Albert Maysles, the Documentarian Behind Grey Gardens, Has Passed Away

Renowned documentarian Albert Maysles, whose works include Salesman and the Rolling Stones doc Gimme Shelter, passed away Thursday night at 88. This year marks the 40th anniversary of his most famous documentary Grey Gardens, a strange and intimate look inside the lives of famed eccentrics Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale… » 3/06/15 2:00pm Today 2:00pm

Delia's to File for Bankruptcy, RIP Delia's

The death of bUtTeRfLy cLiP sWaG eMpORiUm Delia's, also known as dELIA*S, has been on the horizon for years now, and now, like a beloved dog in his good life's winter, Delia's is dead. The company, whose stock is selling at around a penny a share, will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and shutter all its… » 12/05/14 2:50pm 12/05/14 2:50pm

Sabah, Taboo-Busting Lebanese Icon of Stage and Screen, Dies at 87

Sabah, the Lebanese legend whose prolific singing and acting career lasted over 70 years, passed away at home in Beirut Wednesday morning, aged 87. She was, according to Beirut's Daily Star, "the first Arab singer to perform at Olympia in Paris, Carnegie Hall in New York, Piccadilly Theater in London and Sydney… » 11/26/14 4:30pm 11/26/14 4:30pm

Chef Making Snake Soup Fatally Bitten by Decapitated Cobra

Today in DON'T FUCK WITH SNAKES, a chef in southern China died when a spitting cobra he was preparing to cook bit him on the hand...20 minutes after he decapitated it. Chef Peng Fan was making snake soup—a regional specialty made with spitting cobra meat, which reportedly has "spectacular health benefits"—and was… » 8/25/14 7:10pm 8/25/14 7:10pm