Michael Grothaus

News

We Asked an Expert How Islamists Could Actually Take Over the UK

A "terrorism expert" told Fox News that an English town was controlled by extremist Muslims, but Britain is a long, long way from becoming a sharia state.
Michael Grothaus
1.14.15
Tech

I Asked a Privacy Lawyer What Facebook's New Terms and Conditions Will Mean for You

"With Facebook and their clients now knowing where you eat, where you travel, where you shop, and who you are with, they could have a detailed database covering all aspects of users' lives."
Michael Grothaus
12.1.14
Tech

Meeting Hong Kong's Obnoxious iPhone Scalpers

They're buying up every handset and selling them directly outside the Apple store.
Michael Grothaus
10.27.14
Stuff

Hong Kong's Protest Art Is a Blend of Wolves, Umbrellas, Dicks, and Zombies

Photographs of some of the countless illustrations on display at Occupy Central.
Michael Grothaus
10.10.14

This Stab-Proof Clothing Aims to Keep Medellin Safe

The Miguel Romano clothing line was inspired by the murder of local rapper El Duke. We spoke to co-founder Michael Puscar to learn what it feels like to be stabbed in a blade-resistant shirt, and to find out if the best way to honor a peacemaker’s...
Michael Grothaus
9.5.14
Stuff

Meet the Male Escort Who Makes $7000 a Night

Reports peg Josh Brandon's annual earnings at $500,000. A single night costs almost twice the average monthly salary of a person in the UK. He's more than a pretty face though. Josh has plans and ideas.
Michael Grothaus
8.13.14
News

We Let Yousef Munayyer Answer the Questions Sean Hannity Wouldn't

Yousef was shouted down on Fox News, leading to an internet spat involving Gaza and Russell Brand.
Michael Grothaus
8.6.14
Stuff

The Cannes Film Festival Can Be a Pretty Miserable Place

Cannes is essentially just self-congratulation wrapped in lies and other people’s misery. While the festival supposedly exists to celebrate cinema as the most palatable form of high art, it’s really just a chance for the powerful to plod around...
Michael Grothaus
5.15.14
Stuff

How Fake Celebrity Porn Destroyed One Guy's Life and Saved the Other from Suicide

As far back as I can remember, there's been a big online demand for this particular brand of smut that involves stitching the heads of celebrities on to the bodies of porn stars.
Michael Grothaus
5.8.14