| Aug 9, 2011
| 3:54 PM
Last January, after the tragic attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords that left her severely wounded and six people dead, President Barack Obama made an impassioned plea to the nation to tone down political and partisan rhetoric. So it's both surprising and disturbing that on the day that Representative Giffords made her triumphal return to the House floor last week, it was amid the cross-fire of verbal artillery launched by many of her compatriots at House members who possess opposing views.
| Nov 9, 2010
| 4:33 AM
The promos may have teased about the newest incarnation of Chuck and Blair's dysfunctional romance, but their "hate sex" was almost completely beside the point of this week's episode. Sure, the show kicks off with Chuck amusing Blair under the...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 4:34 PM
For those who prefer Valentine's Day with a taste of Schadenfreude: the book Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love.
| Mar 21, 2010
The End of
China and the Limits
Verso: 272 pp., $26.95
In recent years, China has undergone a series of dramatic transformations. Some are so profound they've rendered obsolete the very terms once used to...
| Jul 10, 2010
| 12:02 PM
Apparently, Mel Gibson is a better actor than anyone knew.
He got in touch with his feminine side in the movie “What Women Want,” directed by Nancy Meyers. But he hates women. He famously partnered with Danny Glover and lent his voice to a...