The Best Black Friday Deals Available Right Now

You’ve reached our hub for all the best Black Friday deals! As you’ve probably already figured out, “Black Friday” is a bit of a misnomer; many of the best deals are available up to a week in advance. Luckily for you, we’ll be adding them all here as they go live, so you can focus on stuffing your face and trying not… »Today 5:45pm11/25/15 5:45pm

Five Books For Your Nerd-Ass Friend Who Still Likes Reading Like A Nerd

Useful as they are for keeping tables level, impressing visitors, and the like, books—actual, physical books—are even better as gifts. While a lousy one makes for a perfectly fine present, there’s no real reason not to get a good one. Here are some that we liked, and that we’re pretty sure you or someone you like… »Today 4:40pm11/25/15 4:40pm

The Perfect Beer For All Your Thanksgiving Needs

All holidays are the best, but Thanksgiving is the extra-best, because it doesn’t offend anyone other than the killjoys who are put off by naked gluttony. There’s no religious component to fake, work around, or disagree with; the weather isn’t quite horrific yet in most parts of the country; and if you’re in the right… »Today 4:31pm11/25/15 4:31pm

How Towson University Handled Its Locker Room Recording Scandal

Forty days after members of the Towson University women’s swimming and diving team discovered a phone recording them in their locker room, most details about the incident remain unknown to the public. But behind the scenes, the school was working feverishly—and not always entirely effectively—to discover the facts,… »Today 3:09pm11/25/15 3:09pm

This Discounted Bathroom Scale Has Some Tricks Up Its Sleeve

It might seem a little early to be thinking about New Year’s resolutions, but if you’re planning on losing weight once the holiday bacchanal is in the rear view mirror, you should definitely pick up this smart scale. »Today 3:05pm11/25/15 3:05pm

Red Cliff Is The Crazed War Epic John Woo Was Reborn To Make

It’s probably fair to say that John Woo went limping back to Hong Kong. In the ’80s and early ’90s, Woo changed the Hong Kong film industry by making some of the best action movies of all time: Hard Boiled, The Killer, A Better Tomorrow, Bullet in the Head. He then spent a decade in Hollywood, where he had his hits… »Today 2:57pm11/25/15 2:57pm

Zlatan Gets Sentimental About His Boyhood Club Ahead Of His Game Against Them

For the first time in his career, PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimović will face Malmö, the hometown club where he got his start, in a competitive match today. In the video above, he explains why the club, the city, and the people have meant so much to him. »Today 2:39pm11/25/15 2:39pm

Creed Hits Harder The Further It Gets From Rocky Balboa's Shadow 

1. Creed works better as an actual movie than it does as a Rocky movie, which is quite the compliment, considering that it’s an excellent Rocky movie, too. (I hadn’t seen it yet when Grierson and I did our Rocky movie rankings on Monday; I’m higher on it than he is.) More than a mere boxing film, it’s a powerful,… »Today 2:23pm11/25/15 2:23pm

The Unlikely True International Story of the Man Called Orange Brother

Li Hongjun did not usually take selfies. But out in the orange grove, he was not in his usual state of mind. It was early February, and the lunar New Year was approaching. It’s considered good luck to set out a bowl of oranges during the Chinese holiday, so Li, figuring he could use some luck, decided to buy some for… »Today 2:19pm11/25/15 2:19pm

It's Barcelona's And Bayern Munich's World, Everyone Else Is Just Living In It

This weekend, Barcelona entered the stadium of the biggest club in the world and took on its starting lineup with a higher collective Q-Score than the cast of Ocean’s Eleven. The injury-stricken culés were missing their own brightest superstar and in his place featured a player who’s probably sold a grand total of 16… »Today 1:47pm11/25/15 1:47pm

ESPN's Bomani Jones Cuts Straight To The Heart Of The Laquan McDonald Killing

Last night, the Chicago Police Department released footage of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke shooting Laquan McDonald, a 17-year-old black boy, to death. McDonald had a small knife, but was moving away from Van Dyke at a safe distance and posed no threat. Van Dyke shot McDonald 16 times over the course of about… »Today 12:52pm11/25/15 12:52pm

10 Ways to Handle Your Wild, Crazy Family This Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Unfortunately for many of us, all of those deep fried turkey faces and iced gravy drums come at a price: having to spend time around that mangy group of creatures you call a family. But don’t fear, you shivering, nude snowflake: we’ve got you covered. Just follow our… »Today 12:15pm11/25/15 12:15pm