Serial Sucked And Wasted Everyone's Time

What do I know after listening to every episode of Serial? Nothing. I know absolutely nothing, except that it wasted my damn time, and I really hate it when that happens. Did you know sometimes we send people to prison on flimsy evidence? Did you know investigators can manipulate a witness narrative to fit the… » 12/19/14 5:06pm Yesterday 5:06pm

Get Your Christmas Crap The Fuck Out Of This Bear's Face, Please

It's almost Christmas, and you're in the holiday spirit, so it's understandable that you want to go around decking the halls and whatnot. But please try to remember that bears don't care about Christmas, because bears are not vapid and materialistic creatures, so don't go putting your plush Santa in a bear's favorite… » 12/19/14 4:46pm Yesterday 4:46pm

I'm Live From New York Co-Author James Andrew Miller. Any Questions?

James Andrew Miller is the coauthor of Live From New York: The Complete, Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live as Told by Its Stars, Writers, and Guests, now available in an updated/expanded version to cover SNL's progress in the last decade. (Yeah, he's also the coauthor of Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the… » 12/19/14 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm

Holiday Gift Guide: Books That Aren’t Pretentious Crap

Oh, hello there. I was just in my study, drinking port and sorting through my numerous Brookings Institution ethical surveys. A FINE READING, I dare say. And if you're the sort of chap who enjoys a fine reading as much as I do, I have compiled a list of tomes that would make a worthy, AUTHENTIC gift for any Deadspin… » 12/19/14 3:23pm Yesterday 3:23pm

The Drunkspin 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Are you wondering what to get the beloved boozebags in your life? I bet you're not, right? You're just going to give them all bottles of randomly selected $30 brown liquor, or maybe those stupid little chocolates stuffed with a quarter-squirt of skanky schnapps, or the first gin-and-martini-glasses boxed set you see… » 12/19/14 1:40pm Yesterday 1:40pm

Keanu Reeves, B-Movie Auteur: The Badass Excellence Of Man Of Tai Chi 

Neo is more interesting than you realized. Last year, Keanu Reeves, once one of the world's biggest movie stars, released Man of Tai Chi, his directorial debut. It's a hard, unpretentious, generally frill-free martial-arts movie about an underground fighting ring, and it was released direct-to-VOD in America. And this… » 12/19/14 11:58am Yesterday 11:58am

Holiday Gift Guide: For Your Generous Party Host

One of the best things you can give to a friend who has invited you into his or her home for the holidays is something good to drink. But telling you to buy a bottle of booze would make for a pretty boring, if practical, Gift Guide. (If you do buy a bottle of booze, be a love and wrap it nicely?) » 12/19/14 9:58am Yesterday 9:58am

Drugs, Chess, Books, Or Gambling: How To Fight Boredom In Prison

Leisure time, unstructured and purposeless, generally makes up most of an American prison inmate's day. Most convicts are just sent to the yard, where they socialize, exercise, play games and sports, and make their deals. Entire lives are spent in the incarcerated world, typified by the sexual compromises and » 12/18/14 3:28pm Thursday 3:28pm

Here's Your Holiday Party Pre-Cleanup Checklist

'Tis the season to throw house parties, to jingle your balls, to get all festive-like. Which is fun! (Especially the ball-jingling part.) (Not that I would really know.) But those parties don't throw themselves: There's all that setup to be done, inevitable crises that arise during the festivities, and then the worst… » 12/18/14 2:28pm Thursday 2:28pm

Sony Totally Caved On The Interview, And Now We're All Screwed

Monday night, Seth Rogen was a guest during the final week of The Colbert Report. Ordinarily, he isn't much of a "get," in talk-show parlance—he's funny, sure, but he always makes the rounds when he has a new movie, no big deal. But this was the first (and probably only) time that his appearance had legitimate news… » 12/18/14 1:34pm Thursday 1:34pm

Anchor Christmas Ale 2014: Great Tradition, Mediocre Year

My family is woefully short on Christmas traditions. This is largely due to our being a small unit consisting of zero children or Christians, the two things that seem to make this particular holiday go 'round. But we like kids and Christs just fine, and everybody likes days off in the middle of the week, so we're… » 12/17/14 1:24pm Wednesday 1:24pm

Beer For Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner: A Crohn's Disease Tasting Menu

I should probably start by announcing that I'm not a doctor. So if you're reading this, and you (like me) have Crohn's disease, and you're looking for some sort of guide for how to deal with your illness or how to incorporate more adventure into your diet, please keep in mind that in this case, you'd be taking advice… » 12/17/14 12:00pm Wednesday 12:00pm