Television documentaries have become overproduced messes that focus too much on glitz and personality, and not enough on facts. Send me back to the time when series like BBC's Civilization graced the TV screen. It's all about the history, and its minimal style is utterly captivating. Read more...
Charles and David Koch, brothers and the oil barons who are already shaping the 2014 midterm elections according to recently leaked audio recordings, are often portrayed as environmentally responsible advocates of the free-market that are unfairly targeted by Democrats. Show More Summary
It's official: the battle over the Purple Line has taken a legal turn. Last night the Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Sustainable Economy and Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail filed a suit against the U.S. Transportation Department...
by Liz Labacz This post originally appeared on November 11, 2011. I have no memory of my parents telling me I’m adopted. They started talking about it so early that it was always simply a fact of my life. I know other adopted kids who...Show More Summary
Tottenham made a number of signings last summer, including the impressive acquisition of young Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen. Signed from Ajax for only £11m, Eriksen has already become a huge favourite with the White Hart Lane faithful. Now aged 22, Christian Eriksen can already boast 44 international caps and 3 appearances in European competition. In […]
Tom Sietsema answers some frequently asked questions this week about exactly what he does and how he ended up in his current job. Fun facts: he eats out about 10-12 times a week, finds zucchini boring and prefers not to...
More like gopher a jog, amiright? I have no idea what the body mass index for a "normal" gopher should be. Happy Place is about positivity and celebrating life in all its forms. So let's not focus on the fact that this plus-sized gopher...Show More Summary
Today the Congressional Budget Office released its latest economic and fiscal projections, and guess what: The news is pretty good. In fact, all the “deficit hawks” out there who are deeply concerned about too much borrowing and the terrible choices our grandchildren will confront might want to write a letter of thanks to one Barack […]
Given Kanye West's long and tumultuous history with the paparazzi, we are very surprised by this news. In a deposition for assaulting a photographer back in 2013, Kanye confessed: "My father was a paparazzo himself. My father was a medical illustrator, a Black Panther, a Christian marriage counselor." Woah, did Kanye really say, paparazzo?! That's a CRAZY [...]
From what I've heard, Danish people don't think about their "bicycle culture." Bicycling is just a part of life, as ubiquitously invisible to them as checking the mail is to us. In fact, you can go from a sperm bank to the grave on a bicycle.
Now that Burger King owns Tim Hortons, a company most Americans aren't very familiar with, AdAge shares some facts about the coffee and doughnut chain: "It's one of the largest chains in Canada, with 3,400-plus stores," and now has "860...
People mourn for more than just their phones when they lose them. In fact, most are more worried about the data on their phones rather than the actual devices. Tel Aviv-based The post Bleep Smart Cable Charges Your Phone, Backs Up Your Data appeared first on OhGizmo!.
It's hard to believe that 2014 marks the 75 th anniversary of the release of The Wizard of Oz, because people are just as fascinated with the film today as they were when it came out. There's something rather remarkable about a filmShow More Summary
Something about a library just feels comfortable to some people. These D.C. restaurants, like Rasika West End and Petworth Citizen, have capitalized on that fact, devoting entire rooms to a library theme.
BLAX News DOESN'T GIVE A DAMN That Marc Lamont Hill's Claim About The Frequency Of Unarmed Black Men Getting Killed By Police Was Proven Wrong. WE ARE MORE CONCERNED About The Fact That HE And The Rest Of The "BLACK RACIAL SERVICES MACHINE"...Show More Summary
Mr. Chong doesn't want me to tell you about his store (or even to tell me his first name). In fact, he doesn't want you to come at all.
Marsupials are amazing creatures. Baffling and kind of weird, yes, but also totally amazing. Part of their mystique seems to stem from their uncanny same-but-differentness. After all, koalas sort of look like bears, and wombats resemble chubby rodents. Show More Summary
I’m a bit of an extremist on saving. That partly reflects my supply side views—government policy discourages savings in 100s of ways. It partly reflects the fact that successful economies like Singapore and Switzerland tend to save a lot. And it partly reflects my (patient) personality. I’ve been in all 5 quintiles at various stages […]
Billy Crystal's Robin Williams Emmy tribute; 7 things you didn't know about Guardians of the Galaxy; 'Kill Bill' with Lightsabers - and more!
Say "not all geek guys!" I dare you. I flipping dare you.