​Turkish Deputy Minister Claims Women Shouldn't Laugh in Public

Are you a woman? Do you enjoy laughing, and do you sometimes do so in public? While this seems about as innocuous as, well, being in public, according to Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç, laughing in public could indicate that a woman is *gasp* unchaste. » 7/29/14 3:15pm Today 3:15pm

The Batkid Documentary Trailer Will Have You in Tears


Last November, the Make a Wish Foundation, with the help of oh EVERYONE, took it upon themselves to transform San Francisco into the city of Gotham so that five-year-old leukemia patient Miles could live his dream of being Batman for a day. And streets all around the world flooded with the tears of a million… » 7/29/14 1:45pm Today 1:45pm

New ​Mockingjay Teaser Spotlights Phillip Seymour Hoffman

These weekend, Comic Con dropped many a teaser and trailer for upcoming films, including this spot for Mockingjay (Part 1). It's a gritty departure from the previous teaser and promo images, which has largely featured a white, sterilized, and dare I say chic aesthetic. Check out Plutarch Heavensbee, portrayed by the… » 7/28/14 10:50am Yesterday 10:50am

​What We Learned From the Women Who Kick Ass Panel at Comic-Con

Some pretty amazing things things happened at San Diego Comic-Con this year. Along with the debut of Wonder Woman's new costume, it's been announced that Spider Woman will be receiving her own solo comic, and the awesome lady geek apparel company Her Universe will be launching a Studio Ghibli fashion collection. … » 7/27/14 6:04pm Sunday 6:04pm

​Here's a Compilation of Disney Theme Park Characters Taking a Spill

Working at any Disney Park as a character must be a pretty insane experience, not that I would know first-hand (though some high school friends have done it and lived to tell the tale). Having to don a heavy costume and mask in hot weather, being bombarded by children, some of whom are diabolical enough to accuse you… » 7/27/14 5:04pm Sunday 5:04pm

Madeleine Albright Tells It Like It Is: "The World Is a Mess"

The precarious ceasefire that momentarily halted the fighting between Israeli and Palestinian forces (that is well on its way to becoming the deadliest Israeli conflict in nearly a decade), dissolved. Dutch, Australian, and Malaysian authorities have decided not to send an armed mission to secure the still apparently… » 7/27/14 4:21pm Sunday 4:21pm

​Wife of Cameroon's Vice Prime Minister Kidnapped in Boko Haram Attack

According to Cameroonian officials, this morning members of the Boko Haram insurgency launched an attack on the home of Cameroonian Vice Prime Minister Amadou Ali, and kidnapped his wife. At least three people were killed in the attack. In a separate strike, local religious leader and mayor Seini Boukar Lamine was » 7/27/14 12:36pm Sunday 12:36pm

​Rihanna's Stalker Arrested After Delivering Threatening Letters

A homeless man has been taken into custody after repeatedly writing and delivering a series of disturbing letters to Rihanna's apartment in New York City. 53-year-old Kevin Mcglynn a homeless man with a history of trespassing is being held without bail after he was observed on video surveillance leaving letters for… » 7/27/14 11:30am Sunday 11:30am

​Saturday Night Social: "Scully Likes Science"


Tonight we're killing two birds with one stone. We will be both dance partying AND appreciating X-Files' Dana Scully in one catchy supercut song. YouTuber Ryan English has a pretty fantastic collection of pop-culture mash-ups including this amazing Kickboxer-Kool & the Gang concoction that makes more sense than my… » 7/26/14 6:30pm Saturday 6:30pm

​Cosmo Is Now Offering Their Brand of Absurd Sex Tips to Lesbians

Great news folks! Cosmopolitan, the publication that relentlessly inundates us with some of the most ridiculous and straight up hazardous sex tips of all time (seriously, it's the Old Faithful of ennui-riddled sexual pleasure) has published a list of sex time moves completely geared towards lesbian women. Progress! » 7/26/14 5:03pm Saturday 5:03pm