Comedian Hannibal Buress Called Out Bill Cosby's Rape History on Stage

Thanks to The Cosby Show, Fat Albert and standup, Bill Cosby has become one of today's most beloved public figures. Of course, mixed up in his celebrated entertainment career are over a dozen instances where Cosby allegedly drugged and raped various women — but that's the part that most people would rather not talk… » 10/20/14 5:45pm 8 minutes ago

Woman Dumps Man Before Fancy Vacation, Man Seeks Replacement via eBay

It's the age-old plot of every rom com: Guy meets girl, guy loves girl, guy buys expensive vacation for himself and girl, girl realizes she isn't into guy and says goodbye (which is totally her right), guy can't cancel vacation, guy sells her space on eBay and asks for pics. This is it: The most romantic story of our… » 10/20/14 5:30pm 23 minutes ago

Author Stalks Anonymous Blogger Who Gave Her a 1-Star Review

On Friday, The Guardian posted a piece by author Kathleen Hale, a well-connected young author who once became so obsessed with the writer of a one-star review of her novel on Goodreads that she stalked her, only to find that the critic was using a fake name and identity. Can you pick a side yet? I'm on Team Nobody. » 10/20/14 4:40pm Today 4:40pm

Dear Jagoffs, Pittsburgh Officially Has the Ugliest Accent in America

After weeks of close contests and national debate, the fraught competition to decide America's ugliest accent has finally come to a dramatic close. And the winner is that moonlit, magical city—the Paris of Allegheny County, the Venice of the Ohio Valley—Pittsburgh, City of Jagoffs. » 10/20/14 4:38pm Today 4:38pm

Pro-Life Group's New Strategy To Elect Anti-Choice Politicians: Lying

The New Yorker has a very kind, very polite profile this week about the Susan B. Anthony List, the lobbying group whose sole purpose is to get anti-abortion politicians into office. The piece centers around Marjorie Dannenfelser, the SBA List's president, who the New Yorker's Kelefa Sanneh says is trying to avoid the… » 10/20/14 4:20pm Today 4:20pm

Dear White People Doesn't Have the Answers, and That's the Point

Two years after Justin Simien wrote the first draft of the script, one year after he created a viral trailer that helped him raise $40,000 through Indiegogo to make the film and almost nine months after it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, Dear White People has finally hit movie theaters with a considerable… » 10/20/14 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

How Is Monaco Going to Handle the Succession of Twin Heirs?

Monaco's Princess Charlene and Prince Albert (son of Grace Kelly and Europe's most inexplicably boring aristocrat) are currently expecting twins. Which presents a potential headache for whoever's responsible for determining who inherits the throne of Monaco. If it's a girl followed by a boy, which one gets the job? » 10/20/14 3:40pm Today 3:40pm

America Has Some Critical Questions About the Return of SURGE

Thanks to the endless wheedling of the Internet, SURGE, the disgusting beverage that fueled my high-school debate team's dumbest, most ridiculous antics, has been resurrected for sale exclusively on Amazon. And now a bunch of people are amusing themselves by posting absurd questions and even more ludicrous answers on… » 10/20/14 3:20pm Today 3:20pm

Ex-NFL Wives: We Felt Pressure To Keep Quiet About Domestic Violence

Two former NFL wives talked to the Washington Post about why they stayed in abusive relationships, and both describe in the story published Friday how the league, the union, coaches, and even cops encouraged them to stay silent. They say not to expect the newfound focus on domestic violence to make a meaningful… » 10/20/14 3:18pm Today 3:18pm

Sleater-Kinney Reunites, Releases First Album in Ten Years

Sleater-Kinney, the formative post-riot grrrl band that evolved from Olympia, Washington's tiny music scene to become one of the most important rock bands in America, is back with a triple-KO: they're reuniting, touring the US and Europe and, on January 20, releasing No Cities to Love, their first album in ten years,… » 10/20/14 2:40pm Today 2:40pm

Why Egg Freezing Benefits Aren't Even Close to Enough

I was born around the same time as Sesame Street and raised to believe that I could do anything I set my mind to: that I could be an astronaut, a police officer, a backup dancer on Solid Gold. My friend Julia and I would come home after school and sing along to "Free to Be You and Me," an album and book we'd devoured… » 10/20/14 2:20pm Today 2:20pm

The Sad, Weird World of Unseen YouTube Videos

Embarrassing open mic nights, topical parodies, gaming tutorials—these are the YouTube videos we know. The ones we replay and the ones we send to our friends, coworkers, families, and everyone we know. But YouTube has another layer. One where view counts sit at zero and bizarre bits of film rot away in indifference.… » 10/20/14 2:18pm Today 2:18pm

Nicki Minaj Is So Tired of Being Asked About Her Ass

One of the most annoying and frustrating types of interviews is the celebrity who's seemingly difficult on purpose. In a story for GQ's November issue, under the headline "Nicki Minaj: Cheeky Genius," the interviewer, Taffy Brodesser-Akner, struggles to pull information from Nicki, who seems to be performing some… » 10/20/14 1:40pm Today 1:40pm

The Comeback's Comeback: Valerie Cherish's First Trailer!

The Comeback was, notoriously, the brilliant 2005 show starring Lisa Kudrow as Valerie Cherish, a '90s sitcom actress who gets a chance at kickstarting her career by starring on a reality television show... about her attempt to kickstart her career. In brief, it was hilarious, extremely meta, and too ahead of its… » 10/20/14 1:20pm Today 1:20pm