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

Let's Remember Lauren Bacall With One of Her Most Famous Movie Scenes

Today at her home, Lauren Bacall, a screen legend and one of the greatest actress in cinema history, died at the age of 89. This scene from the 1944 film To Have and Have Not is absolutely one her best performances in her long, illustrious career and it's a fitting way to remember her legendary life and career. » 8/12/14 11:30pm 8/12/14 11:30pm

RIP, Juicy Couture! Early 2000s Staple Is Closing All Its US Stores

It's the end of an era! Specifically, an era when you could readily locate and pay full price for pastel terrycloth trackpants with the word "JUICY" emblazoned real big across the butt. Juicy Couture—early-oughts icon and ever-present uniform of girls who were mean to me in college—is shuttering all of its US stores… » 6/20/14 7:15pm 6/20/14 7:15pm

Biker Gang to Protect Maya Angelou's Funeral from Westboro Protest

The body of the late poet, performer, speaker, activist, actress, writer, and certified national treasure Maya Angelou will be interred after both public and private services this week. And, as with most solemn and high-profile post-tragedy events, the prescription strength assholes of the Westboro Baptist Church plan… » 6/02/14 5:00pm 6/02/14 5:00pm

Moms of the World, Despair!!! Coldwater Creek Is Going Out of Business

You guys. If ever there were a time to stock up on boxy boucle one-button cardigans and a shoe that's kind of a clog but kind of a sneaker with an appliqued daisy on the toe-box, THAT TIME IS NOW. Because Coldwater Creek, the indefatigable catalog staple of moms everywhere, is officially going out of business. » 4/11/14 5:45pm 4/11/14 5:45pm

Everything I Know About Life I Learned From Groundhog Day

Harold Ramis, who died Monday at age 69, was a comedy supergenius. He made movies for everyone, but I was drawn to them for their absurdity and wit via a very specific breed of person they highlighted: Smart people with bad attitudes, the people you might describe as too clever for their own good, AKA wiseasses.… » 2/25/14 11:00am 2/25/14 11:00am