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 want… » 12/12/14 1:13pm 12/12/14 1:13pm

This Kid Just Died [VIDEO]: Grief Porn Enters the Facebook Era

Right now, in a place you've never visited, a person you'll never know is dying. If he's dying in a particularly devastating way—and, more importantly, if he is leaving behind shareable content—it is possible that millions of strangers will mourn his or her death tomorrow. Why? » 11/21/14 1:44pm 11/21/14 1:44pm

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 12:12am 11/21/14 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 9:18pm 11/11/14 9:18pm

Cameroonian Soccer Player Dies After Fan-Thrown Object Hits Him In Head

Albert Ebosse was pronounced dead shortly after his team lost to USM Alger in the Algerian football championship. Fans allegedly threw rocks on the pitch as both teams were heading for the locker rooms after a 2-1 win over JS Kabylie. Ebosse was hit in the head and taken to the hospital in Tizi Ouzou, where he was… » 8/24/14 1:14pm 8/24/14 1:14pm

The Door Between Things

A few years ago, I stood outside of my ex-boyfriend Billy's house. I was there for the second time that day, this time to take him to an appointment he had with his psychiatrist. It was an unusually sunny day for a Seattle February and I hadn't thought to wear sunglasses because it's not often that you need them here… » 8/02/14 9:12pm 8/02/14 9:12pm

Marty Brennaman Gets Real Dark, Real Quick During Twitter Q&A Segment

Marty Brennaman, Hall of Fame broadcaster for the Cincinnati Reds, was asked what his greatest fear was during a Twitter question segment (during the game) and he levelled with us all. "That's a serious question...that's one that, uh, I would not make light of," he says, and holy shit, he is not kidding. » 6/24/14 12:12am 6/24/14 12:12am

Gore Vidal Has Been Dead For Two Years—So Where Are His Remains?

The opening scenes of The United States of Amnesia, the new Gore Vidal documentary, find the protagonist, back when he was still somewhat vital, hanging out in Rock Creek Cemetery in Washington D.C., resting place of Supreme Court justices and ambassadors and various other worthies. At one point, Vidal—who planned… » 6/17/14 1:02pm 6/17/14 1:02pm

Legendary Steelers Coach Chuck Noll Dies At 82

Chuck Noll, the long-time Steelers head coach who presided over the Steel Curtain era in Pittsburgh, passed away in his sleep Friday night. The Hall of Fame coach, who suffered from Alzheimers and a heart condition, died of natural causes. Noll, who coached the Steelers from 1969 to 1991, won all four Super Bowls he… » 6/14/14 2:55pm 6/14/14 2:55pm

Brazilian Soccer Fan Killed By Toilet Thrown Out Of Stadium By Rioters

According to police, a 26-year-old Brazilian man was killed when rioters ripped out three toilets from Arruda Stadium and threw them into a crowd of people during a match between Santa Cruz and Parana Friday night. One of the toilets struck the man and killed him instantly. Be warned, you can see one toilet in the… » 5/04/14 1:25am 5/04/14 1:25am

As a Man Ages, He Learns That All He Needs for the Holidays Is Family

My mommy is visiting for the holidays. I'm not so good remembering numbers so I always have to do a little math to figure her age. On my birth certificate it says she was 24 when I was born, in Charlottesville, Virginia, having been delivered by my father's professor of obstetrics—at the apple-polishing time of 5:36… » 12/10/13 2:49pm 12/10/13 2:49pm

49ers Team Doctor Found Dead, Was Suspect In Criminal Probe

Dr. Daniel Garza, the 49ers team physician and a professor of orthopaedic and emergency medicine at Stanford University, was found dead in his home Wednesday. It is being treated as a possible suicide and, according to KRON-Channel 4, he was being investigated for alleged "inappropriate behavior" with interns prior… » 10/19/13 10:30am 10/19/13 10:30am