@Faith4Hillary is celebrating its one year anniversary with a paid, Promoted Account push. Over the past few days as the Twitter has become better known, some in the blogosphere have pointed toward the account's percentage of fake followers — a number which has dropped since a weekend purge — but artificially…
For a thousand years, Serenissima Repubblica di Venezia was a democratic, independent state until Napoleon captured the city and traded it with Austria a couple of times, before it became part of the new Kingdom of Italy in 1866. Now, 89% of the 2.36m who recently voted have opted to become Repubblica Veneta, an…
In response to the State Department's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, state-owned China Central Television invoked Confucius in commentary surrounding Human Rights Record of the United States in 2013, a report prepared by the Information Office of the State Council, a Chinese cabinet agency.
Authorities have determined that Wednesday's dorm fire on the University of Nebraska: Omaha campus was started by a discarded cigarette. Smoking is not allowed within ten feet of the building. Many students have lost belongings and all fifty residents have been displaced.
Inspired by a speech given by the the Executive Director of Birmingham's Division of Youth Services, Cedric Sparks (pictured), AL.com is asking in an unscientific, online poll whether Black History Month is still needed. At this time the poll is still open and currently the vote is heavily against.
During the harsh winters of the 1990s, the Minnesota legislature established an emergency deer feeding program funded by a hunting license surcharge. It was last used in '97, then because the money went unspent during milder weather, the program was expanded to include the study and eradication of diseases.
Both houses of the Indiana General Assembly have passed legislation which would protect minors from certain alcohol offenses if they are the victim of a sexual assault, if they call in a medical emergency or to report what they believe to be a crime.
Over the past year, myself and others have occasionally featured the work of Frank Zappa in a post. As often happens, while looking for one thing, I found another. The video in this version isn't great, while the audio is better than the other: Here's Zappa playing a bicycle on Steve Allen's Tonight Show in 1963.
Over the years, Sports Illustrated has used great site design for the "Swimsuit Edition" website and while I'm not as impressed with this year's layout as I have been in years past, the content is still very captivating and you can lose hours on the site.
Gawker, Jezebel and Deadspin reported on McKenna Pope, the young lady who petitioned Hasbro to offer an Easy Bake Oven in a gender-neutral color. A lot comments were made about the ovens, genders and colors. Now she's given a TEDYouth talk about making change.
Every year after Dr. King's birthday was declared a holiday, I remember a local radio station used to play a block of his speeches in celebration. I no longer live near that radio station and so far today I've only heard snippets, so in his honor: "I Have a Dream" and "I've Been to the Mountaintop" via…
I received an email from Target.com on Thursday apologizing for their recent security breach and offering free credit monitoring. Because I had not shopped Target while their system was reportedly infected, I have not been concerned, but I did wonder why I was sent the email. After all, I'm not a registered customer…
Unless a violent crime has been committed and there's a risk of additional harm, the Saint Louis Police policy is to not pursue those who flee. For property crime officers are not allowed to give chase, so Police Chief Sam Dotson would like drones to follow suspects home.
I went to a lot of concerts in my youth, but since cellphones became ubiquitous, I've only been to festival-like things on a lawn, clubs and sit-down affairs. Today I found myself in a waiting room, looking at a People magazine, when a question was raised by a Taylor Swift pic.
Undoubtedly most Hulu users have seen at least one comment complaining about a show's license, if not several. Brace yourself for another round because starting January 6th, everything ABC and ABC Family went on an eight-day delay for free streams.
Kotaku's Video Editor, Chris Person, found that Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" goes well with this animated GIF of Hostess Fruit Pies being made. (Press play)
On her eighteenth birthday, Lindsey Peterson, an all-state volleyball player and a senior on the high school basketball team was posing for photos with her teammates in the locker room prior to the game, when she slipped and fell from the bench upon which she was standing.