| 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)....
| Jul 2, 2014
| 11:24 AM
I remember first stumbling upon one of John Hubley's animated films when his Oscar-winning 1959 short "Moonbird" screened here last year. It returns this weekend in a retrospective featuring seven other Hubley shorts at the Siskel Film Center, which is...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 5:36 PM
All through high school, Ani Schug was told to steer clear of Wikipedia. Her teachers talked about the popular online encyclopedia "as if it wasn't serious or trustworthy" and suggested it only be used as a tip sheet.
Imagine her surprise this spring...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 11:37 AM
This city appears to be the epicenter of a global epidemic.
Instead of carving hearts into trees, couples are expressing eternal love by hanging "love locks" on bridges, fences and gates. Often the metal padlocks inscribed with names or initials are...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:30 AM
It is almost never a good idea to randomly quote from Wikipedia, but when reviewing a show in which ravening angels attempt to exterminate the human race in order to win back God's love, it's safe to say all bets are off.
After all, potential viewers of...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 12:07 PM
The Hollywood Fringe Festival gets small-scale theater going all over the city, Wikipedia gets rewritten, Tony Greene's art receives posthumous celebration and a Spalding Gray monologue receives posthumous re-creation. And who are those New Yorkers...
| Jun 23, 2014
Pictures taken of oneself while holding the camera at arm's length.
— Urban Dictionary
noun (plural selfies)
A photograph that one has taken of oneself,...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 12:27 PM
I'm an optimist by nature. That is, I believe things turn out better than expected over time. I hold out for the best outcome, but my optimism fades at the borders of the Middle Eastern countries. Take a look at the Middle East peace proposals offered...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:30 AM
I suggested to Funk & Wagnalls (I guess I should really tell Wikipedia, too) that the editorial regarding President Barack Obama's foreign policy be listed as a good example of "sycophancy" ("Obama at West Point," June 1). President Obama's foreign policy...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:22 PM
Re: "Where are the voices against pot legalization?" Brian Crosby's "The Whiteboard Jungle" column, May 23. I find it fascinating that according to Mr. Crosby, my being part of the 54% who supports legalizing marijuana confirms that I am high....
| Jun 6, 2014
| 3:13 PM
When Adam McKay was announced, and then unannounced, as a contender to direct "Ant Man," moviedom's hive mind began racing at the possibilities. Did that mean Will Ferrell could potentially star as the insectoid hero? Could John C. Reilly could play his...