Chelsea Manning Breaks Silence to Criticize U.S. Airstrikes on ISIS

Chelsea Manning, the U.S. soldier currently serving a 35-year prison sentence for leaking government documents to WikiLeaks, wrote a column for The Guardian criticizing Obama's approach to ISIS. "Based on my experience as an all-source analyst in Iraq during the organization's relative infancy, ISIS cannot be defeated… » 9/16/14 12:05pm 3 minutes ago

The Brilliant Plan to Build a Gondola From Williamsburg to Manhattan

Williamsburg has a problem. The neighborhood's become so popular so quickly that some fear that local infrastructure will buckle under the exploding population. Anybody who's ridden the L train lately knows this problem all too well. But that's nothing a few crazy people and a gondola can't solve. » 9/16/14 11:58am 9 minutes ago

​Netflix Buys Two Seasons of Judd Apatow Comedy Starring Gillian Jacobs

Deadline reports that Netflix just bought two seasons upfront of a Judd Apatow-produced comedy called Love, which will star Community's Gillian Jacobs and writer/improv actor Paul Rust. The subject of the comedy will be: Love. Specifically, ten episodes about it in 2016, and twelve episodes about it in 2017. The… » 9/16/14 11:46am 21 minutes ago

Gossip Triumphs Over Illiteracy Thanks to The Emoji Tatler

Language has been called "mankind's greatest invention," tied for first place alongside Chicken Fries, which are back. The bronze, then, must surely go to writing: a system by which the fleeting echoes of speech are captured and made visible, so that the ephemeral may be recreated with absolute accuracy by strangers… » 9/16/14 11:32am 36 minutes ago

Disgruntled Teen Worker Rubs Balls on Stuffed-Crust Hawaiian Pizza

Austin Michael Symonds, an 18-year-old employee of a Papa Murphy's pizzeria in Georgetown, Texas, was arrested by police last week after he was allegedly caught by a customer rubbing his scrotum on a pizza order. According to the arrest warrant obtained by the Austin American-Statesman, the customer confronted the… » 9/16/14 10:27am Today 10:27am

Kanye West Album Tracks, Ranked

A decade ago, Kanye West, this era's most compelling pop musician, released his first album. The conflicted artist presented on The College Dropout—an avowed-Christian backpacker rapping about money, hoes, and rims again—has only grown more complicated in the years since then, and the result is a contradictory, often… » 9/16/14 10:00am Today 10:00am

Lockheed's New Laser Super Turret Could Change Air Combat Forever

Defense giant Lockheed Martin, Notre Dame University, DARPA and the Air Force Research Lab have begun flight testing a streamlined and greatly miniaturized airborne laser turret that has the potential to totally transform air combat as we understand it today. » 9/16/14 9:32am Today 9:32am

Bill Hader and Seth Meyers Remember Their Teary SNL Goodbye

Bill Hader stopped by to chat with his old pal Seth Meyers on Late Night last night, where the two reminisced on their weepy SNL parting and the faux Stefon-Seth wedding. Known as a character primarily comprised of Hader breaking into laughter, he explained that the reason Stefon always put his hands up to his face… » 9/16/14 9:10am Today 9:10am

U.S. to Send up to 3,000 Troops to Africa to Combat Spreading Ebola

President Obama is expected to announced today a serious expansion of the American military and healthcare presence in Africa to combat the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history. Up to 3,000 troops could be dispatched to the country to build treatment centers, train healthcare workers, and set up a military command… » 9/16/14 8:17am Today 8:17am