Actual Idiots Need to Be Told Not to Call 911 About Facebook Outage

Last night, the internet suffered a devastating blow when both Facebook and Instagram went down for a short period of time during my nap. While I wasn't personally affected, apparently lots of other people were. And they were so worried that they'd miss someone's meal that they began calling 911 to demand Facebook be… » 1/27/15 7:45pm 45 minutes ago

Rep. Gohmert Upset 'Our Republican Females' Didn't Back Abortion Ban

Congressman Louie Gohmert is not happy with his female Republican colleagues, who just straight-up refused to get on board with a proposed bill that would've banned abortion after 20 weeks. In a conference call with conservative pastor Rev. E.W. Jackson, Gohmert complained that "our Republican females," as he calls… » 1/27/15 5:50pm Today 5:50pm

Russians None Too Pleased With the 'Leningrad Blockade Diet' 

Today is the 71st anniversary of the end of the years-long siege of Leningrad, one of many horrible chapters from the book of horrors that was World War II. And some Russian Facebook diet blogger thought encouraging everyone to diet like the Nazis had just cut their food supplies would be a good commemoration. Many of… » 1/27/15 4:50pm Today 4:50pm

Students' Stories of Depressingly Common Run-Ins with Campus Cops

Saturday night, after reading Times columnist Charles Blow's account of his son's detainment at gunpoint by Yale campus police, I was transported back to my own run-in with UCLA campus police in 2009. It was a typically relaxed Sunday evening, and I was headed home from the library. As I passed Ackerman Student Union… » 1/27/15 4:49pm Today 4:49pm

Girlhood: Finally, a Film About Black Girls Strengthening Each Other

I met my two teenage best friends at the start of high school, but our affections didn't crystallize and become epochal until two years later, on the very first day of eleventh grade. All three of us had grown up in an ethnically diverse Toronto suburb and chosen to attend a performing arts high school in the… » 1/27/15 3:50pm Today 3:50pm

The Mattress Reimagined: Casper Delivers Comfort to You + Special Offer

Despite spending a third of our time in bed, mattress shopping remains a dreaded activity. It's a soulless experience riddled with ambiguous terms, a lack of brand differentiation, smarmy sales people, and marked-up prices from major retail chains. Then there's Casper, who, with a direct-to-consumer model and a … » 1/23/15 4:30pm Friday 4:30pm

Here's Why Terry Bradshaw Is One Of Many Reasons To PreGiorno [WATCH]

We're getting closer — you now have less than a week to prepare for the football's biggest day of the year. You've got your flat screen mounted and your living room furniture arranged for optimal placement of butts, you've got that grocery list mapped out. You're ready, and you know you're ready because you're going… » 1/19/15 4:00pm 1/19/15 4:00pm