Airbnb Squatters Are Disguising Themselves In Masks to Avoid Eviction

The Airbnb squatters want to make sure their "10/10, would squat again" experience lasts as long as possible. Forcing their "host" to undergo months of expensive legal work to evict them was only the beginning. Now the startup swindlers are reportedly wearing disguises to avoid being served an eviction notice. » 7/30/14 2:14pm 10 minutes ago

Lawsuit: Cops in Eric Garner Precinct Beat Man Who Died Last Year

Staten Island police arrive at the scene of an alleged crime, where they find a middle-aged black man. He resists arrest, maybe, so they rough him up a bit. After a while, he complains that he's having difficulty breathing, but medical attention arrives too late, and he dies. » 7/30/14 2:07pm 17 minutes ago

Is Chelsea Handler Building a Clique of Power Women?

The summer's increased lightning strike injuries first tipped you off, then you began to smell it in the air. "Could it be..." you allowed yourself to wonder briefly. "No, no. No, it couldn't." Well, I hope rather than scare you this news brings you a bit of relief—relief that you haven't been imagining it after all.… » 7/30/14 2:00pm 23 minutes ago

Truvada: It's Time To Take the Fucking Pill

This month, Tim Murphy wrote in New York magazine, "This summer—on social media, on Fire Island, at the Christopher Street pier, and in certain cohorts around the ­country—what many gay men are talking about among themselves is Truvada." That's been my experience too, that the debate over using the drug as… » 7/30/14 1:53pm 31 minutes ago

Watch David Guetta's Life Flash Before His Eyes as He Trips Out Onstage

Being an EDM DJ is definitely a cool job. You get paid tons of money. You get to travel the world. Also, doing drugs is basically part of your career. But sometimes you can probably do too many drugs and all of a sudden you find yourself in front of hundreds of thousands of people as deafening music blares and… » 7/30/14 1:37pm 47 minutes ago

Why Does Google Employ a Pro-Slavery Lunatic?

In 2011, Justine Tunney was an anti-establishment organizer within Occupy Wall Street, exhorting class warfare on the sidewalk. Today, it appears that Tunney spends her time ranting against the poor, advocating for the overthrow of American democracy, and not least notably, working at Google's New York branch. » 7/30/14 1:23pm Today 1:23pm

Woman Accused of Eating Dead Bird on Train Was Just Excited

Like any other shared space, public transit is gross. Even when the rules are clearly understood, people are going to do whatever they can get away with, whether that means clipping their nails, delivering racist tirades or ravenously eating potato chips off the floor. Plucking birds, however, is not gross—or at least… » 7/30/14 1:03pm Today 1:03pm

​The Westboro Baptist Church Is Protesting All of Silicon Valley

Westboro Baptist Church, the reviled homophobic hate group, has found a new target to protest: every company in Silicon Valley. Congratulations, you just found the quickest way to make the tech industry look hella sympathetic. The enemy of these lunatics is everyone's friend. » 7/30/14 12:41pm Today 12:41pm

Arya Stark Is Sick of Snobby Game of Thrones Book Readers

There are two competing schools of thought when it comes to Game of Thrones spoilers. One holds that anything that hasn't appeared on HBO is a spoiler that should be kept tightly under wraps. The other argues the books have been available for years, and viewers who don't want to be surprised by unaired plot details… » 7/30/14 12:35pm Today 12:35pm

Here's Some Perspective on the Enormous UCLA Water Main Break

In a state seeing one of the worst droughts in its history, water is a precious commodity. Yesterday's burst of a nearly century-old water main wasted eight to ten million gallons of water, putting more strain on California's already-burdened resources. Here's some perspective on how much water Los Angeles really lost… » 7/30/14 11:58am Today 11:58am

Real Housewives of NY Display Moderate to Severe Delusions at Reunion

In a strictly clinical sense, it is very difficult to determine for certain which of Aviva, Sonja and Ramona is the most bonkers. Happily, the first installment of the Real Housewives of New York reunion provides us with additional evidence involving the Bible, Grey Gardens, and inhalers, as well as other notable… » 7/30/14 11:20am Today 11:20am

McDonald's Ordered to Take Responsibility For Its Own Fuckery

For two years now, labor groups have been working on a loud public campaign to improve wages and working conditions for fast food workers. Their campaign has been viewed as quixotic. But yesterday, the government gave them an enormous boost. » 7/30/14 11:09am Today 11:09am

Friendship Means Saving Your Bestie From Herself

It's National Friendship Day, and, really, is there a more important holiday? If life is a cheesy 80's movie, friends are the weed edibles that make it watchable. Without amigos, who would stop us from getting baby bangs? Your friends constantly save you from the horrorshow that is your life, and it's time to repay… » 7/30/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Truvada: It's Time To Take the Fucking Pill

This month, Tim Murphy wrote in New York magazine, "This summer—on social media, on Fire Island, at the Christopher Street pier, and in certain cohorts around the ­country—what many gay men are talking about among themselves is Truvada." That's been my experience too, that the debate over using the drug as… » 7/30/14 1:53pm 31 minutes ago