Patronizing 'Pro-Life' Groups Are Telling Brittany Maynard How to Die

Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old woman terminally ill with brain cancer, has been in the news for weeks, first for the heartbreaking video she made about her desire to be able to die with dignity through assisted suicide and, earlier this week, for a follow-up video saying that she may not choose to die on November 1… » 10/31/14 11:30am 21 minutes ago

J.K. Rowling's New Story on Nasty Dolores Umbridge Is Here

It's nerd Christmas, and so naturally J.K. Rowling decided to bestow some new Harry Potter-related writing unto the world. And it includes an in-depth profile of the very nasty character Dolores Umbridge, whose prim style and cutesy mannerisms conceal a wizened heart. » 10/31/14 11:10am 42 minutes ago

Town Bans Clowns Because the French Can't Control Themselves

What's going on with clowns these days? Roaming small towns in California, terrorizing people in France, missing entire mouths on American Horror Story? I don't know about you but I think the French town of Vendargues that has banned all clown costumes for the foreseeable future has the right idea. » 10/31/14 10:50am Today 10:50am

Ninth Woman Comes Forward With Jian Ghomeshi Abuse Allegations

Author Reva Seth has become the ninth woman to go on the record about Jian Ghomeshi's alleged sexual abuse, and the second to identify herself by name. You know that feeling you get when your favorite team is on a winning streak? This is the opposite of that feeling. » 10/31/14 10:10am Today 10:10am

Pinterest Engineer Describes Isolation of Being Black In Silicon Valley

USA Today interviewed Justin Edmund, an early employee at Pinterest. The 24-year-old engineer first caught Silicon Valley's attention with a candid personal essay about growing up black, where he said he had "not seen a single technology leader," besides Jack Dorsey "acknowledge the crisis in Ferguson. And why would… » 10/30/14 8:59pm Yesterday 8:59pm