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 Tuesday 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

Can Anyone Stop The Next Urban Outfitters Outrage?

You may have heard that Urban Outfitters was selling a bloody Kent State sweatshirt. For most, this conjured memories of the famous 1970 slaying of Kent State students at the hands of the National Guard, a poignant episode about the dangers of giving military-grade equipment to people who have no business wielding it.… » 9/18/14 3:32pm 9/18/14 3:32pm

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

'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

No, Ray Rice Should Not Be In Jail

Yesterday, Elie Mystal lambasted the judicial system for failing to heed the video of Ray Rice punching his then-girlfriend, Janay Palmer, in a casino elevator. There is a natural reaction that the criminal justice system completely failed Palmer and women everywhere when it sentenced Rice to a pre-trial diversion… » 9/09/14 10:26am 9/09/14 10:26am

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

How Not To Write About The Celebrity Hacking Thing

I asked my fiance if she wanted to see naked pictures of Jennifer Lawrence. "Sure." So I showed her. "She looks good." Then she scratched her nose and went back to planning our wedding. "What about Kate Upton?" "Sure." So I showed her. "She's got huge boobs." Her nose still itched. The seating chart was still… » 9/04/14 10:51pm 9/04/14 10:51pm