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Thomas Ferguson: U.S. Midterm Election Voter Turnout at Pre-Civil War Level

"People are saying, who needs this? And they're sort of nonvoting for a new America."

6 Vintage Ads Vastly Overpromising the Value of Menswear

2 hours agoOdd : Neatorama

They're plaid slacks--sultry, irresistible, plaid slacks. Put them on and women will throw themselves at you. This was the 60s. It was a different time in America. Back then, before the development of certain vaccines, women lost control of themselves whenever they encountered plaid slacks, flat front shirts, or houndstooth pants. Show More Summary

The Prison State of America

4 hours agoNews : Truthdig

The incarcerated poor have become the nation’s most exploited workers. They are the prototype drones for the corporate totalitarian state.

10 Tips for Climbing Mt Washington in Winter

Backpacker Magazine got it right when they named Mt Washington (6288?) one of the 10 most dangerous hikes in America. Several weather patterns collide on Mt Washington and produce its notoriously foul weather, which can move in quickly.  The winds on Mt Washington exceed tropical storm force (40 mph) 110 days a year, the summit is […]            

The Early Shift: Behind the Scenes of ‘Today,’ ‘This Morning’ and ‘Good Morning America’

In the dark hours of the morning, some of television’s biggest celebrities are already rolling out into the streets of the city that never sleeps.

Teaching Black Girls Computer Coding

Photo: Julianne Hing "Black Girls Code" is an organization that introduces computer programming and technology to pre-teen and older African-American girls. Founder Kimberly Bryant joins Arise America to discuss the movement. -- Arise America

Quick Take: Cardinals at Panthers

Three things to know about the Arizona Cardinals' matchup against the Carolina Panthers next weekend in an NFC wild-card playoff game at Bank of America Stadium: 1. Three in a row?: The Cardinals are 5-7 all-time against the Panthers and have beat them in their last two meetings in 2011 and 2013, but both were played in Arizona. Show More Summary

Quick Take: Panthers vs. Cardinals

Three things to know about the Carolina Panthers' matchup against the Arizona Cardinals next weekend in an NFC wild-card playoff game at Bank of America Stadium: 1. Hot team: The Cardinals were one of the hottest teams through the first three-quarters of the season until being hit hard with injuries at quarterback. Show More Summary

Iran’s supreme leader uses #BlackLivesMatter in tweet blasting US race relations

8 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Iran’s supreme leader has stepped into the debate over police violence and race in America, likening police shootings of black people in Ferguson and elsewhere to the Palestinian struggle in Gaza in a series of tweets using the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. In a stream of comments on his...

McCarthy calls Suh step on Rodgers “ridiculous”

As Peter King of said on Football Night in America, the league will review on Monday the leg-step committed by Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh against Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Packers coach Mike McCarthy needs no time for contemplation or deliberation. Show More Summary

The Tragedy of the American Military

9 hours agoNews : James Fallows

The American public and its political leadership will do anything for the military except take it seriously. The result is a chickenhawk nation in which careless spending and strategic folly combine to lure America into endless wars it can’t win.

The Afghanistan War Is Over! Or Is it?

After more than 13 years of bloody fighting that has cost the lives of more than 2,200 U.S. troops and over $1 trillion, the longest war in America’s history has finally come to an end — or has it? In a low-key flag lowering ceremony today at the International Security and Assistance Force (ISAF) headquarters [...]Show More Summary

Teens All Over America Got into Mall Food Court Brawls This Weekend

11 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Listen, I love me some Wetzels Pretzels and Orange Julius too, but whatever happened to the kind holiday spirit?! Read more...

Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’ Is North America’s Biggest Foreign-Lingo Grosser Of 2014

Bollywood star Aamir Khan has outdone himself, just about. His current release, the Rajkumar Hirani-directed comedy/drama PK, has become the highest-grossing foreign-language film of 2014 in North America with a cume to date of $7.91M after two frames. Show More Summary

Wine drinking in modern America

By Liz Thach, Professor management and wine business at Sonoma State University, Sonoma State University What beverage has grown continuously in consumption for the past 20 years in America? Wine. read more

In Pocatello, T.R. Knight plays it tough (and gay) Off-Broadway for 1 more week

13 hours agoLGBT / Gay :

Samuel D. Hunter's new play, Pocatello, about a gay man stuck in small-town America hits home. read more

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof asked his readers to send him poems about race in America.

14 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof asked his readers to send him poems about race in America. They did. And then he published some of them! One is addressed to looters. Read more...

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