Leslie Jones has become the target of hackers, who went on her website to share racist memes, her driver’s license and passport information, and private naked photographs. It’s a bewildering and terrible outcome to a saga that all started with... well, wait. Where did it start again?
How lovely it’s been to focus on news unrelated to the 2016 presidential election — a fine respite from that tugging urge to run howling into the sea. But alas, it’s time to say goodbye to the 2016 Summer Olympics. We offer you this space for closing ceremony conviviality, commiseration, and whatever else may be…
Last week, American swimmer Ryan Lochte shared a harrowing tale with the international media. On the way back from a party celebrating the Rio Olympics, the story went, he and three others were pulled over and violently robbed at gunpoint. In the ensuing days, Brazilian officials have raised doubts about their story.…
Serena Williams, number one ranked tennis player in the world and defending Olympic champion, is out after a loss to Elina Svitolina of Ukraine.
The Opening Ceremony isn’t until Friday night, but the first event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games has begun! Sweden is playing South Africa in women’s soccer right now.
In preparation for the Summer Olympics, Ryan Lochte, our favorite water-loving frat boy, has dyed his hair “light blue.” Um, jeahhhh, looks grey to me.
The fall-out from Russia’s Olympic doping scandal has been coming in bits and pieces, probably because so many governing sports organizations have to test and re-test Russian athletes. The verdict on Olympic swimmers has finally come down, and it’s looking bad for them.
On Sunday evening, after two evenings of official trials and seven months of intense qualifying observation, Team USA announced its five-woman Olympic squad.
Lady Gaga apparently had so much fun in Rio that she got a tattoo to commemorate her good times. Then, according to her Twitter account, she and her friends inexplicably burned the entire city to the ground. "Tonight, the love we made set Rio in Flames," tweet taunted Gaga. "I'll never forget that show Brazil. You Are…
As part of its Fashion Week Internationale series, Vice has made a documentary that explores the various tensions that currently surround race, gender and body type in Rio de Janeiro's burgeoning fashion industry. As the city sits poised like an extremely fashionable ocelot to become the fifth of the preeminent…
Seems like as good a time as any to direct your attention to this '80s-era clip of a young Arnold Schwarzenegger enjoying what Brazil has to offer during Carnival. Sample quote: "After watching the mulattos shake it, I can absolutely understand why Brazil is totally devoted to my favorite body part: The ass."
[Rio, February 14. Image via Bauer-Griffin]