April 22, 2015 Archive April 2015

This is not a joke: HBO has ordered a pilot inspired by Maureen Dowd

Fox Host: To stop terror recruitment, we need a more "robust, manly" version of Christianity

Women lose out -- again: Why the Senate's human trafficking compromise is nothing to celebrate

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Tuesday

The Tea Party will never understand the Constitution: What the right misses about its favorite document

First draft of "The Breakfast Club" screenplay found tucked away in Shermer High file cabinet

"I’ve got a million head games I play to keep myself intact": On "Deadwood," weed and other essential tools of the writing trade

Built to Spill’s Doug Martsch, reluctant indie rock godfather: "I was probably more hate-filled when I was young"

"I am not supposed to be alone. I am one of a pair"

What Armenian genocide? “The Water Diviner,” Russell Crowe's disgraceful Turkish fantasy

Ben Affleck: "I didn't want any television show about my family to include a guy who owned slaves. I was embarrassed"

PBS probes slave-owning issue; Affleck expresses regret

Injuries again playing prominent role in NBA playoffs

America's real education scandal: Teachers go to jail while dysfunctional charter schools get a pass

Sex crimes, drugs and dead soldiers: The U.S. military's secret African shame

Call the next one "Hurricane Christie": New Jersey gives Exxon a pass on pollution — and puts everyone else at risk

"I'll drop your a**": Watch what happens when a GOP congressman and his constituents collide over "the amnesty"

"You are on 24/7": The promise -- and peril -- of campaigning in the age of social media

A time of drought and fires: How to think about the West as it becomes drier and hotter

Ayaan Hirsi Ali strikes back at "character assassination": At least critics didn't "put me on a hit list"

The GOP's "imaginary, hypothetical gay friends": Dan Savage is very confused about Republicans' gay-wedding invitations

Jon Stewart destroys GOP candidates over gay wedding insanity: "Are you f**king kidding me?"

Watch Ben Affleck brag about his family history in the most awkward TV segment of all time

"I love Elizabeth Warren, but she's just wrong": Barack Obama hits back at critics of controversial trade deal

Jon Stewart blasts Secret Service: “History’s most advanced and somewhat nefarious security network” got fooled by a weirdo in a gyrocopter

The ugly fiction the religious project onto atheists

Oklahoma finally admits it's got a frackquake problem

"I love my children. But I don’t always love being a parent": Kim Brooks on the reality -- and rights -- of parenting freely

"I'm looking at the trail of dead black people!": CNN interview with ex-NYPD cop turns into shouting match

The Ben Affleck slave-owning ancestry flap shows that PBS is showbiz too

Ted Cruz, creepy misogynist: The "hymen" joke that perfectly reflects his odious worldview

"Silicon Valley" star can't go anywhere without people yelling at him about penises

Police officer defends resignations over election of black female mayor

Rachel Maddow demolishes GOP candidates — building their campaigns around "the luxury polo barons of America"

Divestment politics, Stanford-style: Will a strong identification with a group affect one's fair-mindedness?

The best TV show you're not watching: "The Americans" will never be must-see TV, no matter how hard it tries

Highlight of the TIME 100 gala: Amy Schumer pranking Kanye and Kim, who were not amused

Here's everything you could possibly want to know about the Marvel movies — in under 7 minutes

Conservative Republicans are the only ones left who think global warming isn't going to affect them

Fox News' Keith Ablow: Americans are joining ISIS because Obama is bad at branding

"The media decides when you're no longer believably f**kable": Amy Schumer tears into industry sexism

Ted Cruz's demented "socialist" snipes: Here's how you know he's running a losing campaign

“Clear eyes, full hearts, don't rape”: Amy Schumer tackles rape culture, sexism and transphobia in her season premiere

The death penalty's destructive morality exposed: "We must overcome the impulse for vengeance"

Iconic X-Men character Iceman comes out as gay

"An unpunished crime": The 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and Obama's broken promise

Fox News contributor insults transgender kids: "When I was a child, I thought I was a cocker spaniel"

Ta-Nehisi Coates blasts Hollywood's fixation on white male superheroes: "It's deeply sad"

Cities without landmarks

Forget Marco Rubio: This is what a transformational Republican actually looks like

Bill O'Reilly's ludicrous Supreme Court demand: "These ladies have to recuse themselves" from gay marriage case

White America's Gwyneth Paltrow problem: How it's playing games with the lives of poor people

Christopher Walken, Hollywood's favorite eccentric: "You have to play the hand you are dealt"

"Democracy, sponsored by Koch Industries": 2016's scary new landscape

"The Rolling Stone article attacked my life’s work": UVA dean speaks out about campus rape story for the first time

This is not how you win the marriage equality debate

Ray-Ban smacks down Rand Paul: Stop putting your logo on our sunglasses!

Robert Downey Jr. storms out of interview after drug question: "It's just getting a little Diane Sawyer in here"

Bees may be getting addicted to insecticides the way humans get addicted to cigarettes

Is your sex life an "American Horror Story"?

Climate change by state: An interactive map of the U.S.