For people who don't like conflict, there are ways to end an argument before it gets really ugly.
A gentle life lesson from my father.
mental_floss Question of the Day
I worry that by building these weird academic environments where everybody passes and nobody gets an F, we prevent our kids from experiencing reality.
Sex y la Ciudad. Johnny Diaz and his own tale of the city. Things are heating up with this debut novel.
"I am the anti-Jayson Blair. I went out of my way to report the truth" -- Jason Leopold
A fantastic new name in young adult urban fantasy. This book really does have it all.
A fantastic little collection of short stories about the immigrant experience from many different cultures.
An artful and bilingual explanation of the Mexican game of Loteria for very early readers.
Kitzmiller v Dover is a turning point in the history of science education in America, but it’s also a personal story.
Are you not afraid to scale new computer heights? Everyday Scripting With Ruby may be just the challenge you are looking for.
A beautiful and profoundly moving old Dominican Republic legend of the Lady of Altagracia.
For those of you who do not know, Ashley Tisdale is one of the hottest teen stars on the Disney Channel.
Applying labels to this young band is harder than you might think.
Our perspicacious and intrepid correspondent Randy H. returns to SXSW as the swallows to Capistrano and the buzzards to Hinckley.
This is one of the most entertaining discs, of any kind, released this year.
This is the lesser-known, but very worthy, companion piece to Kind of Blue that every Miles fan should have.
Brad Shepik and his cohorts take jazz on a road trip.
My Chemical Romance craft a generation spanning epic with this fantastic concept album.
But to be fair, you can make a case for the Monkees as pop icons of a different sort.
While some may view her voice as an acquired taste, Patti Smith's first ever album of cover songs reveals her strong powers of interpretation.
Another new entry to the surprisingly good ranks.
This somewhat predictable debut contains a promise of better things to come.
Folk and traditional music fans will appreciate the intimacy of this live recording.
With Revolutions, the songwriters have created a solid CD of clever, agreeable power-pop, even if you can't always easily describe it.
MaT Kister's no-budget horror opus is much scarier than a nappy patch of facial hair.
John Cassavetes at his best in a realistic crime drama.
Gorilla suit fans unite!
Spoiled brats do not a good reality show make.
Let's take a closer look at Nikki and Paolo and the logic of it all.
In a nutshell, there is too much talking, and too little music!
You can either be too cool for this show, or be on the show. Make up your mind.
A made for television ALF movie comes to DVD, time to fry up the cat.
... as close to an unbiased opinion on his work as you're probably ever going to get.
Looks like Chris won't be making David Hasselhoff cry at the finale after all.
Another fun ride in this goofy yet enjoyable series.
The Rise of Taj is a rather dull affair.
Will street punks and hip hop kids in NY unite, or will the evening end in violence?
Seasons Three-B has returned to Lost's roots, reminding me why it was the best show on television.
Christopher Columbus is generally credited with being the man who introduced the world to the concept of smoking, but it was actually two of his men.
Direct injection increases both power and fuel efficiency, and it will be increasingly common in automobile engines in the near future.
Your cellphone is set to be assailed by ads.
Illinois should legalize homebirth midwives so expectant mothers can choose the safe and best option for them.
The news media could care less about truth and fact, and too many people don’t spend the time to find the truth, they just believe their bias.
The agenda of the world has been driven by two black-sheep sons of prominent dads who were in business together.
U.S. steps up activity at the Iranian border - while another carrier strike group heads to the Persian Gulf.
Saddled with the Iraqi debacle, America is losing friends fast - amid concerns about the weakening dollar.
The Constitution does not grant Congress the authority to dictate tactical strategies such as dates for troop withdrawal.
Why is my character's head a square?
This is what Total Overdose should have been.
The vastness of space lends its theme to DDR once again, this time with even better results.
Gamers believe Microsoft should refund them for their original 360 purchase due to the announcement of a new model.