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Instagram video captures the moment lightning struck in New York
A major storm brought chaos for much of New York and flooded part of the Brooklyn Bridge Wednesday night, but some managed to capture Mother Nature at its most deadly.
Photo via Dinesh Penugonda/YouTube

Instagram video captures the moment lightning struck in New York

A major storm brought chaos for much of New York and flooded part of the Brooklyn Bridge Wednesday night, but some managed to capture Mother Nature at its most deadly.

Photo via Dinesh Penugonda/YouTube

'Man v. Food' host's new show pulled after Instagram rant

If you’ve ever watched the Travel Channel show Man v. Food, you might have been worried about host Adam Richman. The show is basically an episodic eating contest at different restaurants around the world, featuring ridiculous amounts of greasy food, and Richman was the taste-tester.  

His new show, Man Finds Food, was supposed to debut on July 2, but the Travel Channel pulled it indefinitely. Richman recently lost a good deal of weight and has been documenting it on Instagram. He posted a photo last month (which has since been deleted) with the caption:

“Had ordered this suit from a Saville Row tailor over a year ago. Think I’m gonna need to take it in a little…. #Victory #EyesOnThePrize #AnythingIsPossible #fitness #transformation #thinspiration”

That last hashtag was a trigger for some people. Thinspiration (or “thinspo”) is a term often used in pro-bulimia and pro-anorexia circles, and if you search the term on Instagram, several accounts with troubling images come up, though Instagram did attempt to take measures against the promotion of self-harm. Richman might not have known about the connotations of this term, but he nevertheless received several comments that attempted to educate him. He did not take it well.

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James Franco's selfie-inception is all of our faults

I didn’t ask you [Letterman] to look at it. It’s what the people want.

Is it, James Franco? Is it really?

I know that with your PhD candidacy in English and your simultaneous post-grad studies in filmmaking, writing, poetry, and design, you might not have learned this, but your Instagram is still part of your public persona—and that has implications beyond your desire to have fun goofing around on the Internet.  Although you’ve studiously devoted your time to writing, directing, and starring in films about white men like yourself, if you turned the camera around and pointed it at other people, you might discover there is a diverse, vast, and interesting world outside of Franco.

Increasingly, audiences want diversity. Theoretically, Franco is primed to give it to them. He’s a hipster’s hipster: liberal, progressive, a champion of indie art projects and a passionate supporter of gay rights. But on paper, Franco’s efforts wind up looking like his Instagram: an endless array of vanity projects in which he surrounds himself with other white dudes filming narratives talking about white dudes.

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Instagram drug dealers post a stupid number of selfies

Nearly 35 percent of Instagram drug dealers revealed their faces alongside their illegal products, according to a new study from DrugAbuse.com. If their faces weren’t enough, they gave away even more evidence to anyone who cared to look: 56 percent showed off all the cash they made in photos as well, on accounts with an average of nearly 400 followers each.

Brilliant drug lords they are not.

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Is that John Green hanging out with 1/2 of Sterek at Panem?
Our heads just exploded. Next time, warn us before you go all Superwholock on us, guys.

Is that John Green hanging out with 1/2 of Sterek at Panem?

Our heads just exploded. Next time, warn us before you go all Superwholock on us, guys.

James Franco connected with a teenage fan on Instagram—and then some interesting DMs surfaced