Even celebrities known as ice queens are taking up the cold challenge sweeping social media. Not so Pamela Anderson, who used her nomination to condemn the ALS Association.
Continue reading Pamela Anderson Freezes Out Ice Challenge
Move over crime dramas—turns out, reality TV makes viewers more aggressive and violent after watching.
Continue reading ‘Real Housewives’ Makes You Violent
Conventional wisdom says Texas went Republican when the Democrats endorsed civil rights. Historian Robert Wuthnow says the shift started much earlier and was driven by religion.
Continue reading How Texas Got to Be Big Red
Peter Sprigg blogged that Robin Williams’s mental health issues, as well as his struggles with alcohol and drugs, conclusively prove that gay conversion therapy is a good thing.
Continue reading The Worst Gay Conversion Therapy Defense
Police killed a young black man Tuesday who allegedly stole from a convenience store just three miles away from where last week’s infamous incident occured.
Continue reading Missouri Braces for a New Michael Brown
For less than $400, the world could’ve known what transpired between Michael Brown and Officer Wilson.
Continue reading You Can Buy Body Cams for Ferguson P.D.
‘Last Week Tonight’ takes on police militarization
Continue reading Viral Vid: John Oliver on Ferguson
The scandal that erupted Friday night involved millions of dollars, statehouse power plays—oh yeah, and alcohol, police, and masks.
Continue reading What the Hell Happened to Rick Perry?
The rift between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama over Syria that spilled view this week was three years in the making and was about much more than just arming the rebels.
Continue reading Obama Blocked Hillary on Syria for Years
Ebola victims are most infectious right after death—which means that West African burial practices, where families touch the bodies, are spreading the disease like wildfire.
Continue reading Kissing the Corpses in Ebola Country
In tribute to Robin Williams, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tweeted a still from ‘Aladdin’ with the quote, “Genie, you’re free.” But suicide isn’t freedom, and it isn’t the message we should send to the depressed.
Continue reading The Problem with ‘Genie, You’re Free’
Mental health is still one of the least understood areas of medicine. How could such an outwardly happy and successful man be struggling so badly.
Continue reading Robin Williams’ Deadly Depression
You don’t have to travel all the way to the world’s coolest borough to get artisanal goods anymore.
Continue reading Brooklyn Goes Global With Strolby
Despite appeals for calm from Michael Brown’s family, the streets of Ferguson were bathed in tear gas and the crack of rubber bullets being fired.
Continue reading ‘What You Gonna Do, Kill Us All?’
Dozens of Sikh men fleeing political persecution showed up on the Texas border last year—and U.S. immigration allegedly outed them to their home government.
Continue reading The US Sold Out Indian Asylum Seekers
Iraq, terrorism, Syria and…the NCAA? This weekend’s Sunday shows tackled all the the threats to the American way of life.
Continue reading Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: August 10
Twelve years in the making, ‘The Dog’ paints a portrait of John Wojtowicz, the bank robber who served as the inspiration behind Al Pacino’s character in ‘Dog Day Afternoon.’
Continue reading The True Story Behind Dog Day Afternoon