August 26, 2012


Why Do Women Vote Republican [Comment of the Week]

Filed by Bil Browning | August 26, 2012 | 7:00 PM | comments

Today's Comment of the Week is pretty simple and direct. It was left on Mark Segal's post, "What the Rape Debate Hits Home."Read More

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R.I.P. Neil Armstrong

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 26, 2012 | 5:30 PM | comments

Armstrong was America at its very best. An America that bent itself and its resources on a noble goal. Part of what hurts about Armstrong's passing is that there do not seem to be astronauts waiting in the wings.Read More


Just 'Like' That

Filed by Joseph Gentile | August 26, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

Short of carpet-bombing your Facebook timeline, the damage to one's image isn't so easily undone after an online split. Even so, that hasn't stopped us from pairing off with each other as social media further smudges the line separating privacy from publicity. Read More


How a Celebrity Is Created

Filed by Bil Browning | August 26, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

Celebrity is entirely subjective, I've learned. It waxes and wanes and, for the most part, it has no basis in reality.Read More


The New Face of Gay Gossip

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | August 26, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

This article is not intended to condone gossip, which is frowned upon by the world's great religions. This is just a commentary about a developing social trend.Read More


Days of Shirley Jackson

Filed by Paige Schilt | August 26, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

I remember the day I became obsessed with Shirley Jackson. It was summer, I had a deadline, and I was supposed to be watching my six-year-old son and his friend.Read More

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Raging Granny Edition [What You Need to Know]

Filed by Joseph Gentile | August 26, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

Oh me, oh my. Those hats! The kazoos! Meet the "Raging Grannies." They're a gaggle of good ol' gals with a song in their hearts for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Todd "Legitimate Rape" Akin. Zippity-Do-Dah! It's what you need to know!Read More


Orange You Glad For My Endorsement

Filed by Joseph Gentile | August 26, 2012 | 9:30 AM | comments

Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida offers his endorsement in the Tampa Bay Times to President Barack Obama, a Democrat. It's alleged Florida's GOP leadership blackmailed Crist, a moderate Republican, by leaking details about Crist's gay affairs to extract favors.Read More

One Giant Leap

Filed by Joseph Gentile | August 26, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

Astronaut Neil Armstrong's one small step in the summer of 1969 rocketed humanity into a bold and uncharted frontier. Now, the commander of that historic Apollo 11 mission - our "reluctant hero" - is up among the stars tonight, or so Michael Stipe and I believe.Read More