Rich Juzwiak · 04/25/16 01:30PM

Actually, Lemonade is Beyoncé’s weakest album since I Am...Sasha Fierce.


Hudson Hongo · 04/24/16 08:00PM

The Long, Fake Life of J.S. Dirr: A Decade-Long Internet Cancer Hoax Unravels

Adrian Chen · 06/06/12 10:06AM

On the evening of May 13, Mother's Day, a Canadian woman named Dana Dirr was hit head-on while driving to the Saskatchewan hospital where she worked as a trauma surgeon. She was 35 weeks pregnant, but determined to work until the moment she gave birth. The morning after the crash, her husband John ("J.S.") Dirr posted a note on Warrior Eli, a Facebook page the Dirrs had created to document their 5-year-old son Eli's battle with cancer: "Last night at 12:02am I lost the love of my life," J.S. wrote. "I lost my wife, the mother of my children, and my best friend." Miraculously, Dana had held on in the hospital just long enough to have her baby—a daughter, and the Dirr's eleventh child.

Kids Fined for Operating Lemonade Stand Without Permit

Matt Cherette · 06/17/11 12:27AM

What's worse than a story about how a group of children were fined $500 by Montgomery County for operating a lemonade stand without a permit outside the site of this weekend's US Open? How about the fact that they were going to donate their proceeds to a pediatric cancer-fighting charity? Don't worry, though, because all the middle-aged men charging $50 to park on their lawns are doing just fine. [via WUSA]

Little Oregon Lemonade Girl Triumphs

Adrian Chen · 08/06/10 05:12PM

Mean Oregon health officials shut down 7-year-old Julie Murphy's lemonade stand because it wasn't up to code. But now the county's top official has apologized: ''A lemonade stand is a classic, iconic American kid thing to do," he said. [AP]

Crush The Hippies and Thieves And Feed Them to Real Americans

Hamilton Nolan · 08/19/09 02:55PM

The Way We Live Now: Counting the many things we can't afford. We can't afford plastic bag taxes. We can't afford lemonade stand licenses. We can't afford our own crayfish. And why should we? This is America or whatever!