September 28, 2015 Archive September 2015

"My Brother's Bomber": The compelling personal crusade to crack the terror plot behind the 1988 Lockerbie explosion

Mary Karr on the "loser, outsider weirdos" of memoir and skipping the David Foster Wallace movie: "The whole St. David thing … it’s a little hard to take"

My mother, the drug war and me: Reading Ta-Nehisi Coates and forgiving my own black family in the age of mass incarceration

My transgender journey: I cry for 30 years of feeling like an outsider, but I know that I'm ready for this

"We are a very misunderstood group of parents": Home-schooling isn't just for the Duggars anymore

The casual racism of our most popular dating apps

Jeb's patrician disconnect: "Free stuff" is not the way to success -- unless you're already rich!

Inside the Religious Right's hive mind: Why Trump was booed and Carson cheered at the Values Voter Summit

Jeb Bush, as dumb as his idiot brother: His latest nonsense should have you running scared

5 worst right-wing moments of the week -- Marco Rubio fortifies his wingnut credentials

Paul Krugman: John Boehner's resignation is evidence that "madness has consumed the GOP"

Donald Trump defends Islamophobia: "People who knocked down the World Trade Center didn't fly back to Sweden"

Donald Trump unloads on Scott Pelley for having the gall to press him for specifics

"Hollywood, I mean, the GOP establishment": Did Steve Doocy just reveal the depth of Fox News' antipathy for moderate Republicans?

BBC journalist cat-called during street harassment report: "95 percent of women are victims of verbal harassment — and a man shouts sexual obscenities at me"

NASA announces evidence of flowing water "creeping down slopes" on Mars

Zendaya approves of her Barbie likeness: "When I was little I couldn't find a Barbie that looked like me"

Blood moon magic: 17 amazing images of the supermoon around the world

Matt Damon says gay actors should stay in the closet: Sexuality is "one of the mysteries that you should be able to play"

Donald Trump is a horror movie: No, really!

John Oliver destroys Fox News over staggeringly offensive refugee coverage

Twitter ruins everything: NASA's announcement of flowing water on Mars met with ignorance and cynicism

Apple's "hella ugly" new font backlash: From cool standard to the new Comic Sans in one iOS update

Chris Brown's visa troubles: Is Australia racist for threatening to bar him from touring Down Under?

Carly Fiorina joins the GOP torture caucus: Surging contender defends waterboarding and dances around the facts (again)

Donald Trump is the glib hero the right has been waiting for: What his "60 Minutes" interview revealed about his terrifying appeal

GOP's Benghazi charade just became one of the longest congressional investigation in history

Trevor Noah gives Fox News a free pass: The new "Daily Show" could be great for Ailes and Hannity, bad for America

America is for a-holes: Inside the secret to Donald Trump's success

"Crazies have taken over the party": Why even Republicans are worried about John Boehner's ouster

How Pope Francis is changing the Church — and why truly saving it will be so hard

George Zimmerman re-tweets photograph of Trayvon Martin's dead body

Hillary Clinton's Bernie Sanders problem isn't going away: She still won't acknowledge that he's no flash in the pan

Stop asking working moms about "having it all" — and women, stop answering