I Was the Weirdest Person at BronyCon 2014

"Brony" is the nickname given to the adult (mostly male) fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Their community—which is large, voracious and one of the most widely-ridiculed fan collectives this side of Equestria—gathers annually in a convention center to celebrate their enthusiasm for friendship tolerance and… » 9/02/14 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

Beauty Queen Won't Return Crown Until Pageant Organizers Apologize

May Myat Noe, the 18-year-old beauty queen from Burma who was recently stripped of her Miss Asia Pacific World title after turning down pageant officials' offer to buy her breast implants, has given a press conference to explain that she will not return her crown (worth $100,000) until receiving an official apology… » 9/02/14 12:15pm Today 12:15pm

Fake Freckles Are the Hottest Trend in Fall Fashion

There's something bittersweet about a physical trait you've been made fun of for your whole life finally coming into fashion. On one hand, not only are you free from ridicule, but you're being celebrated! On the other, the people who've always looked down on you are now trying to cop your look and act like those years… » 8/29/14 2:10pm Friday 2:10pm

New Mockingjay Posters Show Off the Glorious Rebels of District 13

Here are the latest posters to promote Mockingjay — Part 1. This time, it's the rebels of District 13 — including Natalie Dormer with badass head tattoo — stepping front and center. » 8/28/14 6:30pm Thursday 6:30pm

Reminder from John Oliver: Wage Gap Is Some Fucked Up Mad Men Bullshit

Perhaps you've rightfully been too distracted by Beyoncé owning the VMAs and emblazoning MTV with the word "FEMINIST" to catch it (I know I was), but Bey isn't the only one swinging the hammer at the patriarchy in recent days. Over on HBO, John Oliver is taking on the wage gap and the varying bullshit arguments used… » 8/26/14 1:10pm 8/26/14 1:10pm

Not Even Starbucks Knows What's in Your Pumpkin Spice Latte

With the end of summer approaching (sob!), few things are certain: the leaves will change, the wind will take on a crisp bite and food manufacturers will start stuffing pumpkin spice into EVERYTHING they can think of, from potato chips to vodka. Of these pumpkin-flavored food items, Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice Latte… » 8/26/14 12:30pm 8/26/14 12:30pm

Animal Planet Is Giving a Whole New Meaning to 'Labor Day'

If you have nothing to do over Labor Day, why not turn on your computer and spend it watching THE MIRACLE OF LIFE? All holiday weekend, Animal Planet will be showing a live feed on its website of various species giving birth and spoiler alert: it will be intense, slimy and have a damn cute ending. » 8/25/14 7:45pm 8/25/14 7:45pm

These Australian Tampon Commercials Are Batshit and Delightful

Feminine hygiene brand Carefree is taking a new approach to marketing towards the Australian consumer. New ads by DDB Sydney feature hosts by the name of Fanny Glitterwinkle, Harmony Freebush and Stefan Van Der Blöed. The commercials are funny, weird and — surprisingly — actually use the word "vagina." » 8/25/14 12:35pm 8/25/14 12:35pm

This Has Got to Be the Worst Case of Male Subway Stance Ever

If you've ridden on public transit, chances are that you've encountered at least one case of Widespread Leg Subway Stance, a terrible behavioral defect that affects thousands of men, ages 12 to infinity. Well, Gothamist has found what might be the worst incident of WLSS of all time — and it's more extreme than… » 8/22/14 3:40pm 8/22/14 3:40pm

Americans to Be Rewarded With TV Show Where Couples Fuck in a Box

America has received a lot of excellent pop culture imports from Great Britain over the years (Kate Bush, The Office, Spice World — the movie AND album) and now, continuing that rich and noble tradition, the United Kingdom is officially giving us Sex Box, a reality TV show where couples discuss relationship troubles… » 8/22/14 1:20pm 8/22/14 1:20pm

Chris Pratt Visits Kids' Hospital in Guardians of the Galaxy Costume

Chris Pratt's campaign to become the most likable actor (person, even) in America continues apace. The actor made good on a promise to visit the pediatric ward of a hospital dressed in his Guardians of Galaxy costume yesterday, having shown up as Star-Lord at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, much to the delight and… » 8/21/14 3:40pm 8/21/14 3:40pm