Jay-Z Went on Twitter to Offer Some Neat #TidalFacts

How good is Tidal, Jay-Z’s terrible Spotify alternative, doing? So good that the Jigga Man himself got on Twitter this morning to offer a series of cheerfully earnest #TidalFacts and defend the service against unnamed foes “spending millions on a smear campaign.” » 4/26/15 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

Keegan-Michael Key Swipes at the Media as Obama's Unbridled Id

Sure, the White House Correspondents Dinner is “the single most revolting annual gathering of pseudojournalistic cocksuckery in the land,” but it’s also an opportunity for some fun slams on the news media, which could use the criticism, really. » 4/26/15 2:40pm Today 2:40pm

N.Y. Times Names Former CIA Counterterrorism Chief Michael D'Andrea

Today, the New York Times named, against the CIA’s wishes, Michael D’Andrea, the former chief of the agency’s counterterrorism center, in a story about support in Washington for the lethal drone program. The Washington Post reported on D’Andrea’s reassignment last month without using his name, which Gawker then… » 4/26/15 12:10pm Today 12:10pm

Peaceful Protest Turns Chaotic as Marchers, Police Clash in Baltimore

Following a day of peaceful demonstration over the death of Freddie Gray, who died of a broken neck while in police custody last weekend, 12 of an estimated 1,200 protesters were arrested in Baltimore Saturday night after a breakaway group smashed windows, damaged cars and battled with police, The New York Times » 4/26/15 11:30am Today 11:30am

Earthquake Death Toll Passes 2,200 as Aftershocks Hit Nepal

An aftershock of magnitude 6.7 followed the main earthquake in Nepal yesterday, causing further damage and spreading fear amongst people already too scared to return to their homes, the New York Times reports. Thousands residents of Kathmandu slept outside as the death toll rose above 2,200. » 4/26/15 10:45am Today 10:45am

Venezuelan Mango-Thrower Gets Apartment After Hitting President in Head

On Wednesday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro promised to fulfill the housing request of a woman who beaned him with a yellow mango, The Guardian reports. The woman had written her phone number on the fruit, which she then threw into Maduro’s passing bus, striking him on the head. » 4/25/15 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

Police: Mother Who Sealed Newborn in Plastic Bag Charged with Murder

A Michigan woman has been arraigned on murder and child abuse charges after giving birth at her office and putting her newborn child in a plastic bag in her desk, the Detroit Free Press reports. Kimberly Pappas, 25, told police that she had had a miscarriage, but the autopsy concluded the death was a homicide by… » 4/25/15 3:30pm Yesterday 3:30pm

The Sexual Politics of Playing Mas in Brooklyn

With Brooklyn’s spring thaw in full effect, I’m having lots of conversations with my girlfriends about warm weather activities: like long bike rides, picnics in Prospect Park, and, unfortunately, the inevitable uptick in sexualized street harassment. Just last week, I heard myself saying, “I want to be respected in… » 4/25/15 2:30pm Yesterday 2:30pm

You’re an Adult so Get a Real Mattress: Casper Delivers Comfort + Value

Despite spending a third of our time in bed, mattress shopping remains a dreaded activity. It's a soulless experience riddled with ambiguous terms, a lack of brand differentiation, smarmy sales people, and marked-up prices from major retail chains. Then there's Casper, who, with a direct-to-consumer model and a … » 4/24/15 11:03am Friday 11:03am