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Amazon Deserves All of Its Bad PR

Amazon, the Cthulhu of retail, finds itself embroiled in a spat with a major book publisher. It's gotten nasty. And, remarkably, Amazon is losing the …

eCommerce

Duke Student Sues For Diploma After He's Expelled for Sexual Assault

[There was a video here]<p>A senior at Duke University who was banned from graduating after a school panel found him responsible for raping an …

Wall Street

The Gun-Law Improvements That No One Is Taking Seriously

America's gun conversation, to the extent that there is one, is facile, extreme and led by monied interests on both ends. The NRA is awful and the …

Guns

Texas Bar: "I Like My Beer Like I Like My Violence: Domestic"

In what's becoming an unfortunate, infuriating tradition in the Lone Star State, another bar has scrawled the same offensive play on words for …

Domestic Violence

Prosecution: Aaron Hernandez Killed Two Men Over A Spilled Drink

Aaron Hernandez was arraigned today for the drive-by murders of Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado outside a Boston club in July 2012. He pleaded not …

A Serial Tickler Is Terrorizing Boston

Boston police are searching for a man, known only as "The Tickler," who has reportedly broken into several homes near Boston College and tickled the …

Crime

The New Literary Fiction Superstars Are Essentially Memoirists

Fame, in the arena of book-writing, is a curious thing. Being a well-known writer of literary fiction doesn't necessarily translate into …

Literature

​Let's Boycott Amazon! Now Where Do We Buy Stuff?

Amazon has gone too far. Now. Now that it is apparently trying to extort ebook concessions from Hachette by delaying delivery and blocking preorders …

Free Shipping

Here is a list of the many ways in which the May 2014 economy is similar to the May 2007 economy—booming, just before the bust. In other news: junk bonds are back! Anyhow, don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to get rich.

Here is a list of the many ways in which the May 2014 economy is similar to the May 2007 economy—booming, just before the bust. In other news: junk …

Economy

The Thunder Are The Thunder Again, And This Is A Brand New Series

I suppose we can go ahead and forget about the first two games of the Western Conference finals, which saw the Serge Ibaka-less Thunder getting …

Here's A New Attempt At Gauging The Defensive Impact Of NBA Players

The defensive impact of individual NBA players is hard to measure, as it's so intertwined with their teammates' performance. Austin Clemens, …

Awful-Sounding Kings Fan Files Police Report Against Corey Crawford

According to TMZ, a 27-year-old Los Angeles man filed a battery report against Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford, alleging that Crawford squirted him …

Stephen Hawking's Mathematical Guide To Winning The World Cup

Stephen Hawking, for whatever reason, spent some time digging up soccer stats for Paddy Power that could help nudge the English side to a World Cup …

The Sleeping Beauty Reboot You Never Wanted: Maleficent, Reviewed.

Back in 2006, Patton Oswalt had a standup bit where he fantasized about going back in time and killing George Lucas so he'd never make the <i>Star Wars</i> …

Rory McIlroy Did Not Let Caroline Wozniacki Down Easy

The reigning sports power couple publicly split a week ago, when Rory McIlroy announced his wedding to Caroline Wozniacki was off, just after sending …

We Need To Talk About True Detective (No, We Don't)

If you want news about the second season of <i>True Detective</i>, a gritty HBO anthology series that just wrapped its wildly popular first season in March, …

Luis Suárez saga belongs to past, says Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers

• Manager keen to draw line under striker's biting ban • 'I don't think anyone wants to keep regurgitating that stuff'<p>Brendan Rodgers has said there should be no fresh problems between Liverpool and Luis Suárez following the managing director Ian Ayre's admission that the striker's behaviour had …

Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata insists his self-belief is stronger than ever

It was the last question of the interview but also the one that drew the most natural and emphatic reaction. So, Juan, just how much do you want to play against Tottenham?<p>Juan Mata believes that <b>Spurs</b> have been weakened by the sale of Gareth Bale and, having scored twice in the corresponding fixture …

Soccer

Details on Benedict Cumberbatch's STAR WARS VII Role