- California Bullfighting Academy Has Animal-Lovers Seeing Red
November 08 2013 10:25 AM
Bullfighting is illegal in the U.S. Teaching it is not. Animal-rights advocates want to change that.
- ‘Star Wars’ Acting Hopefuls Pester Casting Agent Off Facebook
November 07 2013 12:22 PM
A casting Facebook page for what is believed to be the next “Star Wars” movie couldn’t handle the volume of actors beseeching it with questions.
- Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Plant Prepares For Risky Operation
November 07 2013 3:05 AM
The power plant, which was heavily damaged by a tsunami in 2011, is bracing for a dangerous yet necessary task.
- Anti-Rape Underwear: Safety Measure Or Victim-Blaming?
November 06 2013 6:35 PM
An Indiegogo campaign is raising $50,000 to produce a line of rape-resistant garments, but some say it misses the point.
- $15 Minimum Wage: SeaTac Vote Could Spark National Dialogue
November 06 2013 1:02 PM
Voters in the small Washington state town of SeaTac approved the country’s highest minimum wage on Tuesday. Could the nation follow?
- Ratings-Wise, Can Things Get Any Worse At CNN?
November 05 2013 12:25 PM
Bogged down by Obamacare coverage, CNN netted its lowest prime-time viewership since August 2012.
- LAX Shooting Suspect, Like Others, Left Few Digital Footprints
November 04 2013 4:46 PM
Paul Ciancia's generation lives on Facebook/Twitter, but like other young men accused of mass violence, he had little interest in social media.
- Thomson Reuters CEO Touts Growth, Announces Layoffs
October 30 2013 12:44 PM
In a memo to staff on Tuesday, Thomson Reuters CEO James C. Smith announced 3,000 layoffs shortly after boasting that the company is “back on a solid footing.”
- Condé Nast Kills Internships, And Critics Say Good Riddance
October 23 2013 1:49 PM
Condé Nast will discontinue its internship program - further questioning the legal validity of such programs in the for-profit sector.
- Europeans Have A Gun Problem Too; They Just Can’t Talk About It
October 22 2013 6:05 PM
Tired of being drowned out by America’s deafening gun debate, the European Commission on Monday said it’s time to get serious about illegal firearms in Europe.
- Ribbon Ruse: Pinkwashing Chemicals Does Little For Breast Cancer Research
October 22 2013 3:21 PM
Breast Cancer Awareness Month was cooked up by a multinational chemical company. It’s now one of the most successful marketing campaigns on earth.
- Pastor: If You Buy ‘Lesbian’ Girl Scout Cookies, Communists Will Take Over
October 22 2013 11:47 AM
A Christian radio host on Monday pleaded with his listeners not to buy Girl Scout Cookies, which he said promote a damaging feminist agenda.
- Why Don’t Reality Stars Qualify For The Walk Of Fame?
October 21 2013 2:53 PM
The Hollywood Walk of Fame Committee said Kim Kardashian doesn’t qualify for immortalization, but is that consistent with its own guidelines?
- President Nugent? It’s Not So Crazy On Facebook, And That Matters
October 18 2013 1:09 PM
Nugent, Schwarzenegger and others reportedly are weighing 2016 presidential runs; it’s not too soon to start reviewing social media support.
- US Government Shutdown Ends And Fox News Is Angry (It Loved The Ratings)
October 17 2013 1:22 PM
The U.S. government shutdown was a PR bloodbath for Republicans, but it hasn’t hurt the party’s biggest cheerleader.
- Did Jesus Exist? A Non-Scholar Aims To Settle A Non-Debate
October 17 2013 6:56 AM
Joseph Atwill plans to reveal evidence at a symposium in London on Saturday supporting his theory that Jesus of Nazareth was a fictional product of Roman propaganda.
- The US Constitution Is Kind Of Irrelevant -- And Other Centrist Insights
October 15 2013 5:54 PM
How centrist are Americans? A national poll by NBC News and Esquire magazine belies conventional wisdom that we are increasingly a nation of radicals.
- Erotic Fiction Lovers Push Back Against Amazon’s ‘Rape Porn’ Crackdown
October 15 2013 2:46 PM
Petitioners are calling on Amazon.com Inc. to stop removing erotic fiction. The company recently took down dozens of titles containing so-called rape porn.
- Food Stamp Opponents Berate Wal-Mart Shoppers Following EBT Outage
October 14 2013 6:14 PM
After a glitch in the EBT system led to chaos at Wal-Mart stores, reactions to the incident reveal a bitter divide over government-funded programs.
- EU Court Holds Websites Liable For Anonymous Comments
October 11 2013 4:53 PM
A European court ruled Thursday that a major Estonian news portal can be held liable for anonymous comments posted by users.