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President Obama: "I Loved Spock"

President Obama released a statement Friday on the death of Leonard Nimoy. The actor, best known for his role as Spock on Star Trek died at the age of 83 earlier today. Long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard Nimoy. Leonard was a lifelong lover of the arts and humanities, a supporter of the sciences, generous with his talent and his time. Show More Summary

RIP Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy, best known for his role as the iconic Mr. Spock of "Star Trek" died on Friday at the age of 83. His wife confirmed the news to the New York Times, saying the actor died from "end-stage" pulmonary disease. Nimoy announced...Show More Summary

Some Llamas Escaped and Went on a High-Speed Chase and It Was Amazing

Llamas! Arizona! Internet! This is a recipe for delight! Anyway, I don't know any details about this story other than llamas escaped (presumably from some sort of pen?) in Arizona and then they ran free and a chase began and the world...Show More Summary

This Is the Best Reason Why a Newspaper Has Ever Withheld a Source's Identity

When a New York Times reporter approached a random woman about the improved conditions inside the bathrooms at the usually disgusting Port Authority Bus Terminal, he probably did not anticipate the question would lead to fulfilling a profound lifelong goal. Show More Summary

Rachel Maddow Slams "Ballistic" Bill O'Reilly Over Threats to Reporter

Bill O'Reilly has a history of hurling insults and threats at his detractors. With the controversy over the reports from Mother Jones, CNN, and others that he embellished his reporting experience in the Falklands War, the Fox News host...Show More Summary

Christian Singer Who Sold His Song to "Fifty Shades of Grey": "I Thought It Was a Rom-Com"

Remember your high school prom? Now imagine, for the slow dance, the class nerd—pale, big glasses, a little chubby—walked on stage and belted out the most exquisite Otis Redding cover you'd ever heard. That's what came to mind when I saw Paul Janeway, the lead singer of St. Show More Summary

Sonny Smith's Low-Key Garage Pop is Deceptively Smart

Sonny and the Sunsets Talent Night at the Ashram Polyvinyl Seemingly adrift in a drowsy haze, the always-engaging Sonny Smith would make a fine magician, so adept is he at the art of misdirection. Like its predecessors, Antenna to the...Show More Summary

"Selma Is Now": John Legend and Common Just Gave An Amazing Oscar Speech

John Legend and Common's "Glory" from Selma just won an Oscar for Best Original Song. Legend and Common gave a wonderful, heartfelt, important speech. "Selma is now," Legend began. "The struggle for justice is now. The Voting Rights Act that they fought for fifty years ago is being compromised right now in this country today. Show More Summary

One Perfect Tweet Shows Just How Ridiculous Everything Is

This is perfect and true and sad and it made me sad. People are losing their shit over Patricia Arquette saying that women deserve equal rights. Like this is how low we are right now. — Hemal Jhaveri (@hemjhaveri) February 23, 2015

Patricia Arquette Just Told Hollywood Exactly What It Needed To Hear

"To every woman who gave birth to every tax payer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else's equal rights. It's our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America."

Former CBS Colleagues Refute Bill O'Reilly's "Combat" Reporting Claims

On Sunday, a former CBS correspondent spoke to CNN's Reliable Sources to refute Bill O'Reilly's claims he reported in a "war zone" during the Falklands war–the subject of a Mother Jones investigation published last Thursday. CNN's Brian...Show More Summary

Media Reactions to Mother Jones Report on Bill O'Reilly's "War Zone" Stories

It didn't take long for Bill O'Reilly to hit back against Mother Jones's in-depth look at his questionable accounts of reporting during the Falklands War, firing off a string of insults in remarks published by Politico Thursday night. Show More Summary

Racist Chelsea Fans Shove Black Man Off Paris Metro Train

A group of fans of the English soccer club Chelsea were filmed forcibly blocking a black man from entering a subway train in Paris. The video, recorded by an onlooker and provided to the Guardian on Tuesday, shows the white fans violently shoving the unidentified subway rider as he attempts to squeeze into the train, while chanting "We're racist. Show More Summary

This Supercut of Women Kicking Ass Puts Hollywood's Lack of Female Action Leads to Shame

Hollywood's gender inequality issues always take an even more frustrating turn when the focus moves to the dire lack of female leads in action movies. While more actresses are speaking up, it's unlikely studio heads will start trulyShow More Summary

A Mesmerizing, Freewheeling JD McPherson Recaptures the Golden Era of Rock and Roll

JD McPherson Let the Good Times Roll Rounder More than a half-century after the original golden era of rock and roll, it can be hard to remember just how disruptive—even dangerous—early stars like Eddie Cochran and Little Richard seemed...Show More Summary

A Torrent of Tributes to David Carr

Upon news of the New York Times columnist's death on Thursday night, Twitter exploded with shock, remembrances, and praise for David Carr. Here are some highlights: This guy. — Lydia Polgreen (@lpolgreen) February 13, 2015 David Carr, dead at 58. Show More Summary

Watch an Emotional Jon Stewart Announce He's Leaving "The Daily Show"

During Tuesday's recording of "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart revealed to a rather shocked audience that after 16 years he would be exiting the show later this year. Word of his notice quickly leaked on social media, which resulted inShow More Summary

Elizabeth Warren Just Explained in One Tweet Why We'll Miss Jon Stewart So Much

The senior senator from Massachusetts puts it better than most: Washington is rigged for the big guys - and no person has more consistently called them out for it than Jon Stewart. Good luck, Jon! — Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) February 11, 2015 Hear, hear.

One Perfect Tweet Demonstrates How Utterly Ridiculous the World Is

Brian Williams is being suspended without pay from NBC for 6 months. ThinkProgress' Ian Millhiser summed it up perfectly: BREAKING: Brian Williams becomes first person in human history to suffer professional consequences for lying about the Iraq War. — Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) February 11, 2015

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