Number One Singles of the Past Decade, Ranked

The Billboard Hot 100 has tracked the most popular songs in the U.S. since 1958, compiled from weekly from sales, radio airplay, and (starting in 2005) streaming data. The Hot 100 is popular music's analog to the box office or Nielsen ratings; ostensibly, these are the songs Americans spent the most money and time… » 9/30/14 10:06am 10 minutes ago

Are Anti-Vaccinators Stupid or Disingenuous? A Q&A With Eula Biss

It's not often that you find a literary essayist wandering into contemporary political debates, these days. But in her new book On Immunity: An Innoculation, Eula Biss wades calmly, lucidly into a subject that has most people screaming in under 15 seconds on talk shows: vaccination. » 9/30/14 9:58am 18 minutes ago

Ben Affleck's Kids Give as Much of a Shit as You Do That He's Batman

Last summer, the world reeled at the news that Ben Affleck had been cast as an especially sad version of beloved DC Comics superhero Batman. But with Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice pushed back to 2016, everyone eventually stopped giving a shit. Also not giving a shit: Affleck's three kids. » 9/30/14 9:46am 31 minutes ago

Jealous Principal Snakes Her Way into Teen's Amazing Laser Cat Photo

Schenectady High School teen hero Draven Rodriguez petitioned to have a highly stylized photo of himself and his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth, be included as his senior portrait in the school's yearbook. Instead, he took a second photo at the behest of the school principal that will run on her page and also include her dog,… » 9/30/14 9:26am 51 minutes ago

Your Guide to Binge-Watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix

Gilmore Girls, the perfect series that continues to bring together girls who thought they were smart in high school, is coming to Netflix tomorrow. Every episode, every pop culture reference, and every town event will soon be more accessible than coffee at Luke's Diner, when Luke and Lorelai are not in a fight. Here's… » 9/30/14 9:02am Today 9:02am

Chiefs Safety Husain Abdullah Flagged For Muslim-Prayer TD Celebration

Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct Monday night when he went to his knees in prayer to celebrate a Tom Brady pick-six. Abdullah—a devout Muslim who sat out the 2012-13 season to make Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca—shouldn't have been penalized. » 9/30/14 8:46am Today 8:46am

Protesters Balk at Hong Kong Leader's Call to End Demonstrations

Hong Kong's Beijing-approved leader, Leung Chun-ying, has called for an end of the pro-democracy demonstrations being held in the semiautonomous city by tens of thousands of its citizens. He has taken specific aim at Occupy Central With Love and Peace, one of the two major organizing groups, saying, "Occupy Central… » 9/30/14 8:17am Today 8:17am

George Zimmerman Wants to be a Kardashian, Identifies With Anne Frank

GQ's new profile on the Zimmerman family contains a number of startling revelations, but some of the strangest asides come from the family's bizarre view of itself as one big paranoid, Kardashian-esque branding opportunity. » 9/29/14 7:20pm Yesterday 7:20pm

Which Cable News Star Almost Fucked George Zimmerman’s Brother?

Today GQ published a long profile of George Zimmerman’s family, with a focus on how they’ve dealt with the media’s intense scrutiny of their brother, who shot and killed a black teenager named Trayvon Martin in February 2012. Zimmerman’s gay brother, Robert, handled the new attention by very nearly sleeping with an… » 9/29/14 6:50pm Yesterday 6:50pm

Walmart: Tracy Morgan Should Have Buckled Up Before Our Truck Hit Him

Tracy Morgan sued Walmart in July after one of the company's trucks crashed into the actor's limo bus, critically injuring Morgan and killing Morgan's friend and mentor, comedian James "Jimmy Mack" McNair. Today the company responded, to paraphrase, "Dear Tracy, We don't owe you shit. Love, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Save… » 9/29/14 6:30pm Yesterday 6:30pm

Here's What You Should Watch on TV Tonight

How was your weekend? We watched Transparent and let me tell you, by episode five you will not want to stop. It is a damned killer. Then we watched The Good Wife, where a seriously stressful situation resolved itself in a lovely way. Then we slept, because that is too much TV for a whole weekend, much less a single… » 9/29/14 6:22pm Yesterday 6:22pm

Source: These Post-Its Show Google Scheming to Steal Trade Secrets

Two lawsuits filed last month against Google claim the search giant tried to steal superior video streaming technology from VSL Communications, a company it was in talks to acquire. According to the filings, VSL discovered the scheme thanks to some Post-It notes on which phrases like "Try to destroy email" were… » 9/29/14 6:03pm Yesterday 6:03pm

Supreme Court to Ohio: No Early Voting for You

The Supreme Court delayed the start of early voting in Ohio today in a 5-4 vote. Early voting in the Buckeye State was supposed to begin on Tuesday but was shut down by the high court's decision to postpone it, despite civil lawsuits that argued reducing voting days would make it difficult for low-income families to… » 9/29/14 5:55pm Yesterday 5:55pm

Texting and Driving? You'd Be Safer Swimming With Sharks

Distraction is a way of life in the 21st century, and it's dangerous. Thanks to technology, we're now accustomed — and at times are actually addicted — to a constant stream of micro-communication. This is the modern way of life, for better or worse, but there's one distracted behavior we can easily change: texting… » 9/24/14 12:00pm Wednesday 12:00pm

Your Guide to Binge-Watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix

Gilmore Girls, the perfect series that continues to bring together girls who thought they were smart in high school, is coming to Netflix tomorrow. Every episode, every pop culture reference, and every town event will soon be more accessible than coffee at Luke's Diner, when Luke and Lorelai are not in a fight. Here's… » 9/30/14 9:00am Today 9:00am