Letitia James, Al Sharpton Release Statements After Killing of NYPD…

This afternoon in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, an armed man approached two NYPD officers sitting inside their patrol car and opened fire, shooting at least one in the head. Both officers were rushed to the nearby Woodhull hospital, and both have been pronounced dead. The gunman who shot himself after… » 12/20/14 7:03pm Yesterday 7:03pm

It was only a matter of time: New York Post now has its very own Pascalizer, that is, an Amy Pascal voice generator. Just enter any text, click "NOW CLICK HERE TO PASCALIZE IT!" and voilà. Suddenly you have a doggedly up-front and douchey email in all-caps, with notes of tired racism. Now you too can sound like a big… » 12/20/14 4:56pm Yesterday 4:56pm

Study: There's a Lot of Fucking Death in Children's Cartoon Movies

Kids movies have a bad rep for, well, death. Watch pretty much any Disney movie: does the main character have two parents? One of 'em's about to make an unfortunate and tragic exit. A new study has compared children's animated movies to more adult films and when it comes to murder and violence, kids films can really… » 12/20/14 4:10pm Yesterday 4:10pm

​Cosmo, Ms. Foundation Name Emma Watson Feminist Celebrity of 2014

It certainly has been quite a year for feminists (or maybe just the word "feminist") Over the course of the last month or so, the Ms. Foundation for Women and Cosmopolitan magazine held an online poll, asking readers to choose their top celebrity feminist. Congratulations to Emma Watson and all, but I don't know what… » 12/20/14 3:30pm Yesterday 3:30pm

Lies You Should Begin Telling Yourself Now


Christmas and New Year's are barreling down upon us, with the usual bombardment of schmaltzy feelgood feels, family togetherness, and big planz riding shotgun. Not everyone can hang. This season, psychologists suggest you talk yourself out of feeling bad, even if you feel really really bad. » 12/20/14 3:00pm Yesterday 3:00pm

George Clooney Makes Maggie Smith Swoon off the Couch in Downton Short

The Downton Abbey cast has gathered for a delightfully zany (British-humored) and very special Christmas short for the TV fundraiser Text Santa. With cameos by Jeremy Piven (Mr. Selfridge) and Absolutely Fabulous' Joanna Lumley, it pokes just enough fun at itself to remind you why you have spent hours watching rich… » 12/20/14 2:35pm Yesterday 2:35pm

​Obama Only Took Women Reporters' Questions at Year-End Press Conference

Yesterday, President Barack Obama held the annual end-of-the-year press conference, answering questions from the Sony hack (he called the decision to pull The Interview a "mistake") to the "debate" over police reforms in light of the Mike Brown and Eric Garner decisions. All in all it seemed like a normal press… » 12/20/14 12:05pm Yesterday 12:05pm