AirAsia Plane Carrying 155 Passengers Reported Missing Over Java Sea

The flight carrier AirAsia has confirmed that a passenger jet carrying 155 passengers and 7 crew members went missing on Sunday morning amidst heavy storms over the Java Sea. Originating in Surabaya, Indonesia, flight number QZ8501 was en route to Singapore when it ceased communication with air traffic controllers… » 12/28/14 12:37am Today 12:37am

High School Bans "I Can't Breathe" T-Shirts at Basketball Tournament

Both boys' and girls' varsity basketball teams from a Northern California high school were disinvited from a tournament because of concerns that players would wear "I Can't Breathe" t-shirts during warm-ups, the Associated Press reports. » 12/27/14 3:15pm Yesterday 3:15pm

Alleged Xbox and PlayStation Hacker Shows His Face in Interview

Two days after a small group of hackers going by the name "Lizard Squad" claimed responsibility for a worldwide Xbox and PlayStation outage, one purported member feels bold enough to give a live interview. "I'd be rather worried if those people didn't have anything better to do than play games on their consoles on… » 12/27/14 2:00pm Yesterday 2:00pm

Ridley Scott's Exodus Banned in Egypt, Morocco and U.A.E.

Morocco has banned Ridley Scott's biblical epic Exodus, according to The Guardian, because it contains a representation of God, which is forbidden in Islam. Also it is racist and bad. » 12/27/14 1:15pm Yesterday 1:15pm

New York Definitely Not Too Expensive for Art or People, NYT Reports

To make a point about how New York City hasn't become too expensive for artists, a New York Times reporter deployed an anecdote about attending a party in the elevator room of an under-construction Midtown building: "A barman in a trilby offered cocktails; a chandelier of candles dangled from the ceiling." Very cool. » 12/27/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm

North Korea Calls Obama "a Monkey," Blames U.S. for Breaking Internet

North Korea issued a blistering (and surprisingly folksy) condemnation of the United States following the nationwide release of The Interview this week, accusing Obama of going "reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest" and America of being shameless "like children playing a tag." » 12/27/14 9:45am Yesterday 9:45am

Ariana Grande Allegedly Doesn't Want to Fuck Santa, Is Repulsed By Him

In Ariana Grande's sexy Christmas fuck jam "Santa Tell Me," tiny Ms. Peanut sings about how she, as Caity put it, "straight-up wants to fuck Santa." The singer is now starting to backpedal on her overwhelming Christmas desire, however, beginning with a new interview in the Daily Star. » 12/26/14 4:58pm Friday 4:58pm

Forward or Delete: This Week's Fake Viral Photos

Occasionally, against all odds, you'll see an interesting or even enjoyable picture on the Internet. But is it worth sharing, or just another Photoshop job that belongs in the digital trash heap? Check in here and find out if that viral photo deserves an enthusiastic "forward" or a pitiless "delete." » 12/26/14 4:34pm Friday 4:34pm

Carrie Bradshaw Could Be Heading Back to HBO With a Show About Divorce

If you couldn't help but wonder what Sarah Jessica Parker has been up to lately (besides haunting the West Village), here's your answer: working on a TV show about divorce. Unfortunately, this new project for HBO will not be about Carrie divorcing Big, but it will star SJP if the paperwork gets ironed out. » 12/26/14 3:30pm Friday 3:30pm

This Warm December Weather Will Come to an Abrupt, Frigid End Next Week

Are you enjoying the (sort of) warm weather we've seen for the past day or two? Don't get used to it. A surge of Arctic air will deliver subfreezing highs for most of the country early next week. It won't be anywhere near as bad as last winter's "polar vortex" panic, but it'll be a miserable cold spell just in time… » 12/26/14 3:20pm Friday 3:20pm