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Redbox's Downfall


john oliver mandatory minimumsJohn Oliver delivers a much-needed wake-up call on drug laws and mandatory minimums
'Prison sentences are like penises. If used correctly, even a short one can do the trick.'


AirBnB logo patternWhy Airbnb could be making it even harder to find affordable housing
Is Airbnb at all responsible for the rise in housing and rental prices in cities across the country?
Conan Did Conan O'Brien steal this comedy writer's tweets?
A San Diego man claims he's the author of four jokes that ended on on late night.
Dude pedicureNail salon owner attempts to mansplain away N.Y. Times' nail salon exposé
Sarah Maslin Nir's 'Unvarnished' series has spurred a war of words on Twitter.
NSA Ft MeadNSA to destroy phone data it illegally collected on millions of Americans
But not until the lawsuits against the agency are resolved.
someone texting 911 into their phoneCrisis Text Line lets you DM a trained therapist—and it's free
Don't want to talk about your problems? Text about them instead.
Jennifer Lopes angel wingsWhat the obsession with Jennifer Lopez’s birthday dress says about us
The problem isn’t what Lopez wore. It's how we’re talking about it.
The man behind LCD Soundsystem wants to make your commute sound sweeter.James Murphy wants to turn NYC’s subway system into a symphony
The man behind LCD Soundsystem wants to make your commute sound sweeter.

VidCon 2015

themattespinosa dresses in blackface vidconVine star Matthew Espinosa under fire for debuting blackface character at VidCon
He's facing criticism for his actions, but insists he's a 'good person.'
Vine star Carter Reynolds barred from VidCon
Reynolds controversy continues to grow as he's removed from his hotel room.
Adam Levine in the voice chair'The Voice' and 'The Tonight Show' are getting hands-on at this year's VidCon
'The Voice,' 'Heroes Reborn,' and 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' all head to Anaheim.
abstract art of the youtube logoThe 2015 VidCon must-hit list
Here's where you need to be when.
Connor FrantaConnor Franta's new label focuses on music curated by digital influencers
Franta has already tested out the concept.
Ze FrankKatie Couric set to interview Ze Frank at VidCon this month
Old media and new media meet at YouTube creators' biggest convention.
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