Jul 17, 2012 4:01AM ET
Whose voice should narrate a ridiculously successful erotic novel, and whose voice would creep us out?
Jul 17, 2012 1:16AM ET
There are temptations at home that do not exist in traditional work spaces. We asked some hyper-productive friends of The Atlantic Wire who work from home to explain their strategies, and what it is they do all day.
Jul 16, 2012 1:56AM ET
This weekend in The New York Times, two writers put their two cents into the piggy bank that is America's Obsession with Breast-feeding. One is a woman. The other is a man. Let's talk it out.
Jul 15, 2012 8:57PM ET
Newark Mayor Cory Booker opened his internet doors to Reddit users in an "Ask Me Anything" session on Sunday. He explained, among other things, what went through his mind when he ran into that burning building.
Jul 10, 2012 4:12AM ET
Count Robert de La Rochefoucauld, who fought for France in World War II as an epically awesome secret agent with the British, died this spring at 88. Drawing from two recent obituaries, one in today's New York Times and the other in The Telegraph, we bring you highlights from the life of one of the world's most fascinating men.
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Jul 9, 2012 11:17PM ET
Nabeel Rajab, activist and president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, was sentenced to three months behind bars on Monday, for posting a tweet that criticized Bahrain's prime minister, Prince Khalifa bin Sulman al-Khalifa.
Jul 9, 2012 9:38PM ET
Egypt's parliament speaker Saad al-Katatni announced today that the lower house of the assembly will meet at noon on Tuesday. The announcement was made one day after Egypt's new President Mohammed Mursi ordered the assembly to reopen, defying the military council's decision to dissolve it last month.
Jul 9, 2012 8:24PM ET
At a press conference today, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was asked about an upcoming march in protest of his proposed soda ban. The Mayor made it clear that he was less than amused.
Jul 9, 2012 4:19AM ET
Spike Lee shook Mitt Romney's hand, favors Bloomberg's soda ban, thinks we will gentrify The Atlantic Ocean, and other highlights from his New York Magazine interview with Will Leitch.
Jul 9, 2012 1:53AM ET
In the latest news from what once was One of the Great American Newspapers: A Times-Picayune reporter writes a (justifiably angry) letter to the paper's publishers; Several of the paper's renowned, award-winning reporters decline offers from the newly configured NOLA Media Group.
Jul 8, 2012 9:46PM ET
Film and television actor Ernest Borgnine, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of a lonely, living-with-mom, butcher-from-the-Bronx in 1955's Marty -- and much later voiced the "Mermaidsman" character in Spongebob Squarepants -- died on Sunday is Los Angeles. He was 95, and never retired.
Jul 3, 2012 2:15AM ET
Alec Baldwin, prolific tweeter and anti-paparrazi activist, (who is also -- we've heard -- an actor), quit Twitter on Monday. His parting words: "It's been fun." Instead of wallowing in grief, let's remember the good times.
Jul 3, 2012 12:09AM ET
A New York Times editorial set to print on Tuesday highlights a ridiculous truth: unlike the rest of New York State, New York City still counts its ballots by hand. And not very well.
Jul 2, 2012 10:50PM ET
We don't know when it was determined that we could not read books of substance on the beach. But with the help of some literary-minded friends of The Atlantic Wire, we're calling hogwash on this verdict.
Jul 1, 2012 11:46PM ET
This weekend was the first weekend in history that two R-rated films grossed more than $20 million on the same weekend. One starred a male stripper and the other starred a stoned stuffed animal.
Jul 1, 2012 9:28PM ET
The American soft-drink industry does not want you to think about fatness. Because Bloomberg's ban on large sodas is not about obesity. It's about freedom. Fries. Freedom fries.
Jul 1, 2012 5:14PM ET
Republicans and Democrats are not about to make nice over health care reform anytime soon. Obviously. But in case you wanted more evidence, we present: Members of Congress and Other Political Figures on Sunday talk shows.
Jul 1, 2012 3:20PM ET
Chief Justice John Roberts originally sided with the Supreme Court's four conservative justices to strike down the Affordable Care Act, but later changed his position and formed an alliance with liberals to uphold President Obama's health care reform law.
Jul 1, 2012 12:06PM ET
Hong Kong's new chief executive, Leung Chun-ying, was sworn in on Sunday. He was later welcomed by hundreds of thousands of protestors who were angry at -- among other things -- him.
Jun 25, 2012 11:53PM ET
The superiority complex of Mac users has been confirmed, again. And we will pay for it.
Jun 25, 2012 10:04PM ET
The subway used to be a place where New Yorkers could think, read, or openly gawk at strangers. Now we'll be checking our work email.
Jun 25, 2012 8:51PM ET
The Saudi Arabian woman most likely to compete in this summer's Olympic Games, 20-year-old show jumper Dalma Malhas, does not qualify.
Jun 25, 2012 5:19AM ET
As the street sweepers clear the glitter from the sidewalks and our cities fade back to their dull, non-rainbow colors, we bring you some dispatches from pride weekend.
Jun 25, 2012 1:42AM ET
Lawyers for Jerry Sandusky plan to appeal his conviction on the grounds that an NBC interview with the former coach, which was played for jurors, contained an editing error. Sound familiar?
Jun 24, 2012 10:43PM ET
Women in Saudi Arabia are forbidden from driving, but they can now compete in this summer's Olympic Games. Well, one of them can.
Jun 24, 2012 8:50PM ET
Lonesome George, a giant and awesome tortoise believed to be the last of his subspecies, died on Sunday at the Galapagos National Park.
Jun 19, 2012 4:00AM ET
Remember how New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called for the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana in public view? That was kind of fun, wasn't it?
Jun 19, 2012 1:03AM ET
Lil Wayne explained that he pulled Nicki Minaj from Summer Jam because...women ought to be respected.
Jun 18, 2012 11:11PM ET
Dharun Ravi, the former Rutgers student convicted of using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate, Tyler Clementi, is scheduled to be released from jail on Tuesday morning. He will not face deportation proceedings upon his release.
Jun 18, 2012 9:23PM ET
Caitlin Moran's personal essay "I Know Why the Fat Lady Sings," calls compulsive overeating "the most pointlessly secret of miseries" for women.