Last month, Asheville, N.C. coffee shop Waking Life Espresso was forced to close up shop indefinitel

Last month, Asheville, N.C. coffee shop Waking Life Espresso was forced to close up shop indefinitely after its owners were outed as the misogynists behind pick-up-artist podcast Holistic Game. Now, former employee Sarah Winkler, along with Lindsey Pitman and Brock Kehoe, are raising money to rent a second location… »10/01/15 3:50pm10/01/15 3:50pm


Asheville Coffee Shop Owners Secretly Ran Misogynistic Pickup Artist Podcast, Blog 

Last week, Jared Rutledge and Jacob Owens were considered upstanding members of the unusually liberal Asheville, North Carolina community. As the owners of Waking Life Espresso, they had made a name for themselves in the town, supplying goods to a number of local establishments as well as coffee shops nationwide. But… »9/21/15 3:25pm9/21/15 3:25pm

Idiot Arrested for Bringing Assault Rifle, Kevlar Vest On Mall Outing

Some people like taking pictures of themselves with their guns. That’s fine, as the world needs all kinds. Most people, though, would understand that trying to take a picture with your guns should be done at home and not in a busy mall on the eve of Independence Day. Army sergeant Bryan Scott Wolfinger didn’t. »7/03/15 4:00pm7/03/15 4:00pm

Pregnant Woman Disappears Right Before Giving Birth

A Salisbury, North Carolina woman named Carrie Bradshaw-Crowther was scheduled to give birth via C-section on Tuesday morning, but vanished right before she was supposed to head to the hospital. The 49-year-old woman’s daughter, Lauren Lusk, was supposed to drive them to the appointment. Bradshaw-Crowther told Lusk to… »6/07/15 6:30pm6/07/15 6:30pm

North Carolina Frat Suspended for Notebook of Rape and Lynching Jokes

North Carolina State University's Pi Kappa Phi has been suspended by its national leadership after a waitress at a university near campus discovered a pledge book allegedly authored by the fraternity's members. The book was filled with jokes about rape, lynching, and racial slurs. According to local news station WRAL,… »3/23/15 11:30am3/23/15 11:30am

Appeals Court Strikes Down North Carolina Ultrasound Law 

A federal appeals court has permanently blocked a North Carolina law that would have forced women to undergo an ultrasound and hear a detailed description before being allowed to have an abortion. In their decision, the appeals judges called the law "ideological in intent and in kind" and said it "risks the infliction… »12/22/14 4:15pm12/22/14 4:15pm