Patti Smith Continues to Work, Continues to Rule

In the catalog of People Who Inspire Us, few leave me quite as verklempt and in awe as Patti Smith, whose memoir Just Kids comforted me through my first year in New York and whose album Horses is one of my favorites of all time. But perhaps what's most amazing about her is her constant ability to continue to create… » 2/18/15 7:10pm 2/18/15 7:10pm

Jamie Lynn Spears Is the Celebrity Monarch for Krewe of Mardi Paws

Jamie Lynn Spears, who we last saw being a hero when she broke up a fight at a Pita Pit by calmly threatening a whole group of brawling dudes with a knife, will be the celebrity monarch at this year's Krewe of Mardi Paws parade. Ideally, this will be the first of many honors for the far superior Spears sister. » 2/02/15 7:00pm 2/02/15 7:00pm

Heroic Grocery Clerk Saved Hostages During Parisian Market Siege


Amidst the horrific news that's come out of Paris this week, a ray of humanity appears: a 24-year old Muslim grocery clerk, Lassana Bathily, who was working at the kosher market that came under terrorist siege the day after masked gunmen shot and killed 12 at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, managed to save 15… » 1/10/15 12:15pm 1/10/15 12:15pm

Are You Hurting Your Brain By "Hate-Watching" Bad Television?

Everybody does it. We obsessively watch TV shows that we kind of despise, and then we mock them, and complain about them on the internet afterwards. "Hate-watching" is a thing now. What's going on — are we just masochists? Are we doing serious damage to our bodies? What's the worst thing that could happen to us? » 11/03/14 4:29pm 11/03/14 4:29pm

Need a Dramatic Helicopter Rescue? Prince William Might Pick You Up

Good news, East Anglia!!! Get stranded in the Chiltern Hills or grievously wounded in Norwich City Center (too much pedestrianization, imo), and a handsome literal prince might LITERALLY COME RESCUE YOU. Literal Prince William has taken a job as a medevac helicopter pilot with East Anglian Air Ambulance, which means… » 8/07/14 12:00pm 8/07/14 12:00pm