The Pursuit of Happiness Will Lead You to Will Smith's Facebook Page

As of this writing, the profile picture on professional actor Will Smith’s Facebook page has one and a half million likes. It is a black and white photograph of the actor’s face obscured partially by a blurred, spread-fingered hand. It is cropped to the incorrect proportions for Facebook, where the professional actor… » 6/03/15 4:15pm 2 minutes ago

Publisher of The Toast Nick Pavich Is Out for Murky Reasons

Jezebel has learned that Nicholas Pavich has left The Toast, a popular lady site frequented by post-structuralist art history fans, where he served as publisher since January 2013. Pavich’s tenure at the blog apparently ended over some vague but certainly bad blood between he and its co-founders, Mallory Ortberg and… » 6/03/15 4:07pm 10 minutes ago

U.S. Gov: Oops We Mailed Potentially Deadly Anthrax Around the World

Ah, fuck! The Pentagon just said its anthrax mistake is worse than previously believed: live samples of the deadly virus might have reached 51 different labs in 17 different states, D.C., and three foreign countries. Also, this has been going on for the past decade. » 6/03/15 3:25pm 52 minutes ago

Cheap Wine Sucks: A Manifesto

While Mother Jones certainly has the right to get out from under their image as the resting place of old potatoes on your weirdest uncle’s kitchen table, it is interesting to see that one of the ways they’re moving toward A New Tomorrow is by aggregating a video called EXPENSIVE WINE IS FOR SUCKERS put together by the… » 6/03/15 2:45pm Today 2:45pm

We Caused ISIS and We Can't Stop It, But It May Eat Itself Eventually

Who’s to blame for ISIS’s rise to power in Syria and Iraq? How do we stop it? What’s the end goal really look like? If you read Gawker’s April interview with badass intel officer Malcolm Nance, you know a bit about these questions. He offers more (depressing) background today in the Intercept. » 6/03/15 1:55pm Today 1:55pm

Insane Duggar Cult Leader Posts "New Statement," Immediately Deletes It

Bill Gothard, the 80-year-old perpetual bachelor, alleged sexual abuser of at least 34 women, and founder of the Duggars’ warped fundamentalist homeschool cult, has some thoughts to share in the form of a fancy new website with a “new statement.” Or at least, he did for the few hours it was live. Now, the new site and… » 6/03/15 1:45pm Today 1:45pm

FBI Now Investigating Whether Russia and Qatar Bought Their World Cups

The FBI’s investigation of FIFA, the apparently corrupt-as-hell governing body of world soccer, will include a review of the bidding process that awarded the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar, an anonymous U.S. law enforcement source told Reuters. Good. » 6/03/15 1:35pm Today 1:35pm

Report: Bloody Shoes Link Pizza-Loving Suspect to D.C. Mansion Killings

CNN reports that there’s more than pizza crust linking Darron Wint to a gruesome quadruple murder committed last month inside a Washington D.C. mansion. The blood from at least one victim was found on Wint’s shoes when he was arrested, according to law enforcement sources who spoke with the news station.
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Cameron Crowe Is Real, Real Sorry You Didn't Buy Emma Stone as Asian

Critics agree: Aloha is the worst film Cameron Crowe has ever made (reminder: Cameron Crowe made We Bought a Zoo). Sony Pictures exec Amy Pascal infamously wrote in a leaked email that “It never … Not even once … ever works.” But the least workable thing, according to Cameron Crowe, is that you got mad when he cast… » 6/03/15 12:14pm Today 12:14pm