Female animators release an open letter denouncing the industry's culture of silence and harassment

A number of prominent women and gender non-conforming people in the animation industry—including Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic creator Lauren Faust, and Bob’s Burgers writer and producer Wendy Molyneux—have just signed and released an open letter calling for an end to a…

Florida college students gave Richard Spencer a crash course in trolling Nazi shitheads

White supremacist fist magnet Richard Spencer took another (verbal) pummeling last night, when he decided, inexplicably, to book himself to speak in front of a crowd of students at the University Of Florida. (Presumably, he figured that, since nobody wants him anywhere anyway, he might as well be unwanted in public.)…

Pro-Trump "Navy SEAL" featured on Fox News turns out to be fake

Taking a rare, brief detour back into the terrifying world of objective reality, Fox News was forced to issue a correction today, admitting that a “retired Navy SEAL” and Trump supporter featured on a recent broadcast was only actually one of those things. The man in question, John Garofalo, a glass artist, was hoping…

Vampires walked through the Valley last night in honor of Tom Petty

Tom Petty probably didn’t mean it literally when he wrote the lyrics, “All the vampires, walking through the Valley / Move west down Ventura Boulevard.” (If we had to guess, he was probably referring either to consumerism or record-company executives.) Still, Petty’s “Free Fallin’” had special significance to Mary…

Take a tour of some relaxing, authentic video game bathrooms

As video game designers continue to inject more realism into their narratives, they’ll inevitably find themselves designing fully-functioning bathrooms for players to interact with. After all, the real world has bathrooms all over the damn place! As this article from Heterotopias points out, these digital washrooms…

Amber Tamblyn says she believes Charlyne Yi's accusations against her husband David Cross

Earlier this week, actress and comedian Charlyne Yi took to Twitter to recall the first time she met David Cross, an encounter she’ll never forget because he made fun of her clothes, taunted her in made-up racist language, and “asked if I was going to fight [him with] karate.” Cross responded, first by saying he…

This DC House Of Horror exclusive reveals the scary side of superheroes

DC has some of the best horror characters in superhero comics—Deadman, Etrigan The Demon, John Constantine, The Sandman, Swamp Thing—but for the new DC House Of Horror one-shot, the publisher is eschewing the usual suspects in favor of scary stories starring DC’s most popular creations. Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman,…

John Malkovich might have a blood feud against an animated dinosaur movie

The idea of an actor holding a grudge is about as old as Hollywood itself. But, when people envision said grudge, it’s usually between a pair of actors competing for a role or an actor and a director that can’t see eye-to-eye, not celebrated thespian John Malkovich and an animated children’s movie about talking…

The Weather Channel is now only covering Puerto Rico: “America, this is still happening”

A few years ago, if you had asked the general public where they would be getting their passionate, fact-driven journalism from in 2017, it’s unlikely the top answer would be The Weather Channel. But time and time again the responsibility of keeping the American people informed about the most pressing issues has fallen…

Listen to the real Ed Kemper from Mindhunter reading audiobooks for the blind

David Fincher’s patient, almost essay-like Netflix show Mindhunter is driven by a series of long-playing interactions with monstrous serial killers. The first major one is also perhaps the show’s most indelible: The hulking, conversational sociopath Edmund Kemper, who, in between joking asides and bites of pizza,…

Shit yes Young Thug and Future just dropped a surprise collaborative mixtape

Future and Young Thug have circled each other for years like binary stars. The two boundary-pushing Atlanta rappers have alternately tweeted at and about each other with a mixture of respect and contempt while also showing up on albums together and incessantly teasing collaborative projects. The rumor goes, as with…

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Sean Penn seems awfully worried about Netflix's El Chapo documentary

Sean Penn has done a lot of shitty things over the years, but the one he’s worried about coming back to haunt him is his 2015 interview with now-imprisoned Mexican drug cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. (No one seems to care about the domestic violence allegations against him, least of all Penn.) That interview…

Taylor Swift releases "Gorgeous," her first good single in forever

For a song that immediately skyrocketed to the top of the Billboard charts, setting streaming records and most of the internet on fire in its wake, “Look What You Made Me Do” can only be considered a misstep. Taylor Swift’s first single off the upcoming Reputation found her ditching the tunefulness and endearing…

Harvey Weinstein can’t even pretend to give a shit about sex rehab

As the allegations and criminal investigations continue to mount against Harvey Weinstein, the producer/predator is currently seeking “help” with his ostensible “sex addiction” in an Arizona rehab facility. But a report from Page Six suggests that Weinstein may be resisting even this, most performative act of therapy,…

Kids spending more time than ever staring at phones and tablets, reports your phone or tablet

In an announcement unsurprising to anyone who has, or has seen, children, USA Today reports today on a Common Sense study that shows an alarming increase in device usage among kids. While the amount of time kids spend looking at a screen is about the same—a little over two hours a day—as it was in 2011, now almost…

Well played, fast food social media: KFC's Twitter account only follows 11 Herbs and Spice Girls

Truly, we’re now living in the golden age of the fast food social media utopia, a magical wonderland where Wendy’s hands out sick burns and free nuggets daily, and some mad Twitter genius at KFC has just pulled off one of the most hilariously subtle online gags in corporate chicken history.

"J.D. leaves to cut a patient," and other highlights from this machine-generated Scrubs script

God bless machine-generated prose: Sure, it’s probably just paving the way for the rise of eloquent, skull-smashing robots. But in the short-term, it’s a reliably easy way to take the familiar—like, say, every single episode of Scrubs, to pick an example entirely at random—and give it just enough inhuman weirdness to…