Here's Gwen Stefani's New 'Feminist' Track 'Spark the Fire'

Earlier this month at the Odd Future Carnival, Pharrell previewed a bit of this Gwen track and said it was "about feminism." Today, Stefani dropped the album art and the song hit the internet tout suite. Not totally sure what this has to do with feminism, really except, is everyone just discovering Le Tigre or what is… » 11/24/14 7:10pm 41 minutes ago

Psychologist: Girl with Low I.Q. Had 'Less Trauma' From Sexual Abuse

A psychologist hired by the Los Angeles Unified School District during a lawsuit last year argued that a 9-year-old-girl who was repeatedly sexually abused at school by an older boy would suffer less trauma than someone with a normal I.Q. Try to restrain your screaming until we get to the end of this. » 11/24/14 5:50pm Today 5:50pm

Your Dating App Is Probably Not Going to Fix Dating for Women

Here's some hot tech news about a hot new app with a hot new idea: Bumble is a forthcoming app that appears to be yet another product devoted to creating "a safe and respectful community" for single women looking to find love. They're working to weed out the charming boneheads who frequent the dating apps you're… » 11/24/14 5:10pm Today 5:10pm

Marissa Alexander Accepts Plea Deal, Will Likely Be Freed in January

Marissa Alexander, the Florida woman who was facing 60 years in prison for firing a warning shot to scare away Rico Gray, her abusive husband, has accepted a plea bargain, pleading guilty to three charges of aggravated assault with a weapon. The plea means she'll serve 65 more days in prison and likely be released for… » 11/24/14 4:50pm Today 4:50pm

Restaurant Employees Who Lost Their Damn Minds

Welcome back to Behind Closed Ovens, where we take a look at the best and strangest stories from inside the food industry. This week we've got stories about restaurant employees who completely lost it (including one from a customer's perspective, a first for this website). As always, these are real e-mails from real… » 11/24/14 4:12pm Today 4:12pm

For the Bride Who Has Everything, a 400-Pound Wedding Dress

Not too long ago, we delved into the tragicomic stagecraft of purchasing one's wedding dress, an emotional hunt that can potentially drag on for week after angsty week. But for the bride-to-be who's still spelunking through salons to no avail, great news: a "visionary artist and designer and bead sculptor" has created… » 11/24/14 3:48pm Today 3:48pm

Times Column on Kim Kardashian's Butt Is a Piping Hot Pile of Garbage

"Fear of Kim Kardashian's Derriére," Joyce Wadler's "funny" column in this week's Sunday Times, was so ill-considered that it inspired the most embarrassing Correction in years. But the paper of record quoting an unfunny satirical blog post as though it were real news wasn't the least of its offenses. » 11/24/14 2:30pm Today 2:30pm