This week, teen-idol-of-the-moment Justin Bieber released his second proper full-length, Believe, a record studded with cameos by the likes of Drake and Nicki Minaj and stuffed with different styles of musicfrom R&B to simply sung acoustic-guitar balladry to something that's either arena rock ... More >>
So you might have heard about Rudy Eugene, the face-eating cannibal in Miami who almost fatally gnawed off most of a homeless man's face, before he was shot dead by police. Cops suspect that Eugene, 31, was under the influence of bath salts at the time of the incident.
Now, these reports have yet ... More >>
Jezebel's Lindy West has just weighed in on hipster racism, joining the ranks of many who have recently felt compelled by Girls to comment on cool kids' ostensible obsession with all things white.
Now, most of the author's "complete guide" is pretty solid. Basically, West makes the argument that i ... More >>
Demi Lovato, not pleased with her advance copy of our thoughts on her new record.
In the span of months, Disney star Demi Lovato, only 19, has gone from ugly tabloid storiesmany probably false, but stillabout cocaine, eating disorders and regrettable parties to releasing her third ... More >>
Tuesday, August 16
Better than: Waiting in line outside of the frathouse bathroom.
When I was in college, people would party to music by Lil' Jon. (Yes, I'm old.) They said his catchphrases, as learned through Dave Chappelle DVDs. (Like I said: old.) They danced to his s ... More >>
Bridesmaids, the Kristen Wiig-penned and Judd Apatow-produced "anti-chick flick," has officially been declared a success. Most reviewers, including our own, seemed to enjoy it. The film beat low expectations and took in nearly $25 million dollars in its opening weekend. This probably means th ... More >>
A new book says that Bill Gates didn't understand why Gmail offers so much darn space. The Huffington Post has excerpts from Steven Levy's In The Plex, a book about the rise of Google. After hearing that Gmail has 2 gigabytes of storage, "[Gates] looked stunned, as if this offended him." Wait ... More >>
Charlie Sheen is basically Sarah Palin. (For one, they're both way more famous since becoming sort of unemployed.) That's why, feeling complicit as a writer on the internet in the national obsession with Palin -- who Sheen is temporarily the new, more pure version of (in a drug sense) -- I de ... More >>
I am not the only one who has a special place in her heart for the man also known as @weareyourfek. Our interns, past and present (but not future because he won't beeeee here) love him, too! Here are their favorite memories.
Tao Lin as Jonathan FranzenMaybe it is a thing that some people who write reviews of art never use Google to read anything that might provide a context for the art they are writing about because the art should stand on its own, and an assessment of a piece of art should not be influenced or f ... More >>
Where the magic happens
Das Racist's new mixtape, Sit Down, Man, is out next week; among its many delights is "Free Jazzmatazz," a self-explanatory collaboration with wildly feted jazz pianist Vijay Iyer. It seemed like a good idea to a) ask Iyer if we could chat about how this unlikely (?) union ... More >>
EXCLUSIVEAnother person fell onto the subway tracks in New York City yesterday. This time, a heroic train operator avoided tragedy, slamming on the breaks at the Fifth Ave. and 59th St. station just before hitting the woman. This story is on the cover of Sunday's Daily News. It is an amazing ... More >>
Today, Google took one more step toward world domination when they announced that people will now be able to make phone calls through Gmail. This feature means you can receive phone calls with your Google Voice number, place calls as you normally would but through Gmail (which you're probably ... More >>
Don't worry, your connectivity is fine. We're talking "out" as in "side" -- away from the warm laptop glow and into the drizzly, drunken night. That's what Fridays are for and on this particular one, the real world was especially welcoming to members of the internet community, offering multip ... More >>