After UVA, Prominent Women Share Their Sexual Assault Stories 

The unbelievable shitstorm surrounding the Rolling Stone story about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia isn't showing the slightest signs of dying down. The numerous and serious questions about how the story was handled have all pretty much been outlined; now, God help us, it's time for adorable trolls… » 12/19/14 11:10am 12/19/14 11:10am

Everyone Knows Heartbreak. That Doesn't Make It Any Less Devastating.

Not to exaggerate too terribly much, but we are all hyperbolic as fuck now. No, most things hardly qualify as truly "awesome" in spite of rampant use of the word, and checking out someone's Facebook photos, the ones they posted deliberately with the explicit understanding (or hope) that they would be looked at does… » 12/19/13 6:25pm 12/19/13 6:25pm

Mother Forced to Leave Dying Infant to Direct Rescuers to Plane Crash

News of yet another aviation disaster (this one in the all-but-impenetrable Alaska wilderness) has an extra heart-wrenching twist: a mother who survived a plane crash in remote southwest Alaska was forced to leave her fatally injured infant son to lead rescuers slowed by fog to the crash site. » 12/01/13 12:00pm 12/01/13 12:00pm

Brave Dog May Change the Face of Domestic Violence Shelters, Make You Cry All Over Yourself

Last summer, a Kansas City woman's life was saved when her brave Great Dane threw himself over the woman's body as she was beaten by her boyfriend. After the incident, the woman fled to a domestic violence shelter. But what would happen to the animal that saved her life? » 1/17/12 4:00pm 1/17/12 4:00pm