Twitter is increasingly popular with teenagers, according to the latest data from Pew Internet and American Life Project. It found that 24% of teenagers are using Twitter, up from 16% last year. Facebook is still the most popular social network with 77% of teenagers saying they have an account. Show More Summary
The Music Tapes started life as a creative outlet for the 16 year old Koster, who would create tapes of songs and stories, as means of escapism, which he would share with his friends, culminating in ‘The American Phoam Rubber Co. Symphony Orchestra Proudly Presents the 2nd Silly Putty Symphony for Edison Wax Cylinder’, which [...]
Kieron Gillen on the morning after scene that launched his Young Avengers with Jamie McKelvie: I think you’re right, basically. I think mainstream American Superhero comics lag a little behind other expressions of teenage life in culture, and if you don’t do that, you’re risking writing comics that appeal to the parents of teenagers rather [...]
To coincide with the tribute to U.S. Astronaut Sally Ride's life that occured at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in D.C. last night, President Obama has awarded Ride — the first American woman to ever make the voyage into space — with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Show More Summary
Actress Tricia O'Kelley, from The Secret Life of the American Teenager and The New Adventures of Old Christine, had one hell of time last week. She went through a dognapping, a failed sting operation, countless moments of sheer panic,...Show More Summary
Longtime This American Life contributor David Rakoff died of cancer last August, inspiring a deeply moving tribute episode from Ira Glass and company. Now, in anticipation of the release of Rakoff’s posthumous first novel Love, Dishonor,...Show More Summary
An American remake of Park Chan-wook's dark, tragic 'Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance' is in the works. Could Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' have breathed new life into the project?
This season we bade farewell to lesbian characters on canceled shows like The New Normal, The Secret Life of the American Teen and Emily Owens M.D., but at least one network is adding a lesbian character to its roster. AMC has just announced that it’s adding a scrappy young lesbian character to its cult favorite series The Killing. read more
American Restoration, the History Channel show that seeks to “bring a bit of history back to life,” is returning with new episodes this summer, beginning with special hour-long show featuring Billy Joel. The episode, which airs May 28,...Show More Summary
American astronaut Sally Ride monitors control panels from the pilot's chair on the flight deck in 1983. Photo by Apic/Getty Images. Editor's note: On Monday, PBS NewsHour science correspondent Miles O'Brien will serve as master of ceremonies at an...
Monstrous "crazy ants" from Argentina and Brazil have invaded Texas and the American Southeast, driving out the already awful fire ant and making life even more miserable for those living in the South. Read more...
David Rakoff, award-winning humorist and regular This American Life contributor, died of cancer in August 2012. Just eleven months… Read More
Los Angeles, CA, Monday May 20, 2013 – Martin Scorsese will present Mel Brooks with the American Film Institute’s 41st Life Achievement Award – America’s highest honor for a career in film. The private black tie gala will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on June 6 and will air on TNT Saturday, June 15, at 9 p.m. Show More Summary
Martin Scorsese will present Mel Brooks with the American Film Institute’s 41st Life Achievement Award – America’s highest honor for a career in film.
President Barack Obama gave the commencement address at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sunday, where he discussed the role of African-American men with graduates of the traditionally African-American, all-male college.TheShow More Summary
Like most sentient Americans, NBC is a huge Michael J. Fox fan, and the network demonstrated as much last summer when it outmaneuvered its broadcast competition by way of a risky and unprecedented leap of faith. If the actor would agree...Show More Summary
New research on the health of immigrants has found that they live longer than their children, mostly because the American way of life is a horribly unhealthy one. Read more...
The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the most famous 19th century African American. His life was a testament to the courage and persistence that serves as an inspiration to those who struggle in the cause of liberty and justice. Visitors to the site learn about his efforts to [...]Show More Summary
The United States has no reporting system for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infections. Infections and the development of warts appear to be common throughout life. In general, genital HPV infection is considered to have become dramatically more frequent over the past several decades. Show More Summary
"Has this president broken the law, lied under oath, or authorized war crimes? Has he traded arms for hostages with Iran? Has he knowingly sent his cabinet out to tell lies about his sex life? Has he sat by idly as an American city was...Show More Summary