(Paul Mirengoff) Following Kevin McCarthy’s surprising decision to drop out of the race for House Speaker, attention has turned to Paul Ryan. The widely respected Wisconsin man is viewed by many as the Republican representative most likely to (1) obtain the votes needed to become Speaker and (2) perhaps provide a degree of party unity post-selection. Show More Summary
Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Show More Summary
The No. 17 USC Trojans had nearly two weeks to prepare for Thursday night's Pac-12 showdown with the Washington Huskies, but the Trojans looked bewildered and out of sorts as they fell 17-12 at the Coliseum. Turnovers plagued USC (3-2)...Show More Summary
Liv Tyler just joined a bunch of other post-30 women in speaking out about how there are too few Hollywood roles for older women. I always read what the women say because the aging process for women is so difficult. I want to know how other women handle it. I want to know if there is a...
Evening Headlin es Bloomberg: If You Thought China's Equity Bubble Was Scary, Check Out Bonds. As a rout in Chinese stocks this year erased $5 trillion of value, investors fled for safety in the nation’s red-hot corporate bond market. Show More Summary
A new anthology film hits DVD and VOD on November 3rd, featuring the work of 8 different Mexican filmmakers, and it looks pretty freaking sweet. Read the full article on AICN Hey guys! Horrorella here... If you're a fan of anthology films, Mexican horror, folklore and general coolness, you might want to pay attention. Show More Summary
A woman bought a big Playmobil pirate ship for her nephew, and then got Facebook-upset when the instructions said to put a slave collar on the brown-skinned pirate. Other people got Facebook upset back, pointing out how the pirate ship...Show More Summary
An Asian-American advocacy and watchdog group has called out Ridley Scott’s The Martian for casting non-Asian actors in parts that were originally written as Asian-Indian and Korean-American in Andy Weir’s book. The group, the MediaShow More Summary
Well, we’ve made it through a week of platform-building tasks already, and we’re starting on week today. I hope you’ve been enjoying it–or at least, getting something out of it. Find and Share a Helpful Article For today’s platform-building task, find and share a helpful article that is relevant to your target audience. Show More Summary
According to MedScape: The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) has announced that it will consider replacing its 10-year maintenance of certification (MOC) exam with shorter, more frequent testing that physicians could take home...Show More Summary
Despite coming out in October 2014, Taylor Swift’s massive pop statement 1989 will be eligible for the 2016 Grammys. And in a new Grammy Pro talk, billed as a “listening session” with the Nashville Chapter and the Producers & Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy, the pop star opens up about the production and songwriting […]
How are the 2016 Republican candidates reacting to the news that Rep. Kevin McCarthy won’t seek the House speakership? Donald Trump, for one, is taking...
Sord 0.14.0 is out. Sord is a lightweight C library for storing RDF statements in memory. Developer note: this release does not break the ABI, but the semantics of iterators has changed: any modification to a model invalidates iterators on that model. Show More Summary
Serd 0.22.0 is out. Serd is a lightweight, high-performance, dependency-free C library for RDF syntax which supports reading and writing Turtle and NTriples. Changes: Remove dependence on fmax() to avoid portability issues Fix serd_reader_read_file()...Show More Summary
Despite their romantic relationship not working out, Chris Soules has no hard feelings against ex-fiancee Whitney Bischoff. According to him, not only are they amicable towards one another, they’re actually great friends. In an interview with OK! Magazine, posted on Thursday, Chris talked about his current relationship with Whitney. Show More Summary
From the October 8 edition of Fox News' Hannity: Related: Newt Gingrich Returns To Fox News Previously: Sean Hannity: Speaker Boehner Will Do "Maximum Damage... On The Way Out" By Raising The Debt Ceiling Talking With Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Hannity Flip Flops And Denies "Political" Nature Of Benghazi Committee Hannity Instructs Congress To Risk A Government Shutdown
Subaru has already trotted three Viziv (Vision for Innovation) designs out over the past two years – the original 2013 Viziv concept, the Viziv 2 and the Viziv GT video game race car. Now it's reusing that semi-portmanteau once again for the Viziv Future concept. Show More Summary
Families applying for kindergarten seats in city schools won't have to wait as long to find out where their kids were accepted.
You can say a great deal of things about the Chase for the Sprint Cup in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. You can say it’s a gimmick. Call it a flawed, unnecessary system. Consider it an intrigue-injecting setup that makes for an altogether exciting race to the title. Show More Summary
C-SPAN via The Washington Post Scratch House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy off the list of potential replacements for outgoing House Speaker John Boehner. In a sudden and surprising move, McCarthy, who was widely considered the strongest contender for Boehner’s post, announced on Thursday that he was removing himself from the running. Show More Summary