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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

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WATCH: Will George W. Bush's Art Show Be a Reflection of His Presidency? [Fiore Cartoon]

Mark Fiore is a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and animator whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Examiner, and dozens of other publications. He is an active member of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists, and has a website featuring his work.

"House of Cards" Veteran Wants To Make a Reality TV Show Starring Capitol Hill Staffers

Oh, boy. On Thursday, the Washington Examiner's Betsy Woodruff reported that a veteran of the Netflix political drama House of Cards is working to produce a reality TV show based in Washington, DC. The show would star local "up-and-comers,"...Show More Summary

Daffy Duck, Glorious Archetype of Selfishness, Is 77. Here Is His First Cartoon.

Daffy Duck, one of America's preeminent ducks, is 77 today. If Bugs Bunny is the brightest star in the Looney Tunes sky, surely Daffy Duck is second. But it wasn't always that way! Before either of them, a pig named Porky occupied the...Show More Summary

Film Review: "Burt's Buzz"

Burt's Buzz EVERYDAY PICTURES/FILMBUFF Jody Shapiro's documentary profiles Burt Shavitz, the thick-bearded, staunchly frugal, middle-aged Maine beekeeper who cofounded Burt's Bees, following his rise from hip 1960s photographer to the unlikely brand ambassador for a multimillion-dollar skin and body care empire. Show More Summary

The 2,000-Year History of GPS Tracking

Boston Globe technology writer Hiawatha Bray recalls the moment that inspired him to write his new book, You Are Here: From the Compass to GPS, the History and Future of How We Find Ourselves. "I got a phone around 2003 or so," he says. Show More Summary

Pop on Steroids and Blistering Punk in EMA's and Screaming Females' New Releases

Screaming Females Don Giovanni Records EMA The Future's Void Matador Screaming Females Live at the Hideout Don Giovanni In pop music, there's plain old noise, which can be plenty of fun, and then there's smart noise, which can be even more fun. Show More Summary

Exclusive Video: Kithkin's Soundtrack for the Apocalypse:

Civilization as we know it is going to collapse—someday at least. Judging by what climate scientists are saying—or what some are gleaning from the buffalo running around Yellowstone—it could be a lot sooner than we’d like. The band Kithkin,...Show More Summary

Quiz: Who's More Metal, the Cat or the Owner?

Metal Cats, a new book that compiles photos of headbangers with their felines, made us wonder: Who's more metal, cat or owner? Take the quiz below, featuring some of the book's photos, to find out. Photos from Metal Cats by Alexandra Crockett, published by powerHouse Books.

WATCH: In the United States of John Roberts, the Billionaire Minority are Opressed No Longer [Fiore Cartoon]

Mark Fiore is a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and animator whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Examiner, and dozens of other publications. He is an active member of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists, and has a website featuring his work.

Stephen Colbert Is Replacing Letterman. Here Are His Best—and Worst—Political Moments

On Thursday, CBS announced that Stephen Colbert will replace the retiring David Letterman as host of Late Show. (Mashable reported last week that Colbert was the network's top choice to take over for Letterman.) When Colbert leaves for...Show More Summary

Meet the Artists Behind the Giant Poster Targeting Drone Pilots

On the night of August 23, 2010, an American drone destroyed a home in Danda Darpakhel, a village in North Waziristan, Pakistan. The strike was meant to target a Haqqani network compound, but also killed Bismillah Khan, his wife, and two of their sons, aged 8 and 10 years old. Show More Summary

Dear Hollywood: Please Don't Make the New "Battlestar Galactica" Movie About Drones

Universal is planning a major film reboot of the sci-fi franchise Battlestar Galactica, according to a report in Variety. Jack Paglen (Transcendence) has reportedly signed on to write the screenplay, and original series creator Glen Larson is set to produce. I have one modest request: Don't make it a movie about Obama's killer drones. Show More Summary

Chupacabra Spotted! News at 11! How Local News Created a Monster

Arlen "Bubba" Parma of Ratcliffe, Texas, was minding his property last weekend when he came upon something he’d never seen before. Four-legged. Hairless. Making an otherworldly noise. Naturally, he brought it home to his wife. "I said,...Show More Summary

Read Ronald Reagan's Letter to the Late Mickey Rooney About the Time He Rescued a Dog

On Sunday, Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney died at the age of 93. He was with his family when he passed away at his North Hollywood home. "He was a tremendous talent, and someone at 5-foot-tall that everybody looked up to," actor Billy Crystal said on Monday. Show More Summary

Portraits of People Living on a Dollar a Day

Living in a wealthy nation, it's easy to forget that a whopping one-sixth of the world's population subsists without stable sources of food, medical care, or housing. More than a billion people around the world are believed to live on a dollar a day—and often less. Show More Summary

The Best R&B Group You've Never Heard Of

The "5" Royales Soul & Swagger: The Complete "5" Royales 1951-1967 RockBeat Their songs were covered by everybody from James Brown and Ray Charles to Mick Jagger and the Mamas and Papas. Steve Cropper, the renowned Booker T and the MG's...Show More Summary

San Fermin: From Classical Concept Album to "Orchestral Indie Rock"

San Fermin didn't start out as a band. In the summer of 2011, Ellis Ludwig-Leone took his newly earned degree in classical composition to a secluded artists retreat in Canada and returned with a 17-song score for 22 instruments, which he titled San Fermin. Show More Summary

Here Is a Video of 25-Year-Old Jon Hamm Being Super Awkward on a Dating Show

So, you're walking down a street and you see a sign or a building or a landmark and it triggers some long forgotten memory from your past and you're swept up in it and a wistful smile crawls across your face and you look up to the sky...Show More Summary

George W. Bush Is a Far Better Painter Than He Was a President. Here's His Portrait of Vladimir Putin.

On Friday, NBC aired an interview with former president and aspiring painter George W. Bush. The president—talking to his daughter Jenna Bush Hager on Today—unveiled 24 portraits of world leaders. It was only a little over a year ago that we learned of Bush's second act painting passion. Show More Summary

Russo Brothers Say "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Is About Obama's Terror-Suspect Kill List

There are currently no plans to screen Captain America: The Winter Soldier at the White House, as far as the film's directors have heard. But if it makes it to the White House family theater, President Obama would be watching one big-budget,...Show More Summary

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