new year's


Japan's New Year's Mochi Tradition Hospitalized 11 and Killed 1 This Year

The deadly rice cakes prompt warnings from Japanese officials every year.


2018 was all about "the line" — and everyone who crossed it

Looking back at all those lines people managed to cross this year


Cops Arrested More Than 60 Partygoers for Less Than an Ounce of Weed

Now everyone at the Christmas-themed lingerie party is facing possession charges because cops say the pot was "within everyone's reach."


These Heroes Beat an Alcohol Ban by Building Their Own Private Sand Island

They brought a picnic table and a cooler out to their boozy sanctuary so they could spend New Year's Eve watching fireworks in "international waters."


An Excerpt from Ottessa Moshfegh's Upcoming Novel, 'My Year of Rest and Relaxation'

A woman decides to hibernate by taking as many psychiatric medications as she can convince her psychiatrist to prescribe her. But reality calls her out of hibernation when her best friend's mother dies, and she must go to the funeral.


Maybe Don't Try Breakdancing While Setting off Fireworks

Do not try this at home.


Olivier Giroud Scored an Incredible Goal; It Happens to Be 2017

People arbitrarily decided that December 31st was the end of our empirical journey around the sun—Giroud scoring this amazing goal just so happened to land on today.


‘She Dropped a Firecracker on Me': People Remember Their Worst New Year's Eve

From Y2K to vomiting all over your apartment.


New Year's Resolutions Are the Worst Way to Make a Change

Don't be mad, we're just saving you the effort.


A Lawyer Explains How Drunk You Have to Be to Get Arrested

"If you're being suspected of being drunk in public, say absolutely nothing."


Tama Sumo, Ben Klock, and More to Play Berghain’s New Year Party

The two-part marathon begins on New Year’s Day.


Two Nights a Year, I Allow My Entire Kitchen to Do Tons of Drugs

Drugs are taboo in my kitchen, except on two nights a year: the night before King's Day, and New Year's Eve. On those nights, we go crazy.