December 15, 2014 Archive December 2014

"Saturday Night Live's" edgiest night: The inside story of Richard Pryor's brilliant evening

The chilling rise of American militarism

From "A Royal Christmas" to "Merry Inkmas": Your guide to the hellscape of Christmas-themed programming

"We're Baghdad-ready": Inside the street gangs of Long Island

The 7 weirdest things science has taught us about sex

Friends say they pushed UVA 'Jackie' to call cops

Mom's tossing everything, including me

Elizabeth Wurtzel: "You can’t write a memoir unless you aren’t afraid to sell everybody around you out"

I was a rock 'n' roll groupie: My lifelong obsession with Dimebag Darrell

10 Things to Know for Monday

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

CIA report revives legal debate on interrogation

A few big items are left for lame-duck Congress

Sick, sore Manning leads Broncos to AFC West title

GOP's new fracking hypocrisy: What a Texas battle reveals about Republican dogma

Cancer patients testing drugs on mouse 'avatars'

6 worst right-wing moments of the week: Princeton mom says college rape is "clumsy hook-up melodrama"

Ben Carson's presidential delusion: Why Republicans are overestimating his appeal

"Utterly indefensible": Paul Krugman slams Congress for allowing banks to gamble with taxpayer money

One nation under Galt: How Ayn Rand's toxic philosophy permanently transformed America

Torture expert Donald Trump goes on unhinged rant about Sydney hostage crisis

Hilarious unaired "SNL" sketch explains how to kidnap Santa

Uber's Sydney hostage crisis failure

Wingnuts' tax reckoning: Why Sam Brownback's job is about to get really miserable

U.N. climate deal: Why Lima's major breakthrough is still so disappointing

"They wouldn’t allow me to see the doctor": Another pregnant woman jailed in Wisconsin for seeking medical care

Gun nuts' racial duplicity: How Ferguson and Garner undermined their Second Amendment crusade

The new D'Angelo album is making everybody tweet about sex

Congressional GOP sneaks anti-science provision into government shutdown bill

Sydney hostage crisis reaches breaking point as police storm cafe

This is amazing: Bill Nye uses emojis to explain the science of evolution

America's rough week: Terminal dysfunction, bad legislating and all that torture

John Kasich: Schools must partner with religious groups to receive mentoring funds

Make this monster pay a price: Why we needed to hear from Dick Cheney one last time

Randi Weingarten pens response to Rolling Stone controversy: "Rape is part of my truth"

Elizabeth Warren and the "Present Tensers": A ridiculous political over-reading (that may be true)

Wealth gap between white and black people is largest in 25 years

Countdown to extinction: There are only 5 northern white rhinos left in the world

Sam Brownback, Obamacare’s newest patient: Why Kansas is undergoing a revolution

"Game of Thrones" star Maisie Williams doesn't get Emma Watson's "first-world feminism"

The truth about the New Republic: Kinsley, Krauthammer, Oliver North and a liberal magazine's demented war on liberalism

From "The Newsroom" to the NYT Op-Ed page: How Sorkin's crusade against the media compares in fiction and in life