ABC News Demands Pulitzer Credit; Prize Winners Call ABC Idiots

ABC News has never won a Pulitzer Prize, since Pulitzers are not for television. That didn’t stop ABC News president Ben Sherwood from demanding that the awards committee (which doesn’t recognize television) recognize ABC for its role in the reporting that won another (non-television) outlet a Pulitzer earlier this… » 4/16/14 5:45pm 50 minutes ago

You May Not Have Paid the Right Taxes for Airbnb

The gig economy seems a lot less cuddly come tax season, especially for the underemployed who provide raw material and have come to depend on startups like Airbnb for income. » 4/16/14 5:03pm Today 5:03pm

Watch Taylor Swift's Surprise Appearance at a Fan's Bridal Shower

Taylor Swift, superstar with extensive dating requirements and tags on her stylish pants, shocked a longtime fan by showing up unexpectedly at her bridal shower. » 4/16/14 4:30pm Today 4:30pm

Techies: Just Leave Homeless People Alone

Last year, the tech community was stunned by the realization that teaching a homeless man to code did not solve the larger issues of homelessness and American income inequality. Now, they've regrouped, and have a new myopic plan: let's strap GoPro cameras to the poor. » 4/16/14 3:44pm Today 3:44pm

This Week in Tabloids: Miley in Danger of Drug-Induced Heart Attack

Welcome back to Midweek Madness, in which Callie Beusman and I try to snuggle up to tabloid gossip, using the silky sheets from the new issues of Ok!, In Touch, Life & Style, Us, and Star. This week: One cover features a sonogram "dramatization" to "prove" that Angelina Jolie is knocked up; Tori Spelling offers TMI; and… » 4/16/14 3:33pm Today 3:33pm

The Electronic Frontier Foundation Makes Its Pitch to the Tea Party

Last night, certain segments of Twitter were startled to see the Electronic Frontier Foundation publicizing a blog post with the title "Tea Party, Taxes and Why the Original Patriots Would've Revolted Against the Surveillance State." The EFF, with its focus on defending digital civil liberties, is usually seen as… » 4/16/14 2:59pm Today 2:59pm

Missouri Mayor "Kind of Agrees" With Alleged Kansas Shooter About Jews

As it turns out, Frazier Glenn Miller, the former Ku Klux Klan leader who allegedly shot three people to death at two Kansas Jewish centers on Sunday, was sort of a popular guy. In fact, the mayor of Marionville, Mo., near where Miller used to live, considers the white supremacist a friend. » 4/16/14 2:30pm Today 2:30pm

This Infographic Shows Why Driving is Safer With a Second Set of Eyes

Focusing on the road ahead when you're driving can be a real challenge. Whether it's an urgent text message, a crying baby in the backseat, or a biker weaving through traffic, something's always clamoring for your attention. But what if you had an extra set of eyes and ears to keep you alert and aware behind the wheel? … » 4/08/14 8:59am 4/08/14 8:59am