June 20, 2013
A Koch-funded "Liberty" Hackathon causes StumbleUpon employees to threaten to walk out. Tech's complicated relationship with conservative causes.
Being awkward isn't cute. It's confusing.
OH MY GOD THIS IS SO COOL.
Here's what happened today!
No need to fear your own inbox. Gmail's got a few hidden email features that you need to know about.
Congressman Louie Gohmert, who recently filed an amendment to the failed farm bill to cut food stamps altogether, questioned "the amount of obesity in this country" from "people were told do not have enough to eat."
Plus a liquid-nitrogen pool party gone predictably wrong, the greatest possible Wet Hot American Summer supercut, and the story of a graphic designer's incredibly heartwarming tattoo.
Game 7 is fine and all, but seriously, anyone who knows what's up is more into the earlier stuff.
Demonstrators trying to bolster support for gun control read aloud from a list of more than 6,000 gun violence "victims" — including at least 10 murder suspects who were killed by police.
Do you know Boo's real name?
When police went to his home, they found photos of Kerr plastered on his bookcase, microwave, and refrigerator.
That story and more in today's CelebFeed Gossip Roundup!
These kids...playing it so cool all these years, when actually they got married over 70 years ago. Well, sort of.
There are some really sick people working at Getty Images.
So. Much. Beer.
What more could you ask for?
Toiling away in an office doesn't have to be the worst thing ever.
I need an adult!
A lot has changed.
That is what we call bipartisan.
Shmergen shmörgen shpergen! Yah?
Anyone care to embark on a road trip through America this July 4th?!
Yeahhhhhhhh it's a party in the USA!!
Yeah, you do.
The concept behind it is you put homeless people on Citi Bikes and have them exercise. Cool?
Kanye West has become a pop-culture punch line, but those who have dismissed him as aimlessly arrogant have missed the point. He is part of a long tradition of black artists who have fashioned a deeply political articulation of what it means to love yourself.
Reason number one: everything about him.
Director Zal Batmanglij talked to me about those parallels: "What took our breath away back when we started writing this project is how much the intelligence work is now outsourced to private companies."
It's amazing. And brief.
No one likes to admit it, but working out is just so much easier to get around to when you have something fun to wear while you suffer through it. With nifty details like anti-tan line straps, support padding, and sweat-wicking fabrics, this gear is motivational in more ways than one.
She already has a 2-year-old son and has said child-rearing is a blast: "It's incredibly fun. It's like having a live doll." Zoe herself hasn't confirmed the second pregnancy.
"I am extremely disappointed that some of my Republican colleagues did not recognize a conservative movement toward market-based policy and solid welfare reform when they saw it," Rep. Ted Yoho said.
Don't even try with Royce White if you're not one of the most impressive women in American history.
Customer service as social justice.
Ah, natural selection.
It's getting a little snarky in here.
Very important head boop, people. Must see boop.
We all know about Stonewall Inn, but what about places that haven't been officially recognized?
Honor America the right way this 4th Of July: with mountains of fruit and shining seas of heavy cream.
Just moments ago, Facebook unveiled a new video-sharing option for Instagram. It's the fourth big "product unveiling" the company's had this year, none of which has significantly moved the stock in either direction.
Neymar is the next big thing.
Here are the key dates and events that led to the blockbuster $5 billion deal between China's Shuanghui International and U.S. pork producer Smithfield Foods last month, based on information from its recently released proxy statement.
You might think that states with the heaviest drinking rates also have the highest rates of fatal car accidents. But, that's not the case.
How the internet's most powerful company became a clone mill.
When you're here, you're family. (That we have a very strained and complicated relationship with.)
It's not just sports where victory or defeat can be decided in a single moment.
D.J. MacHale, the creator and director of all 7 seasons of "Are You Afraid Of The Dark," shared with us some behind the scenes secrets from the show. Can you imagine if Ryan Gosling wasn't on MMC?!
Care to take a trip back to Shadyside, the town where survival rates are slim and there's always a new student? This R.L. Stine YA series was the best.
The results are in: These schools combine excellent athletics with high academic standards.
The queen's horse Estimate won the Royal Ascot's signature race, the first time in history that a reigning monarch has won.
Plus 1,000 for Miley.
The superhero textile industry has come a long way in the last 70 years.
They might not be realistic for finding love, but hidden inside romantic comedies are some pretty good tips on landing a job.
Following his exit from the French label, Ghesquiere gave an interview to System magazine and criticized its work culture as bureaucratic and too corporate, one that "sucked [him] dry" of his creative juices. Balenciaga's parent company Kering has now filed a lawsuit against the designer in France, on the grounds that his comments “besmirch or potentially imperil” its reputation.
Let's see what the designers at London Men's Fashion Week have up their sleeve for bros to wear basically one year from now. I hope you like tracksuits.
It's like selling your soul to the devil. BUT WORSE.
"'I know you want it' was the exact thing the man trying to rape me yelled."
We'll always remember Maggie Grace as LOST's tragic-yet-beautiful Shannon, as the wicked Irina in the Twilight movies, and as Faith in Californication. She's currently starring as the title role in Susanna on WIGS and filming a new film called Relative Insanity. But first, we caught up with Maggie to find out the important things — like what her first CD was and who her current "pan crush" is.
Guaranteed to humiliate the kids. With a big assist from Awkward Family Photos.
A sudden revival in reputation for the NBA player who looks most like a dinosaur.
"The last six months have reinforced my belief that government can be a force for good and that reason and compassion will win the day."
And that's mostly thanks to its breakout star, model Lily McMenamy.
Appearing in only one episode out of hundreds, these characters quickly became a part of Simpsons history.
It takes more than just staying sober for your toast. You should definitely do that too, though.
Hernandez is a rising star in the NFL, but reports say he may be a suspect in the death of his girlfriend's sister's boyfriend.
I dunno, man. You tell me.
This is the droid dessert you've been looking for. Yes, let the envy of a first grader's birthday cake flow through you.
Carl Icahn, the 77-year-old billionaire activist investor, just joined Twitter. Will he tweet more than Warren Buffett?
For all my commuters on the G train, the 6 train, the Red line and the T.
Because his smile was simply infectious. RIP.
For years, cats have been mercilessly mocked and criticized. Will they learn to accept who they really are or will they crack under the pressure? Find out on this episode of...
Its co-creator, the legendary Milton Glaser, says "Mickey Mouse is a symbol of innocence...and to have him killed, as a solider, is such a contradiction of your expectations."
According to London Fashion Week. 10 photos.
Just add repulsors.
Jared and his bandmate visited Grona Lund Amusement park in Stockholm, Sweden. This was always one of my favorite rides at the park, TBH.
"Thank you for calling Abercrombie & Fitch public relations. If you are calling regarding the Taylor Swift T-shirt, please note this is no longer available."
Good work, everyone. We did it.
Hint: It has to do with buttering your muffin.
Rumors circulated yesterday that Deen had made a series of insensitive remarks during a recent deposition. Well, the transcript is out.
Spice up your life with these goodies!
It sounds inconceivable. It's not.
Ain't no lunch date like an Emma Stone and Judd Apatow lunch date.
Media Matters has gathered a collection of clips from the network that seem to point to "absolutely."
With friends from New Jersey.
Fans get caught in crush to get close to the ex-footballer.
Save money and keep your home chemical free with these DIY recipes.
Work it, architecture. Those fancy glass skyscrapers wish they had half your class.
Apparently, he will take it bowling and swimming and to the beach.
The journalist and best-selling author remembers conversations with the late Sopranos star.
A judge in Milan just sentenced the designers to twenty months in prison. Both Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been all, "oh WHATEVER" about the charges and possible jail time for years.
A new Tumblr takes screenshots from Mad Men and adds handwritten commentary. It's pretty fantastic.
Barack Obama kept calling George Osborne "Jeffrey" in his G8 speech. The internet wasn't going to let that one pass.
Lorna Colbert died last Wednesday at 92. Grab the tissues.
Get your finest gazunder ready — it's time for some goddang dwile flonking.
"Vogue Paris", 1978
How graphic design tastes have changed over the past 55 years.
Polite? Arrogant? Terrible at cooking? Don't mean to alarm you old chap, but you might be British.
On Wednesday, they're hosting a press conference with a billionaire Obama donor.
Audiences related to Tony because he was just like the rest of us. Apart from, you know, all the murders and stuff.
As told by Cambridge University students.
If only all Facebook comment threads were like this.
The Sopranos star as a young man.
Ice with that, sir?
Holsten's in New Jersey leave star's seat 'reserved'.
He was a college professor. Hagel was speaking at the University of Nebraska where he went to school. He had previously answered a question on Afghanistan and negotiating with the Taliban before the exchange.
Eleven goals later, it was the Stanley Cup Final game that finally ended, and the Blackhawks tie up the series at 2-2.
Some of Wall Street's top companies have come under fire from investors fed up with their current management and financial performance and agitating for change. Call it the golden age of the activist.
The Sopranos star, who died on Wednesday, was a perfect symbol for his home state.
Language is a funny thing.
The Iowa Republican and immigration hardliner holds a six-hour "press conference" to protest the Senate's immigration bill. "I didn't know when we started out this morning if I might be standing here alone till 5 o'clock tonight," he said.
Gandolfini, who died at 51, leaves behind an incredible legacy from his years as Tony Soprano.
They've been watching you blow it this whole time. Here are their tips.
Is that...an entrance or exit?