| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:00 PM
The final verse of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s 1974 hit single “Sweet Home Alabama” — “Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers / and they've been known to pick a song or two” — probably confused generations of pre-Wikipedia radio...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 4:20 AM
Ben started bringing home "Big Nate" books from the library...literally reading them for hours...enamored with this funny boy who racks-up detentions and gets himself into silly scrapes.
We read together...and then I asked Ben: "Where is Nate's mom?" ...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 5:07 AM
My nine year old son came home one day: "Can we go on YouTube and watch 'Dumb Ways To Die'? My friend was singing it at school!"
I had no idea what he was talking about...and whether or not this oddly-named video was remotely appropriate for kids to...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 7:55 AM
Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world. In 2010, about 88% of their rural population was at poverty level after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck. Hundreds of thousands were killed and, as a result of the tragedy, people from all over the...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 3:23 PM
We’ve all heard the stories about Soviet-era officials who fell out of favor with the ruling elite and not only disappeared from the streets of Moscow but also from history.
Take Leon Trotsky, who was exiled, then assassinated in Mexico, and whose...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? We analyzed this weekend's new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Someone tell Levick that Nigeria is, you might say, complicated. Nigeria’s Twittersphere erupted Thursday under the hashtag #SomeoneTellLevick over a government contract signed with U.S. public relations firm Levick last month — reportedly for...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 3:37 PM
By the standards of late-night television, the performance is pretty odd.
Sia, the pop singer with one of the summer's biggest hits in "Chandelier," delivers her song lying face-down on a bunk bed while "Girls" star Lena Dunham, wearing a platinum-blond...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 1:25 PM
I totally understand that all women have the right to choose to kill their unborn babies, and since it's a fundamental right, women have the right to demand someone else pay for it, like their boss. Here is where I get confused. All Americans have a...
| Jul 4, 2014
"What is the opposite of memory?" asks a character near the end of Rebecca Makkai's second novel, "The Hundred-Year House." "What is the inverse of an echo?" Fate, of course, is the answer; history spelled backward, with the causality swapped to make past...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Wikipedia notes that although the connotation of the term Redskins is debatable, the term is defined in current dictionaries of American English as "usually offensive, disparaging, insulting, and taboo" ("Facts and logic say rename Redskins," June 27)....