Monthly Archive: November, 2014

How “The Hunger Games” Challenges Old Hollywood Expectations About Gender Roles

Peeta Mellark, damsel in distress. Josh Hutcherson in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Murray Close/Lionsgate The Hunger Games has a love interest who's tall, dark, and handsome. He's brooding and rugged… Continue reading

College Presidents Promise To Help The Poorest, Then Do The Opposite

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Decked out in black tie and formal dresses, guests at Mr. Jefferson’s Capital Ball finished their salmon with horseradish sauce just as the band lured them onto the dance floor… Continue reading

Mad About the ’60s … 50th Anniversary of Coup Classic Seven Days In May

(Note: This is one in a series of occasional pieces in the run-up to the series finale of Mad Men with cultural relevance to the period of the show and today.) Today we… Continue reading

A 2016 Ballot Without Hillary Clinton Or Jeb Bush? You Heard It Here | The Kansas City Star

Charlie Cook, one of the most respected political experts in the country, believes Hillary Clinton has only a 25-30 percent chance of running for president, and in any case he thinks she is… Continue reading

Sunday Roundup

This week, our nation paused to give thanks — a ritual that, when done regularly, has been scientifically proven to increase happiness. And if we make it a habit, we can get the… Continue reading

19 Signs You’re The Dowager Countess From “Downton Abbey”

So put that in your pipe and smoke it. You're not afraid to be honest. PBS / Via You're a true sass Queen. PBS / Via You're always thinking in a… Continue reading

Did It Happen In 2013 Or 2014?

This is a simple game where you just have to figure out if something happened this year or last year. But as a wise man once said, “time is a flat circle.”

Obama Buys 17 Titles At Independent Bookstore

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama tried to draw attention to independently owned businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, a day that is increasingly being marketed as one for deal-hungry consumers to remember… Continue reading

Ohio Republicans Push Law To Keep All Details Of Executions Secret

Republican lawmakers in Ohio are rushing through the most extreme secrecy bill yet attempted by a death penalty state, which would withhold information on every aspect of the execution process from the public,… Continue reading

10 Photos Of The “Journey For Justice” From Ferguson To Jefferson City

Demonstrators kicked off a seven-day, 120-mile march from the Canfield Green apartments in Ferguson, where Michael Brown was killed, to the Governor’s Mansion in Jefferson City, Missouri. The march was organized by the… Continue reading