November 07, 2013

Matthew McConaughey Has Transformed From Texas Pretty Boy to Twisted Loner
8:00 PM

When was the last time a male actor, already in his forties, and around a while, simply grabbed the kingdom?

Malcolm Gladwell Has Found God (and Glenn Beck)
8:00 PM

The "Tipping Point" author talks to us about why he visited Glenn Beck, and how he admires faith

Betsy Rothstein, Washington's Strangest Gossip, Does Not Explain Washington
5:20 PM

Go ahead and try to use Betsy Rothstein as a lens to understand the capital. It can't be done.

How Strong Is Super Typhoon Haiyan? Compare It to This Pic of Katrina
5:00 PM

It’s not often that the classification “Super Typhoon”—the equivalent of a strong Category 4 or 5 Hurricane, like Katrina or Andrew—fails to convey the intensity of a tropical cyclone.

Map: Blockbuster Video Isn't Dead Yet—in Other Countries, Anyway
3:03 PM

Blockbuster LLC, the once-ubiquitous video rental chain, will close its remaining 300 stores in the United States and end its mail DVD rental service by January 2014, parent company Dish Network Corporation said Wednesday in a press release.

Ratings-Hungry Today Show Turns to On-Air Prostate Exams for Matt Lauer and Al Roker
9:45 AM

This morning’s “Today Show” delivered the stunt that NBC has been eagerly teasing all week: Matt Lauer and Al Roker got prostate exams live on the air.

Albert Camus Thought That Life Is Meaningless
April 26, 1946: Nicola Chiaramonte Reviews 'The Stranger'

Albert Camus was born on this day in 1913.

November 06, 2013

M. Night Shyamalan's Utterly Reasonable Take on School Reform

“I don’t see any dead people here,” MSNBC host Chris Matthews said by way of an opening at the Washington, D.C., bookstore Politics & Prose Wednesday night. Matthews was holding a conversation with M.

Michael Galinsky's Retro Photos of 1980s Shopping Malls Are, Like, Totally Rad
6:00 PM

Just another reminder of why crimped hair went out of style.

America: Celebrities Can Make a Real-World Difference, But Few Do (Chart)
1:12 PM

Angelina Jolie tops a poll about the most effective celebrities-turned-advocates.