Emails: How UVA Stonewalled Rolling Stone On Rape Story

In response to a Freedom of Information Act request from Jezebel and at least one other news outlet, the University of Virginia has released a series of emails between the school and Rolling Stone. The emails outline how the school dealt with media requests from reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely, who wrote the magazine's… » 12/19/14 6:41pm 12/19/14 6:41pm

The Necessary Cruelty of Facts

Binjamin Wilkomirski's story was very sad and quite remarkable. In 1995, the Swiss clarinetist published a memoir titled Fragments: Memories of a Wartime Childhood, detailing his youth during the Holocaust, including time spent in two concentration camps. The book was met with awe and acclaim. It was called "morally… » 12/12/14 10:11am 12/12/14 10:11am

Wait, Did Clowntroll Blogger Chuck Johnson Shit On The Floor One Time?

If you've been online this week, you may have heard of Charles "Chuck" C. Johnson, an odious conservative blogger who has gained some fame by rolling around in the shit left in the wake of last month's Rolling Stone piece, which told the story of a University of Virginia student who claimed she was raped by seven men… » 12/09/14 4:01pm 12/09/14 4:01pm

'Law and Justice Aren't the Same': Interview With a UVA Rape Survivor

In the history of UVA, only 14 students have ever been found guilty of sexual misconduct. One of these cases was adjudicated in September 2006, while I was attending the school as an undergrad, and—though I didn't know it at the time—in class with the woman (who we'll call Kelly in this interview) who'd spent 10… » 11/24/14 2:44pm 11/24/14 2:44pm

18 Things Rolling Stone Couldn't Fit Into Its Bill Simmons Profile

I went to a Clippers game with Bill Simmons, heard him explain why other players don't like Blake Griffin, and joined him in making fun of a pre-shitstorm Donald Sterling, who sat, inert, across the court from us. ("Maybe it's like a Weekend at Bernie's kind of thing.") I ate sushi with Bill in L.A., watched him tape… » 4/29/14 3:00pm 4/29/14 3:00pm

NASCAR's Tony Stewart Makes Sure The Girls Are 18

There won't be a better profile of an athlete written this year. Of course that's assuming you think racecar drivers are athletes. But even if you don't, you need to read this Rolling Stone story » 9/02/08 2:00pm 9/02/08 2:00pm on NASCAR's Tony Stewart. Just a few of the details: Stewart used to travel with a pet monkey on his private jet but got…