Brooklyn Bar Owner Sentenced to Prison After Scamming 100 Couples

Jason Stevens, the owner of Brooklyn bar and wedding venue reBar, was sentenced on Monday to serve as many as 10 years in prison for grand larceny and tax fraud. Earlier this year, Stevens abruptly shuttered reBar and disappeared with more than $1.3 million in wedding deposits belonging to at least 100 couples. » 7/22/14 11:52am 7/22/14 11:52am

What Should We Bet New York Mag for Tonight's Softball Game?

Tonight Gawker Media is playing New York magazine in softball. A former New York employee proposed a bet. Since their team is filled with ringers who no longer work there and this is our first game, I put the odds at NY Mag +150/Gawker -165 (I don't understand how baseball odds work). What should we bet them? » 7/21/14 3:19pm 7/21/14 3:19pm

I think the "no fish" rule is the only one I'd really bother to enforce, or even get upset about. When I worked in a small office in Baltimore, a woman reheated her Lake Trout sandwich in a microwave and it was impossible to work for hours. Also: The "no popcorn" rule seems a bit harsh to me—who doesn't enjoy the… » 7/16/14 2:12pm 7/16/14 2:12pm

The KKK Is Handing Out Candy in South Carolina

While still popular in states like Pennsylvania and Florida, the Ku Klux Klan is apparently having recruitment problems in South Carolina. So, last weekend, the group did what any past-their-prime terrorist organization would do: They handed out bags of candy stuffed with anti-immigration propaganda. » 7/16/14 10:13am 7/16/14 10:13am

I was disappointed by Drug War (Revenge and Election are much better) and Pacific Rim but agree both are far superior to anything from Abrams/Bay (Pain and Gain was solid though). Mentioned this in another comment but the best American-made action movies of the past decade or so were the first three Bourne movies (if… » 7/15/14 1:17pm 7/15/14 1:17pm