Matthew Power, a contributing editor at Harper's and frequent writer for GQ and Men's Journal, has passed away at the age of 39. "It is believed that he died of heat stroke and exhaustion" while working in Northern Uganda, reports Outside, another regular home for Power's dispatches from across the globe. "He was an enormous talent who will be greatly missed."
New Jersey homeowner Richard Weiner is suing two Coldwell Banker real-estate agents for repeatedly fornicating all over his house while it was on the market. "They used our home as a cheap motel," said Weiner, who responded to a counter-suit from the pair claiming extortion by sending his secret-camera footage of the trysts to Inside Edition. The money shot is when Robert Lindsay and Jeannemarie Phelan, the sneaky duo, both look directly into the camera and gasp.
In an age of visual communication, how do we express our sexual desires? There are so many emoji possibilities — and so many chances to be misunderstood. One man's eggplant might be another man's corn, or another man's sad, tiny snake. One woman's peach might be another's butt or boob. Before you know it, the whole sextual fantasy breaks down and you’ve just agreed to some really weird stuff.
To clarify the hieroglyphic mess and help prevent misunderstandings, we have created a brief glossary of phrases and terminology for all of your erotic-emoji needs. Enjoy! Tell your friends. Spread the word. Don't [eggplant in doughnut] it up.
For sheer histrionics, it will never come close to the showdown over charter schools between Eva Moskowitz and Mayor Bill de Blasio. For house-and-home urgency, it doesn’t approach the need for the administration to install a leader of “Build It Back,” the floundering Sandy-recovery program with 19,000 applicants and zero completed repairs. But the ongoing search for a new parks commissioner is an intriguing test of the larger de Blasio progressive experiment.
On Monday, more fuel was added to the popular theory that terrorists are behind the disappearance of a Malaysian Airlines jet when a travel agent said tickets for the two men who boarded the flight with stolen passports were arranged by a "shadowy Iranian" known as "Mr. Ali." Now it seems their secrecy had nothing to do with terrorism. One of the men has been identified as Iranian teenager Pouria Nour Mohammadi (his age has been reported as 18 or 19), who was trying to enter Germany to seek asylum. The other has been identified as Delavar Seyed Mohammad Reza, 29. There's no evidence so far that either was connected to terrorism.
"The more information we get, the more we're inclined to conclude that it was not a terrorist incident," Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble said on Tuesday at a news conference in France.
Surprise! You're on Candid Tonight Show. Jimmy Fallon and Jon Hamm took to the Rock Center rooftop to photobomb some tourists. Cute bit, but why skimp on the surprised reactions? Show us some real human emotion, not just two dudes sharing a hoagie. (Are hoagies the hot new photobooth accessory?)
It’s more of a commercial for Obamacare than our generation’s Frost/Nixon, but it’s also pretty funny. Joining the likes of such luminaries as Justin Bieber and Jennifer Lawrence, President Obama sat down for a faux-tense chat with comedian Zach Galifianakis on the beloved web show “Between Two Ferns.” Before he got around to plugging the now-functional healthcare.gov — “A lot of young people, they think they’re invincible” — Obama delivered a few one-liners aimed straight at Galifianakis’s oversize head. The man has timing.
Though his methods were often criticized, bestselling author and reporter Joe McGinniss, who died on Monday, definitely left his mark on the world of journalism. He rose to fame with the publication of The Selling of the President, his influential behind-the-scenes account of President Nixon's 1969 campaign. It spent months on the best-seller list, and in 1983, he had another massive hit with Fatal Vision. The book covered the trial of Jeffrey MacDonald, a physician and former Green Beret convicted of murdering his family – and, controversially, McGinniss's conclusion that his subject was guilty. His latest, less successful escapade involved penning the Sarah Palin biography The Rogue while renting the house next door to her in Wasilla, Alaska. McGinniss announced last year that he had inoperable prostate cancer, and he died due to complications related to the disease.
The latest twist in the Bridgegate saga gives Port Authority Chairman David Samson a temporary reprieve: Shortly before news outlets learned on Monday afternoon that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan had demanded documents from Samson, the subpoena was withdrawn. No reason was given, but the New York office said that New Jersey's U.S. attorney, who is already investigating the lane closures, "may" ask Samson for similar documents in the future. According to the Bergen Record, "some observers said it would have been unusual for a second U.S. Attorney’s Office to conduct an investigation that overlapped with one already under way."
While he almost certainly won't be lured into a slap fight like Bradley Cooper or get spanked like Justin Bieber (though we can dream, can't we?), President Obama is now the latest celebrity to subject himself to Zach Galifianakis's intensity for an episode of Between Two Ferns. Obama is stopping by in order to encourage young people to sign up for health insurance before the March 31 deadline. The episode will drop at Funny or Die Tuesday at 7:30 a.m., and we're betting it will be good. If anyone can stay dead-pan while humoring sweaty, incoherent people, it's definitely the president.