February 13, 2015 Archive February 2015

Amy Pascal: "Women shouldn’t work for less money"

"If only it didn't take a contract and a pair of nipple clamps to satisfy him": Text generator gives readers DIY "50 Shades of Grey"

Obama's endless war on endless war: Paying lip service to ending the "war on terror"

Everything we know about the Big Bang could be wrong

Rush Limbaugh: Scott Walker should say he dropped out of college to avoid being "accused of rape"

Brace yourself: US faces historic megadrought

Senate confirms Ashton Carter as defense secretary

New setting will let you select who will take over your Facebook account if you die

The right's sinister plot to destroy Social Security, revealed

"You make people sick, and you are really stupid too": Watch porn stars read their hate mail

Beck vs. Beyoncé controversy no more: "Single Loser" mashup is here to save the day

8 million tons per year and rising: The oceans' plastic problem is out of control

Fox News' collective head is about to explode: Another right-wing freakout over Obama and Bill Ayers

Shackling is banned in New York. So why are incarcerated pregnant women still being restrained during labor?

Watch President Obama make a #ThanksObama joke and use a selfie stick

Well, this is awkward: Watch Joe Biden give a shout-out to his "butt buddy"

Neoliberalism is our Frankenstein: Greece and Ukraine are the hot spots of a new war for supremacy

Teen Beat ruined me: Rob Lowe, Duran Duran and my sexy, screwed-up Gen X adolescence

"What We Do in the Shadows": A hilarious mockumentary on suburban vampire angst

David Carr, New York Times media columnist, dies at 58

The 5 best right-wing freakouts over Obama's 100 percent-true comments on Christianity

Amazon is killing your mailman: Why its Sunday service is a labor travesty

The real tragedy of the Vietnam War

GOP's man-made idiocy: Mike Huckabee's no scientist -- or mathematician

"American Sniper's" chicken-hawk cheerleaders: What Clint Eastwood doesn't understand about bravery and war

The Tea Party is getting worse: Media may want a new narrative, but GOP is still nuts

David Carr, rumpled mensch and writers’ writer, dies on the job

"What happens to the people left behind?": Rory Kennedy on her Oscar-nominated "Last Days in Vietnam"

“50 Shades” of coercive sex: The movie is even worse than the book

Paul Krugman trashes Republicans' "conspiracy-theory crazy" crusade against the Fed

10 Things to Know for Today

SCOTUS' gay marriage mystery: 3 surprises awaiting its upcoming ruling

Almost 200 whales stranded on New Zealand shore

Two more women accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault -- but they're not going away so quietly

Ruth Bader Ginsburg on why she nodded off at the State of the Union: I was buzzed

Colin Firth and Jimmy Fallon play a ridiculous game of catchphrase

Military reportedly approves hormone therapy for Chelsea Manning

Just be happy for Amanda Knox

Notorious RBG, the immortal meme: Woman gets giant tattoo of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's face

Conservatives call for "nuclear option": Why killing the filibuster still won't solve their DHS problem

Lorne Michaels knows you think "SNL" used to be better

Ray Rice's message to Baltimore: "There is no excuse for domestic violence, and I apologize"

New frankenplant lets you grow tomatoes and potatoes at the same time

Vin Diesel's supremely awful karaoke video is a Valentine's Day gift to the Internet

Fred Armisen explains the odd gift he's getting everyone for "SNL's" 40th

Don't "break up" with fossil fuels: Big Oil's hilarious new attack ad is proof they're getting desperate

Philly's Black History Month fumble: Eagles calendar spotlights player with troubled racial history

Jonathan Franzen on Jennifer Weiner: "She’s freeloading on the legitimate problem of gender bias"

"Complete nonsense": London mayor slams Bobby Jindal's Islamophobic "no-go zones" claim

Jeb's quiet wingnutty past: Why he has to distance himself from... himself

NYC has been murder-free for a record 11 days

GOP lawmaker calls women "a lesser cut of meat"

Program showcases music scene at historic Charleston venue

Community Discussion: Are small farms doomed?

"Keep typing until it turns into writing": 15 pieces of sage wisdom from NYT columnist David Carr

Nonbrowning GMO apples are coming to the U.S.

The most totally new wave music videos of all time

Walker and "The Mooch": Scott Walker lands support of influential Wall St. clown