Pop culture usually makes fun of intergenerational romances. Modern Family acts like they're totally normal. But ABC's Trophy Wife finds humor in their complexity.
If Beyoncé lip synced, it's in part because America only wants perfection or train wrecks.
Jimmy Kimmel had a hilarious segment Tuesday night during which celebrities read aloud from cruel tweets written about them, but if the morning-after reactions of those whose rude missives were featured are any indication, the cruel celebrity-haters of the internet cannot be shamed.
Gary Alan Fine on Penn State's victories, Robert Samuelson on the deficit, Peter Orszag on privatizing the Postal Service, Craig Whitney on the gun control debate, and Margaret Carlson on Yahoo's new CEO.
Fox News's morning show Fox and Friends certainly has the most original rebuttal to President Obama's "you didn't build that" speech that we've seen: The hosts interviewed Clara and Eliza Sutton, two lemonade stand owners and pundits-in-waiting aged seven and four. Seriously.
Some experts greeted China's announcement in June that The Great Wall is actually about 2 and a half times longer than previously thought with skepticism, suggesting their motives might not be purely archaeological.
Steve Almond's take-down of Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart in The Baffler further proves that serious people seem to like when funny people are serious, but funny people aren't much in the market for serious people to join their ranks. And serious people hate that.
There's a fascinating tiff brewing between Japanese and U.S. diplomats after Hillary Clinton reportedly corrected a State Department official who referred to women drafted into prostitution by the Japanese during World War II by the widely used term "comfort women," asking that the Department instead call it like it is and say "enforced sex slaves."
Following Andy Griffith's passing Tuesday, many people are remembering his role in Elia Kazan's 1957 film A Face in the Crowd both for his great performance as Lonesome Rhodes, a demagogic populist media personality and for the way Budd Schulberg's script predicted the rise of Glenn Beck.
As President Obama ran for and won the 2008 election, more Americans started naming their baby boys "Barack," but as time has gone on, fewer people want to name their kid after the president.
According to the tweets of several reporters present, Reid responded to a question from Roll Call's Stephen T. Dennis about Sen. Mitch McConnell and the DREAM Act with, "I don't want to answer that question. That's a clown question, bro."
Mayor Rahm Emmanuel is proving himself to be a pretty handy politician as mayor of Chicago as you can see in this awesome photo, tweeted out by ABC News' Dan Lopez.
In this week's The New York Times Magazine, Well columnist Tara Parker-Pope asks, "Does Facebook turn people into narcissists?" which, when paired with The Atlantic's own recent cover story by Stephen Marche, "Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?" leads us to wonder whether we're all a bunch of isolated self-obsessed twits.
This week, several media outlets rediscovered an old New York Times chart that tells you how popular your birthday is, ranking each day of the year from 1 to 366. While it's fun to learn the most common birthdays in the U.S., it's much more fun to think about the most popular conception dates!
The very latest development in the media's ongoing obsession with spurious trend stories about kids getting drunk in weird ways comes via the Los Angeles Times, and it involves some kids who got drunk on hand sanitizer.
In the most discomfiting of petty crime news today, a Florida man will be charged with a felony for allegedly filling up on stolen soda with the complimentary water cup a cashier provided him at McDonald's.
Caroline Baum on BLS jobs numbers, Margaret Talbot on the "war on women," Joshua Green on Roger Clemens's trial, David Schulz on the press and Guantánamo, and Jim Sollisch on donating a kidney.
The New Yorker senior editor and Close Read blogger begins her daily media consumption with a crucial question: Sports Center or Morning Joe?
Calling Russia our "number one geopolitical foe" in a CNN interview Monday, Mitt Romney rather unproductively distracted everyone from focusing on the critique he was making of President Obama.