Sony Hacked at Least Five Times Since Friday

Adrian Chen · 05/24/11 01:51PM

Hey, hackers! If you're bored, you might as well just point your computer at Sony. Everyone else is: Sony was hit by at least five hack attacks since Friday, exposing thousands more customers' information.

Are These Talent Show Contestants Really Playing the Piano with Their Penises?

Matt Cherette · 05/20/11 02:05AM

Here in the US of A, our summer is packed with boring competition shows like America's Got Talent, in which teenage girls sing Mariah Carey ballads. That's why this clip from the show's much more awesome Greek incarnation—of two guys playing a piano with nothing but their penises—should be required viewing for future American contestants. [via Guyism]

Mail Bomb Was Oh So Close to Blowing Up

Hamilton Nolan · 11/04/10 08:37AM

Today in bombs: new and skeery details about just how close those Yemeni mail bombs came to blowing up. Plus: new and skeery details on the Greek anarchist mail bombers. It's bomb week. Love it or else.

What's Plato's 'Hidden Philosophy'?

Max Read · 06/30/10 04:54PM

A British scientist says he's discovered a secret code in the works of the ancient Greek philosopher Plato. What is "the hidden philosophy of Plato"? And how can we market it?

Greek Protesters Firebomb Police

Adrian Chen · 05/02/10 04:05PM

Thousand of Greeks turned out for May Day demonstrations yesterday, protesting proposed austerity measures, including pension cuts, government salary freezes and tax hikes. The Times reports demonstrators were "largely peaceful." But some people were mad. Firebombing-level mad. Video inside.

We Are All Degenerate Gamblers

Hamilton Nolan · 02/25/10 03:43PM

The Way We Live Now: Trying to cover our bad bets. We are seriously bad gamblers. Worse than the average gambler (who is not good, in the first place). There's an upside, though: coke, models, and booze! Cheap booze.

The Week Athens Stood Still

Gabriel Snyder · 12/14/08 06:48PM

[Rioters in Athens, who are protesting the police shooting of a 15-year-old boy, use lasers in their clashes with cops; image via AP.]