Watch Tina Fey in a Weird Banana-Themed Improv Sketch From 1997

Let's take a trip back to 1997, when Tina Fey was performing improv as part of Chicago's Second City. In this video, Fey imitates the calm, soothing tones of a WBEZ host (named Lynn Mahevic) who waxes poetic about the cultural significance of the banana and "its place in religion and history and art—its resonance in… » 12/18/14 6:50pm Today 6:50pm

​Gifts for People Who Refuse to Embrace New Technology

My dear mom is in possession of a cellular phone—let's call it an iPhone—and yet you would not know it because she never picks up the cellular phone and because she frequently forgets the cellular phone at home. Just a couple weeks ago, she said something along the lines of, "What do I need a phone for?" » 12/18/14 6:10pm Today 6:10pm

Boston Uber Driver Charged With Kidnapping, Sexual Assault

A Boston Uber driver has been accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a young woman earlier this month, the umpteenth time an Uber passenger has reportedly been assaulted recently. Alejandro Done, 46, is charged with rape, assault to rape, kidnapping, and assault and battery. He's accused of driving his… » 12/18/14 3:50pm Today 3:50pm

HBO Nabs Sarah Silverman Pilot About a Woman Experiencing Your Future

...Or your present, depending on how old you are and what you consider the middle of life! Multiple outlets are reporting that after passing on People in New Jersey last year, a pilot starring Sarah Silverman, TOPHER GRACE and Patti Lupone, HBO has picked up another comedy from Silverman. This one is about a "… » 12/18/14 3:30pm Today 3:30pm

Crying Baby Leads to Giant Midflight Brawl

We've all been there. You're on a long flight and a infant begins to cry as its parent tries everything short of drugs to quiet their baby. But what if it didn't go that way, what if there was some bizarro world where infant cries ballooned into an all out mid-air brawl? It happened people, on an Air China flight. » 12/18/14 2:50pm Today 2:50pm

​The Most Miserable Princess Ever: Sisi, Empress Elisabeth of Austria

Earlier this month, fashion's fanciest gathered in Salzburg for the annual Chanel Métiers d'Art collection. The runway show, meant to showcase the brand's couture bona fides, was held in a palace, featured Alpine-inspired looks and models looped around a centerpiece laden with fruits and sweets. To launch the… » 12/18/14 9:00am Today 9:00am

Get a Free Month of Oyster Reading or Give the Gift of Endless Books

Oyster, the streaming app often referred to as the Netflix for books, offers more than 500,000 titles to choose from instantly. And right now, Lifehacker readers can get a one-month free trial to explore and enjoy the selection. If you get hooked on the service after the trial, pay just $9.95/month. It's also » 12/16/14 5:58pm Tuesday 5:58pm