The Internet is on fire with photos, memes and commentary about yet another f*cked up note left on a receipt. This one is courtesy of a St. Louis pastor, Alois Bell, who was miffed at an automatic gratuity assessed her large group at Applebee's, inspiring her to scrawl her now-infamous message: "I g ... More >>
The hydraulic fracturing process involves pumping chemicals into the ground to free oil and gas reserves trapped in tight shale formations. The debate over fracking's environmental risks isn't all that different; it's become a battle to squeeze a few facts out of stubbornly entrenched forces, amid a ... More >>
We all have it -- that one song that stopped us in our tracks the first time we ever heard it, that continues to give us pause each and every time it's played, and we each have a song -- and a story that goes along with it. Deep Cuts is our latest feature, in which we share the personal stories behi ... More >>
Following the Aurora theater shooting, Hollywood barely paused to pay respect to the victims before speculation began about how the tragedy would affect the box office prospects of The Dark Knight Rises, the movie that was screening during the rampage. Partly in defiance of downturn predictions, par ... More >>
All hail season 1, episode #9Futurama has given us so much. Since 1999 it has offered us sex, drugs, violence, hooker bots, sewer mutants, Hedonism Bot, a fossilized dog, death by snoo-snoo, a big ball of garbage, hooker bots, Slurm, whalers on the moon, Morbo, toasters that feel love, Popple ... More >>
The New RepublicDrill, baby, drill: Just what does additional offshore drilling add to the mix?In the wake of the worst American offshore oil disaster in decades, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is scrambling on several fronts to address the perception that his administration has been m ... More >>
Blue Moon: Not the best beer for solving a national crisis.If the pundits are to be believed, the entirety of our country's centuries-old racial upheaval will be solved today with the cracking open of a couple cold ones.
After President Barack Obama ignited a fiery national debate on race re ... More >>
A still from Brian Malone's "Intelligent Life."
With Intelligent Life, a new documentary screening tomorrow afternoon, Castle Rock filmmaker Brian Malone (the man behind the 2006 media critique Breaking News) sets out to save the world -- or at least help slow its de-evolution into a sun-orbiting s ... More >>