Upworthy Had A Great Year, But Is It Sustainable?
January 10 2014 2:51 PM EST
The rapidly growing viral video aggregator shared its top topics for 2013, but is Upworthy just one Facebook tweak away from obscurity?
‘Bridgeghazi’ Backlash - Why Conservatives Are Fuming Over Christie Hashtag
January 09 2014 2:11 PM EST
The #Bridgeghazi hashtag is being condemned by conservatives as liberals use it with glee - underscoring their polarized political lenses.
The US In South Sudan: New Conflict Tests Long-Term Relationship
December 27 2013 6:11 PM EST
Washington has played a key role in South Sudan's independence and development, but the new conflict is testing old ties.
The Worst Media Fails Of 2013
December 27 2013 9:57 AM EST
Plagiarism! Sensationalism! Scandal! IBTimes compiles the biggest news blunders of the year.
Evaluating Chiara de Blasio's Christmas Eve Confession
December 24 2013 3:10 PM EST
Bill de Blasio's campaign team released a professionally-produced video confession by his daughter Chiara, who revealed her struggle with depression and substance abuse.
The Worst Tweets Of 2013
December 19 2013 5:40 PM EST
Cue the Fail Whale. IBTimes rounds up the most offensive, most invasive, most ill-conceived tweets of the year. It’s racism. It’s misogyny. It’s half-baked marketing ploys. It’s Twitter.
Upworthy And The Rise Of Clickbait Spoilers
December 11 2013 6:51 PM EST
The 2-year-old Upworthy has generated phenomenal social traffic with its emotionally driven headlines, but not everyone thinks they’re worth the click.
World Gathers In South Africa To Honor Nelson Mandela's Life
December 10 2013 12:11 PM EST
Obama and three former U.S. presidents were among the thousands who paid tribute to Nelson Mandela in Soweto, outside Johannesburg.
Paris Hilton Tweet Hoax: Why Were The Media So Quick To Buy It?
December 06 2013 1:33 PM EST
In spreading a phony quote about Nelson Mandela, Twitter user @DeletedTweets inadvertently proved the powerful allure of the almighty screenshot.
French Horns: The Bloody Battle To End Bullfighting In France
December 06 2013 11:05 AM EST
With clashes turning violent in southern France, could a simple tourist boycott be the coup de grace for a centuries-old blood sport?
EXCLUSIVE: The VA Is Broken - Death, Medical Mistreatment And Worsening Woes At Veterans Affairs Facilities
November 27 2013 11:01 AM EST
Despite public outcry, anger in Congress and efforts to rein in the embattled VA, veterans care continues to worsen.
Can A New Music Magazine Succeed?
November 21 2013 5:07 PM EST
A pioneer in online music journalism is entering old-media territory with a quarterly magazine called The Pitchfork Review.
Microsoft vs. Google, Holiday Edition - Scroogled Merchandise
November 21 2013 2:08 PM EST
Buying a gift for that privacy enthusiast in your life? “Scroogled” gear arrives just in time for the holidays.
'Parenthood' And Failed Marriages: The Secret Of The Show's Success?
November 15 2013 3:06 PM EST
So far in season 5 of 'Parenthood,' two marriages and one engagement are on the rocks. Does the show owe its success to the failure of its relationships?
Millennials Get An Opera, But Will They Tweet About It?
November 08 2013 8:18 PM EST
“Two Boys,” a tale of teenage angst and online deception, is luring young people to the Met Opera. Will they come back?
Republicans Refuse To Accept Obama’s 'Non-Apology'
November 08 2013 3:05 PM EST
Asked about gaps in the new health care law, President Obama responded with a perfectly reasoned expression of regret. And then the right pounced.
Who Owns New York City Now?
November 04 2013 12:27 PM EST
As Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota square off, meet the lobbyists and special interests staking their claim in the post-Bloomberg era.
Ray Kelly Booed Off College Campus: Liberal Intolerance Run Amok?
October 30 2013 5:07 PM EDT
Conservatives say an unruly protest at Brown University is indicative of liberal intolerance on college campuses. Critics counter that Ray Kelly’s lecture was tantamount to an endorsement of stop and frisk.
The Best Halloween Party Ideas 2013
October 29 2013 7:02 PM EDT
IBTimes scares up some of the best Halloween party ideas for kids, teens, adults and everyone else.
From Screen To Stage: ‘Big Fish’ And The New Broadway Ecosystem
October 24 2013 9:09 AM EDT
Can Broadway keep borrowing from Hollywood without losing its cultural cache? The musical adaptation of Tim Burton’s whimsical 2003 film may provide a clue.