Reagan Aide Wants South To Secede, Form Anti-Gay Nation Named Reagan

That's it conservatives. You've reached peak level for Reagan references. There's no more out there which can top this. Just give up. Don't bother with drill, baby drill. Reagan has just stopped being a renewable resource. Former Reagan aide Douglas MacKinnon wants a neo-confederacy—named Reagan. » 10/22/14 10:47pm 14 minutes ago

Judge Ruled Powerful VC Firm Can Keep Harassment Complaints Private

In 2012, Ellen Pao, a partner at the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, sued the venerated venture capital firm for sexual harassment and discrimination. It was a more cloistered time and the allegations were shocking, creating a fissure in Silicon Valley's self-image and spurring a wider discussion about sexism in the… » 10/22/14 8:17pm Today 8:17pm

Wednesday Night TV Remembers Buying Its First Lincoln, Too

By the end of this story you'll have learned some things about Tom Bergeron, teenage witches, spanking, carny lore, Lisa Kudrow and what makes Hallowe'en in particular so hallowed, among the e'ens. But let us not start at the middle, let's go back to the beginning: 8/7 central, tonight on the TV. With The Middle. » 10/22/14 6:04pm Today 6:04pm

Which "Tech Couple" Is Spending Millions on a San Francisco Bunker?

Mark Zuckerberg has already won the race to become San Francisco's most obnoxious techie homeowner. But a report says another Noe Valley manse owned by a "tech couple" could surpass Fort Zuckerberg as the most expensive property in the neighborhood. » 10/22/14 5:53pm Today 5:53pm

This Week in Tabloids: Kardashian Pets Are Mysteriously Disappearing

Welcome to Midweek Madness, in which an overexcited fairy flaps her wings over all of America and gently drops a tiny poop on each of your heads. This week, all the tabloids are Platonic ideals of garbage, and together we unravel the mystery of the disappearing Kardashian pets, the cup size of Ariana Grande's Future… » 10/22/14 5:46pm Today 5:46pm

Alderman to Muslim Resident: You Probably Support Terrorism, Right?

When Heba Mohammad, a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, emailed Alderman Chris Wery to ask if transportation would be provided for midterm elections in two weeks, Wery immediately called her religious and political affiliations into question—assuming she might have ties to Islamic extremist… » 10/22/14 5:10pm Today 5:10pm

How We Got Rolled by the Dishonest Fascists of Gamergate

On October 1, the computing giant Intel pulled its ads from Gamasutra, a trade website for game developers, over an essay called "'Gamers' don't have to be your audience. 'Gamers' are over" by a journalist named Leigh Alexander. Intel had been successfully harassed by a small, contemptible crusade called "Gamergate"—a… » 10/22/14 5:00pm Today 5:00pm

"I'll Fuck You Up, Bitch": Drunk Frat Bros Brawl at UofA Tailgate

The above video shows drunk frat bros fighting, rolling around on the ground, and calling each other bitches at a University of Arkansas tailgate. According to Bro Bible, the fight is between Sigma Nus and SAEs, but according to me, it's between a bunch of IDIOTS who aren't even throwing real punches. » 10/22/14 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

These Are the Creepy 4Chan Successors Behind Gamergate's Pathetic War

Both the amorphous anti-feminist movement Gamergate and last month's extended leak of a huge cache of private celebrity nude photographs—the two biggest internet-based stories in recent memory—have served as coming-out parties for a small set of anonymous, uncensored image boards that function like 4chan's raggedy… » 10/22/14 9:55am Today 9:55am