Mother Forced to Leave Dying Infant to Direct Rescuers to Plane Crash

News of yet another aviation disaster (this one in the all-but-impenetrable Alaska wilderness) has an extra heart-wrenching twist: a mother who survived a plane crash in remote southwest Alaska was forced to leave her fatally injured infant son to lead rescuers slowed by fog to the crash site. » 12/01/13 12:00pm 12/01/13 12:00pm

Alaska Republicans Actually Laugh at the Mention of Civil Unions

If you ever wondered just where all that Republican derision for same-sex marriage comes from, this video of Alaska's Republican-led House Majority Caucus giggling at the mere suggestion that they consider domestic partnerships for same-sex couples will pretty much answer that question: the GOP is crammed full of… » 2/17/13 5:00pm 2/17/13 5:00pm

Lawmaker Named Dick Thinks Gals Should Have Men Sign Abortion…

Oh hey, another terrible idea about abortion! This time, it's coming from Alaska, the home of other terrible ideas like the Palins and the midnight sun. Not only is the state currently considering a bill that would require doctors to perform medically unnecessary ultrasounds on women prior to their receiving… » 3/21/12 5:30pm 3/21/12 5:30pm

Watch Julianne Moore Beat Sarah Palin at Her Own Game

It's difficult to think of 12 minutes that simultaneously give you a great appreciation for the craft of acting and also make you want to throttle someone. And yet that is exactly what this mashup of Sarah Palin's actual behavior and Julianne Moore's portrayal of it in Game Change accomplishes. The accuracy with… » 3/13/12 11:15pm 3/13/12 11:15pm

Palin Family's Diplomatic Relations with HBO Dissolve, Allegiance With …

In the Palin family, it is the best of times, it is the worst of times. It is a time of joyful preparation for Bristol's impending reality show on Lifetime, it is a frenzied scramble to debunk the lies of an impending movie about how Sarah ruined John McCain's 2008 Presidential campaign on HBO. So what has the family… » 3/02/12 6:00pm 3/02/12 6:00pm

Empire State Building Hosts Its First Same Sex Weddings

Today is the ultimate day for novelty weddings, but one of the most iconic places for romance, the Empire State Building, hosted two particularly special marriages today—and made a little history in the process. The New York landmark has been hosting Valentine's Day weddings for almost 20 years, but today marked the… » 2/14/12 11:15pm 2/14/12 11:15pm

Badass 85-Year-Old Woman Saves Her Husband From Moose Attack

One moose in Alaska sure picked the wrong woman to mess with-and it got the surprise of al lifetime when a tiny 85 year old woman came flying at it with a shovel. Here's how it went down: Dorothea Taylor was waiting in her truck one day when her husband of 40 years, George Murphy, went to get their dogs. She heard… » 1/24/12 10:30pm 1/24/12 10:30pm