September 4, 2012
Or rather, just an amazing performance, full stop. I was alerted to this video by Dunstan Orchard who tweeted "this must be the most remarkable track race I've ever seen". I don't want to spoil it too much but pay attention to the guy in last place …
She may be 18 now but she's still not what the publication has in mind.
They support Obama — but paid for buses that brought protesters to both conventions. Labor official says they didn't mean to. "Arrest Barack!"
Harry Reid rallies a minority with in a minority. "I wish Mitt Romney would stop talking about his religion!"
Here’s yet another shakeup to add to the latest round of editorial musical chairs: Joanna Coles, who has been the editor at Marie Claire since 2006, has just been named editor in chief at Cosmopolitan. “[Coles'] great success in television and soci…
15 years later, the response to FFVII feels much more critical -- I suppose that's expected with hindsight and all -- but its impact remains unchallenged. This was the game that popularized RPGs on the PlayStation and thrust open the doors of opport…
The temperamental hacker/activist/teen group Anonymous notoriously difficult â€” and riskyÂ â€” to report on. Adrian Chen takes one for the team.
Obesity experts say they're going about it all wrong.
The Women's Tennis Association has laid out its plans to eliminate grunting. But why do players grunt in the first place? And would it hurt them to try and stop?
An Obama surrogate makes one of the biggest gaffes of the summer, derailing Chicago’s well-crafted “forward” campaign narrative. How do they get beyond it? “An honest conversation,” says DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
The Newark mayor hits back at the Republican argument on taxes.
Michael Clarke Duncan, the Oscar-nominated star of The Green Mile, has died after nearly two months of treatment following a heart attack in July.
A provocative line in a DNC video. UPDATE: Obama campaign disclaims.
The son of a Chinese government official was killed in a car accident earlier this year — while half-naked. Unfortunately, he wouldn't be the first person to put himself in danger through sexual activity — or ill-advised stripping games — while driving.
They were seen at the FYF music festival this weekend together. Are they or aren't they? Someone wake me when you have an answer.
The first three covers interlock to form an awesome mural. After the blockbuster success of the Avengers movie, a new comic was only a matter of time.
Classic fantasy leagues and survivor pools are so 2008.
Like he's got to have some really deep-seated emotional problems.
Well kind of. At yesterday's Dodgers game, McKayla declared her superiority over both her fellow gymnasts and the pitchers mound.
This week's Best And Worst Of WWE Raw "hugs it out" with anger management part 2, Heath Slater playing air guitar on someone's head and more.
This was, of course, nothing new to video games. The advent of CD media introduced a variety of games that used video clips and (often lacking) film production to imitate cinema, resulting in such quickly outdated mockeries as Night Trap and Tomcat …
In his day job, Dr. David Morrison is the senior scientist at NASA's Astrobiology Institute in the Ames Research Center in California. There he specializes in asteroid impact, terrestrial defense from same, planetary exploration and the search for e…
The 1,500-pound body will be left on the beach to decompose. WARNING: Graphic images.
Having a rough day? Don't worry about it! You're just an atom in a molecule in a grain of sand on a tiny beach on the vast continent of the cosmos! You are small and the universe is indifferent!!!
Talk about a blast from the past. If you don't know why this is a big deal, are you even old enough to be on the Internet without supervision?
Turns out a lot of original dialog was dubbed over in post-production for the film. The original audio track has just been released, and the movie makes SO much more sense now.
In the wake of this summer's shootings, lots of Americans have been asking how mental health professionals can go about preventing violence. A new study offers one possible answer: a simple five-item scale.
The Marvel icon is unapologetically goofy. And that makes otherwise groan-worthy puns into endearing photo ops.
A racially charged moment outside the convention. Protesters camped out on a street corner, closer than they ever made it in Tampa.
The 2012 platform often mentions Republicans and Mitt Romney, a change from 2008. More mentions of jobs and the middle class, but also more mentions of Bin Laden and abortion.
Besides the stars of the worst box office opening in history? Plus, NYC nude model is vindicated with lawsuit win and a super ticklish meerkat.
With fashion, as most things, there are few, if any, new ideas.
From "a solid b-plus" in 2009 to three years of "incomplete."
If you had any remaining doubts about Lance Armstrong's involvement in doping, Tyler Hamilton's book should put those to rest. Hamilton was Armstrong's teammate on the U.S. Postal Service team, and in the book, he tells the story (corroborated by no…
Oscar Pistorius became a household name at the London Olympics for being the first double amputee sprinter to compete in the Olympics. Turns out he might not even be the fastest Paralympian.
It was only a matter of time before one of Prince Harry's Las Vegas party guests spilled their story to the media. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Carrie Reichert. Reichert, 32, a California beautician who happened to be born in England, was one of t…
As it received high marks from friends, I wanted to like John Jeremiah Sullivan's recent NY Times Magazine profile of Venus and Serena Williams more than I did, but I think Sullivan had so little access to the sisters that it turned into more of a s…
Democrats Set To Move Obama's Big Speech From 74,000-Seater Outdoor Stadium To 20,000-Seater Indoor Arena
Democrats are poised to avoid the danger of President Barack Obama, pictured on the White House lawn today, accepting his party's nomination before a partially-empty stadium by shifting his speech to an indoor arena and citing 'severe weather'
MEDELLIN, Colombia, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Drug kingpin Griselda Blanco, known for her violent street justice during Miami's cocaine wars of the 1970s and '80s, was gunned down in Colombia, police said.
The Black Widow, Cocaine Cowboys' Griselda Blanco, killed in Colombia. Griselda Blanco assassinated by motorcycle gunmen in Medellin.
When can we expect to see quality programming like this in the United States?
This would be funny if it wasn't so very, very sad.
The former Blossom star thinks we all need to stop watching Honey Boo Boo.
Heartbreaking. The Martinez family in Braithwaite, Louisiana, is putting the pieces of their fifth hurricane-destroyed home back together.
Sometimes a caption on a screencap lines up absolutely perfectly.
Here he is at the Paralympics, looking just as nothing ever happened. He might be even more animated than usual?
Mitt Romney's running mate stretched the truth regarding his marathon time. Now he'll do the same for you! See how fast Paul Ryan would say you are.
Russell Crowe got a little help from the U.S. Coast Guard over the weekend after a kayaking trip off of Long Island took a wrong turn. The Academy Award winner, 48, who is in New York filming the new Darren Aronofsky drama Noah, decided to take …
Remember those rumors that Tom Cruise met Katie Holmes while he was "auditioning" wives? The gossip was that he'd approached several other actresses before Katie, and that she was the first to be approved by the Scientology bigwigs. The ex-couple, o…
Perplexed and irritated that I couldn't find any Barcelona FC matches on TV for the past few weeks, I finally did some research and it turns out that's because Qatar-based Al Jazeera bought up the TV rights to several European leagues but doesn't ac…
He also went on some other rides and made a "sweatshirt face" but mostly he rode on a roller coaster.
Or whatever old beer you have lying around. Even if yours isn't made with honey from the White House's first-ever beehive to suit the president's tastes, you can still do something mighty delicious with it.
"Like much of America." Also: "Ted Kennedy changed my life."
Help us kick-off national nostalgia month by using this cool personal time machine. Throw yours in the comments!
Sorry about this! Plus, some really gross cocktails and the best for Ron Swanson's AMA.
"If it was a legitimate pushing, your body will find a way to shut out all the water."
The keeper of the Obama flame, or the "night stalker"? "I'm literally so late."
Noah Kalina, one of my favorite photographers, has taken a self-portrait of himself every day for the past 12 and a half years. After six years, he released a video of the results, which video went crazy viral and brought the attention of the world …
Ashton is filming Jobs in India, and took some time out to go to the Delhi NGO.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs shake a leg to the King of Swing's hit song.
The video then pans to Kumar gorging on munchies with his partner in crime, Harold (played by the actor John Cho), and giggling at cartoons. The video is meant to promote "Live From Charlotte," a live-streaming web-only convention special that Penn …
At least he got to humiliate the bartender on live television.
The only thing that should stress you out when wearing white is coffee stains, not outdated notions that it is a season-specific hue. White has been popping up on fall/winter runways the past few seasons, and this year winter white is definitely sha…
"I've been in the Babyz community since I was 17, but I've actually been playing the game since 1999," said Jen. "I mean, it was just nice to be able to look after your own baby. You know, it was just nice to know you had a baby there. You could fee…
LONDON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- A British author says he wants raise up to $3 million for a trial of a potential treatment to help his editor who has the same cancer that killed Steve Jobs.
It's hard to have any great depression when there are cats to hug and to hold.
Cats and pretty girls go together like rum and coca cola. Some of the prettiest kitties the world has ever known!
Everyone's saying talkies are the bee's knees, but judging by these spiffy animated GIFs I'd say silent is here to stay!
Ol' Churchill is fighting the good fight against Hitler overseas, but here at home looks like American cats are getting in the fightin' spirit. Go get 'em boys!
America is reeling from the senselessly brutal death of Hollywood starlet, Elizabeth Short. Who was this woman who's life was cut short one January night?
Wife. Mother. Engineer. With our able bodied boys fighting overseas, the heavy lifting has been left in the capable hands of their wives.
Victor Alfred Lundy was an architecture student enrolled in the Army Special Training Program, and in 1944, with D-Day soon to come, he and his company were called up to the infantry. Lundy kept a running diary in his sketchbook, from basic training in South Carolina to the fields of France, and his swell drawings give you a sense of what it was like to be one of our boys in the army.
The decade of tons of terriers, plus, Navy dogs, and NYC chihuahuas wearing sweaters! We can do it, doggies!
How could anyone be at war when there are kitties in the world? The '40s were clearly the top decade for classic kids 'n' cats photos.
On Saturday, July 15, 1944—two years into her life in hiding, and even longer into a nightmarish world war—Anne Frank recorded in her diary a deeply-felt statement of her belief in humanity's essential goodness. She would die in the camps the following March, but her message still resonates powerfully.
Everyone's going nuts of the new "slinky", but have you tried untangling these monsters?
There's no crying in baseball – but there's a whole lot of yelling, smiling, posing, and playing hard. The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was a women's baseball league founded founded in 1943 in order to keep public interest in baseball alive while the able-bodied male athletes were fighting the war abroad.
The technicolor fantasy is the must-see picture of the season, but how did they bring the story to life on silver screen?
R.I.P. you otherworldly creature. On September 7th, 1936 the captive animal succumbed to unknown causes.
The nation is plunged into mourning at such a senseless loss of life.
With the Hindenburg up in flames, the entire airship industry is kaput. But in less than 40 years, the zeppelin traveled the world and changed history.
Women are lining up at polling stations across the globe as more countries prohibit sex-discriminate voting. What's next — 18-year-olds?
Ruth Wakefield shares the accidental recipe that's making her a household name.
In doing research for this post, I have come to the important conclusion that dogs reached the height of their cuteness in the 1930s. Really, like a fourth of these dogs are wearing little hats.
The hottest place in the US for manufacturing and finance startups has a ton of new buildings for you to call your new home.
Every good rum-runner needs a slick gangster name, find out what yours is and throw it in the comments!
Bring a taste of Gatsby's eclectic mansion into your more humble abode.
Cecil Beaton began his long and illustrious photography career as a fashion and society photographer in 1920s London. Beaton was a member of a lavish and exclusive world occupied by the young aristocrats and socialites of the day who were referred to as "The Bright Young Things". This young and affluent set were notorious for their elaborate fancy dress balls, excessive partying, drinking and experimentation with drugs.
Black Americans were not allowed to play in Major League Baseball until Jackie Robinson was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1946. Before then, hundreds of gifted black baseball players competed against one another in successful Negro Leagues that formed all over America. There has been a great effort to remember and celebrate these great athletes, and many of them have since been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
These dames can kill with more than just their looks. They say behind every great man is a woman and that appears to hold true even into the criminal underground.
But you didn't hear about it from us. Whatever you do, don't check out these completely illegal establishments.
The only thing that could make a boating accident more traumatic is dubstep.
Michael Clarke Duncan Death: The Green Mile Star Dies Aged 54, Following Two Months Of Treatment After July Heart Attack
The 6ft 5in, 300 pound star appeared in dozens of films, including box office hits Armageddon, Planet of the Apes and Kung Fu Panda.
Fist bumps all around. The touching reunion between Michelle Obama and Kal "Kumar" Pen at the Democratic National Convention. Kal Penn, if you didn't know, is a prominent supporter of President Obama and has worked with the White House on public engagement.
So long JNCO's, hello furry loin cloths and gender-neutral neon. At New York's Electric Zoo festival over the weekend, electronic dance music fans got fierce, to say the least.
Disabled Americans, "including members of Congress, work, improve their communities and serve their country," Rep. Jim Langevin says in response to comments by Rep. Jason Chaffetz.
Fashionista Week In Review: Catch Up On All The Editor Shake-Ups, Kim Kardashian’s Sorta Donating Her Clothes To Charity, And Vogue‘s Top 10 Cover Girls
Meet the Man Behind the RNC Vagina Costumes: We had to know absolutely everything about these giant protest vagina costumes, so we asked Current TV editor Jo Piazza to get the scoop for us. First Look at Maison Martin Margiela x H&M: OMG! A very tho…
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Michael Clarke Duncan’s fiancee says the Oscar nominee for The Green Mile has died while being hospitalized following a July heart attack.
Or so she said during a free-style on Lil Wayne's new mix tape. Who knows? You decide for yourself.