Let 20-Year-Old Hardware Store Clerk Kiiara Stun You With Debut 'Gold'

Christ, this song is good. Kiiara, a 20-year-old new singer-songwriter who lives in Illinois and works a day job at a hardware store, premiered her debut track on Fader last week, and it’s hugely impressive from the jump—catchy and abstract, snapping and glinting and glitching with perfect assurance. This particular… » 6/23/15 6:10pm 6/23/15 6:10pm

Most Expensive Cupcake Contender Is a Beautiful Waste Of Chocolate, Gold

There are a lot of titles that are worth pursuing in this world: Most Valuable Player, Most Likely to Succeed, maybe even Miss Congeniality. But vying for the most expensive cupcake is one thing I cannot for the life of me wrap my head around. It's stupid, and I kind of want to set this cupcake on fire. » 8/19/14 1:00pm 8/19/14 1:00pm

Russian Gold Medalists Get $120,000, a Brand New Mercedes

In case you didn't think that the Olympics were just one step away from being a gentler version of The Hunger Games (only injuries, rarely deaths), Russia has made the point much more salient by showering their medalists with money and extravagant prizes. While there's no Victor's village quite yet, athletes who… » 3/01/14 5:50pm 3/01/14 5:50pm

British Heptathlete Jessica Ennis Will Now Enjoy Some Wine with Her Gold Medal

After securing a fancy piece of gold jewelry in the heptathlon Friday night and breaking her personal best in the hurdles with a time of 12.54 seconds, popular British heptathlete Jessica Ennis has decided not to compete in today's 100m hurdles because, she's "more than happy" with the medal she already has and would… » 8/05/12 11:30am 8/05/12 11:30am

Let's All Take a Minute to Celebrate Ryan Lochte's Gold Medal Before He Eats It

Yesterday at the Olympics, Ryan Lochte won gold in the 400 meter individual medley, a race, I'm told by people who swam in high school, that's really hard. Hard like Ryan Lochte's body or his steely blue eyes. Help our newest American hero celebrate his win by telling him how good he looks in each and every one of… » 7/29/12 12:30pm 7/29/12 12:30pm

8-Woman U.S. Rowing Team Is Winning In Every Way

On Sunday, the U.S. team won an Olympic gold medal in the women's eight rowing competition for the first time since 1984, but that's not the only reason they are high on our list of teams we wish we were a part of. You can tell just from their post-race interview, shown in the clip above, what a loving and supportive… » 8/18/08 4:20pm 8/18/08 4:20pm