Posts tagged "amazon"

Turns Out, New Yorkers Don’t Love Commuting On Subways Decorated With Nazi Insignias

Earlier this week, commuters on the Shuttle train between Times Square and Grand Central in Manhattan were stunned to discover subway cars plastered with symbols from Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 24, 2015 - 2:45 pm

“Transparent” Season 2: The Family That Yells Together Stays Together

“You’re all monsters!” …

Megan Reynolds | November 19, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Amazon Just Realized That A “Lady Boy Drag Costume” Was A Bad Idea

Some people wear Halloween costumes to disguise themselves, while others pick costumes that reveal the truth behind who they really are — namely, an asshole. That’s what the “Adult Lady Boy Drag

Lauren Vinopal | October 21, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Mother Sues Amazon And UPenn Over Daughter’s Suicide

Sujata Singh has filed a lawsuit against Amazon and the University of Pennsylvania, two years after the suicide of her 20-year-old daughter, Arya Singh.
Sujata Singh is suing Amazon for…

Katrin Higher | September 5, 2015 - 11:00 am

Amazon Dumps The Confederate Flag

The movement to ditch the Confederate flag is now steamrolling along: Amazon and eBay today forbid the sale of any flag-related merchandise, reports CNN. (Walmart already did so, as did…

Newser | June 23, 2015 - 5:45 pm

Amazon’s New Woody Allen Show Would Be A Bad Idea Even If He Wasn’t A Pedophile

As news broke yesterday that Amazon Studios brokered a deal with controversial filmmaker and alleged pedophile Woody Allen to create a TV series for the fledgling streaming network, perhaps no…

Beejoli Shah | January 14, 2015 - 9:00 am

My First Year In New York City, As Told By My Amazon Purchase History

This piece was originally published on The Daily Dot.

After 26 years of living in California, I moved to New York City in February 2014. I did not…

Beejoli Shah | December 30, 2014 - 10:00 am

Amazon Released A List Of Its Most Popular Kindle Highlights

Kindle’s popular highlights are pretty much the only reason I would have to read anything on a Kindle anymore. I have successfully boycotted Amazon for books and most other things…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 3, 2014 - 5:30 pm

5 Alternatives To Amazon For Your Book-Buying Needs

You might have seen Stephen Colbert’s take on the Amazon vs. Hachette debacle, or you might have seen articles floating around Facebook, or friends declaring that they’re not buying books…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 13, 2014 - 10:14 am

The Amazon Reviews For Haribo Sugarless Gummy Bears Are Disgustingly Hilarious

The reviews on Amazon are often a treasure trove of hilarity, but occasionally they are both amusing and educational. For example, I had no idea until today that if I were to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 16, 2014 - 11:40 am

British Bookseller Waterstones Overshadows Amazon’s New Drone Program

Sorry, Amazon: your robot drone delivery program just got one-upped, in terms of both efficiency and novelty. The future of delivery will not be dependent on technology, but rather winged…

Rachel Krause | December 5, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Joy Covey, Former Executive, Dies Suddenly In Bike Accident At 50

Joy Covey, the former CFO of and a pioneering woman in tech, died suddenly in a bicycle accident yesterday in San Mateo County, California, at age 50. Named by…

Jessica Wakeman | September 20, 2013 - 10:20 am

Guys, If You’ve Been Slacking Off At The Gym, You Can Just Buy A Fake Torso

From the deep, dark recesses of Amazon (where all the best products lie in wait), I came across this “Silicone Muscle Man Body Suit Transformation” for the bargain price of…

Ami Angelowicz | August 28, 2013 - 2:30 pm

Today In Things That Actually Exist: The Steering Wheel Desk

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Wheelmate steering wheel desk. According to the product description, the Wheelmate is “light enough to carry, but sturdy enough to support a notepad, lunch, or…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 10, 2013 - 9:40 am

Amazon Sells A 55-Gallon Bucket Of Lube For $1,495

Okay, someone please tell me what a $1,500, 55-gallon vat of Passion Natural Water-Based Lubricant can be used for. Usually a dollop will do ya. Fifty-five gallons seems beyond excessive.

Ami Angelowicz | February 15, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Debate This: Is It OK For Amazon To Sell “Kiddie Porn”?

Yesterday we got into a heated debate over whether or not Amazon should have banned its controversial Kindle title The Pedophile’s Guide to Love And Pleasure. I should revise my…

Ami Angelowicz | November 12, 2010 - 7:45 pm

Amazon Finally Bans “The Pedophile’s Guide To Love And Pleasure”

What kind of crack was Amazon smoking when the retailer decided it was OK to sell the book The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: A Child Lover’s Code of

Ami Angelowicz | November 11, 2010 - 2:10 pm

Amazon Buys Zappos, We’re Concerned

Remember when was just a cute little website where you could get amazing deals on shoes? Well, today our fave place to score heels and flats alike is a…

Zandile Blay | July 27, 2009 - 4:44 pm

Howl At The Moon!

We all had one. A kid in our junior high school class who wore a wolf T-shirt, I mean. That kid was ahead of the curve, as the wolf T…

Deborah Findling | June 10, 2009 - 8:45 pm

Gay, Feminist, & Erotica Writers Get Deranked On Amazon

Oh Amazon, how you’ve failed us. The online retailer came under fire this weekend for deranking a long list of books they’ve suddenly deemed “adult” material. Among the books deemed…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 13, 2009 - 11:00 am