The Magnetic Fields' frontman and songwriter Stephin Merritt can be best described as the Eeyore of indie pop. Perhaps it is his deep, baritone voice or melancholy, yet clever, lyrics that suggests there's a little raincloud following him constantly. In many interviews Merritt is notorious ... More >>
Michele Bachmann and Joe Arpaio: best friends forever?Michele Bachmann went to Arizona this week for Sheriff Joe Arpaio's endorsement. She didn't get it, and likely won't.
But Bachmann did confess that America's self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff" gave her a pair of the pink boxers he forces inma ... More >>
Michele Bachmann, scholar of linguistics and political science.Reviving the old days when she was more laughable than threatening, Michele Bachmann is inventing words and resurrecting countries.Bachmann went to South Carolina today and told voters there that she is "one little fighter."
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Monday morning Apple posted a typically cryptic teaser on their homepage, the message reading "blah blah you'll never forget blah" and hinting at what everyone wants: cloud-based iTunes. Well that didn't happen, as you've probably heard. The Beatles were finally made available on iTunes, and the ... More >>
Changes and progress very rarely are gifts from above"Changes and progress very rarely are gifts from above," said Noam Chomsky last week. "They come out of struggles from below. And the answer to what's next depends on people like you. Nobody else can answer it."In Haiti and Bolivia, Chomsky went o ... More >>
Most officials thought last month's Osama bin Laden tape was no big deal— maybe even a gesture of weakness. Author and ex-CIA analyst Michael Scheuer, who founded the Agency's bin Laden unit 10 years ago, thinks they're dead wrong.
It wasn't that long ago that medicine declared a victory over infectious disease. Now a raft of new and mutating bugs are at the door, and a declining public health system is in no shape to fight them.