Chris Christie on Drug Policy: Smoke 'Em While You Got 'Em, Hemp Heads

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie—a man who seems to sincerely believe he could become president—took a brief hiatus from Falstaffian misadventures on Tuesday to discuss drug enforcement under a fictional Christie administration, addressing the nation’s dope smokers and grass fiends directly. » 7/28/15 7:35pm Today 7:35pm

Reddit Is Hemorrhaging Female Employees

In the last month, at least four female senior Reddit employees have left the company, as the site’s interim CEO continues to insist that there’s “no gender discrimination problem.” The latest employee to exit—Jessica Moreno, Reddit’s now-former Head of Community—quit Monday, purportedly because she intends to “spend… » 7/28/15 5:35pm Today 5:35pm

Cops: 15-Year-Old Boy Murdered 8-Year-Old Girl, Hid Her Body in Dumpster

Last night, just over 24 hours after she disappeared, eight-year-old Madyson “Maddy” Middleton was found dead in the dumpster of a Santa Cruz, California artists’ complex. Middleton’s 15-year-old neighbor, who was reportedly standing near the dumpster, watching the crime scene, was arrested and will likely be charged… » 7/28/15 4:47pm Today 4:47pm

Adam Sandler Has a Hell of a Lot to Answer For

Pixels reminded us all just how shitty an actor Adam Sandler can be. But it’s worse than you probably realize. As a star, and also as a producer, Sandler has created a string of horrible, vapid comedies that have helped make us all dumber. His movies are “films,” in the same sense that colonoscopies produce films.
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Sandra Bland: A Black Woman's Life Finally Matters

For the past two weeks, I have carried Sandra Bland with me everywhere I go. At first, it was a smiling image of her that haunted my thoughts; she is dressed in what looks to be a black blazer and white blouse, one of her baby locs creeping out of place and sitting squarely on her forehead. She’s wearing big earrings,… » 7/28/15 3:38pm Today 3:38pm

Heat Lightning Does Not Exist

One of the best ways to spend a summer evening is to stand outside and watch a distant storm, the soft rumbles of thunder distracting you from the mosquitoes eating you alive. The most well-known part of these summertime thunderstorms is a phenomenon known as “heat lightning,” which doesn’t really exist. » 7/28/15 2:25pm Today 2:25pm

Lawsuit Accuses Conan Writers of Stealing Lame Jokes From Twitter

A freelance comedy writer who says he contributed to Jay Leno’s Tonight Show for 20 years now claims he also contributed to Conan a number of times this year—involuntarily, after the Conan writers stole his jokes from Twitter. He’s suing Conan O’Brien, the writers, and TBS in California federal court. » 7/28/15 2:15pm Today 2:15pm