| Jun 15, 2011
| 3:06 PM
It didn't start with Twitter — and it won't end with Weiner.
For centuries, the theme of sexual sins committed by the powerful has been scintillating source material for the arts. In poems and plays, in novels and films and TV series, artists...
| Jun 6, 2012
If researchers are to be believed, kids lose up to an entire grade level each year to "summer brain drain," wherein recently acquired knowledge oozes out of their minds and melts onto the pavement while they participate in such pointless activities as...
| Jul 19, 2009
Critics don't get much respect. (Pause here for raucous laughter.) If you doubt it, look up the word "critic" in any book of quotations and see what you find.
H.L. Mencken's "New Dictionary of Quotations" is full of zinger after zinger, most of which...
| Dec 4, 2009
From Bob Dylan tackling 'Here Comes Santa Claus' to the "Avenue Q' puppets doing 'Ave Maria,' there's something for everyone. It's become an annual ritual -- the flooding of the music market with dozens, if not hundreds, of holiday-themed titles,......