Image via Flickr user Noé Alfaro Florida is like a parfait. The bottom layer is made up of Miami, gays, and rich people; the middle is basically Disney World, stucco palaces, and suburban sprawl; and the top is more or less South Georgia run-off.
Photo via the 'Hacker Wars' Facebook page The surveillance state and those who fight against it have become a bona fide hot topic in the last two years, during which Wikileaks's Julian Assange was examined in We Steal Secrets, Edward Snowden's NSA disclosures found a cinematic home in Laura Poitra's uneven Citizenfour, and the history of "hacktivism" and Anonymous was traced in Brian Knappenberger's We Are Legion.
Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images We’ve now had a day to really digest Renee Zellweger’s new face.
The Apocalypse Is Finally Bigger Than Football
Photos of Martin Rouleau, a.k.a. Ahmad the Converted, via Facebook Even though Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is remaining tight-lipped about the specifics of a “suspected terror attack” yesterday in Montreal, online Canadian jihadists currently plying their trade in Iraq and Syria are already making a martyr out of the suspected attacker.
The Chechen Leader with a $5 Million Islamic State Bounty on His Head
Bruce Willis in Armageddon, about to blow himself up (spoiler alert!) to save the world from an asteroid If you think about them long enough, comets can be a cause for concern—they're pretty enough streaking through the sky, but if one ever flew straight at Earth, we'd presumably be in a lot of trouble.
How Wall Street Strangled the Life out of Baseball's Statistical Revolution
There's more competition in the art world than ever before. There are more artists, more artwork, more movies, and just more media in general.
The Pink Pistols. Photo via Flickr user InSapphoWeTrust Tom Palmer, a gay libertarian, was walking to dinner with a co-worker in 1982 when he was told by a group of passing homophobes that he would be killed and nobody would ever find his body.
Screengrab from the Telegraph's John Grisham interview While touting his new novel about the terrors of the coal industry to the Telegraph last week, bestselling writer John Grisham offered up some unwise remarks about American pedophiles being locked up .
The 20,000-Calorie Strongman Diet
For VICE's True Crime issue, Magnum Photos was kind enough to let us look through their dizzying archives for unpublished photos of the UK's criminal element. We came across a folder of slides from Chris Steele-Perkins's 1980 project on Manchester’s infamous prison, Strangeways, now officially renam
The site of artist Katie Paterson's 'Future Library' in Norway. Photo by Vibeke Hermanrud. If a book is just basically just wood pulp, why can't a library be a forest?
A Divorced Father of Two from Ohio Is Fighting the Islamic State in Syria
Motherboard's documentary Click, Print, Gun: The Inside Story of the 3D-Printed Gun Yesterday, a Japanese man was sentenced to two years in prison for manufacturing 3D-printed guns.
Ireland is the only country in Europe where abortions are illegal—the only exception is when the pregnancy poses a risk to the mother's life.
Photos by Sam Gherke I don’t know what it feels like to walk around all winter in wet shoes. I’ve never had trench foot.
T.I. Is the Elder Statesman of Atlanta Rap
Has Someone Finally Invented a Hoverboard?