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  • “This Is Where I Leave You”: Terrific cast almost rescues turgid middlebrow crap

    17 September 2014, 7:02 pm

    Tina Fey is wasted, but Jason Bateman, Adam Driver and Jane Fonda have strong moments in a formulaic family farce
  • What “Mindy Project” and “New Girl” can learn from each other about the pitfalls of sitcom…

    17 September 2014, 7:02 pm

    Both shows are dealing with the aftermath of romances that peaked too early
  • “This isn’t literary”: Alison Bechdel, Roz Chast and why it’s so hard for us to take comics…

    17 September 2014, 7:02 pm

    At every literary prize I've judged, I've heard some juror complain that they don't know how to evaluate comics
  • We need to rethink end-of-life care in America

    17 September 2014, 5:44 pm

    "The current system is geared toward doing more, more, more"
  • NYPD suspends “totally unprovoked” officer caught kicking street vendor

    17 September 2014, 5:44 pm

    "We will treat those types of actions ... very seriously," commissioner Bill Bratton assured the press
  • Los Angeles schools will relinquish grenade launchers … but not rifles or armored vehicles

    17 September 2014, 5:13 pm

    L.A. Unified says that M-16 automatic rifles are "essential life-saving items"
  • Darren Wilson testifies in front of grand jury

    17 September 2014, 5:13 pm

    If Wilson is not indicted, his testimony will likely be released to the public
  • New allegations suggest NFL ignored major domestic violence cases long before Ray Rice

    17 September 2014, 5:13 pm

    Attorney Gloria Allred levied new accusations of ignorance against Roger Goodell and called for his resignation
  • Fox Business to anti-Wall Street climate activists: “Get a job!”

    17 September 2014, 4:58 pm

    The network's Nicole Petallides tells host Stuart Varney how environmentalists can really save the world
  • 6 former “SNL” cast members who could ground the show as hosts this season

    17 September 2014, 4:26 pm

    Bill Hader and Sarah Silverman are opening a banner year. These other "SNL" alumns should return, too.
  • Florida State has a zero tolerance policy for shouting vulgar Internet memes

    17 September 2014, 4:11 pm

    Meanwhile, the school is still under federal investigation for its handling of sexual assault allegations
  • This “zero-waste” supermarket got rid of all food packaging

    17 September 2014, 3:56 pm

    The Berlin grocery store is an experiment in ecoconcious consumption
  • Meredith Vieira shares her own history of domestic violence

    17 September 2014, 3:56 pm

    The daytime host is using her brand-new show as a platform to raise awareness about violence against women
  • Boehner’s “knucklehead” problem: Why he’s handing Democrats a big gift

    17 September 2014, 3:40 pm

    John Boehner is insulting his House colleagues yet again for their insolence. But here's the real problem he faces
  • Mark Ruffalo calls on the Avengers to divest from fossil fuels

    17 September 2014, 3:09 pm

    "If someone was breaking into my house to hurt my children, I would be there to stop them. This is no different"
  • The mother of Adrian Peterson’s son is “outraged”

    17 September 2014, 2:54 pm

    The leaked photos told a powerful story -- but they were also an invasion of her child's privacy
  • How Twitter helped unmask a hate crime

    17 September 2014, 2:53 pm

    A police video goes viral -- and social media cracks a case
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 6th Circuit same-sex marriage ruling could predict SCOTUS’ next move

    17 September 2014, 2:53 pm

    RBG said there will be "no urgency" to take up marriage equality -- unless the circuit court upholds state bans
  • Zero-calorie sweeteners may be affecting our guts in a surprising way

    17 September 2014, 2:53 pm

    A new study may have found a causal link between artificial sweeteners and high blood sugar
  • The Internet reportedly just passed a major landmark

    17 September 2014, 2:22 pm

    There are now over 1 billion websites. In 1991 there was only one
  • Fox News thinks you aren’t really poor if you have an air conditioner and Internet access

    17 September 2014, 1:51 pm

    The Five discussed the "war on poverty" with their usual nuanced insight
  • New marijuana PSA mocks Maureen Dowd’s very bad trip

    17 September 2014, 1:51 pm

    A major campaign to educate tourists about moderation in weed usage skewers Dowd
  • Air Force’s mind-boggling violation: Members forced to swear religious allegiance

    17 September 2014, 1:51 pm

    The problem is worse than you realize, says Michael Weinstein, leader of a group protecting members from coercion
  • Right-wing blogger accuses Chris Hayes of sexism — and is proven hilariously wrong

    17 September 2014, 1:36 pm

    Mark Finkelstein confuses a music artist with a sexist remark
  • PBS’s “Blank on Blank” unearths bizarre 1980 interview with Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson

    17 September 2014, 12:03 pm

    John Pidgeon interviewed the 21-year-old star, through his 13-year-old sister

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