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  • Kristen Wiig crashes Amy Adams’ monologue in epic return to “SNL”

    21 December 2014, 9:39 am

    The former "SNL" star shows up uninvited -- again
  • The surprising reason why the animal rights movement is failing

    21 December 2014, 9:08 am

    The way we treat nonhuman animals has never been worse, say activists Lori Marino and Michael Mountain
  • Why rape is so intrinsic to religion

    21 December 2014, 8:06 am

    Stories like the virgin birth lack freely given female consent. It's telling how ready we still are to embrace them
  • The millennial job paradox: America’s next great generation loves the city — but can’t work…

    21 December 2014, 7:04 am

    More and more young people are living in America's downtowns. But quality jobs aren't following them.
  • Thomas Frank: First we kill all the diamond-class five-million milers

    21 December 2014, 7:04 am

    Airport nightmare time. Minimum-wage toilers clean platinum-class puke, the rest of us scramble for power outlets
  • The great American rip-off: How big-money corruption fuels racial inequality

    21 December 2014, 7:04 am

    More than ever, America's political fortunes are determined by a very wealthy — and very white — minority
  • My night at the cuddle party

    20 December 2014, 7:40 pm

    After seven years without a date, I was desperate to be touched. Desperate enough for weirdness like this
  • We’re putting an end to religion: Richard Dawkins, Bill Maher and the exploding new American…

    20 December 2014, 6:38 pm

    Religious right extremism, new atheists & late-night mockery have religion on the run. American secularism's rising
  • I was a podcast addict

    20 December 2014, 5:36 pm

    When I first discovered them, podcasts distracted me from the pain in my life. But then I couldn't stop listening.
  • “Home Alone’s” secret lesson: How to foil an art heist

    20 December 2014, 4:04 pm

    This Christmas classic has something for everyone — including the people trying to stop museum robberies!
  • James Carroll on disarming the memory of Jesus: “America threatens the world with violence in ways…

    20 December 2014, 2:01 pm

    The brilliant scholar James Carroll on anti-Semitism, Pope Francis and how liberals can be honest believers
  • The Year in Fear: From Ebola to street violence to Comrade Kim

    20 December 2014, 12:13 pm

    Superpower -- ha! America spent 2014 scared of ISIS, Ebola, unarmed black men and North Korea's Supreme Critic
  • 7 things Americans think are more plausible than global warming

    20 December 2014, 11:11 am

    Seventy-seven percent of the country believe in angels. Only 40 percent concede climate change is a reality
  • “Princeton Mom,” Kevin Williamson and the revolting rise of the rape truthers

    20 December 2014, 10:09 am

    Rolling Stone has opened the floodgates for misogynist pundits. Here's a sampling of their worst rape denialism
  • Put the evil bastards on trial: The case for trying Bush, Cheney and more for war crimes

    20 December 2014, 9:38 am

    The evidence for the prosecution is clear. Human decency requires putting the Bush administration on trial
  • Our criminal justice system is a disaster: The conversation we need to have after “Serial”

    20 December 2014, 9:22 am

    Flimsy cases. Bad representation. Presumption of innocence? "Serial" makes grim point about American law and order
  • Lisa Loeb: I don’t want to go back to the ’90s

    20 December 2014, 9:07 am

    The singer-songwriter on the 20th anniversary of "Stay" and her second career in television and radio
  • David Brooks’ silly police fantasy — and the problem with soft-on-cop liberals

    20 December 2014, 9:07 am

    Right-wing columnist says liberals' love for unions makes them go easy on cops. Here's why that's a silly fantasy
  • 15 reasons America’s police are so brutal

    20 December 2014, 8:05 am

    Tamir Rice and Eric Garner aren't anomalies. Cops aren't properly trained and now routinely use maximum force
  • “The nuts hated him”: How the Bush dynasty — and its evolution — explains America

    20 December 2014, 6:32 am

    Going back to the days of Prescott Bush, one thing unites all Bush politicians. Will it haunt Jeb in 2016?

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