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 Today 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 Today 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 Yesterday 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 Yesterday 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 Yesterday 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 Yesterday 3:20pm

Plane Flying Over NYC: "De Blasio, Our Backs Have Turned to You"

Friday morning, a small plane flew over New York City with a banner attached that read: "De Blasio, Our Backs Have Turned to You." The sign, a reference to some NYPD officers protesting against Mayor de Blasio following the shooting deaths of Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos last weekend, was the work of a "large and… » 12/26/14 2:04pm Yesterday 2:04pm

Might Jared Leto Get a Haircut Soon?

The haircut news cycle doesn't stop during the holiday season, my friend—no, no, no. It continues at the same pace. Get used to it! Today: Might Jared Leto, Mr. Pretty Bun, AKA Mr. Helmet Dick, get a haircut? A good question with an intriguing answer. » 12/26/14 1:43pm Yesterday 1:43pm

Jay From Serial Is Apparently Ready to Talk 

A man purporting to be Jay—Baltimore County's star witness in their case against Adnan Syed for the 1999 killing of Hae Min Lee, and whose slippery narrative of the day was documented in detail by the podcast Serial—has posted to his Facebook page that he's ready to talk. » 12/26/14 1:31pm Yesterday 1:31pm

The 10 Most Notorious Paranormal Hoaxes in History

Some might argue that everything that passes for "paranormal" is a hoax. (There's no fun in that, but insist if you must.) But even the biggest unexplained-phenomenon junkies have to admit when a fraud's a fraud ... as the 10 cases below will attest. » 12/26/14 1:23pm Yesterday 1:23pm