This is a video of a raccoon named Buriburi sitting down like a human who’s had a day and eating a persimmon (minus the seed) in three elegant bites as its owner captures the entire moment on video. It was brought to my attention via this tweet, and I have watched it approximately 15 times in the past few minutes.
Justin Harris was arrested in 2014 after his son, Cooper, died in the backseat of his car. Evidence supported the prosecutor’s accusation that Harris knew his son was in the car, and he deliberately left him locked inside to die to escape his family life.
The trial of ex-cop Michael Slager who gunned down an unarmed Walter Scott as he fled has been declared a mistrial after the jury was unable to reach a unanimous decision.
In 1987, Richard Schmidt was first convicted of sexually abusing a child and sentenced to eighteen years in prison. He was released in 2000 on good behavior, settled in Baltimore, and by 2003 was under investigation for taking pornographic photos of two boys in the area. He fled to the Philippines, where he was…
Food is not the only thing that gets roasted in Patti LaBelle’s kitchen. The sweet potato pie guru/owner of one of the best voices in the universe/consummate diva, who’s been known to scream at children and fans alike, debuted her new cooking series over the weekend. Patti LaBelle’s Place lived up to the promise of…
The 2006 Oscar nominee you remember most fondly has a lot to do with the kind of person you are. If you’re, oh, someone who worked on the film Crash, that honor probably goes to Crash. If you’re, hmm, anyone else, you probably preferred Brokeback Mountain.
TRUMP TOWER—Jill Stein, her supporters, and a handful of counter-demonstrators gathered in Midtown Manhattan this morning to discuss the future of the republic. “She’s not actually asking for a recount,” Daby Carreras, a Republican money-manager who recently lost his bid for the New York State Assembly, said, standing…
In a video released on Monday, Republican North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory ended almost a full month of political maneuvering and protest filings and conceded the gubernatorial election to Democrat Roy Cooper, who won with a slim but decisive margin that’s grown to about 10,000 votes.
The most revealing thing about Mariah Carey these days is her cleavage-accentuating apparel. She is cagey in interviews to the point of making them useless. Her public persona is the embodiment of style over substance, a collection of idiosyncratic affectations and tics that relegate humanity only to the surface,…
Just in time for the holidays, Amazon’s taking a whopping 60% off custom-printed cards, calendars, and books.
Oprah Winfrey will be the last person to interview Michelle Obama before the Obamas leave the White House in January, taking with them our sanity.
Hairspray Live!—NBC’s televised musical event based on a movie based on a Broadway musical based on a movie—debuts December 7 and unlike its live holiday musical predecessors, it might be a success. The original cast recording is now available for streaming and let me tell you, it’s not all bad!
Dylann Roof was given permission to represent himself by U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel in late November. Roof was arrested for the murder of nine parishioners at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in 2015, and faces the death penalty.
What great fortune for Donald Trump, whose ascendancy to president-elect has landed him in a series of meetings that mysteriously correlate to business deals he and his family are trying to land.
The Supreme Court will hear two cases on Monday from black voters in North Carolina and Virginia who claim the redistricting in their states was racially discriminatory.
In 2012, 540,000 gallons of the sweet brown stuff were discovered missing from the Canadian maple syrup reserve. Rich Cohen of Vanity Fair went to Canada to revisit the story, which is still being prosecuted in courts, and to remind us that Canada controls over 72% of the world’s maple syrup supply. That’s why it’s so…