HBO Has Cancelled Looking, Will Wrap the Series Up With a Special 

Well, it's finally happened. After a second season spent speculating whether Patrick (ugh) and his friends would return to our screens, HBO has confirmed that the show, like Patrick's relationship with Kevin, is done as a series. But don't despair: a special is on the horizon. » 3/25/15 1:00pm Wednesday 1:00pm

Britney Spears Had the Shittiest Day, Y'all

I cannot tell a lie: I am a huge Britney Spears fan. I may not be into some of the deeper cuts, but I watched all of Chaotic, rooted for her recovery and I didn't completely disagree when Chris Crocker told everyone to leave her alone. It's pretty sad, then, that Britney's dad had to buy a video of her boyfriend… » 8/29/14 5:29pm 8/29/14 5:29pm

The World's Oldest Cat Has Shuffled Off This Mortal Coil

Sad news for fans of famously geriatric felines: Poppy, who was only recently certified by Guinness as the world's oldest cat, has died. She was 24. » 6/11/14 1:15pm 6/11/14 1:15pm

High School Senior Fulfills Dying Mother's Wish, Graduates At Bedside

On Thursday, Megan Sugg graduated almost a month early from Glen Burnie High School in Maryland. The occasion, which featured the requisite robes, flowers, and speeches was more subdued than most high school graduations. Megan Sugg was graduating at the bedside of her dying mother. Seeing her daughter graduate was… » 5/12/14 9:40am 5/12/14 9:40am

Lea Michele Posts Lovely, Heartbreaking Photo Of Cory Monteith

Lea Michele posted this photo of her and Cory Monteith in happier times to commemorate his birthday and pay respect to the late actor. They look so happy in this picture that it's difficult not to feel sad about what might have been. » 5/12/14 12:15am 5/12/14 12:15am

The Dark And Tragic History of Mother's Day

This year marks 100 years since President Woodrow Wilson officially deemed the second Sunday of May to be Mother's Day. And even though Mother's Day is a great occasion (official reminder) to celebrate our moms and the idea of motherhood, the history of the holiday is incredibly sad—an example of standard… » 5/11/14 1:30pm 5/11/14 1:30pm

To Do: Lie Down and Listen to This Sad Remix of Pharrell's 'Happy'

Tonight, if you need to chill out, have some wine and a good cry, let this "Woodkid Sad Remix" of "Happy" — seen on Stereogum — be your soundtrack. » 3/26/14 7:10pm 3/26/14 7:10pm

Help a Grieving Widow Find Out How To Preserve a Sign From Her Husband

In a touching change of pace from what is usually batshit crime news out of Florida, a Shalimar woman named Sally Colburn who lost her husband in May had been waiting for her to send him a sign. » 8/10/13 4:30pm 8/10/13 4:30pm

How science fiction helped me through my grief

During the second to last episode of Battlestar Galactica, we learned that, before the destruction of the Twelve Colonies, Laura Roslin lost her father and her sisters in a car accident. How horrible, I remember thinking. This explains so much about her emotional armor, how slow she is to grow close to anyone. It also… » 6/16/13 7:00am 6/16/13 7:00am

White Girls Club Just "Got Out Of Hand," Says Oblivious Mom of Racist

On March 14th, a number of students came into Franklin High School in Somerset County, New Jersey, wearing a T-shirt that read "White Girls Club celebrates Pi Day.” The club, allegedly started by eight friends and having exponentially grown since (including students from nearby schools) thanks to social media, has… » 5/11/13 5:30pm 5/11/13 5:30pm

A Depressingly Large Percentage of Nigerian Women Are Using Harmful…

Last September a horrific-sounding "intimate bleaching product" gained popularity in India and Thailand, which promised to make vulvas "fairer within four weeks." While the shock value garnered this a lot of coverage, sadly, skin bleaching has actually been immensely popular for quite some time. » 4/06/13 1:30pm 4/06/13 1:30pm

The Fraggles Were Actually Incredibly Depressed

If you want to watch the most whimsical looking, snuggliest adorable moppets say some of the saddest shit you've ever heard, you've come to the right place. How can something so huggable make you want to hold your knees to your chest and rock in the corner for the rest of the day? » 4/04/13 1:25pm 4/04/13 1:25pm