Subway Musician Goes Down Singing During Arrest for Legal Performance

It's not often that a police officer will explain to you why what you're doing is perfectly legal just before he puts you in handcuffs, but that's exactly what happens to a New York City subway platform musician in the video above. » 10/20/14 2:52pm Yesterday 2:52pm

Brave Local Reporter Refuses to Be Silenced in the Face of Big Pumpkin

Being a good reporter often means pissing off the very person you're attempting to interview—you try to keep it civil, but sometimes, the situation spirals out of your control. When an establishment menace in a festive outfit attempted to silence a New Hampshire TV journalist last night, he handled it like a pro. » 10/20/14 1:05pm Yesterday 1:05pm

Prominent Investment Banker Doors Cyclist, Takes Off Running: Report

Harry Wagner, managing director of the investment bank Allen & Company, doored a CitiBike cyclist on Sixth Avenue today, sending him off of his bike, then took off sprinting before the ambulance arrived, according to a Complex report. » 10/17/14 7:00pm Friday 7:00pm

The Harrowing Psychological Side Effects of Stop-and-Frisk

A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health draws a conclusion that should be obvious to anyone familiar with the NYPD's stop-and-frisk tactic: If you can't leave your house and walk around outside without fear of police harassment, you're likely to have some adverse psychological effects. » 10/17/14 10:36am Friday 10:36am

Even Jon Stewart Can't Convince Bill O'Reilly White Privilege Exists

Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart welcomed his old pal Bill O'Reilly as guest, ostensibly to discuss Bill O's new book Killing Patton. From the outset, however, Stewart admits that he didn't even read the thing, and starts grilling O'Reilly about his stance on white privilege. » 10/16/14 10:51am Thursday 10:51am

A Disease Domain Kingpin Is Selling Ebola.com for $150,000

Currently, Ebola.com is pretty barebones: an image of the virus, a few news articles, and links to buy relevant books on Amazon. If you think you can do something better with the site, it can be yours for just $150,000. But if birdflu.com better suits your fancy, you'll have to pay Jon Schultz a little more. » 10/14/14 5:51pm 10/14/14 5:51pm

This Man Has Fucked 700 Cars, a Few Helicopters, and One Human Woman

It's a tale as old as time: boy meets car, boy fucks car, boy moves on, lives life, fucks more cars, gets confused, fucks human, falls in love (with car), settles down, keeps a few sidepieces, and fucks a helicopter here and there, too, whenever he can get it. » 10/14/14 2:48pm 10/14/14 2:48pm

Three Weeks Later, the F Train Condom Is Still Fucking Hanging There

Listen: I tried to talk to you about this last week, and it just doesn't seem like I'm getting through, but I'm going to give it one more shot. That used condom—you know the one, tied to an F Train handrail, sagging under the weight of its own viscous insides—it's still fucking there. » 10/14/14 11:08am 10/14/14 11:08am

An Impressively Catchy Pop Song Written With iOS 8's Predictive Text

iOS 8's QuickText feature, in addition to being a not-particularly-good way to actually send a text, is a pretty good way to generate quasi-random gibberish. Jonathan Mann, a guy who has uploaded a new original song to YouTube every day since January 2009, used it to write a song. » 10/13/14 6:23pm 10/13/14 6:23pm