GOP Wonderboy Is First Millennial Member of Congress

Despite my best efforts, I was born in the 1980s. So is the youngest member of Congress, Peoria, Illinois' Aaron Schock, after defeating 50 year old Democrat Colleen Callahan on November 4th. Winning around 59 percent of the vote in his urban district, the young Schock is already a rising star in the Republican party,… » 11/23/08 4:40pm 11/23/08 4:40pm

Everything You Do Or Don't Do Gives You Cancer

Layoffs at newspapers tend to hit the less essential sections first. You're not going to see the sports page disappear, but you might no longer have a local science reporter. To fill in the blanks, editors use wire stories, and when it comes to science reporting, they'll apparently print anything » 11/23/08 2:30pm 11/23/08 2:30pm

The Fun, Sexy Guys Who Would Save The Economy

There is one heartening thing that we can take from President-Elect Barack Obama's appointment of controversial ex-Harvard President Larry Summers as head of the National Economic Council. In the face of some opposition from those within his coalition, Obama appointed Summers to the role. It follows that the former… » 11/23/08 10:35am 11/23/08 10:35am

Five Celebrity Couples We Can't Believe Are Real

Celebrities are a good example for the little people, proving that you don't have to be actually attractive to get laid. Age doesn't matter a bit. Everyone wears scarves or flips their collar up and you have enough money to go on vacation into infinity. It's exactly like real life, but with more vacation. It is our… » 11/22/08 6:30pm 11/22/08 6:30pm

Obamas Shock America, Choose Upscale Private School For Daughters

It's official — the exhaustive presidential show of pretending to consider a public school for the Obama daughters is over. They'll be attending Chelsea Clinton's alma mater, the Sidwell Friends School. Tuition will cost the the family $28,442 for Sidwell's Lower School in Maryland, and $29,442 per annum once the… » 11/22/08 3:35pm 11/22/08 3:35pm

What Will Become of the Criterion Collection?

Before the Criterion Collection came along, the idea of releasing a film in widescreen format or with a commentary track was silly. Consumers didn't want that extra crap! Now every film eventually gets an overdone production full of extras, and Criterion is having a harder time carving out a niche in the marketplace… » 11/22/08 3:10pm 11/22/08 3:10pm