Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Tell People They're Getting Divorced

The actors Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced today, one day after their 10-year wedding anniversary, that they are getting divorced. “After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce,” the couple told People in a joint statement. Our condolences to the Afflecks and … » 6/30/15 4:51pm 9 minutes ago

White Men Wave Their Butts in the Air for the Confederacy

Remember planking? Remember how tired and unfunny it got in such a short amount of time? Thanks to Vice co-founder and corporeal subreddit Gavin McInnes, the terrible internet trend of our past is back. And this time, it’s here to speak out against the atrocious shaming and reverse racism currently oppressing the… » 6/30/15 4:35pm 25 minutes ago

Your Commute's Gonna Get Screwed up by Thunderstorms This Evening

If you live in or around any of the counties shaded in blue on this map, odds are that your commute’s gonna suck as you head home this evening. Severe thunderstorms are firing up all over the place, and these counties are all under a severe thunderstorm watch through nightfall. Damaging winds, large hail, and some… » 6/30/15 4:25pm 35 minutes ago

Free Ideas For What to Do With Today's Extra Second

Today, on June 30, we gain what is known by women and men of science as a “leap second,” a rare occurrence where our normally twenty-four hour day is blessed with one teensy extra moment of bliss to wash over us like a dragonfly kiss. You must be wondering about the science of this extra second, and thankfully the LA… » 6/30/15 3:57pm Today 3:57pm

Convicted Murderers Did a Practice Run the Night Before They Escaped

Practice makes perfect, my mom always says, and apparently so did the two convicted murderers who escaped for three glorious bug-bitten weeks (before they were both shot this weekend.) » 6/30/15 2:48pm Today 2:48pm

California Is Now Safer Thanks to Mandatory Vaccination Law

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law one of the strictest vaccination requirements in the country in an attempt to ensure widespread outbreaks—like the recent Disneyland measles debacle—don’t occur again. » 6/30/15 2:17pm Today 2:17pm

Fun Things to Do On an Online Date

  • Arrive 20 minutes early
  • Ask, “Who is David Foster Wallace?”
  • Bring with you a mattress
  • Ask, “If you could visit any concentration camp, which one would it be?”
  • Tell him/her all the things you hate about New York a/o the place you live and why it is the worst place on earth
  • Ask, “In human history, what was the worst…
  • » 6/30/15 2:00pm Today 2:00pm

Eight Books You Need To Know About To Understand The Hugo Awards Snafu

This year’s Hugo Awards controversy is confusing. There are two kinds of puppies! Are the puppies against diversity, or literary snobbery? And so on. But really, this is all about books, and particularly what kind of books we’re supposed to celebrate. So here are eight books that can help you understand the Hugo mess. » 6/30/15 1:50pm Today 1:50pm

The Seattle "Up" House Is Probably Doomed, Sorry 

Ah, the crushing jaws of commercial development. Even the most twee and “independent” of cities will be eaten alive by it yet, and Seattle—no matter how many steampunk vegan scones you’d bet in its favor—is no exception. Take the late Edith Macefield’s fixer-upper, a house that looks like the one from that movie Up.… » 6/30/15 12:50pm Today 12:50pm