Chinese Government Sick Of Chinese Knockoffs

It’s about to be much harder for Chinese shoppers to buy counterfeit luxury goods—even those made in China, reports Slate. The business of importing knockoffs and selling them domestically—as well as the act of re-branding goods made in China as imports—has been “booming in a regulatory gray zone,” but will soon be… » 5/04/15 7:40pm Today 7:40pm

Man Who Plagiarized Wife's Eulogy Accused of Hiring Hitmen to Kill Her

A South African man is suspected of hiring hitmen to abduct and murder his wife, a teacher who was found shot to death a day after she disappeared. He also appears to have cut and pasted large chunks of the eulogy he delivered at his wife’s funeral, lifting it from another husband’s eulogy for his wife that’s… » 5/04/15 7:00pm Today 7:00pm

Pitbull and Prince Royce Think Your Body Is Timeless

Of all the male heartthrobs currently navigating the Latino pop charts, Prince Royce is the one with the dreamiest, most seductive voice. I know, Romeo Santos has more emotional range, but indulge me here—Royce’s tone is surer and more buttery, which suits the poppier bachata tones he gravitates towards. » 5/04/15 6:20pm Today 6:20pm

Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon Talk Women, Money, and Smells

In an interview with the LA Times, Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon had plenty to say about everything but Hot Pursuit, the movie I will be seeing this weekend regardless of how terribly it’s reviewed. After a little fluff regarding Witherspoon’s fluency in Spanish, the conversation—which also included Anne… » 5/04/15 6:00pm Today 6:00pm

Who 'Grammed It Best - Martha Stewart or Taylor Swift?

Though their subjects are more famous (not all of us can have Lorde in our squad), celebrity Instagrams are, for better or worse, just like ours. Their posts range from performative to earnest, from screengrabs of texts to perfectly curated spreads of food. Even Beyoncé, whose Instagram account is filled with… » 5/04/15 5:20pm Today 5:20pm

Pastel Suits, Rose Mullets, and a Thousand Miss Kentuckys at The Derby

This Saturday marked the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby, an event near and dear to my heart because I am from Kentucky and... I went to the Derby one time. It was cool! Anyway, this year’s race was host to a record-breaking crowd of over 170,000 mint julep-totin’, fancy hat wearin’ Southerners and a bunch of… » 5/04/15 4:45pm Today 4:45pm

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 Today 4:30pm

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 Today 4:00pm

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 Today 3:45pm

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