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Spill Your Holiday Retail Worker Horror Stories.

Inspired by the thread that grew when I commented on Dodai's post about Macy's and Lord & Taylor's being open on (US) Thanksgiving, lets share our horrible experiences of having to work on days (or even the general holiday season) when most people are enjoying being with friends and family and you are stuck with a… » 10/15/13 9:31pm 10/15/13 9:31pm

A Serial Pigeon Throttler Is Stalking the Erudite Streets of Cambridge

Remember the brusque but ultimately golden-hearted transient woman in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York who helped Kevin defeat his adult foes with her team of loyal pigeons? Yeah, well, this story about a vigilante pigeon strangler stalking the streets of Cambridge, England is nothing like that at all. It’s actually a… » 9/06/13 9:30am 9/06/13 9:30am

When Your Smartphone Chauffeur Becomes a Stalker

Lyft, one of San Francisco's most beloved new apps, isn't a bad idea if you think about it very briefly: the city's transit service isn't great, so let's make it easy to pay for a ride from your fellow man. But, surprise, when you let almost anyone be a cab driver, your fellow man is going to creep you the hell out. » 7/16/13 2:38pm 7/16/13 2:38pm

Tell Us Your Worst Valentine's Day Stories and Share the Rage

Just when you've managed to forget the hell that is being alone on Christmas and New Year's, Valentine's Day rears its ugly heart-shaped head to remind you that you are singularly single and romantically inadequate. The Romantic Industrial Complex, combined with Capitalism's Conspicuous Consumption and Couples'… » 2/13/13 2:35pm 2/13/13 2:35pm