Anna Kendrick and Jon Stewart Delight Each Other On The Daily Show

Anna Kendrick visited the Daily Show last night, A-game in tow, to promote Into The Woods. We learn that vocal warmups are just embarrassing noises that everyone takes out of context ("like I'm really bad at being exasperated, like I'm new to passive aggression"), that corsets are akin to "being temporarily… » 12/18/14 9:30am 19 minutes ago

​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 49 minutes ago

JK Rowling Confirms 'Of Course' There Were LGBT Students At Hogwarts

In a tweet response that really should surprise no one, Harry Potter author JK Rowling has officially confirmed that yes, there were indeed lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students at Hogwarts. In fact, the only group she didn't imagine existing at the wizarding academy were Wiccans. Sorry, neopagans! » 12/17/14 10:56pm Yesterday 10:56pm

Serial: What If We Never Learn Who Killed Hae Min Lee?!?

America's favorite murder mystery podcast Serial airs its finale on Thursday and the waiting is almost more than I can bare. Who killed Hae Min Lee? Adnan? Jay? Stephanie? The Best Buy pay phone? Argh. Thankfully Funny or Die chose to make fun of us Serial fans and our anxiety in a spoof about show host Sara Koenig. » 12/17/14 10:00pm Yesterday 10:00pm

Backstreet Boys Wear Hats, Hug Each Other In New Documentary Trailer

"20 years is a long time, for anybody. Let alone a buncha dorks jumping around on stage, singing and dancing," A.J. McLean remarks near the end of the trailer for Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of, a few plumes of (weed?) smoke escaping from the corners of his mouth. Okay, this looks good. » 12/17/14 9:00pm Yesterday 9:00pm

Clarinet-Playing Pole Dancer Has A New Christmas Video; You're Welcome

He's in boxers! He's in a sleigh! He's got a wind instrument that he knows how to use with rudimentary skill! He's Paul Groslouis and he's the internet's christmas present to you. My suggestion? Watch this on a loop at the end of a long night. It beats a creepy whispering video any day. Am I right? (I'm right.) » 12/17/14 6:40pm Yesterday 6:40pm

Gifts for the Avowed Hoarder in Your Life

Hoarding's been having a wild time as of late. Not content merely to make a name for itself by providing the basis for several award-winning and delight-inducing shows — did you see the one with the CATS — hoarding's ditched its previous DSM classification and has burst, debris flying everywhere and smelling faintly… » 12/17/14 5:40pm Yesterday 5:40pm

Study: Women Are More Empathetic Toward Their Partner Than Men

In terrible, not particularly shocking news for heterosexual women worldwide, Griffith University and the University of Queensland in Australia just announced research demonstrating that women have more empathy in relationships than men. (By the way, I think we can all agree that every great scientific finding begins… » 12/17/14 5:20pm Yesterday 5:20pm

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