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Even Snopes Is Exasperated With Dumb Mt. McKinley/Denali Conspiracy Theories

Today, in the Year of our Lord 2015, the heroically patient myth debunkers at Snopes.com have been forced to dismantle the rumor that Mount McKinley is now called “Denali” again because it means “black power” in “Kenyan.” If every word of that sentence made your bullshit alarm go off, congratulations, you have at… » 9/01/15 8:45pm 33 minutes ago

SHOCKING: Courtney Stodden's Mom Regrets Letting Her 16-Year-Old Daughter Marry 51-Year-Old Doug Hutchinson

A word of advice for the parents of teenagers: It’s probably not a good idea to urge your teen child to marry a 51-year-old actor who appeared on Lost a few times. Just ask Krista Stodden, the mother of Courtney Stodden, who allowed (some might even say encouraged) her daughter to marry old-ass Doug Hutchinson at the… » 9/01/15 8:00pm Today 8:00pm

New Texas Law Will Make it Slightly Easier to Pump Breast Milk at Work

Starting Tuesday, a new Texas law will require that public employees to be given breaks to pump breast milk at work, and that they can’t be fired or disciplined for taking the time to pump. The law benefits public employees like teachers, one of whom told the Texas Observer that she’s had to pump standing up in her… » 9/01/15 6:40pm Today 6:40pm

Students Cover Mirrors in Girls' Restrooms to Deemphasize Appearance 

A group of seniors at Trinity Academy, a private Christian school in Wichita, Kansas, have papered over the mirrors in all the girls’ restrooms in an effort to promote positive body image. Rather than their reflections, female students are met with an array of Bible verses and old chestnuts on inner beauty. » 9/01/15 6:20pm Today 6:20pm

Your Most Heinous Stories of Role-Playing Games Gone Wrong

Everybody loves role-playing games (unless you’re irrationally worried about Satan.) Escaping into a fantasy world, surrounded by like-minded nerds, is just the best thing ever. Except when it isn’t, because someone is deciding to be a total Gelatinous Cube. Here are some of your worst RPG horror stories. » 9/01/15 5:14pm Today 5:14pm

I'm Sorry, But Who the Fuck Does This Homewrecking Pig Think She Is?

Do you see this pig? The one photographed above, biting her pen like it’s a throbbing, 1-2 inch long piece of felt? This, my friends, is Denise, and it’s recently come to my attention that she’s the homewrecking hog America’s beloved Kermit the Frog left America’s more beloved Miss Piggy for. And I would like to know… » 9/01/15 4:55pm Today 4:55pm

Woman Accidentally Forklifted Across a Festival Site in a Port-a-Potty

Port-a-potties are a nasty fact of civilized life—must we make them worse? A woman at the Newlyn Fish Festival in Cornwall (“The best and biggest celebration of the sea, seafood and fishing in the UK”) was minding her own damn business in a portable toilet when she found herself lifted up into the air and transported… » 9/01/15 4:10pm Today 4:10pm

10 More Big Harry Potter Reveals We Can Expect From J.K. Rowling

Tuesday afternoon, J.K. Rowling tweeted some huge news about some of her beloved characters from the Harry Potter universe. “Have just heard that James S Potter has been Sorted (to nobody’s surprise) into Gryffindor. Teddy Lupin (Head Boy, Hufflepuff) disappointed,” she wrote to her 5.32M followers. » 9/01/15 3:45pm Today 3:45pm

Interview's Groundbreaking #ME Issue Is Like Instagram, But Printed

Interview, the pretty magazine in which pretty famous people have conversations with other pretty famous people, has released their newest issue, and it’s all about #ME. Well, not me me, but celebrities me. So, them. It’s about them. The September issue features eight “alternative covers that are essentially self… » 9/01/15 2:55pm Today 2:55pm

Chris Christie Refuses to Be Ignored at Next Debate, Will 'Go Nuclear'

Chris Christie—unrequited lover of Bruce Springsteen, Governor of New Jersey, and Republican presidential candidate—has a hungry heart. Ignored during his party’s first presidential debate, he was deprived of the opportunity to tell us his dreams and aspirations. But he won’t be silenced again, oh no. Next time this… » 9/01/15 2:36pm Today 2:36pm

Men Consume, Women Are Consumed: 15 Thoughts on the Stigma of Sex Work

Last week, federal agents arrested the founder and five staffers of male escort site Rentboy.com. Two days later, GQ published “The Real Life of a Sugar Daddy,” a feature on SeekingArrangement.com’s buyers and sellers of sex. Here, Charlotte Shane, who’s been a sex worker for 11 years and a writer under this name for… » 9/01/15 2:15pm Today 2:15pm