It's been nearly 30 years since MTV launched by airing footage of the Apollo 11 landing and the video for the Buggles' "Video Killed a Radio Star" at 12:01 a.m. on August 1, 1981. Though it was founded with the intent of streaming music videos 24 hours a day, the station quickly became a tool for ... More >>
Bachmann mixes up her Waynes.When Michele Bachmann confused John Wayne, legendary Western actor, with John Wayne Gacy, legendary Midwestern murderer, the internet was flooded with "psychopathic clown" jokes. Last night, Stephen Colbert took his own big bite out of the low-hanging fruit.
Dylan Cox's self-portrait, from his Facebook pageOfficials have released the names of the two western Minnesota teens who died this week in what appears to be a murder-suicide. On Monday, Dylan Taylor Cox, 17, shot his 16-year-old girlfriend, Tabitha Lee Belmonte multiple times, then turned ... More >>
In our new social media column, we look at Franken and Digg. Do those heartless Diggers care? Maybe not.
Stolen cars, shootouts, and bitter country-club members—oh my
Karen Sherman's new work depicts the terrible dance between victims of violence and their attackers
Devendra Banhart discovers his inner irritating toddler
Proof That Inmates Sometimes Take Over the Asylum
Grove/Atlantic tests its recipe for prefab classics with Leif Enger's literary potboiler Peace Like a River
William Finnegan's Cold New World maps the topography of dispossession
I Killed My Father...Now Kiss Me!: Christy Mahon
There is no place to mark "none of the above" on our election ballots.