Jodi Picoult Says Fuck You to Lit World Sexism (and Nicholas Sparks)

After nearly two decades as a highly successful published author, Jodi Picoult is out on yet another book tour (this time for her novel Leaving Time) and not holding back on kickass soundbites about how shitty the lit world tends to be for women writers. And she even has a special "go fuck yourself" saved for King… » 11/26/14 7:00pm Today 7:00pm

This Is a Dog Dressed as a Teddy Bear Getting a Workout on a Treadmill

Munchkin the shih tzu is already getting a start on his pre-thanksgiving diet, thanks to one of those sauna suits you always see at CVS and a treadmill. Munchkin is keeping active. Munchkin is really living life. Meanwhile, I am eating pudding in my underwear. What are you doing for your health today? » 11/26/14 6:05pm Today 6:05pm

Video: Cops Shot, Killed 12-Year-Old Two Seconds After Arriving at Park

Authorities released video this afternoon of a police officer fatally shooting 12-year-old Tamir Rice this weekend in a Cleveland park. In the video, you can see police opening fire at Rice, who was carrying an airsoft gun, within two seconds of arriving on the scene. » 11/26/14 5:40pm Today 5:40pm

Bar Serving a 'Roofie Colada': C'mon Guys, It's A Joke!

Staten Island, known to most in the tri-state area as a mecca of subtlety and restraint, has in its borders a liquor depository/social gathering place called The Phunky Elephant, a bar that, until recently, boasted on its menu something called a "Roofie Colada." Some patrons, it turns out, were not pleased with their… » 11/26/14 4:50pm Today 4:50pm

Why the U.S. Is One of the Cruelest Places in the World for Lab Animals

The United States prides itself on being a country of animal lovers. But when it comes to the ethical treatment of lab animals, few countries perform worse. Here's how the U.S. has fallen out of step with the rest of the world, and why many of its practices are considered unscientific and inhumane. » 11/26/14 4:38pm Today 4:38pm

Sabah, Taboo-Busting Lebanese Icon of Stage and Screen, Dies at 87

Sabah, the Lebanese legend whose prolific singing and acting career lasted over 70 years, passed away at home in Beirut Wednesday morning, aged 87. She was, according to Beirut's Daily Star, "the first Arab singer to perform at Olympia in Paris, Carnegie Hall in New York, Piccadilly Theater in London and Sydney Opera… » 11/26/14 4:30pm Today 4:30pm

The Former Basketball Player Who Brought Down Bill Cosby

Without Andrea Constand, none of this happens. Bill Cosby is still America's No. 1 dad, still beloved for giving us the Huxtables and Fat Albert, still embraced in too many corners of the country for telling young black men to pull up their pants, still selling out arena after arena. » 11/26/14 3:42pm Today 3:42pm

What's Your Thanksgiving Secret Weapon?

Thanksgiving, by nature, is a holiday that tests, that challenges. Whether it's a guaranteed hit recipe, a simple yet flawless kitchen gadget, an inspiring playlist consisting of Aaron Copland and Heart's radio hits, or a very specific and pleasant strain of marijuana, we all have our standbys that get us through the… » 11/26/14 3:10pm Today 3:10pm

Kendall Jenner Channels '60s Space Queens on New Dazed Cover

As the newly mononymous Kendall transforms her reality-TV stardom into a modeling career, she is racking up plum placements by the pound: just after the announcement that she's the new face of Estee Lauder, she picks up her next cover in the form of an avant-garde look at British emerging culture mag Dazed & Confused. » 11/26/14 2:50pm Today 2:50pm