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An ER patient that stirs every emotion

Despite the furious pace of the emergency department, he sat within his private bubble of calm on a hallway cot situated just outside the entrance of room 31. He sat upright, facing the opposite direction from which I approached, with the thinning brown hair of his broad occiput splayed across the upper edge of his […]

Why I'm Kind Of Tired Of The "Smartest Man In The Room"

He used to be so cool and unpredictable. He would breeze into a complicated situation and make it simple through the razor-sharp power of his intellect. But lately, he's gotten dull and predictable, performing the same party trick over and over. The "smartest man in the room" is overexposed lately, and he needs a vacation. Read more...

Why I'm Kind Of Tired Of The "Smartest Man In The Room"

He used to be so cool and unpredictable. He would breeze into a complicated situation and make it simple through the razor-sharp power of his intellect. But lately, he's gotten dull and predictable, performing the same party trick over and over. The "smartest man in the room" is overexposed lately, and he needs a vacation. Read more...

How the Music Industry Capitalized on Foodie Culture — and Why the Culinary World Is Turning the Tables

A few months ago, in a foreign city I’d never visited before, I found myself fondling raw steak in a pitch-black room. Despite the disconcerting situation, all I could focus on was the conversation taking place several tables away: an argument between two men over a friendly bet. Show More Summary

Hollywood Reporter Editor: North Korea Likely Behind Sony Hack but No One Will Admit

In an appearance on CNN’s “The Situation Room” on Tuesday, Kim Masters, editor at large for The Hollywood Report, laid out some of the details behind the Sony hacking scandal, which may involve North Korea. “Sony has to take the threat seriously,” she explained. Show More Summary

Drafthouse acquires Daniel Barber's The Keeping Room, starring Brit Marling

Sometimes the fine line between a western thriller and outright horror is not as evident as it seems, although the western setting can certainly deliver brutal and dangerous situations. Look at films like DEAD BIRDS or THE BURROWERS, which utilized the western settings to create creepy and unsettling terror. Show More Summary

Friday Cable Ratings: Ed Schultz Last in Demo Across CNN, Fox and MSNBC

last weekNews : Mediaite

On Friday evening, MSNBC’s The Ed Show was the lowest rated show in the 25-54 demo across that network, as well as Fox News and CNN. Ed Schultz's show averaged 53K viewers in the demo, while CNN's The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer had nearly double that number with 94K and Fox's The Five had nearly six times that number with 295K at 5 p.m.

Titans' last-ditch play had a chance, fell short like most everything they do

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Observed and heard in the locker room after the Tennessee Titans' 16-11 loss to the Jets: Nice try: The Titans had a good play ready for a desperate situation, it just came up 9 yards short. On third-and-10 from their...Show More Summary

Wednesday Cable Ratings: MSNBC’s Schultz Last in Demo with 51K

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

During the 5 p.m. ET time slot Wednesday night, MSNBC's The Ed Show came in last place in the 25-54 demo with just 51K viewers. That was behind Fox News' The Five with 259K, CNN's The Situation Room with 133K and HLN's What Would You Do? with 53K. Ed Schultz was also the lowest-rated show across MSNBC's schedule.

Eric Garner and Mike Brown Protests Reach Capitol Hill

JUST IN @CNN: Congressional staffers walk out from jobs, protesting lack of indictments: http://t.co/Sj1ka3tSGB pic.twitter.com/6XVLBMg1nI — The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) December 11, 2014 Read more...

Tuesday Cable Ratings: CNN’s Blitzer More Than Doubles Sharpton in Demo

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

MSNBC's PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton came in distant third place in the 25-54 demo ratings Tuesday afternoon, averaging just 82K viewers. CNN's The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer more than doubled Sharpton's numbers with 200K and Fox News' Special Report with Bret Baier more than tripled them with 292K.

(Someone Else’s) Home for the Holidays: The Difficulty of Defining the Situation

By Karen Sternheimer As I recently blogged about, necessity led me to stay at a room in someone’s home I found on a peer-to-peer travel website. I had never done so before, and considered the experience a sort of brief...

Do This One Thing a Day to Defeat Awkwardness

How do you handle an awkward social situation, like the moment a party guest says something controversial and the whole room goes quiet? Or when you witness Tony making a cruel joke about Sandra's extra weight — without realizing she's standing right behind him.? Well, researchers say it's...

CNN’s Toobin Hits Back at Rand Paul: Cigarette Taxes Didn’t Kill Eric Garner

3 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Shortly after Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) joined Wolf Blitzer on CNN to discuss the Eric Garner case and other issues, legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin appeared on The Situation Room and pushed back on Paul's characterization of the incident. While Paul was focusing on the issue of cigarette taxes, Toobin stressed that this was really a case about excessive force by police.

CNN's Toobin: Eric Garner Is "Dead Because Of Abusive Police Tactics," Not Taxes

From the December 4 edition of CNN's The Situation Room: Related:Rand Paul Blames Eric Garner's Death On High NYC Cigarette Tax Previously: Fox Devotes Minimal Time To Press Conference On Grand Jury Decision Not To Indict Officer InShow More Summary

Today at the Intersection of Racism and Fat Hatred

[Content Note: Police brutality; racism; fat hatred.]Last night, Republican Representative Pete King, who is a nightmare, appeared on CNN's "The Situation Room" in order to defend the cop who killed Eric Garner, saying Garner died because...Show More Summary

Jerry Hughes deflects contract talk as free agency looms

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Observed and heard in the locker room after the Buffalo Bills' 26-10 win against the Cleveland Browns: Hughes deflects contract talk: The biggest brewing contract situation for the Bills is with defensive end Jerry Hughes, who forced a fumble and returned it for a touchdown in the third quarter Sunday. Show More Summary

ECB's Lautenschlaeger Says Sees Little Room For Further Easing

BERLIN (Reuters) - ECB Executive Board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger said on Saturday she saw little room for further easing of monetary policy despite a further fall in euro zone inflation. "According to the current situation, the threshold...Show More Summary

How To Deal With Emotionally Difficult Situations At Work

Offer a tissue? Walk out of the room? How should you act when someone at work has a meltdown? Keeping your personal life and your professional life separate isn't always possible. While getting emotional at work isn't ideal, it happens. Show More Summary

Gibbs Says He Nearly Quit When Pentagon Wanted Him Out of the Situation Room

Says he wishes he'd talked about drone program that he wasn't supposed to acknowledge.

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