On July 7, 26.7 million Americans tuned in to watch the World Cup final between the US and Japan. Not only did the game score...
Showbiz Politics: Through Campaign Songs, Candidates Become Stars
The next presidential race has begun, and over the next year and a half, Americans will watch extravagant political productions unfold. Those looking to succeed... Read more
Do Canada’s Schools Need a ‘Quiet Revolution’?
A grassroots teacher-led movement that has taken hold in the United Kingdom is spreading around the world and last weekend landed in North America. Its... Read more
The Media and Baltimore: Covering the Dramatic Versus the Representative
Does the news media make bad situations worse? President Obama said as much in his comments about the uprising in Baltimore triggered by the latest... Read more
Unlike a Rolling Stone: Is Science Really Better Than Journalism at Self-Correction?
Rolling Stone’s retraction of an incendiary article about an alleged gang rape on the campus of the University of Virginia certainly deserves a place in... Read more
Emoticons and Symbols Aren’t Ruining Language – They’re Revolutionizing It
txt msgs r running language *ruining ^lol, jk!! In many casual discussions of language and the internet, it’s not uncommon to hear about how such... Read more
Happy Easter Wishes, Quotes for 2015
Here’s a few Easter quotes for the holiday. “Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life” — Janine di Giovanni... Read more
Easter Hard Boiled Eggs Recipe: How Long to Cook? Safe to Eat?
Hard boiled eggs are something many people use for Easter egg hunts. So, here’s how to make them: - Put egg(s) in a pot with cold... Read more
What is Open on Easter Sunday 2015?
Pharmacies like CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, and Duane Reade will be open on Easter–some 24 hours. Pharmacies at stores like Walmart and Albertson’s likely may... Read more
Easter Restaurant Hours: Denny’s, Applebee’s, Golden Corral, and Olive Garden
A number of popular restaurants (and many, many food places) will be open on Easter, as it’s one of the biggest holidays of the year... Read more
Why Has TV Storytelling Become So Complex?
If you watch the season finale of The Walking Dead this Sunday, the story will likely evoke events from previous episodes, while making references to... Read more
Olga Syahputra Dies: Comedian Born Yoga Syahputra Mourned on Twitter With ‘RIP’
Comedian Olga Syahputra, born Yoga Syahputra, died in Singapore on Friday as he was battling meningitis, Indonesian media reports say. His manager confirmed his death... Read more
After Zayn Malik Quit, ‘Suicide’ Tweets a Tad bit Alarming
Zayn Malik’s announcement that he is quitting boy band One Direction has prompted a large and unsettling amount of teenage girls to tweet they’ll kill themselves... Read more
Twitch TV Streams Down on Wednesday: #RIPTwitch
Twitch TV, the streaming website, was down for many users on Wednesday. On Twitter, users expressed their dismay over the outage with #RIPTwitch. Users said... Read more
Fred Durst Jokes Pop Up on Twitter After Robert Durst AP Mishap
Following the arrest of real estate magnate Robert Durst, there were continual jokes about Fred Durst–the singer of Limp Bizkit–this week. The Associated Press apparently... Read more
Whistling and Staring at Women in the Street Is Harassment – and It’s Got to Stop
A hidden video camera records the unwelcome advances a woman in Manhattan, New York, over ten hours/Hollaback. You may not have heard the term... Read more
Brian Williams, Herodotus, and Eyewitness Reporting
Brian Williams was born too late. Last month, the realization that the “NBC Nightly News” anchor had misrepresented experiences in Iraq led to a six-month suspension... Read more