| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:53 PM
For this year’s Super Bowl, Cheerios brought back the fictional biracial family that caused such a stir in this 2013 commercial for a new ad. First time around, the racist response to the commercial was so overwhelming that comments on YouTube had...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Paris-based sales outfit WTFilms has nabbed Lisa Esco's "Free the Nipple," a New York-set comedy based on real women who battled the cops and courts for their topless rights in America.
Pic stars actress-turned-filmmaker Esco, playing a blogger/...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 9:57 AM
As we observed back in December, one of the solid benefits the Affordable Care Act has brought to business leaders is to give them a convenient scapegoat for their own management problems. AOL's chairman and CEO, Tim Armstrong, this week raised that...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 3:41 PM
When something bad happens to a rich person, it is never the rich person's fault. That's No. 1 in the chief executive officer playbook.
No. 2 is that the rich person should use their greater power to make a lesser person pay the price of the bad thing...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Sid Caesar can be judged, in part, by the company he kept. As the star of "Your Show of Shows," he famously provided a spawning ground for numerous titans of comedy, with a writing staff that included Woody Allen, Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart, Mel Brooks and...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 12:23 PM
Earlier this month, the sports website Grantland ignited controversy over a story on Essay Anne Vanderbilt, also known as Dr. V, the inventor of a “scientifically superior” golf club dubbed “The Oracle.” In writing the article,...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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President Barack Obama vowed to reduce gun violence in Tuesday’s State of the Union speech, but mentioned guns only once. “I have seen the courage of parents,...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 8:58 AM
Naya Rivera, who portrays Santana on "Glee," is on the cover of the Spring issue of Cosmopolitan for Latinas, which is scheduled to hit newsstands on Tuesday. Inside, she talks about how she met her fiancé, rapper Big Sean — on Twitter. [Cosmo]...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Transgender rights advocate and Gender Rights Maryland Executive Director Dana Beyer announced Thursday she is challenging state senator Rich Madaleno in the upcoming Democratic primary.
"We are ready for progress," Beyer said in a statement. "For too...
| Feb 10, 2014
A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. This is an interesting 20-question online IQ test that doesn't seem to be gimmicked......