So, Apparently Lip Contouring Is a Thing (That We'll Never Do)

Have you heard of this lip contouring makeup technique? It’s obviously something that only exists on Instagram and not IRL because are you fucking kidding me? What if you want to kiss or eat or slob on some knob, you know? The jig will be up, immediately. Let us not bother actually trying this, but instead join… » 5/04/15 4:30pm 11 minutes ago

After Shooting, Anti-Islam Blogger Pam Geller Declares 'This is War'

As a “Draw Muhammad” cartoon contest in Texas came to an end Sunday night, two men opened fire on a security guard standing outside. They were then killed by police. The event was hosted by an anti-Islam group, the American Freedom Defense Initiative. In the moments after the shooting, Pamela Geller, the group’s… » 5/04/15 4:00pm 41 minutes ago

I Went to a Simulated Teen Drinking Party and It Freaked Me the Fuck Out

I’m far from the target audience for the simulated teen drinking party I attended last weekend—that audience being freaked-out parents who want to see what really goes on at the hormone-fueled ragers their children are just starting to attend—but let me start by saying that the whole thing was very effective. I was… » 5/04/15 3:45pm 56 minutes ago

Why Zack Kopplin Is Losing Ground In The War Against Creationists

For the past eight years, 21-year-old Zack Kopplin has been fighting to keep creationism out of Louisiana’s science classrooms. Despite a series of setbacks and the feeling that he’s continually losing battles, Kopplin still feels he’ll win the war. We spoke with him to learn more. » 5/04/15 3:28pm Today 3:28pm

What's the Best Window A/C Unit?

Things are about to heat up... in our comments section. This week we’re looking for the best window A/C unit so you’ll have plenty of time to prepare, compare, and install. Which air conditioner deserves to take up your window space? Tell us in the comments. » 5/04/15 3:15pm Today 3:15pm

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 Today 3:00pm

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 Today 2:30pm

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 Today 2:15pm

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