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Man Hoping Game Gets Out Of Hand So He Can Do Something Else

DENVER—Settling into his apartment’s cramped living room to watch the midday game, local man Garrett Neubauer told reporters Wednesday that he hoped the televised baseball game between the Colorado Rockies and the San Francisco Giants would get out of hand soon so he could do something else.

20 Years Of Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling published ‘Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone’ on June 26th, 1997, and it instantly became a cultural touchstone. The Onion looks back at the most important moments in the 20-year history of the Harry Potter franchise.

Pros And Cons Of The Gig Economy

Americans are increasingly using on-demand services, both as workers and consumers. Here are the major benefits and drawbacks of the gig economy.
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New Social Media Start-Up Aims To Be Cross Between Facebook And Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO—SweetSpace.com, the new social networking start-up from Caltech wunderkind Devin Preston, launched Wednesday with the stated intent of bridging the gap between Facebook and Facebook. "The easiest way to explain SweetSpace is that it's essentially Facebook meets Facebook," said Preston, noting that like Facebook, SweetSpace.com will allow its members to communicate publicly by having a wall that people can post to, but, like Facebook, members will also be able to message other users privately. "Ultimately, the goal of SweetSpace is to be Facebook for the Facebook generation." Preston added that the new site will have pri­vacy issues comparable to Facebook, but assured users it will deny them, like Facebook.

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