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Canadian Couple Convicted of Letting Son Die of Meningitis Sentenced to a Few Months In Jail Each

A Canadian couple convicted of medical neglect for letting their toddler son die of meningitis have been sentenced to a few months in jail each. David and Collet Stephan were convicted in April of “failing to provide the necessaries of life” to their son Ezekiel, who was 19 months old when he died in 2012. The…

The American Pastoral Trailer Proves That 'Mad World' Is a Song That Will Never Die

Just when you thought that “Mad World”, a song so stunningly emo had been so overused that, surely, somewhere, a film executive had held a metaphorical funeral for the preferred song of all sad movie trailers, it rears its familiar face. Here it is playing over the very self-consciously important trailer for American…

While Installing Security System Because of Terrifying Ex-Boyfriend, Woman Finds Him Under Her Bed 

A Tennessee woman in the middle of having a home security system installed because she was afraid of a violent, abusive ex-boyfriend subsequently confirmed her own reasoning by discovering him under her bed. After seeing Tony Joe Gunter lying in wait, the woman shot him in the foot while shouting at the security…

A Collection of Very Dumb Republican Thoughts on the Brexit

Yesterday, the UK voted—essentially by accident, both on the part of the pompous drip who called the referendum and the voters who didn’t bother to learn what it meant—to exit the European Union. Today, David Cameron resigned, the pound plunged to its lowest level since 1985, global financial markets plummeted, and …

People At Motivational Speaker's Seminar Motivate Themselves Across Hot Coals, Get Badly Burned

At least 30 people attending a conference Thursday night by motivational speaker Tony Robbins were badly burned after walking over hot coals. Everyone was stepping on hot rocks to “unleash the power within.” As sometimes happens, the power within got too hot and five people were hospitalized with burns to their feet…

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Roadies Snoozily Sprouts Up in Vinyl's Place, Present-Day Nostalgia for Rock Firmly Situated

Throughout Vinyl’s first—and now final—season, my opinion changed ever so slightly from when I first wrote about its debut episode. Vinyl remained absurd, overly nostalgic, ahistorical and evenly lionizing of men, but at the very least, the effervescent Juno Temple got to shine a little and, even better, the “getting…

Here's How That Wild Lawsuit Accusing Trump of Raping a 13-Year-Old Girl Hit The Headlines 

In recent weeks, several national press outlets have retailed a set of very unflattering allegations about Donald Trump—namely, that he raped a 13-year-old at a 1994 orgy hosted by notorious celebrity sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. What no one’s reported on yet is the fact that the recent round of coverage is the…

Here's a UK Explainer for Anyone—Anyone at All—Who's Confused About What Brexit Means

Let’s say you’re an American who woke this morning to the news that the people of the United Kingdom voted in favor of their nation leaving the European Union, and you’re unsure about what that means. Let’s say, hypothetically speaking, that you happened to be abroad, in a country within the UK, when the news came in.…