November 11, 2013
Oldest Known WWII Veteran Honored At Arlington Ceremony
The oldest known veteran of World War II was honored with a thunderous standing ovation during a ceremony Monday at Arlington National Cemetery, as President Obama and the rest of the nation paid tribute to 107-year-old Richard Overton's service.
Demi Lovato’s “Neon Lights” Get A Pack Of Killer Remixes
Be still, my heart! Demi Lovato has selected the dance track “Neon Lights” as her next single, and the radio-friendly banger is getting the full club treatment courtesy of five killer remixes by club legends like Jump Smokers and Tracy Young as well…
How To Help Typhoon Haiyan Survivors In The Philippines
Typhoon Haiyan is one of the strongest storms ever to make landfall and its impact for Filipinos has been devastating. Current U.N. and Philippine government estimates indicate more than 9.5 million people are affected by the typhoon in nine regions…
George Clooney Beefs With Russell Crowe, Says Leonardo DiCaprio Sucks At Basketball
George Clooney is so full of gravitas and finely creased masculinity that when he’s involved in a beef, you usually figure it’s going to be with untreated water, or God, for letting bad things happen to good people. But it turns out, Clooney also…
It's A Harry Potter Reunion Emma Watson & Evanna Lynch Are All Grown Up On Amy Scarlata's Blog
It's depressing to think that we will never experience a new Harry Potter story ever again, so when the old gang reunites it is VERY exciting. Emma Watson, 23, looked stunning in a LBD while hangin' with the creator of all things Magic, JK Rowling at a charity event in London
Neil Gaiman On The Writers Who Influenced And Inspired Him
Neil Gaiman is a hugely important figure for comic-book fans in their 20s and 30s. For many of us, he represented a shift from the traditional superheroes we had been raised on — the caped crusaders, the men of steel — but Gaiman, and most notably…
5 Questions For A Seasoned Storm Chaser Who Witnessed The Wrath Of Typhoon Haiyan
"The wholesale devastation it's inflicted on a population center is far beyond anything else I've personally witnessed," Josh Morgerman, a storm chaser with iCyclone, told BuzzFeed. He and his team escaped from the region Saturday.
Proof That Peach Is The Real Villain Of The Super Mario Franchise
Based solely on the fact that Peach is a princess, we can conclude that the Mushroom Kingdom is a monarchy. While that's all well and good, when you take a look at the Mushroom Kingdom as a whole, things start to seem a little bit fishy. The world…
13 Great Modern Gothic Novels
It’s hard to pin down what exactly constitutes a “Gothic” novel. Does it have to fall in the horror genre? Does it have to include elements of the supernatural? I personally think that any book with dark elements, a sense of “place” as character, a dose of the weird and bizarre and a strong psychological angle is definitely on its way to being classed as “Gothic.” For the purpose of this list of my top 13 Modern Gothic novels, I’ve kept the definition fairly broad – there’s a big mix of genres in there, so hopefully there’s something for everyone looking for a taste of modern Gothic.
Ypres - Centre Of The Great War
This weekend I went to Ypres to commemorate all the soldiers we lost in the first World War. On this day, 95 years ago, at eleven in the morning, the fighting came to an end. And now every year, people from all over the world come to Ypres on november 11th to commemorate their suffering.
6 Topics To Avoid During Your Best Man's Speech
Have you been tasked with speaking at your best buddy's wedding? Are you having trouble writing your speech, for whatever reason? Most best man speeches at a wedding go one of two ways; either really good, or really bad. Make sure yours is the former, and avoid these topics when writing your speech.
Smart Wheel By FlyKly Could Change Everything About Commuting
The phrase “This changes everything” gets thrown around a lot, but in the sustainable commuting sphere, an invention out of New York by a group of bike enthusiasts just might actually change everything. The Smart Wheel by FlyKly Bikes is a motorized…
Miniature Scenes Of War From A Child’s Perspective Recreated With Toys
Children in photographer Brian McCarty’s home city of West Hollywood, California don’t experience the trauma of war in their day-to-day lives, but there are young people across the globe who are confronted with violence daily. Collaborating with…
Brooklyn Indie Rocker Shoots Three, Kills Self In Murder-Suicide
UPDATE: An Iranian-American musician from Brooklyn went on a killing spree early Monday morning, shooting two members of the band The Yellow Dogs and another fellow Iranian musician before taking his own life with a military-style rifle. A publicist for the The Yellow Dogs corrected an earlier report that the shooter was a former member of the band.
Opponents Of California Transgender Student Protections Law Confident Repeal Effort Will Move Forward
Members of Privacy For All Students, a coalition backed by anti-LGBT activist Frank Schubert and the National Organization for Marriage, say they have collected more than enough signatures for a ballot measure. But LGBT advocates question how many will remain after the state's verification process.
What Military Rations Taste Like, According To An Active Serviceman. (It's Not Pretty.)
We had our active serviceman friend, who will remain unnamed so he doesn’t get deactivated, tell us the bitter (and sometimes a few other "flavors") truth about the contents of the MREs ("Meals, Ready-to-Eat") the military somehow survives on in the…
'Walking Dead' Dissection: Steven Yeun On Glenn's Close Call -- 'He's A Man With A Purpose Now'
[Warning: This story contains spoilers from the "Internment" episode of AMC's The Walking Dead.] After a week out of the prison, AMC's The Walking Dead returned to the barred community Sunday with an episode involving threats both inside the compound and at the fences of their safe haven.
The Olympics Will Not Be Tweeted, Vined, Or Instagrammed — Or Maybe They Will
Any journalist who uses a phone, tablet, or pocket camera to take photos and shoot videos at the Sochi Winter Olympics will be stripped of accreditation on the spot, according to reports from a seminar about coverage. Update: The International Olympic Committee says otherwise, telling reporters that social media use is encouraged.
Accused Shooter's Attorneys Create Sideshow By Targeting Fox Reporter
Winter could face jail time for not revealing her sources in covering the movie-theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., that left 12 people dead and dozens injured last year. She disclosed that gunman James Holmes had sent a notebook to his psychiatrist…
Arizona Firefighters Charge Family Nearly $20,000 After Home Burns Down
An Arizona couple recently left homeless when their mobile home burned to the ground couldn't believe their eyes when they received a bill for nearly $20,000 from a private fire department. "I couldn't believe it," Justin Purcell told The Huffington…
Greenpeace Photographer's Prison Diary: "It's Like Every Courthouse I've Ever Shot"
Freelance Russian photographer Denis Sinyakov was arrested in September for filming a Greenpeace protest against Arctic drilling. As he and 29 others are transferred to a St Petersburg jail, BuzzFeed is publishing a letter he wrote while in detention in Murmansk.