When Nelson Mandela died last week, the internet had its own sort of Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which went rather less well than South Africa's. As Mandela is a well-loved world figure, it's only natural that even his former enemies would want to act like they liked him when he passed; an ... More >>
How do you know when you're at the dawn of a new pop era? It's not like someone sends a memo. Sure, occasionally there's a well-timed cultural event that offers a hintthe disastrous Altamont festival in December 1969, which signaled that the flower-power dream was over, or Comiskey Park's Di ... More >>
Back in the spring of 2010 -- yeah, all those months ago, May 6 to be exact -- the Dow was rocked by a precipitous crash of nearly 1,000 points for a good solid few minutes. Chaos on Wall Street ensued! And then the Dow went back up, pretty much...and we were left with our memories and the my ... More >>
Image via NPR/Getty."Is nothing sacred?" asks NPR today of the picture you see to your right. Because -- if you haven't heard -- the creatures of MTV's Jersey Shore (and Village Voice cover models!) rang the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange today. At the half-way mark of the day, h ... More >>
This afternoon, we published our own theory on the potential financial voodoo that would ensue after the cast of Jersey Shore rang the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange: The Guido Effect. "Brilliant!" noted the New York Observer. Flavorwire wondered if it was "too late to invest" in ... More >>
And now there are 8 ads weirder than Carly Fiorina's "Demon Sheep." "No-one knows from whence it came," according to the voice over for Fred Davis' latest shot at viral glory (video after the jump), but the giant floating head of Barbara Boxer (who is referred to here as "it" by the narrato ... More >>
It wasn't your overdue mortgage.
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