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  • Rager at the end of the world: How Halloween looks in the shadow of tragedy

    31 October 2014, 7:11 pm

    Five months ago, a nightmare was visited upon Isla Vista. Tonight, it braces itself for Halloween
  • Sherman Alexie: “It’s funny that Hollywood would hire an Indian to make white people more…

    31 October 2014, 7:11 pm

    The novelist and screenwriter on "Winter in the Blood" and being used as a "passport" in the Native American world
  • This Irish cottage may really be haunted by violent fairies

    31 October 2014, 7:11 pm

    A series of mysterious deaths has villagers considering demolishing a home on the outskirts of Ballynageragh Bog
  • The new all-American TV: How “Cristela” is changing the meaning of family television

    31 October 2014, 7:11 pm

    ABC's charming new sitcom is a perfect fit for the Friday night airtime historically known as the "death slot"
  • We need more twee: In praise of NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series

    31 October 2014, 7:10 pm

    NPR's Tiny Desk series is rare opportunity to hear dressed-down pop songs in a sea of overproduced pop spectacle
  • Michelle Rhee’s favorite wingnuts: A look at the GOP candidates the education “reformer” is…

    31 October 2014, 6:09 pm

    Flush with hedge fund cash, Rhee's group is going all out to help the GOP keep control of the New York Senate
  • “It’s on us”: Whoopi Goldberg urges New York voters to back the Working Families Party

    31 October 2014, 4:20 pm

    The comedian tells New York voters that WFP is "the progressive party"
  • Community Discussion: Is nuclear power green?

    31 October 2014, 4:05 pm

    Nuclear power is on the rise again. Should we embrace it?
  • Amanda Palmer makes a decision about Jian Ghomeshi in the most Amanda-Palmer way possible

    31 October 2014, 4:05 pm

    Under duress from the public, she announced that she will no longer host Ghomeshi on her tour
  • Happy Halloween: Actual PhDs respond to Amazon’s “women’s sexy PhD” costume and it is a…

    31 October 2014, 3:49 pm

    "Though I have a PhD and a successful career as an academic, what really matters is how hot I look in my regalia"
  • Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket lost

    31 October 2014, 3:18 pm

    The rocket suffered an "anomaly," Friday, during a test flight: California Highway Patrol reports one fatality
  • R.L. Stine: “I love killing teenagers”

    31 October 2014, 3:03 pm

    The man who gave us Goosebumps on his prolific tweeting, "Gone Girl" and how YA has changed since he started
  • “Old git” says boxing isn’t for ladies

    31 October 2014, 2:47 pm

    A UK promoter has a problem with "handbags at ten paces"
  • “Win ugly or lose pretty”: Secret tape reveals Big Oil’s sleazy P.R. pep talk

    31 October 2014, 2:32 pm

    Lobbyist Rick Berman told oil and gas companies they can win over the public by playing dirty
  • Watch tattoo removal from super close-up

    31 October 2014, 2:32 pm

    Lasers are wild
  • Here are some zoo animals playing with pumpkins

    31 October 2014, 2:32 pm

    Happy Halloween
  • Mitch McConnell’s sick new low: New mailers expose the GOPer’s shameless voter suppression…

    31 October 2014, 2:32 pm

    The Senate GOP leader warns Kentuckians that they could be voting based on "fraudulent information"
  • “Have we forgotten how beautiful it is to be on fire for justice?”

    31 October 2014, 2:01 pm

    No matter the country, our foreign policy seems to make the same mistake over and over. What's behind this pattern?
  • U.C. Berkeley administration keeps Bill Maher as commencement speaker

    31 October 2014, 1:30 pm

    "It should be noted that this decision does not constitute an endorsement of any of Mr. Maher’s prior statements"
  • Scalia’s new Obamacare test: Will the activist justice ignore reason and facts?

    31 October 2014, 1:14 pm

    Conservatives' desperate case against the ACA suffers another setback, but that might not matter to Antonin Scalia
  • The most fascinating “mansplaining”: Watch this video about the history of tampons

    31 October 2014, 1:14 pm

    The menstrual product was first invented by the ancient Egyptians, but wasn't patented until the Depression era!
  • “Why did you draw your gun?” How the law encourages police brutality

    31 October 2014, 1:14 pm

    It's not a few bad apples we need to worry about. It's a system that condones police violence against black people
  • GOP’s forgotten helpers: Blame these retiring Democratic senators for this bad map

    31 October 2014, 12:59 pm

    If Dems lose the Senate, is it Obama's fault, or just a bad map? Ehh, let's just blame old retiring Democrats
  • “Working full-time and yet still needing public benefits”: Leading expert urges McDonald’s to…

    31 October 2014, 12:59 pm

    Harvard Law's Ben Sachs tells Salon his idea to bring the fast-food wars to a negotiated, mutually beneficial peace
  • Rick Santorum’s personal agony: How his religious politics got sidelined

    31 October 2014, 12:28 pm

    A few years ago, he was his party's presidential runner-up -- now, Rick Santorum is far from its heir apparent

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