Video: NYPD Attacks and Arrests Man for Filming a Cop Pawing a Woman

Last spring, Jason Disisto and some friends were hanging out in front of a restaurant in Washington Heights when an NYPD officer named Jonathan Munoz came up to one of Disisto’s female friends and started to frisk and paw her. Munoz stuck his hand in the woman’s sweater and took her by the wrist. » 5/04/15 3:00pm A minute ago

Well-Dressed Met Gala Attendees To Be Stuck In Traffic Tonight

A perfect storm of rich, powerful, and well-dressed people attending two high-profile events I wasn’t invited to will make traffic in Manhattan a mess this afternoon. Page Six is reporting that Vogue has warned attendees of tonight’s Met Gala that “traffic will be heavy because the President will be in town [for a… » 5/04/15 2:30pm 31 minutes ago

Why Are We Still Moving to California?

This weekend, the New York Times published two laughably conflicting articles about California—one from the Style section on the happy-go-lucky migration westward of New York City’s “creative class,” and one that looks at a state going brown, well into the fourth year of its historically ruinous drought. » 5/04/15 2:15pm 46 minutes ago

Get Spanked in a Unicorn Mask: A Chat With BDSM's Friendliest Couple

The scene in front of me is strange: A young woman, wearing a unicorn mask, is lying across the knees of a bearded man in glasses. He is spanking her. She counts out each blow out loud, pausing only to add “Lord Vader” at the end of the number. “Five, Lord Vader,” she says, her voice muffled by the mask, then “Six,… » 5/04/15 1:45pm Today 1:45pm

Mad Men: 'It's Not Women's Lib, It's Just a Bitch Session'

We can all agree that Mad Men has had its share of intense episodes, as it’s explored every hellish crevice of the virulently unscrupulous and morally bankrupt. But last night’s episode, with its escalating depiction of women at the cusp of feminism yet not close enough to save them, was in my mind the most… » 5/04/15 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

Today's Best Deals: Roku Stick, Bluetooth Speakers, Fitbit, and More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. » 5/04/15 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

Maybe Beards Aren't Full of Poop Bacteria After All

Last week, the internet erupted with the news that beards, those beautiful things that hide men’s weak chins and childhood acne scars, are chock-full of something more than manliness—and that something is poop. For anyone either excited or horrified by this news (my immediate reaction was to go drag my bearded face… » 5/04/15 1:00pm Today 1:00pm

Man Charged in 1995 New York City Rape and Robbery After DNA Match

The Manhattan District Attorney has charged Joseph Giardala, 44, with raping and robbing a woman in New York City’s West Village in 1995. New York couldn’t identify Giardala by name after the rape, but entered his DNA into a national database, where it matched with a case in Florida earlier this year. In the years… » 5/04/15 12:40pm Today 12:40pm

The Best Time I Left a Used Tampon in a Dude’s Shower 

Though it’s hard to predict which of your antics will prove to be long-lasting in memory, some stories just follow you around. And some of these stories are easier to bet on than others in terms of longevity, such as: if you leave a used tampon in a dude’s shower when you’re 15, chances are that word is going to get… » 5/04/15 12:20pm Today 12:20pm

Watch Ms. Lauryn Hill & Crew's Lovely Acoustic 'Doo Wop (That Thing)' 

Near 20 years after Lauryn Hill dropped “Doo Wop,” her first single, it’s still got the capacity to induce chills—her syntactical skill on the raps, but most especially the tremor in her vibrato, which contains all the knowing pain it ever did, even with a smile on her face, even after all this time. » 5/04/15 11:40am Today 11:40am

Video: US Marshal Rushes Woman Filming Him, Breaks, Kicks Camera

Last week in South Gate, California, Beatriz Paez was out for a walk when she saw a group of US marshals arresting a group of bikers on the sidewalk. She pulled out her cellphone to record the incident. Paez told The Los Angeles Times that once the marshals became aware of her smartphone they tried to block her view,… » 5/04/15 11:20am Today 11:20am