Sep 20, 2012 9:28AM ET
In the next step toward total caffeine domination, Starbucks has unveiled its own single-shot coffee maker, with the java giant's CEO claiming a technological advance that's "cracked the code" on... milk.
Sep 10, 2012 11:25AM ET
It's been a good few days for learning about author Salman Rushdie, culminating in Monday's autobiographical long-read in The New Yorker, about the author's life as the target of an Iranian fatwa.
Aug 31, 2012 6:01PM ET
It's easy to laugh at Clint Eastwood's loony speech at the Republican National Convention because he was held up as a serious commentator and then delivered, well, this.
Aug 30, 2012 5:00PM ET
Under a new law meant to protect kids from on-screen violence, Russian authorities are going to start censoring television shows, including cutting out the fictional kids' show Itchy and Scratchy from episodes of The Simpsons.
Aug 24, 2012 3:12PM ET
As soon as Rush Limbaugh linked Friday's shooting near the Empire State Building with President Barack Obama's policies, he started qualifying the connection as "absurdist," which is the same way he qualified calling Sandra Fluke a slut.
Aug 23, 2012 2:50PM ET
Journalists in Sacramento are not happy about a Thursday report that its NBA team, The Kings, were in talks to move to Virginia Beach, which comes through in the local media's immediate, en masse takedown of the story in the Virginia-based Inside Business.
Aug 21, 2012 3:04PM ET
After a mass cast exodus in spring, capped by the departure of B.J. Novak, Variety has word that The Office will finally end after this season.
Aug 7, 2012 2:54PM ET
Technically the BBC Three documentary, tentatively titled The Batman Shootings, is set to debut one month and three days after the July 20 massacre in Aurora, but that's still very fast.
Aug 7, 2012 9:42AM ET
Marvin Hamlisch, the Hollywood and Broadway composer who wrote the music for The Sting and A Chorus Line, and one of only 11 people to have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award, died on Monday at age 68.
Aug 6, 2012 4:10PM ET
In case you were worried you would never get to see the documentary Andrew Breitbart made about Occupy Wall Street, you can rest easy: Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner are on the case.
Aug 3, 2012 5:09PM ET
For us, the takeaway pieces of information from The Awl's interview with Lycia Naff were that she's now a reporter and all three breasts her character sported in the original Total Recall were fakes.
Jul 27, 2012 1:12PM ET
Now this is a Tumblr we want to see carry on for a while, though it looks like a lot of work: A companion volume to the enigmatic and wildly popular @Horse_ebooks Twitter account, explaining the origin of the non-sequitur comments we love.
Jul 24, 2012 4:59PM ET
Another celebrity death to report this week: Sherman Hemsley (above, with co-star Isabel Sanford), the actor best known for playing George Jefferson on the sitcom The Jeffersons, has died at the age of 74.
Jul 23, 2012 3:12PM ET
Frank Pierson, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Dog Day Afternoon and Cool Hand Luke, has died at the age of 87, after a career that saw him working in television on shows like Mad Men and The Good Wife right up to the end of his life.
Jul 19, 2012 4:41PM ET
The Who is getting headlines for a seemingly generous concert promotion: anyone who still has a ticket from their canceled 1979 Providence show can trade them in for tickets to a 33-years-late make-up date next February. But if you're one of the long-time ticketholders, don't do it!
Jul 17, 2012 9:59AM ET
Louis C.K. blamed unfortunate timing to explain why he appeared to defend Daniel Tosh's rape humor and subsequently got branded a rape apologist.
Jul 10, 2012 6:20PM ET
Daniel Tosh, host of Comedy Central's Tosh.0 is known for saying outrageous things, but a Tumblr post that ricocheted around the Internet Tuesday recounting his harsh response to a heckling audience member had him saying something no one expected to hear: "I'd like to sincerely apologize."
Jul 6, 2012 5:48PM ET
The New York Times brings up an issue underreported so far in the drama surrounding Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' divorce: It is really hard to get un-hitched in Scientology.
Jul 6, 2012 5:45PM ET
The video of Chris Christie yelling at a guy on a boardwalk at the Jersey Shore showed the New Jersey governor in a less than flattering light, but as one incisive commenter points out, it's the light that usually reveals a person's true self.
Jul 5, 2012 5:24PM ET
The comment we liked on Dashiell Bennett's reporting of the amazing San Diego fireworks debacle wasn't one of the many, many premature ejaculation jokes, lame budget comparisons, or echoes of "dude that would have been so cool."
Jul 3, 2012 5:45PM ET
Dashiell Bennett's story about the lawmaker who pressed the wrong button to legalize fracking in North Carolina does suggest a simple fix needed in the voting system.
Jun 15, 2012 3:47PM ET
We tried to warn you. Summer is coming, and you've got to get ready, we said. Save up some money and make some travel plans and get a pitcher of iced coffee going, we said. But did you listen? Well, maybe. If not, though, we understand.
Jun 12, 2012 6:01PM ET
We can all agree Burger King's summer-special bacon sundae is passé, but it's worse than that: The cynicism of putting the thing on the chain's menu, especially years after the bacon-as-dessert trend's popularity peaked, is outright insulting.
Jun 11, 2012 9:11AM ET
Spain's Rafael Nadal finally secured his record-breaking seventh French Open win on Monday, defeating world No. 1 Novak Djovic after rainy weather drove him to a temper tantrum before it mercifully delayed play for 18 hours.
Jun 8, 2012 6:03PM ET
Naturally, John Hudson's post about Ron Paul supporters furious over Rand Paul's endorsement of Mitt Romney drew many Ron Paul-supporting comments.
Jun 8, 2012 5:31PM ET
On Friday WBUR broadcasters Tom and Ray Magliozzi announced that they would stop making new episodes of their 35-year-old car advice phone-in program Car Talk. This is very sad. Or is it?
Jun 7, 2012 6:13PM ET
The news that a group of scientists think the earth may have reached a "tipping point" beyond which the climate becomes inhospitable to human life and there's nothing we can do to stop it, is pretty scary stuff, unless you have the right attitude.