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December 15, 2012

A Local Crisis Meets The Global Social Web

Ryan Lanza was not the shooter. Complex lessons from confused coverage of the Sandy Hook massacre.

I'm From Newtown

The site of the most horrible tragedy imaginable is my hometown. This is how that feels.

Obama Hears A New Argument: Gun Control Could Win Democrats Votes

Gun control has moved "to the center, and past it," say advocates. Quiet consideration of the force that really moves legislation: midterm elections.

Gollum Is Scarier Than Ever In "The Hobbit" @

Is Smeagol after his precious -- or his go-go juice?

The Sinclair - Drink - Harvard Square

Now rocking out in Harvard Square, the music promo dudes at The Bowery have overhauled the former Phatt Boys (Seriously. There actually was a night club named Phatt Boys) into a 500-plus capacity, industrial-aesthetic'd concert venue/rustic bar &…

15 Best Cookbooks Of 2012

Buying someone a cookbook for the holidays = Cool. Buying someone a little ingredient they'll use with it = The Coolest. Here's your guide to both.

The Duck Faces Of SantaCon

SantaCon, a yearly barcrawl of people dressed in Santa costumes, happens today. And it's the worst.

The World Reacts To Sandy Hook

Yesterday's tragedy as told by the covers of 29 foreign newspapers.

Kevin Durant Wrote "Newtown, CT" On His Shoes Last Night

A small gesture after the shooting.

Remembering Sandy Hook Principal Dawn Hochsprung In Her Own Words

Hochsprung, 47, was one of those killed in the massacre at the elementary school that she was devoted to. Her twitter account was singularly devoted to her pride and enthusiasm for Sandy Hook elementary students and their education.

Hillary Clinton Faints, Is Recovering From A Concussion

The U.S. Secretary of State is recovering at home after fainting from dehydration.

PHOTOS: Fan Correction With George Takei, Kellan Lutz, Jimmy Pardo, JEFF The Brotherhood & More! @

Guests: Kellan Lutz, Jimmy Pardo, And Musical Guests Jeff The Brotherhood

Kevin Garnett Comforts Grieving Rockets Coach Kevin McHale

McHale's daughter Sasha just passed away from lupus. Garnett, who McHale drafted and mentored, approached his friend after last night's Celtics-Rockets game.

23 Ecstatic Kids On Christmas Morning

Santa really got it right.

This Goat Wears Pink Rain Boots To Help With Her Arthritis

Aw, poor Maisie. At least the boots are fab.

Who Was Adam Lanza, The Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting Suspect?

A picture of the quiet, troubled 20-year-old begins to emerge in the wake of yesterday's shooting. Lanza is reported to be among the 28 dead at the elementary school in Newtown, Conn.

In Newtown, Night Falls And The Sun Rises

Friday night and Saturday morning in the Connecticut town grieving after a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School left 28 dead.

Mike Huckabee Links Newtown Shooting To Lack Of Religion In Schools [VIDEO]

Mike Huckabee sparked controversy on Twitter after liberal blog, Think Progress, pointed to his appearance on Fox News' "Your World" Friday, in which the Republican presidential candidate linked Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary to the…

Politicians React To Elementary School Shooting On Twitter

Nancy Pelosi, Cory Booker, Kristin Gillibrand, Jack Reed and Connecticut mayors react to elementary school shooting. Nadler calls for gun control.

Top 5 Moments Of The 12/12/12: The Concert For Sandy Relief

12/12/12: The Concert for Sandy Relief features performances by Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Alicia Keys, Billy Joel

Cenk In Response To Mike Huckabee's Comments On School Shooting

In response to the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., that killed at least 27 people including 20 children, Fox News host Mike Huckabee said, “We ask why there’s violence in our schools, but we systematically remove God from our schools.”

The Onion, Often The Most Emotionally Honest Media Source

The Onion takes on the CT school shootings in a series of articles. First, there's Fuck Everything, Nation Reports: Following the

Tragic Shooting At A Connecticut Elementary School

A shooting at a Connecticut elementary school Friday killing nearly 30 people, including many children. The community shares their thoughts to the victims of the Newtown tragedy.

The "Homeland" Finale: The 29 Worst Moments Of Season 2!

It was an implausible, meandering mess of a second season for the Emmy-winning Homeland.

Manuel Pardo: The Real Dexter

Manuel Pardo was a Miami cop who moonlighted as a serial killer. But you probably never heard of him.

31 Year-Old Handgun Violence Ad Still Relevant Today

It ran in 1981, shortly after John Lennon was murdered.

Roger Ebert On The Media's Coverage Of School Shootings

From his review of Gus Van Sant's Elephant, a fictionalized account of a Columbine-like school shooting, here's Roger Ebert on the media's behavior while reporting these kinds of events.

Best Media Errors And Corrections Of 2012

This is one of my favorite annual lists: Regret the Error's best (and worst) media errors and corrections. Here, for example, is the correction of the year from the Economist:

Made In The Shades

Block the sun with style

JACHS Webstore - Upkeep

The team behind JACHS (Just A Cheap Shirt) have launched an e-commerce site, and it's stocked with their latest crop of "ruggedly sophisticated", Americana-inspired duds that'll make you "look great without really trying". Apparently part of looking…

Heist - Drink - Dupont Circle - Thrillist Washington DC

Unlike with most DC clubs, going to Heist isn't highway robbery. It's some way classier form of robbery, as the place is decked out with gold jail bars, "artifacts" from "high-class art thefts", and surveillance footage from actual bank jobs. Also:…

Doma - Eat - Beverly Hills - Thrillist Los Angeles

The owner's of the classic Italian steakhouse Dan Tana's are behind this more causal, same-amount-of-white-tablecloths Medi-Ital bistro, which's serving up amazeballsness like bolognese-soaked fried risotto, um, balls, plus port-braised lamb shank.

Burger Duvet Cover - Own

While you may be familiar with passing out in your bed with a cheeseburger, now you can know the joys of slumbering beneath a very, very large and delicious illustration of one thanks to this Burger Duvet Cover, which comes with a pair of matching…

Madelyn - Drink - West Village - Thrillist New York

A drinks man who's worked such varied places as Blaue Gans and Holiday Cocktail Lounge teamed with a chef from The Hotel on Rivington and 5 Ninth for this above-street-level lounge/restaurant with a huge retractable front window and a fireplace to…

Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting: 29 Dead Including 22 Children At Connecticut School

Adam Lanza, 20, the son of a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School went from room-to-room this morning shooting dead students and teachers after killing his mom Nancy at her Newtown home.

Anne Hathaway Wardrobe Malfunction: Les Miserables Star On The 'Devastation' Of Those Underwear-less Photos

It has happened to Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, but now the usually demure Anne Hathaway has been caught going commando, in embarrassing pictures taken at the premiere of her new film.

Sean Penn: Actors Make Monkey-f*ck-rat Movies

“I just did this picture that I enjoyed doing. Gangster Squad. But I do think that in general the standard of aspiration is low,” he told the magazine. “Very low. And mostly they’re just doing a bunch of monkey-f*ck-rat movies, most actors and…

Hugh Grant Got Banned From The Daily Show, Stewart's Least Favorite

Jon Stewart recently revealed during a live appearance with Stephen Colbert that Hugh Grant was his all-time, least-favorite Daily Show guest and was banned from the show after an appearance to promote Did You Hear about the Morgans. I accidentally…

Mysterious Indiana Jones Package At U. Of Chicago Still No Explanation

A package arrived at the University of Chicago admissions department yesterday addressed to Indiana Jones, and as of now, no one knows why. The news come to us via the U Chicago Admissions tumblr, and while I would never disparage the place that…

Photo Of Suspected Sandy Hook Shooter

The 2005 image of Adam Lanza was published by ABC Friday.

Petition For Gun Control Legislation Now Requires White House Response

The petition's poster says he's supported Obama, and now wants his money to "go to work." No administration response yet.

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