As music goes this week, I'm most impressed with Josh Groban's tight pants on the album cover.
Considering the difficulties associated with a DMB greatest hits collection, The Best of What's Around, Vol. 1 comes out nicely.
"My main challenge, I guess, is to figure out what rhymes with cinnamon."
Grouper.com, The Beatles, and Yahoo's new email system in today's music and tech news update.
The (much older) kids are still alright!
DJ Shadow throws his fans for a loop with this wildly uneven album.
Listening to music now is a lot simpler and easier than it was then, but maybe not quite as... interesting.
Copeland stands among the pantheon of emo rockers, including the UK’s Keane and Death Cab for Cutie.
"Hot Chip will break your legs / Snap off your head." Are you kidding me?
The Mac, actor Justin Long, is off the Apple commercials, yet the PC remains.
Forget the double dare, take the physical challenge!
Winner will receive a signed Tonight Show hat and other cool prizes!
I need to believe there’s still a reason to watch this show.
An effective job of telling the tale about a man having a relationship and conversations with God
Pre-Studio Ghibli Japanese animation takes on classic Canadian children's literature.
In episode 6, Battlestar Galactica is booted up, scripts have been run and the previously good version has been restored.
Digital media music and video downloads and streams.
Delightful mediocrity from Aardman and Dreamworks.
The great CBS correspondent Ed Bradley dies at 65.
This is a movie that smells like a cookie and is all empty calories.
Pizza, like Napoleon Dynamite and Harold and Kumar, is for quirky tastes, as are anchovies.
We've lost Lost for a few months as the fall season ends, but at least we got a cool cliffhanger.
The November 17 finale deals with Emma's past colliding with her present. Some things shadow you for life...
Tuesday was a wake-up call for America's leaders. Will they listen?
...the "left" might actually reinvent itself back to being what it was in the first place: a voice of hope and reason
Turkey could and should do what the European Commission just told it to, but the European Union needs to do a few things too.
The Democrats can consider themselves lucky for the war-doubting protest vote. They were the only alternative.
Gazans got a golden opportunity to improve their condition in the fall of 2005, when Prime Minister Sharon made a bold decision to pull out from Gaza.
Constitutional bans on gay marriage are last-ditch, extreme attempts to shore up a rapidly weakening point of view.
Democrat victory? Don't think for one moment that George W. Bush's "brain" has stopped thinking - or plotting.
By firing Rumsfeld before the Democrats even finished their celebrations, Bush moved out ahead of future Iraq inquiries.
A no-nonsense, science-based approach to the best of the best diets, done with the art and pleasure of food in mind.
Grammar should supplement the language and the spirit of the story.
I found myself in full-fledged last-minute English paper theory mode: Madeline is America! Buddy is the right! Mac is the left!
Pumping up chest in the Butterfly Press. King Lear randomly opened on the lap. Cordelia is banished. But why is everyone staring?
Trewin speaks about how the prize has managed to establish itself as one of the world's longest-running literary awards.
A woman finds what appears to be a multi-million dollar painting in a thrift shop and causes the art world to snap into "no" mode.
This art nouveau building is the Crown Jewel of the Pacific Northwest.
The fact is that meaningless sex leaves women feeling like objects to be used and discarded.
The South Dakota Supreme Court rules to keep Kevin Costner's casino open.
mental_floss question of the day.
Putting tradition to work for modern purposes.
Will Homo sapiens have a legacy at all, or will we simply be one of a million failed evolutionary experiments long forgotten and uncelebrated?
Chris Muir's excellent Day By Day cartoon, for November 09, 2006
Cultural differences lead to comical incidents which, though embarrassing at times, ensure life as a laugh-fest. Suffer the moment, good for laughs later...
WTF!? Yeah, I said that a few times myself. Work is hell, but WTF passes the time well.
Will it change your internet radio experience?
Many people search for medical information on the Internet. It's not all good advice.
When it comes to life, everyone hopes to find an extension cord. Has it been found?