How to Feel About Ariel Castro's Suicide

Last night, just a month and change into serving his life + 1,000-year sentence for kidnapping three Cleveland women and keeping them captive under hellish conditions for a decade, Ariel Castro committed suicide in jail. After I heard the news, I felt a range of awful, base emotions, none of which made me feel good… » 9/04/13 11:30am 9/04/13 11:30am

Police Visit Cleveland Horror House Many Times, Fail to Note Horrors

In new news from Cleveland's horrific kidnapping case, neighbors are alleging that they called the police multiple times to the home where Ariel Castro and his two brothers held Michelle Knight, Gina DeJesus, and Amanda Berry hostage for ten years. Neighbors claim that even though their calls described chilling… » 5/07/13 9:30pm 5/07/13 9:30pm

Reckless Driver Speeds Around School Bus, Forced to Hold Idiot Sign on…

You know how when you're late for something and there's a school bus unloading children in your way, you sometimes just have to be all, "Fuck it, I'm just gonna drive on the sidewalk from now on! Problem solved!"? No? Well, Sheena Hardin of Cleveland does. In fact, she was caught on camera bobbing and weaving and now… » 11/14/12 9:15pm 11/14/12 9:15pm

Cleveland Bus Driver Suspended After Punching Female Passenger

A 96-second video of an altercation between a 22-year-old Cleveland municipal bus driver named Artis Hughes and a 25-year-old female passenger later identified as Shidea Lane has gone viral on Reddit and is now gaining attention nationally. The video features Lane and Hughes in a verbal argument, during which Hughes… » 10/13/12 3:15pm 10/13/12 3:15pm

Your Kid May Never Know the Joy of a Trip to the School Nurse's Office

Chances are you have more than a few memories of being sent to the school nurse as a kid. Maybe you were faking a stomach ache because you wanted to go home. Maybe you'd gotten hit in the face with a basketball at recess. Maybe you'd thrown up in your classroom and were on the verge of dying from embarrassment.… » 5/25/12 10:00am 5/25/12 10:00am

Adding Cash to Flash Mobs Makes Them Much More Tolerable

It's hard not to recoil at the very mention of anything having to do with a flash mob. Once a quirky little happening, they went on to become both a cause of violent looting and rioting and also one of the world's most annoying ways to propose to someone. But now, finally, there might be a reason to love them again.… » 3/26/12 10:30am 3/26/12 10:30am