Who Drew This Peeing Android Logo on Google Maps?

Navigate to 33°30’52.5”N 73°03’33.2”E in Google Maps this morning—a rural area south of Rawalpindi in Punjab, Pakistan—and you’ll find an oddly shaped park. Just like Calvin pees on the Chevy logo on the backs of countless Ford trucks, there’s Google’s Android logo taking a leak on Apple. Who put it there? » 4/24/15 11:55am Friday 11:55am

What Is Your Hometown's Most Disgusting Delicacy?

As Americans, we are all partisans for the oddities and specialties of our own local cuisines. You can get a bagel anywhere, but only in New York are they great; you’re lucky to find a Goo Goo Cluster at all outside of Nashville. But the good stuff is boring—what makes your stomach turn? » 4/23/15 4:02pm Thursday 4:02pm

Rikers Island Surveillance Footage Shows Guard Beating Handcuffed Teen

Violence, inflicted by guards and among prisoners, is simply part of the fabric of daily life at Rikers Island. Thanks to tireless reporting by the likes of Michael Winerip and Michael Schwartz at the New York Times, we know this, but we know it in an abstract sense—told through broad statistics and quoted anecdotes.… » 4/23/15 2:11pm Thursday 2:11pm

The Old Bowery Is Dead, But at Least We Get to Keep the Graffiti

One ninety Bowery, a grimy old New York City building that sits literally at the intersection of Bowery and Spring Street, has found a chief tenant: a consortium of “luxury and fashion image-making” companies that, according to its CEO, sits “literally at the intersection of chic and gritty.” Literally a perfect match. » 4/23/15 12:42pm Thursday 12:42pm

Obama: CIA Killed Three Americans, Italian Hostage in Drone Strikes

A CIA drone strike in Pakistan killed American and Italian aid workers Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto, both of whom were being held hostage at an al Qaeda compound. According to the Wall Street Journal, the January strike was the first known instance of a U.S. drone inadvertently killing hostages. » 4/23/15 10:53am Thursday 10:53am

Good Dog Calmly Drives Tractor Through Farm Fence and Onto Roadway

Three cheers and a who’s a good boy you’re a good boy yes you are for Don, a Scottish collie who piloted a tractor down a hillock, through a split-rail fence, and across the busy commuter road below, all without even barking or getting upset even once. I hope Don’s master gives him some green beans as a treat! » 4/22/15 2:32pm Wednesday 2:32pm

DOJ Launches Investigation Into Police Custody Death of Freddie Gray

The U.S. Department of Justice will investigate the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old Baltimore man who died Sunday following spinal injuries he received while in police custody. Gray, who is black, was arrested last week for allegedly possessing an illegal switchblade. » 4/21/15 6:41pm Tuesday 6:41pm

"De Blasio Get on the Pot," Urges Weed Leaf Plane Banner Flying Over NYC

If you gazed skyward in New York City on this sunny 4/21, you may have glimpsed an airplane-borne banner over the Hudson River celebrating and poking fun at our mayor’s widely rumored cannabis habit. “De Blasio Get On The Pot,” it read. “We [weed leaf] NYPD.” » 4/21/15 3:20pm Tuesday 3:20pm

Some Dummies Bought a U2 Album This Weekend and Got a Tool EP Instead

Why would you spend your money on a vinyl copy of U2’s Songs of Innocence? Regardless of your feelings on what I’m sure is a perfectly fine late-career U2 album, didn’t basically everyone get that record for free last year? The lunkheaded spendthrifts who stood in line to shell out for a “deluxe exclusive” version of … » 4/20/15 6:10pm 4/20/15 6:10pm

Accusations Fly, Buzz, Sting After NYPD Bee Detective's Dramatic Exit

Just eight months ago, Anthony “Tony Bees” Planakis had nothing but kind words for the police department where he’d served, until recently, as detective and resident apiarist. Now, he’s buzzing a different tune. “I had no choice but to retire,” Tony Bees told the New York Post. “I was blackballed.” » 4/20/15 1:15pm 4/20/15 1:15pm

This Viral Facebook Video About Mental Health Is Scientology Propaganda

Has this magnificently corny PSA graced your Facebook newsfeed lately? Inspirational rock music. Dejected kids pulling stickers from their shirts, revealing words like "revolutionary" and "healer" underneath. A title card: "Stop psychiatric labeling of kids." You've got the Church of Scientology to thank. » 4/16/15 2:28pm 4/16/15 2:28pm

A Bot Bought MDMA off the Internet and Got Away With It

Right now, if you wanted to, you could log onto the internet, order a bunch of drugs, and have them delivered to your doorstep. There's none of the awkwardness of dealing with your shady, coked-out bartender, but all of the legal risk: If the cops found out, you'd still go to court. Not so for Random Darknet Shopper. » 4/16/15 12:08am 4/16/15 12:08am