Vietnam May Get Domestic Partnerships, Still Repressive Elsewise

LGBT rights are coming to Vietnam much more quickly than other parts of Southeast Asia. The Communist Party of Vietnam has not interfered with gay rights activists nor prohibited pride parades (pictured above). The National Assembly is even finishing up debate on same-sex marriage or civil unions. However, critics warn … » 4/20/14 10:58pm 47 minutes ago

​Man Steals Dog, TV from Woman On First Date, Returns Items Days Later

Over the weekend, one poor woman went through quite the ordeal. Last Thursday night, a New Jersey woman went on a first date with a man she met online. Seems pretty normal, right? Well, she decided to bring him home, and while she had her back turned in another room, buddy took the opportunity to take off with not only … » 4/20/14 5:30pm Today 5:30pm

​Laura Prepon Back Full-Time for Orange Is The New Black Season 3

Amidst the crazy rumors of her budding romance with Tom Cruise, which I guess are not true, Laura Prepon has decided that she is going to rejoin the cast full time for the third season of Orange is the New Black, that is, if there is a third season. Also, SPOILER ALERT: Her character Alex Vause apparently doesn't die… » 4/20/14 5:00pm Today 5:00pm

Weedster May Have Been Too Much For Us To Handle

Today is a very very special day. In a most spectacular convergence, everyone’s favorite candy-related New Testament holiday has fallen on April 20, which also happens to be everyone’s favorite weed-related holiday. The event has lovingly been dubbed ‘Weedster,’ and it’s basically Haley’s comet meets the Blood Moon.… » 4/20/14 4:20pm Today 4:20pm

Of Penises and Planets: On Labels in Science and Culture

Just what counts as a penis? A debate over what to call the genitals of an unusual group of cave insects has broader implications, because it gets right at the heart of science and science communication: what's the relationship between the labels we use in science and the way those labels are understood by our culture? » 4/20/14 4:01pm Today 4:01pm

​Student Asks Miss America to Prom, Gets Suspended

Miss America Nina Davuluri recently visited a Pennsylvania high school to talk about the importance STEM careers, and during a Q & A session 18-year-old Patrick Farves took it upon himself to ask Ms. Davuluri to prom. Honestly anyone who noticed that a nationwide pageant winner was visiting a high school in springtime… » 4/20/14 3:23pm Today 3:23pm

Dumb Survey Says Your Name Predicts How Much of a Gold Digger You Are

I love the surveys that make it to the top of the Daily Mail. They're personally relevant enough to read and outrageous and trivial enough to be totally entertaining. The latest survey that they cover does not disappoint. According to data pulled by something called DirtSearch.org, a background/criminal check/stalking… » 4/20/14 2:31pm Today 2:31pm

White House Refuses to Comment on Justin Bieber Deportation Petition

The people had spoken. Over 273,000 people signed the We The People petition, expressing their right to free speech and interest in America's immigration policy and devoting countless hours to the singular cause of having the United States government tell noted Canadian thing Justin Bieber to GTFO. But the government… » 4/20/14 1:00pm Today 1:00pm

​Judge Issues Final Dismissals of Lululemon Lawsuits

The long, convoluted, and just plain awful battle between sheer leggings purveyor Lululemon and its shareholders has finally come to an unfulfilling end because apparently there's no real legal statue regarding being an asshole. Chicago Tribune reports that in the past week or so, US District Judge Katherine Forrest… » 4/20/14 12:30pm Today 12:30pm

Meet the Maids Who Clean Manhattan's Filthy Apartments and Messy Lives

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What really goes on in Manhattan's glass apartments? To welcome back Lifetime's primetime drama Devious Maids, Studio@Gawker sent out a reporter to ask three real-life New York City housecleaners about their jobs, their lives, and their clients. Here's the dirt she dug up. [Note: All names have been changed with the… » 4/18/14 12:00pm Friday 12:00pm