Restaurant Employees Who Lost Their Damn Minds

Welcome back to Behind Closed Ovens, where we take a look at the best and strangest stories from inside the food industry. This week we've got stories about restaurant employees who completely lost it (including one from a customer's perspective, a first for this website). As always, these are real e-mails from real… » 11/24/14 4:12pm 27 minutes ago

For the Bride Who Has Everything, a 400-Pound Wedding Dress

Not too long ago, we delved into the tragicomic stagecraft of purchasing one's wedding dress, an emotional hunt that can potentially drag on for week after angsty week. But for the bride-to-be who's still spelunking through salons to no avail, great news: a "visionary artist and designer and bead sculptor" has created… » 11/24/14 3:48pm 50 minutes ago

Times Column on Kim Kardashian's Butt Is a Piping Hot Pile of Garbage

"Fear of Kim Kardashian's Derriére," Joyce Wadler's "funny" column in this week's Sunday Times, was so ill-considered that it inspired the most embarrassing Correction in years. But the paper of record quoting an unfunny satirical blog post as though it were real news wasn't the least of its offenses. » 11/24/14 2:30pm Today 2:30pm

'Law and Justice Aren't the Same': Interview With a UVA Rape Survivor

In the history of UVA, only 14 students have ever been found guilty of sexual misconduct. One of these cases was adjudicated in September 2006, while I was attending the school as an undergrad, and—though I didn't know it at the time—in class with the woman (who we'll call Kelly in this interview) who'd spent 10… » 11/24/14 1:50pm Today 1:50pm

My Life In The Locker Room: A Female Sportswriter Remembers The Dicks

Originally published June 4, 1992, in the Dallas Observer. Reprinted here with permission from the author, who has also provided an afterword about the response to her story. » 11/24/14 1:44pm Today 1:44pm

​Turkish President: A Woman's Role in Society Is to Be a Mom

Just a few months ago, the Turkish government landed in some hot water after a deputy minister made an outrageous statement about Women's Place in Society, claiming that women shouldn't laugh in public. Now, in the world's worst competition, Turkey's president has really outdone his minister, claiming that men and… » 11/24/14 1:10pm Today 1:10pm

Bill Cosby Allegedly Had an NBC Employee Paying Off Women for Years

Frank Scotti, a former NBC employee who worked with Bill Cosby on The Cosby Show, is claiming that he delivered payouts to various women on Cosby's behalf throughout the late '80s and early '90s. Scotti also states that part of his job was to stand as guard when young women (often delivered from modeling agencies)… » 11/24/14 12:50pm Today 12:50pm

UVA Dean Admits School Doesn't Expel People Who Have Admitted to Rape

Since Rolling Stone's incredibly damning story about a gang rape at University of Virginia came out last week, the school has spent a lot of time explaining its response to sexual assault. The school has released a total of 11 statements between November 19 and November 22, every one of them pledging to investigate… » 11/24/14 12:10pm Today 12:10pm

'Law and Justice Aren't the Same': Interview With a UVA Rape Survivor

In the history of UVA, only 14 students have ever been found guilty of sexual misconduct. One of these cases was adjudicated in September 2006, while I was attending the school as an undergrad, and—though I didn't know it at the time—in class with the woman (who we'll call Kelly in this interview) who'd spent 10… » 11/24/14 1:50pm Today 1:50pm