October 28, 2015 Archive October 2015

"Trump is a joke but racism isn't funny": Fans urge "SNL" to dump Donald Trump as host

Watch Pavement surprise a Pavement tribute band on stage

Sam Brownback is a harbinger of national doom: Bleeding Kansas' scary lesson for America

Charles Koch's Frankenstein problem: He created the Tea Party monster -- and now he's horrified with the results

"This is what GOP surrender looks like": Right-wingers lose it over budget deal between Congress and White House

Kung fu crime-fighting: Nunchucks-wielding California cops expected to be less lethal, more Bruce Lee

Censored UN paper calling for decriminalization marks beginning of the end of drug war as we knew it

Bob Schneider's rabid Taylor Swift jealousy: "It’s so great I want to hate her. I want to hate everybody. It’s so f**ked up. Especially if they’re more successful than me"

The pedophile I could not help: He was not a monster or a molester. The system destroyed him anyway

Greil Marcus on music writing through 5 presidencies, fighting the Gorgon of Thatcherism and getting to the heart of the "authorless song"

9 interesting facts about sex in the animal kingdom

Ivan Reitman on directing the original "Ghostbusters" and why fans will be "very, very happy" with the female-centric reboot

Paul Ryan doesn't stand a chance: The Freedom Caucus will devour the next Speaker of the House

"Does anyone have a plan?" Here's how we fix decades of overseas neo-conservative adventurism

Hillary Clinton's progressive problem: Explaining the past she can't quite manage to escape

Bernie Sanders's criminal justice blindspot: Why his bill to ban private prisons doesn't go nearly far enough

Bernie Sanders is in big trouble: You don't have to be a neoliberal shill to see the cold, hard facts

Stephen Colbert to Hillary Clinton: I didn't like you very much on my old show

GOP debate tensions finally boil over: Campaigns blow up at CNBC and the RNC over greenrooms

Arne Duncan's Race to the Bottom: Our national test fixation isn't just bad for kids -- it doesn't even work

Hillary isn't scared anymore: Clinton clicks with Colbert, finally, and finds her most confident TV self

Exclusive: Larry Wilmore and Rand Paul blow each other's minds prepping for the debate in Colorado, where "there's a good chance one of the moderators will be high”

Prominent Florida newspaper blasts Marco Rubio for missing Senate votes: "Either do your job or resign"

Lena Dunham can relate to Jennifer Lawrence's "f*ck that" wage gap stand: "I didn’t want to be perceived as a b*tch or a diva"

Jason Chaffetz's latest wild goose chase: House GOP files impeachment articles against IRS commissioner

Don't let the trolls win: SXSW needs to make its events "civil and respectful," not duck the online abuse conversation

Nutscaping, the latest selfie trend: Dudes shoot their balls inside beautiful landscapes — because they can

The clown show continues: Jeb Bush might be down to his very last chance

The assault at Spring Valley High School was not an isolated event: Watch 7 extremely disturbing cases of police brutality against young people

She was guilty of being a black girl: The mundane terror of police violence in American schools

Steve Jobs didn't build that: The truth about the Mac empire you won't learn from his biopic

Your school is becoming a police state: The shocking, Orwellian rise of "school resource officers"

Beyonce is the biggest "Hamilton" fan: "There is no straight male equivalent for the ecstasy of Beyonce telling you 'I love your walk'"

Paul Ryan's favorite welfare myth gets torn to shreds: Now the GOP candidates must answer for it

Just as "Saturday Night Live" predicted, Wes Anderson wants to make a horror film

Behind the horror - what you didn't know about your favorite scary movies

"It just felt so good. I mean, it felt—it felt so good": Jared Fogle reportedly caught boasting on horrific audio tapes

Wil Wheaton is right: Stop expecting artists to work for free — or worse, for "exposure"

U.S.-backed Saudi coalition bombs Doctors Without Borders hospital weeks after U.S. destroyed Afghan hospital

Second student arrested for filming classroom takedown describes officer's reputation: "He's known as Officer Slam around our school"

David Vitter is a cheap political prostitute: Even Louisiana racists smell the desperation in his foul new campaign ad

Kasich's exasperated howl: Fading in the 2016 polls, Ohio's governor lashes out at the GOP

Don Lemon doubles down on dumb, still unsure if Spring Valley video captures excessive force

Their lips are moving. They're lying: Ben Carson, Rand Paul and the right-wing's truthiness problem

Let there be light: Handwritten draft of King James Bible reveals the secrets of its creation

Let's boot Paul, Christie and Huckabee: Fewer go-nowhere candidates would make a better debate

5 classic “SNL” sports sketches: Here's why the new "SNL" sports comedy site is going to be amazing

The Congressional GOP is destroying itself: Why its reliance on extremists is slowly poisoning it to death

Why Richard Gere's "homeless" photo went viral: It's more common — and closer to home — than we like to think

Parents had this Jonathan Safran Foer novel pulled from public school over "extremely vulgar" passages