Is This Man Too Rich and Handsome To Have Murdered His Father? (No.)

Let the games begin! Now that hot felon Jeremy Meeks is old news, the public is dying for a "too sexy to have done it" murderer to steal their hearts and Thomas Gilbert Jr., a 30-year-old man who allegedly killed his father over a cut in his allowance, is this year's sexy criminal to beat. Murderous and frugal? Be… »1/06/15 12:30pm1/06/15 12:30pm

New UK Bill to Let Women Inherit Titles Named After Downton Abbey

Let this serve as the end of the debate over whether life imitates art or art imitates life (it's the former, but you're entitled to your entirely incorrect opinion): a new bill snaking its way through the UK's House of Lords would change a 400-year-old system of agnatic primogeniture and allow baronets to pass their… »12/29/13 12:00pm12/29/13 12:00pm

Spiteful Father Stipulated in His Will that His Gay Son Had to Marry a Woman for a Share in Inheritance

A contender for most spiteful father of 2012 has emerged and his name, according to the New York Post, is the late Frank Mandelbaum, whose death in 2007 has not prevented him from trying to shame his gay son from beyond the grave. Mandelbaum's will stipulated that his son Robert's future progeny would not receive any… »8/19/12 9:35pm8/19/12 9:35pm

Zygotes Aren't Entitled to Dead Parent's Benefits, Says Most Twilight Zone-y Supreme Court Ruling Ever

Well, thank goodness that's settled. The Supreme Court ruled today that children conceived via in vitro fertilization after the death of a parent aren't automatically entitled to that dead parent's Social Security benefits, as they're not technically "survivors," because they're not "natural children" as defined by… »5/21/12 6:00pm5/21/12 6:00pm

The new documentary Inheritance is about the meeting between Monika Hertwig, daughter of brutal Nazi

The new documentary Inheritance is about the meeting between Monika Hertwig, daughter of brutal Nazi commander Amon Goeth (played by Ralph Fiennes in Schindler's List), and Helen Jonas, who was forced to serve as Goeth's personal maid, more than a half century after Goeth was hanged for war crimes. In an NPR… »12/04/08 12:30pm12/04/08 12:30pm