El Niño Preparations, Shrimp Boy and the Male Audience of Music Sites

Yesterday, a federal forecast predicted that the El Niño weather system is gathering strength and could bring record rainfall to California. Are we prepared?

And, federal agents have been making raids across the country this week in connection with the drug “spice.” But what is spice, exactly?

Next, Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, the former don of the Chinese Mafia, has been back in jail for the past 19 months awaiting trial on racketeering charges. Yesterday, he was charged with murder.

Then, we take a look at Crimson Peak, Bridge of Spies, and Goosebumps in our film roundup.

Finally, Condé Nast announced that they were seeking an audience of young men when they bought the online music site Pitchfork this week. But they’ve managed to make a whole lot of women angry in the bargain.

Banner Image: The Pitchfork logo displayed at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, IL; Credit: Marc Whitman