Category Archives: Crime

Louie

Louis C.K. Crossed a Line Into Sexual Misconduct, 5 Women Say: In 2015, a few months before the now-defunct website Defamer circulated rumors of Louis C.K.’s alleged sexual misconduct, Ms. Corry also received an email from Louis C.K., which was obtained by The Times, saying he owed her a “very very very late apology.” When […]

“the way things were back then”

David Bowie and Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Statutory Rape Problem: We can dismiss all of this as just the “way things were back then.” We can pretend that we haven’t heard countless songs about young “Lolitas” who were “just seventeen—you know what I mean.” We can ignore the racial implications in the mainstream media’s relative silence […]

Boycott Bullshit

Twitter Users Split on Boycott Over Platform’s Move Against Rose McGowan: Activists, celebrities and journalists joined a boycott of Twitter on Friday to protest the social media platform’s locking of the account of the actress Rose McGowan, a fierce critic of the film producer Harvey Weinstein over his alleged sexual harassment and assaults of women. […]

“the gloves do fit, but you can’t do shit”

Eugene Wei explains the recent scandals in the news — Silicon Valley sexual harassment incidents, Bill Cobsy rape charges, everything Donald Trump does — in the context of common knowledge and “distributed truth”: We need look no further than the highest office in the land to see that common knowledge often isn’t enough. When the […]

#dontaskmillenialstosmugglecoke

In August, VICE reported on a hilarious coke-smugging bust in Australia involving two young ladies who documented their whole adventure on Instagram: It’s the largest drug bust Australia has ever seen on a boat or plane. Before they got caught, the women documented the entire journey on Instagram and Facebook, looking joyful in Times Square […]