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Young Fans Cry in the Presence of Jane Goodall, Rock Star


Eighty-year-old Dr. Jane Goodall is the subject of a Newsweek cover story this week. The primatologist and activist has spent a lifetime inspiring women and girls to scientific achievement, and as writer Abigail Jones notes (after witnessing 1,200 young girls stampede the auditorium during a Goodall lecture), she still has ...

Palestinian-American Teenager Killed by IDF in West Bank


A 14-year-old boy killed by the Israeli Defense Force in the West Bank on Friday was a U.S. citizen. Orwah Hammad was born in New Orleans and moved to the territory at age 6, according to his cousin.Hammad was one of a group of young men throwing stones at the ...

Ax Attacker Who Went After NYPD Was a Self-Radicalized ‘Terrorist,’ Says Bratton


The man who went after four police officers with a small hatchet yesterday afternoon in Queens has been identified as Zale Thompson, a 32-year-old who once served in the Navy and later converted to Islam, the Associated Press reports.

Janay Rice Doesn’t Find ‘Ray Rice’ Costume Funny


Ah, it's a magical time of year: when candy corn flows like water, photos at pumpkin patches litter our social-media feeds, and tasteless, blindly offensive costumes begin surfacing and going viral.

Student Suspect Dead in Seattle School Shooting


Police say a suspected school shooter is dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after opening fire in the cafeteria at Marysville Pilchuck High School, just north of Seattle on Friday.

10 Truly Good Things That Happened This Week


Between Boko Haram, violence at the Canadian Parliament, and Ebola showing up in NYC, it was another depressing week full of terrible news.

The Other Perk of Beating Ebola


The most obvious and best perk of beating Ebola is that you beat Ebola. The second-best perk, at least for Dallas nurse Nina Pham, is getting to meet the president.Then again, maybe seeing your puppy again ranks slightly above a presidential hug.

Republican Senate Candidate Signs Young Woman’s Body Despite Knowing It’s a Terrible Idea


Aspiring Georgia senator David Perdue is not Harry Styles, but he is close. At a campaign event yesterday, a young lady whose age almost definitely ends in -teen asked the candidate to take a Sharpie to her torso.

Marina Abramovic Is a Fan of the Mattress Girl


Marina Abramovic is impressed with Emma Sulkowicz, the art student who has been carrying around a mattress to protest Columbia University's tepid response to her rape allegations.

Pakistan Releases Suspect in Murder of U.S. Journalist Daniel Pearl


Qari Hashim, one of the suspects in the beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl, was released from a Pakistani jail Friday.

Anthony Weiner Continues to Creep on the Sexy Women of Twitter


Earlier this week, disgraced stay-at-home-dad Anthony Weiner did yet another humanizing interview, but refused to say whether or not he was still messaging random hotties online.

Billy Porter Has a Thing for White Lady Pills


Name: Billy Porter Age: 45 Neighborhood: Harlem Occupation: Artist. Tony-winning actor, Kinky Boots. Playwright, While I Yet Live, which runs through October 31.

How Well Does the Clinton Brand Still Play in the Conservative South?


“At election time, sometimes people come get me. And I feel like an old racehorse in a stable — people just take me out, put me on the track, slap me on the rear, and see if I can run around one more time,” Bill Clinton told a group of ...

FBI Arrests Creepy Google Employee for Running Nude Photo Scam

The FBI has indicted 23-year-old Nicholas Rotundo, an internal technology resident at Google's Mountain View Campus, for two counts of cyberstalking after he posed as a researcher in order to solicit naked photos of women, which he then used to blackmail them.

Iraq Claims ISIS Used Chemical Weapons in Attack


U.S. officials are looking into whether ISIS used chlorine gas in attacks against opposition forces following allegations from Baghdad.

Here Are Some Things New Yorkers Should Be More Afraid of Than Ebola


You are not going to get Ebola on the subway. You are not going to get Ebola in your Uber. You are not going to get Ebola in a semi-ironic Williamsburg bowling alley.

Dallas Nurse Nina Pham Is Now Ebola-Free


Here's some good news on the Ebola front: Nina Pham, the first nurse to contract Ebola from Thomas Eric Duncan, has recovered from the virus.

How Conservatives Justify Poll Taxes


During the Obama era, the Republican Party has made the modern revival of the poll tax a point of party dogma.

NY1 Anchor Politely Reminds New Yorkers Not to Eat Poop


Ebola has officially come to our city, but that doesn't mean that New Yorkers — internationally hailed for being jaded assholes — will irrationally panic.

6 Actually Interesting Things You Missed in Thursday’s Midterm Races


The midterm elections are in 11 days, and no one cares. Just 15 percent of Americans have said they’re following the races very closely, what with Ebola now in New York City and ISIS abroad, not to mention a new season of Scandal.


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