The Essential Heartlessness of the Sharing Economy Will Be Revealed Now or Later, Maybe Via Deaths at Airbnb

At Matter, Zak Stone has written an astonishingly sad, lucid and important story that sees all the way around the legitimately complicated issue of who should be held responsible for his father’s death at an unsafe Texas property rented on Airbnb. The first paragraph: »11/09/15 12:00pm11/09/15 12:00pm

Be Careful, Your House Sitter Might Move Your 1D Cutouts and Put Your Place on Airbnb

Relevant news for those of you who were planning to leave your home in the care of a sitter the next time you go on vacation: A San Francisco couple hired someone to take care of their house while they frolicked at Burning Man, and were shocked to find that the guy watching over their castle was renting it on Airbnb… »9/18/15 6:50pm9/18/15 6:50pm

Neighbors Concerned About People ‘Doing Sex’ in Hollywood Hills Airbnb

An Airbnb host catered to horny hooligans with a listing referred to as a “Hollywood Hills Camping Retreat.” For only $35, renters could stay in a tent on a Hollywood Hills lot to engage in all kinds of debauchery, according to annoyed neighbors. Local residents complained of all the strange sexin’ going up in them… »7/03/15 6:30pm7/03/15 6:30pm

You Can Now Rent Out Kurt And Courtney’s Old Apartment for $250

Hardcore Nirvana fans can experience what it was like to live in the same place as their god by renting out the Los Angeles home Kurt Cobain used to share with Courtney Love. Grunge rock’s royal couple occupied the two-bedroom apartment, located in the Fairfax district, from 1991 to 1992. Kurt turned the space into a… »4/23/15 3:00pm4/23/15 3:00pm