Hazel Cills · 01/19/14 02:46PM

New York City's 311 hotline received over 260,000 complaints about noise in 2013 proving what Big Apple residents already know: the city is annoyingly loud. Health officials say there are plenty places in the city where decibels reach up to 85 and in some places noise levels exceed 100 decibels.

Daniel Radcliffe Terrorizes Children

Caity Weaver · 07/13/12 03:31PM

Danielle Radcliffe, who made his fortune teaching children that they can accomplish great things if only they have the good fortune to be accepted into a prestigious school of witchcraft and wizardy, has now resorted to terrorizing them.

22-Year-Old Is Very Upset That She Didn't Get to Be Poor for a While

Hamilton Nolan · 07/10/12 03:25PM

Meet Taylor Cotter. I mean, just pretend she's here or something. Taylor is a 22-year-old graduate of Northeastern Journalism School. She has a job, a car, and an apartment. So what is Taylor's big problem? Her big problem is that she's too successful to be living "that 10-cents-a-word life that I always wanted." Crumbs! Can we help this poor young go-getter, somehow?

Major Crisis: 23-Year-Old College Grads Are Working Shitty Jobs

Hamilton Nolan · 04/23/12 01:45PM

The recent near-total collapse of the global economy has had some real negative effects. Life savings wiped out; retirements ruined; people evicted from their homes. The fact that 23-year-olds are working at Starbucks even after they've earned their English diplomas? Not at the top of the list.

Shut Up, Katie Roiphe

Hamilton Nolan · 06/24/11 09:37AM

Katie Roiphe, one of the leading sex-opinion-havers of American letters, is the upper crust version of crazy cat woman Andrea Peyser. While Andrea only broadcasts her psychologically-fraught Victorian sexual shame to tabloid readers, Katie Roiphe gets to publish hers in all the favorite news outlets of East Coast Ivy Leaguers. She calls male novelists fey pussies in the NYT Book Review! She told women how to do divorce right in the pages of New York magazine! She pooh-poohed the notion of date rape all over the place! And now, she's taken to Slate—the Gawker of bored academics—to reveal how jokey children's book "Go The Fuck to Sleep" reveals that "yuppie" parents (unlike Katie Roiphe) are doing sex wrong.

Awards Season: When Good Actors Go Bad

Richard Lawson · 02/07/11 03:42PM

The Golden Globes and SAG Awards have been given out and the Oscar nominations have been announced, so we are reaching the denouement of the 2011 Awards Season Thrill-Parade. And, unfortunately, one of the saddest narratives of the season is playing out with one of our favorite actresses, Melissa Leo. She's gotten way too into the whole hoopla.

This Is the Worst First Day of School Since Last Year

Hamilton Nolan · 09/08/10 03:15PM

Happy first day of school! What do we have to complain about? All types of things! The schedule is stupid. The prices of school supplies are out of control. The bus is late. And hey, stop shooting us!

The 'Sexually-Oriented' Cruises that Earned an SEC Complaint

Max Read · 04/21/10 12:45AM

An investment firm just got busted for defrauding clients of $120 million—some of which was funneled into a "sexually-oriented charter cruise venture." What is a "sexually-oriented charter cruise venture"? And does it have an unlimited soda plan?

Washington Post: 'It's Like, Oh My God, Who Are These People?'

Hamilton Nolan · 01/19/10 09:59AM

Gabriel Sherman has a long piece in TNR today about the Washington Post, the primary purpose of which is to allow Post staffers to vent—about 'Salongate,' inexperienced business executives, entrenched editorial leadership that stunted ambitions, and, most notably, the fact that two WaPo staffers left the paper to start Politico, which is now kicking the WaPo's ass regularly on...Drudgebait: