Let's All Take a Moment to Celebrate Algeria's Rad-Looking Metal Festival 

Algeria, which is 99 percent Muslim and skews very socially conservative, is also, surprisingly, home to a tiny, diehard community of metalheads, including a fair number of women. Earlier this month, the city of Constantine hosted Fest 213, a rare opportunity for them to headbang publicly and joyously. »Tuesday 1:44pm11/24/15 1:44pm


High on Wonder: People Who Experience More Awe Are Nicer, Better People

Since awesome just means cool nowadays and not awe-inspiring, then real awe may be a bit like porn at this point—hard to define, but we know it when we see it. Yet, unlike copious porn exposure, researchers say that the more you experience genuine wonder, the better you will behave toward your fellow person as a… »5/28/15 3:30pm5/28/15 3:30pm

American Hero Nonchalantly Adjusts Boobs Before Baseball Game Selfie

Before this video, I thought there were only two reasons to go to a baseball game: One, to eat as many garlic fries as possible before vomiting and 2, arguing with the people in front of you about something of no actual consequence. Now I know there are three reasons to go. The third reason? Glorious, shameless,… »5/04/15 11:20pm5/04/15 11:20pm

​'Saturday Morning Slow-Jams' is Back with a Gummi Bears Cover

We absolutely loved the Duck Tales cover (I still go back to just listen to it—it's a great song), and now Scott Bradlee and his crew are back with their latest take on a cartoon theme song as part of their Saturday Morning Slow-Jams series. This time they jammed on the 'Gummi Bears' theme song and it is delightful. … »5/18/14 5:00pm5/18/14 5:00pm

Your Mind Will Be Blown When You Realize This Isn't a Parrot

What a beautiful parrot, no? Look at all those colors, those beautiful feathers, that elegant tail (bear with me, I am no a parrot aficionado, I am just trying to get you into the mood. Here have some birdseed). And then, after you have admired it, look closer, closer (not that close!—Aladdin joke!), stare at the… »3/15/14 6:15pm3/15/14 6:15pm

Laverne Cox Will Bring You To Your Feet With This Speech

Ready to fire up your Saturday night? Then you've got to watch Laverne Cox's opening speech at the Creating Change conference organized by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Punctuated by applause throughout, the Orange Is The New Black star discusses her journey, the hardships of growing up different, what it… »2/01/14 6:52pm2/01/14 6:52pm

My Teddy Bear From Daddy Is The Best Music Video You've Never Seen

The internet is a strange and frightening place where anyone can post anything, from home videos of their parrot's first birthday to really sad yelp reviews of private investigators who caught your dad with another woman (sorry, mom!). It's also a place where unsigned artists, those doing it for the love of the game,… »2/01/14 4:10pm2/01/14 4:10pm

Kristen Bell Will Let Her Daughter Watch Her Sex Scenes

Goddamnit, Kristen Bell, why can't you ever do anything wrong? Why can't you just give us a reason to dislike you like all the other celebrities? how am I supposed to feel good about my choices when you stop by Chelsea Lately and effortlessly talk about both being over skiing (agree, terrifying) and about how you're… »1/18/14 2:26pm1/18/14 2:26pm

Teen Girl Gets Apple to Look Into Its Offensive Definition of 'Gay'

While doing some research for a school project on gay rights, 15-year-old Becca Gorman was shocked to find that Apple's dictionary app includes a definition of the word "gay" straight out of the troubled psyche of a homophobic tweenager: "informal foolish; stupid: making students wait for the light is kind of a gay… »11/13/13 7:15pm11/13/13 7:15pm

Rad Dad Hacks Donkey Kong So His Daughter Can Be the Hero

Mike Mika's three-year-old daughter loves playing old video games with him. One day, when they were duel conquering Donkey Kong, she became a bit miffed because she could only pick Mario to rescue Pauline, and not the other way around. That's not only due to Mario being the worst (just ask Wario, he'll tell you all… »3/11/13 10:30pm3/11/13 10:30pm