We stand at a crossroads in world history. How we proceed from here be determined by whether we see the glass as half full or half empty.
Ann Coulter is no conservative, she's an anti-liberal.
Mexican troops move into Tijuana to control mounting chaos.
There can be little satisfaction in breaking into a man’s home, dragging him into the street, and lynching him.
Wherein I worship at the Church of Reason.
The most overrated, over-hyped college football program gets thoroughly outclassed and embarrassed in prime time.
People can't be all that surprised with Nick Saban's decision.
One rule exists at a school like Notre Dame; win the big games. Charlie Weis hasn’t.
Switchfoot plots 35-date tour to promote their new album.
Though not as dazzling and dizzying as her debut, McKay's new album shows her wielding a lot of caustic wit, pop smarts, and yodeling expertise.
Chi-town's oldest jazz club closes its doors after 60 years.
Some of my favorite albums of the year.
Of course, it goes without saying that what's familiar to me might not be quite so familiar to you.
Cross-country grind/spazz rock with a screwball twist.
50 Cent's new book venture, new Smashing Pumpkins and EU crackdown on email scams in today's update.
Lady Sovereign's Public Warning is all Jay-Z promised -- and more.
It’s like Speed, except with a person instead of a bus.
Some random reflections on TV.
With clear allusions to Camus’ The Myth of Sisyphus, Bahrani creates a bittersweet drama that tells the story of a man who wants to be anonymous.
Is this new ABC sitcom DOA?
Fiesta Bowl - "Greatest game ever"?
The Office, Scrubs, The O.C.
What if Santa stayed home for Christmas?
This film is good for both race fans and boys in general. The creators hit their mark in that respect.
The chase is on one more time!
Patterson is one of those pitch-perfect authors who write terrific beach novels. This is the author working at the height of his game.
Frederick Taylor uncovers some ugly truths behind the bombing of a beautiful city.
Hughes has produced a stunning book on the life and works of Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes.
Penn Cage is back, and tracking another murderer through Natchez, Mississippi and small-town secrets.
Cartoonist R. Crumb’s trading card series of blues, jazz and country tributes get reprinted in a single volume.
Make no mistake. Parker is a bad man on a good day. And now the hunters are closing in.
After missing December the monthly comics round-up returns with a bumper New Year edition!
Most people laugh at Pat Robertson when he claims prophecies from God. But the Los Angeles City Council isn't going to take any chances.
The recording of the lines on a map marking streets and buildings might seem mechanical, but it is in fact an intensely political, contested process.
mental_floss question of the day.
New Yorkers are perpetually dissatisfied. Some so much so, they are actually abandoning the city they once loved.
Chris Muir's excellent Day By Day cartoon, for January 04, 2007
All the gaming news of 2006 just in case you didn't live it yourself.