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Germanwings Co-Pilot Told Ex ‘Everybody Will Know My Name’


German authorities have yet to find a suicide note from Andreas Lubitz, the pilot who apparently crashed a Germanwings jet carrying 150 people last week, but over the weekend a portrait emerged of the 27-year-old as a man suffering from vision problems – possibly a detached retina – and psychological ...

Ellen Pao Loses Gender Discrimination Case Against Silicon Valley Venture Capital Firm


A jury of six men and six women decided that Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers did not discriminate against former employee Ellen Pao. Pao, who now works at Reddit, claimed that the firm did not promote her because she was a woman and retaliated against her ...

A Media History of Assuming That Chuck Schumer’s Day of Glory Would One Day Come


When Senator Harry Reid announced he would retire next year, he also endorsed Senator Chuck Schumer as his replacement as Democratic leader of the Senate.

Public-Radio Listener Barack Obama Calls In to Say He’s Going to Miss Harry Reid So Much


Senator Harry Reid went on Nevada Public Radio on Friday morning to talk about his decision to retire next year, and dozens of people called in to comment on the news. "Hello?

8 Actually Good Things That Happened This Week


Sure, it's going to snow this weekend, and warm weather is just a fleeting memory you once had, but at least you won't have to go to work.

Yes, It’s Going to Snow This Weekend


Spring is a lie perpetuated by people who look good in tank tops, and I have never been more sure of it than I am today, in late March, on the eve of another predicted snowfall.

Why de Blasio’s Fight to Keep Control of NYC Schools Could Get Ugly


Mayor Bill de Blasio has done a good job of keeping his distance and playing it cool this state budget season.

Being President Means Sleeping in Sad, Windowless Hotel Rooms Across the Globe


Being the president of the United States often sounds like a pretty sucky job. At least half of the country is nearly always going to dislike you; you have to spend the majority of your days making stressful decisions; and whenever you try to take a break, everyone yells at ...

Weed Killer Is Totally Safe to Drink Says Monsanto Lobbyist Before Declining a Glass


A well-regarded research team recently announced that glyphosate, the chemical used in the Monsanto-produced weed-killer Roundup, is likely carcinogenic to humans.

At Least 2 Missing and 19 Injured After East Village Explosion


At least two people are still unaccounted for after Thursday's East Village explosion collapsed three buildings and caught fire to a fourth on Second Avenue north of 7th Street.

Republicans So Giddy That 2016 Election Is Finally Starting That They Throw $1 Million at Ted Cruz in a Single Day


Senator Ted Cruz announced that he was running for president on Monday morning, and by 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, his campaign had already raised $1 million, according to the Washington Post.

Is Obama Playing New York Against Chicago?


The location of Obama's presidential library — and of the Obamas themselves, post-presidency — has always been understood to be a competition between New York and Chicago, with Chicago heavily favored given the president's history there.

Co-Pilot Had Medical Leave on Day of Crash — and Threw Away the Doctor’s Note


German authorities searched the house of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz — who appears to have deliberately caused the Germanwings plane crash — yesterday, and found two doctor's notes in the trash.

The Life and Crimes of Robert Durst: A Timeline


Manhattan real-estate scion Robert Durst has never been convicted of murder, but he's been suspected of many.

Senator Harry Reid to Retire in 2016


Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced in an online video on Friday that he will not run for reelection in 2016.

How Hard Would It Be to Change the Face on the $20?


On paper, it doesn’t look like it would be difficult to change the faces that greet us on dollar bills whenever we pull out our wallets.

Buildings Collapse in Flames After Blast Rocks East Village


An apparent gas explosion shook the East Village on Thursday afternoon and sparked a seven-alarm fire that leveled three buildings.

Hillary and Miley Agree: Indiana Shouldn’t Have Legalized LGBT Discrimination


While we do not know Hillary Clinton's views on Free the Nipple, it's safe to say that she and Miley Cyrus are rarely discussing the same political causes.

Even Louie Gohmert Knows His Presidential Bid Is a Joke


If you signed off the internet for a few hours on Thursday afternoon, maybe to transfer to a different device after briefly interacting with loved ones, you missed what we assume will be the shortest presidential campaign of the 2016 election.

Occupied East Village Building Collapses After Explosion


Two buildings in the East Village have collapsed and others are on fire, according to multiple news sources.


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