Man Convicted Of Killing Adrian Peterson's Son Sentenced To Life In Prison

A South Dakota judge sentenced Joseph Patterson to life in prison without the possibility of parole Thursday, the mandatory minimum sentence. Patterson was convicted of second-degree murder in September for the death of Adrian Peterson two-year-old son, Tyrese Ruffin. Peterson learned that Ruffin was his son a couple… »11/19/15 10:44pm11/19/15 10:44pm


Rural Kansas High School Football Player Dies After Collapsing On Sideline

Luke Schemm, a football player at Wallace County High in tiny Sharon Springs, Kan., died Wednesday, after collapsing during Tuesday night’s playoff game. Schemm was airlifted to a Denver hospital but was declared brain dead, and eventually taken off life support today. He collapsed on the sideline after scoring a… »11/04/15 11:24pm11/04/15 11:24pm

Timberwolves Play Heartrending Tribute To Flip Saunders Before Home Opener

The Minnesota Timberwolves host their first home game of the season tonight, and beforehand played a long and heartfelt tribute to Flip Saunders, who died of Hodgkin’s lymphoma a week ago. Saunders was the Timberwolves’ coach and president of basketball operations, but to residents of Minnesota, Flip was so much more,… »11/02/15 8:37pm11/02/15 8:37pm

My Sleepless Night Alone at the Allegedly Haunted Lizzie Borden B&B

I’m covered in flop sweat, my hands are shaking, and an itchy flush in my cheeks hints that tears are just moments away. While the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast is a mere 20 miles from the Providence Amtrak station, I’ve been lost for 30 minutes and it feels like a bad sign. »10/27/15 4:33pm10/27/15 4:33pm

How To Talk To A Grieving Person 

In the weeks and months after my father died, “How are you?” became my least favorite question. It was always benign and well-intentioned, but it also inevitably reminded me that I felt like shit. I’d rather have given a gruesome blow-by-blow account of how my father died than talk about how I felt. But talking—or,… »10/08/15 11:29am10/08/15 11:29am

How To Eat More (And Better) Fruits And Vegetables So You Don't Die

I live in Boston, which is to say that over the course of the past month or so I, along with millions of disgruntled others, have on more than one occasion found myself snowbound without proper provisions. I went to my local grocer in anticipation of an impending storm—this sounds a lot nicer than it truthfully is, as… »3/12/15 2:35pm3/12/15 2:35pm

I Was Chris Benoit: Playing A Video Game As A Real-Life Murderer

Seven and a half years ago, one of the most acclaimed pro wrestlers of all time, Chris Benoit, murdered his wife and his seven-year-old son. He then killed himself. Today, some gamers want to play as Chris Benoit in a wrestling video game and keep trying to make that happen. The company behind the game doesn't… »12/12/14 1:13pm12/12/14 1:13pm

Oscar Taveras' Family Posts Photos Of Fan Tributes To Him On Twitter

One of the weird things about the 21st century is what happens to people's social media presence when they die. Facebook pages turn into these sort of weird/morbid/beautiful virtual shrines, places where even years later people go to post and publicly process their loss. Twitter accounts just sort of linger, no longer… »11/21/14 12:12am11/21/14 12:12am

Lakers Guard Wayne Ellington Leaves Team After Father Shot And Killed

Lakers shooting guard Wayne Ellington Jr. has taken an indefinite leave of absence from the team after his father was shot and killed in Philadelphia on Sunday night, according to a statement from the team. NBC's Philadelphia affiliate reports that police responding to a car crash in Philadelphia's Germantown… »11/11/14 9:18pm11/11/14 9:18pm