December 18, 2016 Archive December 2016

What "Rogue One" gets right: A "Star Wars" squad like no other can save more than the Rebellion

John Fahey made the best Christmas album ever

PHOTO ESSAY: SantaCon 2016 in daytime hours

Bad Santa: Why we want to believe in the goodness of fake holiday news stories

Are we ready for this jelly? Fluorescent jellyfish may help solve our energy crisis

"No homo" no more: Bromosexual friendships emerge as the new way for dudes to share advice

Trevor Noah kicks ass: Trump's idiocy has brought out the best in the host

China says 'appropriately handling' US Navy drone issue

Best films: The 10, OK 12, greatest films of 2016

"Chefs do that": The underappreciated holiday joy of "The Long Kiss Goodnight"

A nation of geniuses: Social media made us all special — now what?

Paper sons of paper sons: My immigrant family's hidden stories reveal what they risked to come to America

Can the sharing economy ever be equally shared? Airbnb officially changed its terms, but it might not matter

10 Things to Know for Monday: Farewell Zsa Zsa, and hello, midwestern arctic freeze

So you want to build a Death Star? Here’s how to get started

Arctic shouting change: This year's report card shows we're not in good shape

Latino voters will reshape American politics as we know it — and here's the proof

The worst Cabinet: Donald Trump made some horrible picks for his government

Donald Trump's questionable intelligence: All those false claims about his academic record and derision of others bespeak profound insecurity

WATCH: John Goodman as Rex Tillerson makes holiday oil deal with Vladimir "Puty" on SNL

Like Ike: How military man Dwight Eisenhower, a political outsider, picked his cabinet

WATCH: When Casey Affleck and Kate McKinnon see the real Santa, their experiences are way different

"The incoming VP now works for a pro-gay boss": Gay Republicans say LGBT fears over Trump and Pence are overblown

Aleppo and the empathy gap: We read the tweets, but did nothing while a city died

Massive 2013 oil spill in North Dakota still not cleaned up

Trump action on health care could cost Planned Parenthood

"I couldn't do my work without U.S. science": Scientists are saving climate data — this is why it matters

Lies, damned lies and Donald Trump: How the Reagan and Bush assaults on truth and science may presage what's coming

Fake news is old news to black Americans

Look Again: The week's most compelling images from around the globe