"I Must've Busted About 1,000 Nuts in This Bitch": On Ballers Episode 6

If anyone is still out there reading this website, we’ve got big news: Ballers episode six was one for the baller record books—to be remembered time and time again in moments of dark despair. While the world may be crumbling around us, and night begins to fall, it is important to remember that the ballers stop balling… » 7/27/15 5:05pm Today 5:05pm

500 Days of Kristin, Day 183: Glamour by Istin Cavalla 

Fledgling memoirist Kristin Cavallari has offered her followers yet another “sneak peek” into the her life via an ad for her mid-priced shoe line, Kristin Cavallari for Chinese Laundry. The following short Instagram video—intended to sell the public on shoes designed by Kristin Cavallari—shows Kristin balancing in… » 7/27/15 4:18pm Today 4:18pm

Industrious Redditor Uses Toaster to Explain the Dangers of the Jews

No matter how many firewalls Reddit might build to try to shield its most toxic communities from innocent eyes, you’ll never really be able to escape the virulent racism the site’s become known for. Take, for example, one industrious young bigot who decided to use his suddenly popular toaster as a platform for some… » 7/27/15 4:13pm Today 4:13pm

El Niño Probably Won't Solve California's Dire Drought

If anyone is eagerly following news of the strengthening El Niño in the Pacific, it’s California. Strong El Niño events have a history of bringing drenching rain to the West Coast during the winter months, and we could see that play out this year. However, don’t get too wrapped-up in the hype—it’s going to take more… » 7/27/15 3:23pm Today 3:23pm

I Am Cait Treats Everyone With Dignity, Including You

I Am Cait, the new E! series that follows Caitlyn Jenner in her new life post-gender transition, premiered last night. If you’ve been following the story on magazine covers and angry dudes’ Twitter feeds and so forth, nothing that happens in the first episode was much of a surprise: As promised, Caitlyn meets her… » 7/27/15 2:51pm Today 2:51pm

Rick Perry: We Need More Guns in Movie Theaters

On Sunday, Rick Perry attempted to stand out from the (already spectacularly incompetent) pool of GOP hopefuls with one of the dumbest responses to the Lafayette shooting yet. In an interview with CNN, the Texas governor said that “it makes a lot of sense” to allow more people to carry guns into gun-free zones like… » 7/27/15 1:25pm Today 1:25pm

Here's Birdman's Alibi for the Lil Wayne Tour Bus Shooting

Earlier this month, Georgia prosecutors indicted PeeWee Roscoe, tour manager for Young Thug, in a shooting that hit two Lil Wayne tour buses April 26. The Cobb County district attorney strongly implied that Young Thug or Cash Money label boss Bryan “Birdman” Williams ordered the shooting in an attempt to settle their… » 7/27/15 1:01pm Today 1:01pm

Kevin Johnson's Cronies Trump Up Racism Scandal Against His Enemies

There’s a price for taking on Mayor Kevin Johnson in Sacramento, Calif., and the Sacramento News & Review is now paying it. The small weekly paper has consistently taken the lead in exposing Johnson’s abuses of the public trust—and now, for its troubles, finds itself in a bizarre racism controversy contrived by the… » 7/27/15 12:50pm Today 12:50pm

The BreakBeat Poets on How Hip-Hop Revolutionized American Poetry

The success of hip-hop has radically reshaped many American art forms. This is particularly true of poetry. Although the links are sometimes drawn too hastily between the two mediums—after all, hip-hop is at its heart a popular form of entertainment, where narrative style is just one dimension of its artistic… » 7/27/15 11:28am Today 11:28am

Michael Jackson's Evil Dad, Joe, Had a Stroke in Brazil

Joe Jackson, horrible father and slightly-less-horrible manager to the Jackson 5, has been hospitalized in São Paolo, Brazil, after suffering a stroke, USA Today reports. He was in the country to celebrate his 87th birthday. Michael Jackson, the son whose talent and fortune sustain Joe’s continued existence as a… » 7/27/15 11:05am Today 11:05am

Didn't She Almost Have It All? The Tragedy of Bobbi Kristina Brown

Bobbi Kristina Brown never got to choose her fame; it just happened to her. The daughter of two superstars, Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, notoriety was her birthright. Being on display was her lifestyle. That was never more clear than when she was on her deathbed. » 7/27/15 11:04am Today 11:04am