was Cabaret star Alan Cumming's turn. » 10/21/14 10:11am Today 10:11am