Did You Know New York City Is Like The Town In Footloose? ​

In many bars in New York City, dancing is illegal. Not super illegal. Like, if you bust a move at your local dive, you probably won't be arrested. John Lithgow won't bust in and stop you from dating his daughter. But the owner of the bar could get fined for encouraging you to dance without a cabaret license. » 9/30/14 5:08pm Yesterday 5:08pm

People Like Lawyers Even Less Than You Think​

Okay, nobody likes lawyers. Lawyers know that. They don't care. They have neither the time nor the inclination to explain themselves to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of justice which they provide, and then questions the manner in which they provide it. » 9/24/14 3:55pm 9/24/14 3:55pm

Minor League Players Sue Over Low Pay​

NFL cheerleaders have been marginally successful suing the league for more money. Well, I'm using the term "marginally" very generously: the $1.25 million settlement between the Oakland Raiders and their cheer team is tantamount to the team giving the cheerleaders a slap on the butt and shouting "good effort." » 9/19/14 2:35pm 9/19/14 2:35pm

When Is An All-White Jury Presumptively Racist?​

When being judged by a jury of your peers, is it necessary that some of those peers be members of your ethnic or racial group? Hold on, white people, I'm not asking you. You might talk tough on the internet, but if you were the defendant in a trial and you walked in and saw the entire Wu-Tang Clan sitting in the jury… » 9/16/14 3:28pm 9/16/14 3:28pm

It was the attorney's job to get Rice the lightest penalty possible. Which he did. Smearing the victim afterwards to try to sway public opinion on the result... that was a little freebie he threw in after his work was completed... hypothetically because he's a "ghoulish dick."

An attorney is never under any obligation… » 9/09/14 5:22pm 9/09/14 5:22pm

'She Taxis': Nice Thought, Totally Discriminatory​

I get it, Uber can be sketchy. There would seem to be a market opportunity for the new car service called "SheRides" (in New York City) or "SheTaxis" (in Westchester). The company will offer all female drivers for only female clients. » 9/09/14 12:49pm 9/09/14 12:49pm

Parent Threatens Stupid Lawsuit Over 'Shame Suit' ​

A mother and daughter are giving interviews to anybody who will listen about behavior that actually should be very embarrassing to them if they had any sense of shame. Here are the facts that the family really wants you to know. » 9/05/14 1:41pm 9/05/14 1:41pm

I so hear you man. Same for me for two weeks:

I wonder if, in addition to what you are expressing, I myself am feeling some version of "black survivor's guilt." Thanks to educational opportunities, the commitment of my parents , some luck, and like one or two good choices, I… » 8/20/14 4:01pm 8/20/14 4:01pm

Ferguson Exposes The Hypocrisy Of Second Amendment Advocates

Listen closely. Do you hear that sound? That is the sound of gun rights advocates emitting a yawning silence over the death of Michael Brown. An unarmed teen was shot dead in the street, sparking a national controversy. In any other situation like that, the Second Amendment nuts would be telling us that perhaps the… » 8/19/14 5:49pm 8/19/14 5:49pm

IBM's Watson Continues Its Job Killing Evolution ​

Making a computer that can win at Jeopardy was never just for show. The natural language computer's character arc is following predictable trends. First, we marvel at the technological accomplishment. Then, it starts making whimsical contributions to human life. Check out these Watson-based recipes. » 8/07/14 5:57pm 8/07/14 5:57pm