I'm a former newspaper journalist and blogger who used to travel extensively, but hasn't watched a decent in-flight safety demonstration since Obama took office. I've been interviewed on NPR and have harassed countless politicians, fashion designers, and ordinary folk who probably despise reporters now. I live in Brooklyn with my husband and toddler girl, where I've picked up and put down Infinite Jest at least 200,000 times.
Lately, wheat beer. And malt beer. And beer with chocolate.
Two teenage girls from Florida have been arrested for allegedly torturing and killing a rare tortoise -- while capturing the act on video and posting it to Facebook.
Jennifer Emoke Green, 18, and her 15-year-old accomplice reportedly filmed themselves setting fire to a gopher tortoise and then crushing it to death. Their disgusting actions and words while committing this terrible act are, thankfully, being taken very seriously.
Sometimes you hear a beautiful celebrity or model talk about her body like she's no big deal and you just want to shout: give us a break! You have to know you're gorgeous since you're being paid millions to be gorgeous, right? Admit it!
Depending on how you feel about her, you will either be pleased or annoyed to hear that Kate Upton is totally aware of the fact that her body makes scores of boys want to take up baseball (she's dating pro player Justin Verlander). She isn't shy about letting the world know she knows she's hot stuff and has even recently admitted that she "begged" to have her curvy body.
Three children were helping their mother sell fruit at a fruit stand when carjackers reportedly crashed into them, killing all three siblings and seriously hurting their mother, a family friend, and the woman who was carjacked.
This sickeningly sad incident took place on a Philadelphia street on Friday morning while the kids were helping sell fruit to raise money for their church. While working, they were suddenly struck by a white Toyota 4Runner that had been stolen by two men a few minutes earlier. The car reportedly jumped a curb after blowing a tire. The vehicle then slammed into a tree, and the suspects allegedly took off by foot and remain on the loose.
In real life, modern-day Romeo and Juliet stories aren't romantic -- they're just tragic. One couple from the Bronx checked into a hotel in Staten Island, N.Y. and was found dead two days later, after they failed to check out. They were lying together in bed holding hands -- and the circumstances surrounding their death are a mystery.
Gwyneth Paltrow -- the actress we all love to love and hate -- has taken her kids on an unsual vacation (at least for her). Instead of sipping soy lattes in Montmartre, she is becoming one with nature in good ole Montana. The star visited the Paws Up dude ranch, where she, Apple, 10, and Moses, 8, went horseback riding, ATV riding, and built campfires.
I know. I can't picture it either.
But folks, we have proof that this really happened because Gwyn posted a gorgeous makeup-free selfie straight from the farm. Seriously, she isn't wearing a stitch of makeup -- no lip gloss, no concealor -- she doesn't even use a filter, guys. And she looks like she's still in high school.