Here's a Map of the NYC Parks Where You Might Get Narced for Smoking Weed

Andy Cush · 04/20/16 12:20PM

After a false start and a spell of glum weather, New York is finally starting to feel springlike this week—just in time for 4/20. If you’re the type who likes to celebrate the day, and who likes to do it outdoors rather than in the safety of your living room, take heed before you smoke weed.

NYPD Demands $36,000 “Copying Fee” for Access to Cops’ Body Cam Footage

J.K. Trotter · 01/15/16 02:05PM

In April 2015, the New York City television station NY1 filed a open-records request for “unedited video files from the NYPD’s body camera program” captured during five specific weeks in 2014 and 2015. Four months later, the New York City Police Department agreed to review and release the footage—but only after NY1 paid a $36,000 “copying fee.” NY1 appealed the N.Y.P.D.’s decision and, in a letter dated September 16 of last year, was once again denied by the N.Y.P.D.’s deputy commissioner of legal matters.

Weird Al Spills All His Illuminati Secrets in "Royals" Parody

Jay Hathaway · 07/16/14 10:45AM

Weird Al Yankovic's #8Videos8Days continues with a parody of "Royals", the Lorde song that even Lorde is sick of hearing. Al's version is fresh, though, because he's got it wrapped up tight in strong, versatile aluminum foil (foiiiiil). It's as good for preserving sandwiches as it is for preserving your head from government thought control.

Bill O'Reilly's Divorce Is So Ugly, God Got Involved

John Cook · 03/18/13 12:37PM

Bill O'Reilly wants his ex-wife to go to Hell. Literally. As we previously reported, the Fox News falafelist became separated from his former wife Maureen McPhilmy at some point in 2011, and later went on an apparently corrupt crusade to destroy the career of the Nassau County Police detective she was dating. We have now confirmed that O'Reilly and McPhilmy have been formally divorced, that she has since married the detective, and that O'Reilly is in the midst of a scorched-earth custody battle—dubbed, appropriately enough, Anonymous v. Anonymous—over the ex-couple's two children. It involves a surreptitious attempt by O'Reilly to undermine his custody arrangement by hiring, as a member of his household staff, the woman he and his ex had agreed on as a neutral arbiter of their disputes. It also involves O'Reilly's attempts to annul his marriage and have McPhilmy potentially booted from the Catholic Church.