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Why We Need the Liberal Arts

Danielle Allen has a long essay on the attack on civic education by proponents of vocational education who think STEM fields are the only legitimate fields. There are of course an endless number of problems with STEM-only education. One of them is that it undermines political participation and an understanding of the world in which […]

Why We Have Jimmy Kimmel to Thank for CVS' Switch to Digital Receipts

A bit of retail history was made on late-night TV recently, when CVS finally buckled under the pressure of consumer annoyance and Jimmy Kimmel's wrath. We're speaking, of course, about the pharmacy chain's legendarily long receipts,Show More Summary

World’s Longest Pizza Measures More Than a Mile Long

Pizza, the food of the gods. How do you celebrate a food so amazing? You build the world’s longest pizza of course. That’s what recently happened in Naples, Italy. It took 250 pizza chefs working in…

PHOTOS: Long Beach Pride Marks The Beginning Of This Year’s Pride Season

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Thousands gathered in Long Beach last week to kick off the 2016 Pride season. This year’s festivities included live music, drag performances, a dyke march, a gospel fest, a street fair and, of course, a parade. The year’s Grand Marshal was none other than Charo. Yes, the Charo. Cuchi cuchi! Scroll down for photos from the festivities. Happy [...]

Tales of the Real Hillary: An Ongoing Series

In the course of noodling the question, “Why is Hillary Clinton unpopular?” David Brooks offers two “paradoxes.” He writes: There are two paradoxes to her unpopularity. First, she was popular not long ago. As secretary of state she had a 66 percent approval rating. Show More Summary

Learn The (NATO) Ropes

Polish schoolchildren will probably remember this lesson for a long time as they will be offered a special course on how to love NATO ahead of the summit in Warsaw.

'Fear the Walking Dead' Spring Finale Recap: Can the Group Stay Together?

It doesn't take long for the group to outstay their welcome in Mexico on Fear the Walking Dead. After Strand puts his lover out of his misery, the woman of the house kicks everyone out in "Shiva." But, of course, no one is going to go without a fight. Show More Summary

Stephen Colbert Takes Humorous Jabs At Kanye West’s ‘Ellen’ Rant

If you’re a fan of Kanye West, then surely you’ve heard his long speech on the Ellen DeGeneres show. It’s been followed by all sorts of opinions. Is Kanye crazy? Is he a genius? Is he really that arrogant? Of course, the answer is different on a case by case basis. Show More Summary

Bartolo Colon’s home run bobblehead will, of course, feature a bobbling belly

Bartolo Colon isn’t just eating innings and launching long balls for the New York Mets. He’s also shaking up the sports memorabilia game. The 283-pound “Big Sexy,” a phrase the 42-year-old filed to trademark last month, has a new bobblehead doll, whose head not only wobbles but also its oversize gut. The preview of the figurine shows Colon standing on a newspaper […]

Cannes 2016: "The Last Face," "The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis," "The Salesman"

It’s par for the course at Cannes to occasionally have your sensibilities assaulted by a bad film, but today was the first time I’ve been assaulted by birds. For a few seconds it was like being in a Hitchcock movie. Leaving the big free...Show More Summary

Golf turtle gets a workout in while watching the Byron Nelson Championship

There is some very good golf being played at the 2016 Byron Nelson Championship, but like all golf tournaments, the real star was an animal. Animals have a long history of stealing the show at golf courses. Like this golf goose, or this folf fox, or this golf moose, or this golf otter, or these golf deer, or this golf kangaroo. Show More Summary

Did Bucs have a first-round grade on kicker Roberto Aguayo?

In a long, fascinating story in Pewter Report, which looked back at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' recent draft class, some very interesting news arises. It appears they earmarked a first-round grade on a kicker. That, of course, would be Florida's Stat's Roberto Aguayo, whom the Buccaneers traded up high in Round 2 to draft. Show More Summary

Review: Shane Black Stays the Hardened Course with 'The Nice Guys'

Shane Black has had a storied career and one that becomes retold whenever the filmmaker releases a new work. The screenwriter of Lethal Weapon, The Last Boycott, and The Long Kiss Goodnight previously has had quite the resurgence in the last 10 years, all thanks to his directing skills being as edgy and as uncompromising as his writing style. Show More Summary

Gut bacteria influence the birth of new brain cells in mice

Wiping out a mouse's gut bacteria with a long course of antibiotics hinders the growth of new brain cells – but exercise and probiotics can reverse this

Kim Kardashian: How She REALLY Feels About Blac Chyna!

Remember when Kim Kardashian and Blac Chyna were friends? Remember when they took a photo of their butts together? That was a long time ago, of course, but Kim makes a reference to this former friendship in the following scene from this...Show More Summary


Jane Austen has long been an iconic author, of course, but at the moment she's enjoying a triple exposure on the page, screen, and stage. In Love & Friendship the delightful filmmaker Whit Stillman (Metropolitan) has adapted a newly discovered Austen novella called Lady Susan. Show More Summary

'Once Upon a Time' Poll: How Do You Feel About New Baddie, Mr. Hyde?

For a very long time on Once Upon a Time the villains were the domain of the ladies. It seemed like with every new season a new evil sorceress or witch was introduced to torment the heroes. Rumple was always around of course and there...Show More Summary

US Earnings Recession: Four Quarters Long… but How Much Longer?

Recently, I have been highlighting in my Risk & Resilience course for MBAs at MIIS and on this blog the perils of corporate earnings gaming, including the rather worrying trend toward companies posting negative net cash flows (basically...Show More Summary

Idris Elba and Macklemore Challenge You to the ‘Dance Off’ of Your Nightmares

Finally, it's happened. Someone has managed to make Idris Elba unsexy, and that someone is, of course, Macklemore. Just when you're longing to get an eyeful of Idris dressed to the nines in some impeccably tailored Bond suit, here he is serving Cruella De Vil in the Mack's bizarre new ... More »

VOTD: 11 Ways All Movie Trailers Are the Same

With all the reboots, remakes and sequels out there, it’s no secret that Hollywood is hurting for original ideas. Of course, as long as audiences keep turning up for the same recycled junk, that’s exactly what they’re going to get. In...Show More Summary

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