With clasped hands and solemn gazes, the members of famed a cappella group Pentatonix silently comforted vocalist Avi Kaplan as he announced, in a video posted to Facebook today, that he would be taking a step back from the group. “This decision... has been one of the toughest decisions to make in my entire life,”…
In November 2013, Yahoo hired high-profile TV news anchor Katie Couric to be its “global anchor,” a nebulous position that company CEO Marissa Mayer said would involve “being the face of Yahoo News and shooting features for our homepage.” Couric was compensated handsomely for the deal, receiving $6 million per year,…
Doing your best to stay up with current events can often feel like drowning in a torrent of never ending bad news. With information coming at you in every direction, it’s easy to get burned out. Compassion and solidarity are important, but being an informed citizen doesn’t mean you always have to go down with the ship.
2015's already off to a promising start: This could be the year monarch butterflies land on the endangered species list. Great! Just great.
This week, for all intents and purposes, was shit. But now it's the weekend. Let's talk about that, instead.
Here's a new thing to get frothy over: a new study shows that women who read depressing news stories get much more worked up about it, and they stay stressed out about it for much longer than their male counterparts. In fact, reading stuff that stresses you out might spill into and negatively impact other areas in…
Here's a dispatch from the Department of Never Letting You Have Fun Ever: Regular consumption of sugary drinks causes heart damage, it doesn't matter if you're fat, skinny, trapezoid shaped, or Alex Mack. But you're going to keep drinking sweetened crap, aren't you?
One of the UK's largest costume collections has been destroyed by a fire. Military uniforms worn in The King's Speech were among the items burned, as well as costumes worn in BBC period dramas. The owner of the establishment, 76-year-old Lionel Digby, says: "It took me 45 years to build up the collection and now it's…
Oy vey. A 48-year-old German man has been charged 350 counts of sexual abuse — including molesting his daughter from the age of 12, fathering 7 children by his stepdaughter, abusing his stepson, and prostituting out the two girls to other men. The kicker? If convicted, he faces, at most, 15 years in prison.
The 28-year-old professional show jumper, Olympian, and daughter of NYC's mayor took a fell off her horse during a tournament, suffering a concussion and fracturing her spine. She walked away from the fall and didn't feel severe pain until later.
The anonymous adult-film star's infection is the first such case in over a year; the news has shut down both Vivid and Wicked's studios. Two more performers are currently being tested. Are stricter condom regulations forthcoming?
Greg Sgammato wrote a piece mocking "fat chicks" (or, in his words, "elephants" and "wildebeests") for the Johns Hopkins News-Letter. Now you can see the face of this witty social critic — and his News-Letter partner in crime.
The editors of the Johns Hopkins News-Letter have issued an apology for a piece titled "Local Bison Bear All At Psi Kappa Psi Lingerave," noting that it "was deliberately written as a satirical piece."
The editors of the Johns Hopkins News-Letter apparently decided it would be a great idea to start the school year by celebrating misogyny and sexism, posting two heinous articles that center around drinking and "fat chicks."
Simon Doonan apologizes for an unfunny joke he made about Andre Leon Talley's turban at the CFDA Awards. Imagine how pissed ALT would have been if Simon commented on his floor-length velvet cape. • Developers say "The Audrey" a "kitchen computer for women" flopped because of the economy, but we think its failure had…