| Jan 8, 2013
| 7:25 AM
Updating “The Smell of Napalm in the Morning”: A cosmetics company in Gaza recently began selling a fragrance dedicated to victory over Israel and named after the signature M-75 missile that Hamas has been firing across the border. “...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 7:35 AM
To counter the now-well-publicized culture of rape in India, three engineers in Chennai said in March that they are about to send to the market women's anti-rape lingerie, which will provide both a stun-gun-sized blast of electricity against an...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 7:28 AM
Well, we’ve reached that point of the season where everyone starts freaking out about hypothetical situations.
“Can Kansas State jump Florida to get into the top two?”
“Will Oregon go undefeated and be left out of the...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 4:22 PM
My wife gives me control of the TV remote most of the time, which is why we watch so much sports, lowbrow reality shows and old movies. But occasionally, she'll request that we DVR something loftier. That's how we happened......
| Jul 2, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Surf's up! "Why Women Still Can't Have It All" by Princeton Professor Anne-Marie Slaughter, reportedly the best read story in the history of the Atlantic's website. She responds here to the controversy. The history of the remote control: Why are......
| May 7, 2012
| 7:07 AM
It's pretty clear that the Obama administration has no problem with gay marriage. But now Vice President Joe Biden has made it a little clearer. From Slate.com:
On Meet the Press Sunday, Vice President Joe Biden said he is “absolutely...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 6:39 AM
Ever since I was a young girl, reading Seventeen Magazine, I've heard magazines make the same promise about showing "real" people. Now that I'm a grown man, I know the truth. All of those girls you see in the magazines are completely airbrushed. But now,...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 8:26 AM
When President Obama gives a speech, he almost always exits the stage to a country song. Recently Obama released a Spotify playlist, and it was primarily made up of country music. You could easily make the case that country is the official genre of the...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 8:25 AM
Should elementary schools should be allowed to sell energy drinks? Slate.com ponders that question in a new article:
"Some energy drinks are marketed as food while others are pitched as 'dietary supplements'; the Dietary Supplement Health and Education...
| Aug 31, 2012
WASHINGTON — To watch Condoleezza Rice, the face of George W. Bush's foreign policy, stand before a convention of cheering Republicans and condemn Barack Obama for diminishing America's standing in the world — one can only gasp at the...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Researchers Having Fun: Scientists from the Primate Research Institute at Japan's Kyoto University reported in an August journal article that they had given helium gas to apes (gibbons), which, predictably, made their voices goofily high-pitched. However,...