Hip Alt-Lit Editor Quits Public Writing Career After Rape Accusations

For all its gestures toward radicalism and openness, Brooklyn's hip young "alt lit" scene might not be any less toxic for women than...well, anywhere else, according to a series of essays published this week accusing a prominent young editor of sexual assault. » 9/30/14 4:32pm Yesterday 4:32pm

Amanda Bynes on Adderall, Likely Extremely Focused During Arrest: Report

Amanda Bynes was having a relatively quiet 2014 until yesterday, when she was arrested for driving under the influence of a "controlled substance." Today, TMZ reports that the substance was a stimulant: Adderall. She may have also been smoking weed. » 9/30/14 10:15am Yesterday 10:15am

Pregnant Woman: NYPD Beat My Belly With a Baton

New details have emerged in the case of Sandra Amezquita's rough arrest last Saturday that was in part captured on video. In the video, an NYPD officer slams Amezquita, who is pregnant, belly-first into the ground. She and her attorney now say cops beat her belly with a baton. » 9/25/14 12:40pm Thursday 12:40pm

Zoo Covers Up Bill de Blasio's Groundhog Murder

Like a giant trying to hold a human baby, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his big, dumb hands dropped a helpless groundhog on February 2 (Groundhog's day). The poor hog died of internal injuries, and "then the coverup began," according to this New York Post exclusive. » 9/25/14 9:57am Thursday 9:57am

Trigger-Happy Cop Wings Unarmed Driver in New Dashcam Video

The video above shows South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper Sean Groubert, 31, shooting Levar Jones, 35, during a routine traffic stop for a seatbelt violation. Groubert shot at Jones without provocation, striking him in the hip. The trooper was fired on Friday and arrested last night for assault and battery of a high… » 9/25/14 8:52am Thursday 8:52am

Fastest Masturbator In Brooklyn Caught on Camera

It's been a banner week for horny dudes rubbing one out in public. Today, we have yet another video courtesy of Gothamist. This one shows a man who appears to be furiously masturbating in the driver's seat of a van parked on a street corner in Williamsburg. The witness who took the video this morning tells Gothamist,… » 9/24/14 3:37pm 9/24/14 3:37pm

Texts From Walmart Lead Man to Confess to 1997 Murder

The Charlotte Observer reports the bizarre story of a man who drove cross-country this June to confess to murdering a woman and dumping her body in a river in 1997. Matthew Gibson, 55, was driven to confess after he got texts and calls from Walmart about prescriptions for Anita Townshed. He thought Townshed was the… » 9/24/14 11:35am 9/24/14 11:35am