College: Protecting Students From Rape Is Not Our Responsibility

In the fall of 2012, a woman enrolled at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Virginia. Just three days into the school year, she says, she was raped in her room by a member of the lacrosse team after being given a shot she believes was spiked with some kind of drug. This month, the woman, identified as Jane Doe in… » 10/31/14 2:20pm 20 minutes ago

A Child's Treasury of This Year's Most Offensive Halloween Costumes

Happy Halloween! If you're going out in the world tonight, there's a good chance you'll see racist idiots dressed up like racist idiots, because Halloween is racist idiot Christmas: Whether you're at a frat party, a parade, or even a family event, there's bound to be one sad soul in blackface, yellowface, Arabface,… » 10/31/14 1:35pm Today 1:35pm

WTF: A Bunch of College Campuses Have Tanning Beds

Tanning beds are terrible for you, a means of paying to drastically increase your skin cancer risk. The CDC disapproves, and so does the surgeon general. Seriously, they are dumb and terrible. And yet, according to a new study, they're alarmingly common on college campuses. What, because college was too healthy? » 10/31/14 12:30pm Today 12:30pm

Patronizing 'Pro-Life' Groups Are Telling Brittany Maynard How to Die

Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old woman terminally ill with brain cancer, has been in the news for weeks, first for the heartbreaking video she made about her desire to be able to die with dignity through assisted suicide and, earlier this week, for a follow-up video saying that she may not choose to die on November 1… » 10/31/14 11:30am Today 11:30am

J.K. Rowling's New Story on Nasty Dolores Umbridge Is Here

It's nerd Christmas, and so naturally J.K. Rowling decided to bestow some new Harry Potter-related writing unto the world. And it includes an in-depth profile of the very nasty character Dolores Umbridge, whose prim style and cutesy mannerisms conceal a wizened heart. » 10/31/14 11:10am Today 11:10am

Town Bans Clowns Because the French Can't Control Themselves

What's going on with clowns these days? Roaming small towns in California, terrorizing people in France, missing entire mouths on American Horror Story? I don't know about you but I think the French town of Vendargues that has banned all clown costumes for the foreseeable future has the right idea. » 10/31/14 10:50am Today 10:50am