How to Be Stranded Indoors

In case you haven't heard, the chunk of America where most of the media lives is about to be buried in snow by an omnipotent but indifferent god. New York City is shutting off its express subway trains. Connecticut's blocking off roads. Boston is almost literally closed tomorrow. This all means that for the next 24… » 1/26/15 5:00pm 1/26/15 5:00pm

What You Need to Know About Today's "Crippling" Blizzard: Monday Update

After a short night of restless sleep, it appears that forecasters are still predicting the end of the world in the Northeast this evening. If you haven't panicked yet, you have several hours to do so before it's too late. Hug your children. Hoard booze. This is not a drill. Here's what you need to know to make it… » 1/26/15 11:27am 1/26/15 11:27am

Major Blizzard Set to Dump Feet of Snow on New York City and Boston

All signs point to a significant blizzard in the Northeast on Monday night and Tuesday, with major cities like New York and Boston probably measuring snow in feet by the time the storm clears out. If the forecast pans out, this will be one of the most significant winter storms we've seen in quite a few years. » 1/25/15 9:35pm 1/25/15 9:35pm

Designer Apologizes for Reply to Question About Oversexed Characters

The game director for Blizzard Entertainment's upcoming Heroes of the Storm has apologized for his treatment of a question about how characters are designed—specifically how multiplayer online battle arena games, of which Heroes is one, tend to hyper-sexualize female avatars. » 11/24/13 4:58pm 11/24/13 4:58pm

Stranded Real-Life Lady MacGyver Survives For 9 Days On Snow & Candy…

A 23-year-old student who lived on melted snow and candy bars during a 9 day ordeal in remote Arizona says she's thankful to be alive. And that's the last time she house sits at Dakota Fanning's ski chalet. » 12/22/11 4:15pm 12/22/11 4:15pm

Cabin Fever Is Serious Business

God shat on Chicago this week, blessing us with more than 20 inches of powdery white misery and two days of citywide chaos. In the blizzard's wake is only the misery and claustrophobia known as cabin fever. Suffer with me. » 2/05/11 2:05pm 2/05/11 2:05pm

Nation's Pets Bemused By Recent Snowfall

Last night's snow may have deprived us of our gossip, but it gave a bunch of dogs and cats something to look at for a while. And now they have a Tumblr. » 1/12/11 5:10pm 1/12/11 5:10pm

Hitting The Slopes In Suburban New Jersey

[Kearny, N.J., December 27: Justine Kasztelan, 17, practices winter sports downhill on a street in her neighborhood the morning following a snow storm. Lemons, lemonade! Image via AP.] » 12/28/10 3:30pm 12/28/10 3:30pm

Adorable Kids And Adorable Dogs Make The Most Of Snow

Whether you're snowed in or snowed out, you may enjoy these shots of kids and dogs playing in the drifts from this week's storm — and showing that snow rocks when you don't have a job. » 12/28/10 12:40pm 12/28/10 12:40pm

My Fight For A Flight Back To New York

After this weekend's Northeast snowpocalypse, you've probably been hearing stories about travelers delayed for hours, even days. So how does shit get so bad that your flight is pushed back a whole week? Allow me to explain, firsthand. » 12/28/10 9:34am 12/28/10 9:34am

The Best Blizzard Time-lapse Video You'll See Today

Watch a backyard in New Jersey get completely buried by snow. It took mother nature all night, but you can see it in the video in a matter of seconds. » 12/27/10 11:25am 12/27/10 11:25am

Worst Thing About Blizzards: Cats Tossed In Snow

Would you like to be tossed barefoot into an 8-foot snow bank? Then why would you do it to your cat? Hopefully the cat owners featured in these YouTube videos will find a poop in their snow boot. [The Awl] » 2/11/10 12:40pm 2/11/10 12:40pm

Dad Learns Girl Scout Cookie Blizzards Are For Girls Only

Speaking of Girl Scouts: In the commercial at left, a girl says her dad can't have Dairy Queen's Tagalong Blizzard because, "They're Girl Scout Cookie Blizzards. You're a boy." [BrandFreak] » 6/30/09 10:40am 6/30/09 10:40am