August 06, 2013 Archive August 2013

Corporate America murdered geek culture

Hating Luke Russert: The juiciest tidbits from the story D.C. can't stop talking about

Forfeiture laws ruin lives

US lawmakers: Embassy closures prove we need NSA spying

FBI pressuring Internet providers to install surveillance software

Bubble-watch: The dog-sitting sharing economy gets frothy

A-Rod suspended through 2014

Home Depot founder’s quiet $10 million right-wing investment

Barney Frank's atheist triumph

Discovery Channel kicks off Shark Week with dishonest documentary

Rich people have different toxins than the rest of us

(Normal) Twitter acknowledges "Weird Twitter," rolls its eyes

Washington Post sold to Amazon's Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos to buy Washington Post

Ted Cruz gets confused by a BuzzFeed post

Self-portrait is a lost art

Vermeer, coming to a theater near you

Amanda Seyfried: "I'm not anti-porn at all"

David Lynch: "Sometimes it’s very good to go back and visit old work"

Not writing makes me happy

The iceberg just rescued the Titanic

My anorexic 9-year-old

Iowa voters: Expand Social Security!

Republicans won't (and probably can't) shut down the government

Mitch McConnell gets barbecued: Politics at its weirdest, Kentucky-style

Jay Z needs better race politics

New Zealand milk scare felt internationally

401(k)s are a sham

Billionaire buys toy: The real Bezos-Washington Post story

Scalia and Ginsburg inspire a new opera, "Scalia/Ginsburg"

Frank Bruni on the 2014 Sochi Olympics: "We're here to compete, not to assent"

Al Roker didn't wake up for "Wake Up With Al" this morning

Gohmert: Embassy closures make U.S. look "like a bunch of cowards"

Watching Fox News makes people distrust science

Uptick in drone strikes amid U.S., U.K. Yemen evacuations

Massive "fatberg" unearthed in London sewer

Rick Scott to resume Florida voter purge

Videos show cops searching women's genitals for marijuana

Must-see morning clip: Jimmy Fallon prepares Seth Meyers for "Late Night" gig

"The definition of insanity" is the most overused cliché of all time

Humans' love for music explained

Polar bears and baby seals are starving and stranded

The unlikely hero: Thank you, James Sensenbrenner

Manning sentencing focuses on wrong "chilling effect"

Gunman kills three in Pennsylvania

George W. Bush undergoes heart procedure

The zombie apocalypse that wasn't: Bath salts!

Watch a 14-year-old activist debate Kevin O'Leary on GMOs

Is the word "marijuana" racist?

Former Gitmo guard meets with ex-inmates to apologize

5 ways fundamentalists misinterpret the Bible

Who's afraid of Jeff Bezos?

Scientists invent a computer that writes sexist jokes

White people's racial discomfort

"The girl was predatory"

New reporting guidelines for Jeff Bezos' Washington Post

The GOP really wants to recruit more ladies to help them erode women's rights

Politifact embarrasses itself again (and hurts GOP in the process)

Wind power is America's fastest-growing energy source

Hastings' wife believes death was "tragic accident"

The bees of New York

Manning maximum sentence reduced to 90 years

ESPN thinks Japanese Little League player loves singer named "Wandai Wrection"

Everything you think about drugs and Alex Rodriguez is probably wrong

Liz Cheney's big fishing license scandal

Drought is transforming New Mexico into desert

Revenge of the "Abortion Barbies"

Erick Erickson calls Wendy Davis an "abortion Barbie"