October 06, 2015 Archive October 2015

We have to say their names: It's not "glorifying" mass murder to report on it — and refusing to won't help

"Damn, Meryl": Streep facing harsh criticism over T-shirt declaring "I'd rather be a rebel than a slave"

"It’s like if 'When Harry Met Sally' ended with everybody getting hit by a truck": Inside the "Year of Lear" and the terrorist plot that changed Shakespeare

Reboots done right: How "The Affair" and "The Leftovers" played to their strengths and wiped out their biggest flaws

My iPhone is ruining my life: I'm guilty of "phubbing" my partner, and I can't unplug

Racist Facebook users relentlessly mocked a 3-year-old black child -- then the internet struck back

Patti Smith's most personal interview: "The things that make me feel strange – I’ve transformed them into work"

11 of "Saturday Night Live's" most hilarious election-year sketches

Noam Chomsky: America is a plutocracy masquerading as a democracy

We must despise our kids: Our ugly war on teachers must end now

The strange death of GOP libertarianism: Rand Paul's collapse and the fading of a political moment

Democrats' sweet Benghazi revenge: Kevin McCarthy's gaffe is the gift that keeps on giving

Trevor Noah destroys GOP pro-life, pro-NRA hypocrisy: "They’re more like comic book collectors. Human life only holds value until you take it out of the package"

Larry Wilmore crushes Trump's plan to arm teachers: "Let's not elect a guy who's getting his policy ideas from the movie 'Kindergarten Cop'"

Work/life balance? For 82-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg, work and life aren't in conflict

Donald Trump's cold-blooded "genius": How fatalism on gun violence plays right into the NRA's hands

Gun nuts' sick tradeoff: Why Jeb Bush's "stuff happens" remark was so revealing

Seth Meyers mocks GOP responses to Oregon shooting: "Jeb Bush is in favor of pool control, not gun control"

Carly Fiorina: "I am distinctly horrifying to liberal women"

O'Reilly on gun control and the Oregon shooting: "Laws cannot stop madness"

Donald Trump lashes out at CNN's Chris Cuomo: Why aren't you mentioning my poll numbers!?

Ted Cruz: Obama wants to allow "jihadists who are coming to murder innocent Americans" into the country

Hillary Clinton's gun reforms that "can be done without congress" put pressure on Obama to act

Lindsey Graham's disaster relief hypocrisy: He wants federal aid for his state's floods but voted against Hurricane Sandy relief

"This is what erasure looks like": Texas mother shames textbook company into putting slavery back in American history textbook

Time Out responds to "Suffragette" T-shirt controversy: "It has been read by at least half a million people in the UK and we have received no complaints"

Donald Trump's "Death Wish" fantasies: Guns, white vigilantism, and the right's toxic masculinity

Ben Carson admits GOP gun policy defeat: Obama should skip meeting families of Oregon shooting victims, wait for "the next one"

Carly Fiorina, please get over yourself: No, liberal women aren't surprised that anti-feminist women exist

Bill Maher and Richard Dawkins just don't get it: The real reason(s) progressives can't stand them

Save us from these apocalyptic clowns: Michele Bachmann blames floods on America's Israel policy -- and she's not alone

How not to report on child sexual abuse: An 11-year-old boy does not "have sex with" his adult babysitter

My own "indecent proposal"

White people don't have to worry about Canada's new "report your neighbor" hotline

Rihanna opens up about staying with Chris Brown after abuse: "I was that girl"

People die because of this man: The real reason we never get gun control, no matter how many people get gunned down

Bernie Sanders tries threading the needle: Can he win white working class voters and boost his appeal to minorities?

This is Larry Wilmore's brilliant moment: It's not all about Trevor Noah on Comedy Central

Conservative Oregon newspaper warns President Obama he's "not welcome" to meet with Umpqua shooting victims

Red-state moochers: Lindsey Graham's double standard on disaster relief is part of a great hypocritical tradition

Jason Chaffetz, grandstanding charlatan: What you need to know about the GOP's shameless up-and-comer

Adrian Tomine's bittersweet Gen X vision: "This is the book of mine so far that I feel is the least judgmental of humanity"

Ashley Judd says she was sexually harassed by a powerful Hollywood exec: "This is an entrenched part of the reality"

Parents who publicly shame their kids: These disgusting attempts at viral infamy need to stop

The American atrocities we refuse to see: Doctors Without Borders, fumbling officials & our blindness to civilian deaths