August 26, 2013 Archive August 2013

Harlan Ellison: "Life to me is a great ironic joke"

"The Bone Season": A dystopian thriller that delivers

I taught at the worst school in Texas

"An opera of breasts": But I really did love putting the stories in Playboy!

My meds just stopped working!

The right's big gay dilemma: A movement divided in 2016

Republicans eye scary consolation prize

School is a prison -- and damaging our kids

Paul Krugman plays nice for a change, goes philosophical

Your private data is probably in the cloud

We still don't know why we look like our parents

Facebook is real life too

"The Newsroom" takes on fake news and Benghazi

TV channel or cult?: Fox News' paranoid P.R. machine

How Justin Timberlake forced America to love him

"Breaking Bad" recap: A betrayal for Hank, a breakdown for Jesse

Forget impeachment, this is the really alarming GOP threat

Assad warns against U.S. military intervention

A letter to my sober brother

Women launch sit-in at Western Wall to protest continued gender segregation

Tea Party Sen. Mike Lee meets bare minimum standard for GOP governance

First woman member of the NYSE Muriel Siebert dies at 80

Government doesn't know how Snowden did it

Must-see morning clips: Highlights from the VMAs

6 wildly offensive comments from America's titans of industry

The New York Times (quietly) drops the F-bomb

UN chemical weapons inspectors survive sniper fire

To meet emissions targets, we've all got to be like france

How our society breeds anxiety, depression and dysfunction

How The "Me Me Me Generation" Plans To Save You You You

Best reactions to Miley Cyrus' VMA performance

Is it anti-science to be anti-GMOs?

Yosemite fire grows to the size of Chicago

Report: Air Force faces shortage in drone pilots

Go away, George Zimmerman!

The race is on to debut the world's first smartwatch

America is no-vacation nation

Standing up to cyberbullying

Miley, Macklemore and the fake-sex-positive VMAs

Why your mind keeps wandering

Donald Trump's defense doesn't disappoint (except maybe legally)

Fracking's real health risk may be from air pollution

Fast Company's smartest women on Twitter

Measles outbreak at Texas megachurch

The NSA illegally hacks the United Nations

More than 50 abortion providers shuttered since GOP anti-abortion crusade began in 2010

Meet the two House GOPers who will decline Obamacare benefits

The word behind whale speak

Study: Most medications and vaccines completely safe for breastfeeding mothers

How ocean acidification harms sealife and worsens climate change

Why not to date an NSA analyst

Terrorism in Iraq, visible from space

What's the point of sex?

CIA helped Saddam gas Iran in '88

Scary psychological torture: The real message behind force-feeding hunger strikers

GOP Rep: It's "arrogant" to think humans caused climate change

Rush Limbaugh outraged by Miley Cyrus' VMA performance

The school segregation battle isn't over

Some conservatives now calling it "Boehnercare"

Julian Assange stars in parody rap video

Yes, Greenwald is a journalist

Russia wants to offer free "ex-gay" therapy, ban gay people from being organ and blood donors

Diana's former lover slams new film

No, smartphones are not destroying the culture