This Kid Just Died [VIDEO]: Grief Porn Enters the Facebook Era

Right now, in a place you've never visited, a person you'll never know is dying. If he's dying in a particularly devastating way—and, more importantly, if he is leaving behind shareable content—it is possible that millions of strangers will mourn his or her death tomorrow. Why? » 11/21/14 1:31pm 11/21/14 1:31pm

This Is What Shattered Dreams Look Like

That sound you hear? The one that sounds like glass breaking softly into a thousand pieces? That's this kid's innocence being crushed into the fine dust that will settle on him as unending disappointment. Because today this boy became a man. Today, he's 300% done with life. This kid? He. Can't. Even. » 10/12/14 3:00pm 10/12/14 3:00pm

Jon Stewart's Post-9/11 Daily Show Was Tearful, Hopeful & Amazing

The terrorist attacks of 13 years ago today ground the lives of millions to a shocked halt, and the first episode of The Daily Show to air after the attacks today serves as a reminder of just how emotionally raw everything still felt in the aftermath. » 9/11/14 5:20pm 9/11/14 5:20pm

Veteran Climber Plunges to His Death Only Hours After Marriage Proposal

Saturday should have been a great day for Brad Parker. He and his girlfriend had just climbed Yosemite's Cathedral Peak and when they reached the top, Parker asked Jainee Dial to marry him. She said yes. Only hours later, Parker was dead, falling 300 feet when he lost his balance. » 8/19/14 8:30pm 8/19/14 8:30pm

Erin Corwin's Body Found in Mine Shaft, Marine Boyfriend Arrested

A sad update on the story of Erin Corwin, the pregnant California woman who's been missing since June 28: Corwin's body has been found in the bottom of a mine shaft near Twentynine Palms. Former Marine Christopher Brandon Lee, with whom Corwin was reportedly having an affair, has been arrested for her murder. » 8/18/14 10:30pm 8/18/14 10:30pm

Why Would I Ever Want to Bring a Child Into This Fucked Up World?

Yesterday, four little Palestinian boys from the same family playing on a Gaza beach were killed by an Israeli missile. Today, a plane full of people was shot down while flying over the Ukraine. » 7/17/14 5:15pm 7/17/14 5:15pm

Texas Killer Broke Down Door, Tied Up and Shot Entire Family

A Texas man allegedly kicked down the door of his former in-laws' house, tied up the couple and their five children, and shot all of them in the head. The couple's 15-year-old daughter played dead until her ex-uncle left, then alerted police that he was on his way to murder her grandparents. Ron Haskell, 33, was… » 7/11/14 4:30pm 7/11/14 4:30pm

Cops Blame Porn (Not Bullying) for Bullied College Student's Suicide

On April 16th, 19-year-old University of Wisconsin-River Falls student Alyssa Funke committed suicide. In the weeks prior, she'd suffered an avalanche of threats and bullying from former high school classmates. But police are eager to blame pornography — and not online harassment — for her suicide. » 5/21/14 6:00pm 5/21/14 6:00pm

Sochi Olympics Sounding More and More Like a Death Trap

I've never been obsessed with the Olympics to the point that I'd buy officially licensed Olympic gear; however, I have been an enthusiastic viewer of the Olympics to the point that sometimes I have nightmares that are narrated by Elfi Schlegel. But in the build up to these Sochi Winter Games, now less than 2 weeks… » 1/23/14 6:30pm 1/23/14 6:30pm

8-Year-Old Boy Dies After Rescuing 6 People From Burning Home

Saddest: Firefighters say an 8-year-old boy who saved 6 people from an early morning fire in Penfield, New York lost his life while trying to save a 7th person — his disabled uncle. » 1/22/14 1:20pm 1/22/14 1:20pm

Mother Kills Two Of Her Children While Performing An Exorcism

In completely awful news, police have charged two people with the deaths of two young children, a one-year-old and a two-year-old, in Maryland on Saturday, the result of what authorities believe was an exorcism. » 1/19/14 11:30pm 1/19/14 11:30pm

Arrests Made In The Murders of Former Miss Venezuela and Her Ex-Husband

Five suspects have been arrested in the murders of former Miss Venezuela Monica Spear, 29, and her ex-husband Thomas Henry Berry, 39. The pair were shot and killed in front of their 5-year-old daughter during an attempted robbery. » 1/09/14 11:30pm 1/09/14 11:30pm

Former Miss Venezuela Shot and Killed in Roadside Robbery

This is completely awful. Monica Spear, 29, former Miss Venezuela and current telenovela star, was shot and killed while vacationing in her home country. Spear's boyfriend was also killed. Venezuela has been called the most dangerous country in South America, due to government and police corruption, arms… » 1/07/14 5:30pm 1/07/14 5:30pm

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

Police Helicopter Crashes Into Pub in Glasgow, Killing Eight

A police helicopter crashed into a crowded pub in Glasgow late Friday night, killing everyone on board as well as five people inside the establishment. Fourteen other people remain hospitalized with serious injuries. » 11/30/13 3:02pm 11/30/13 3:02pm

The Sriracha Factory Might Be Closing, but You Can Make Your Own!

Sick and tired of essentially living inside a giant cloud of pepper spray, residents of Irwindale, CA petitioned to have the Huy Fong Foods factory (makers of Sriracha) shut down until they can regulate their fumes. Yesterday, city officials filed suit. A judge will decide on Thursday whether or not to grant the order. » 10/30/13 1:30pm 10/30/13 1:30pm

Family Gets Driven Out of Missouri Town After Daughter Gets Raped

A horrifying story out of Missouri: A mother was run out of a small town after her daughter blacked out at a party filled with older high school athletes and was left, with clear marks of rape, on the front lawn of her home in freezing weather. » 10/13/13 5:17pm 10/13/13 5:17pm

Finally, Some Chalk Art Being Used for a Noble Purpose

Two young boys leave messages with chalk on a sidewalk near the finish line of Monday's Boston Marathon explosions, which killed at least three and injured more than 140, Thursday, April 18, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) » 4/18/13 10:30pm 4/18/13 10:30pm

Tragedy Is Not a Competition: How to Talk About Boston

Welcome to a very special episode of Friendzone, Jezebel's column devoted to dealing with the valuable people in your life who you're not humping. In this installment, we're tackling one from the comments on Boston: dealing with your sanctimonious friend who says we should reallllly be talking about [insert other… » 4/17/13 10:50am 4/17/13 10:50am