February 4, 2013 I know you've wondered: What would happen if an irresistible object is launched at an immovable object? Who wins? What happens? Well, here's the answer. It's not what you'd expect.
February 4, 2013 The blackout during the third quarter of last night's Super Bowl was the one spontaneous event of the whole evening, and the one thing that brought out the best in social media.
February 4, 2013 The desert has inspired a rich literary landscape. Author Ruben Martinez recommends three reads that examine it both literally and figuratively. Do you have a favorite book that takes place in the desert? Tell us in the comments.
February 4, 2013 Proposals to overhaul U.S. immigration law have been laid out, and now the political wrangling begins in earnest. Rick McKee thinks so-called amnesty offers are unfair to other applicants, while Nick Anderson predicts a shift in the GOP's position on immigration.
February 3, 2013 Murderous cats are in the headlines this week. Commentator and cat-rescuer Barbara J. King questions the reliability of the new, extreme cat-killer statistics, which appear in a "meta-study" that she says makes some questionable assumptions.
February 3, 2013 Guns N' Roses epitomized all of the glamour of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. But, author Alex Stone writes, Duff McKagan's memoir shows the ugly underside of the legendary rock group. What's your favorite music memoir? Tell us in the comments.
February 3, 2013 OK, America, it's time to set aside arguments about guns, immigration and the budget. Who will win Super Bowl XLVII — the Baltimore Ravens or the San Francisco 49ers? Bill Day thinks he knows what everyone will be thinking about today, while Mike Smith is still waiting for President Obama's pick.
February 2, 2013 Just in time for your Super Bowl Party, the folks at Sandwich Monday post their famous 32 Layer Bean Dip recipe. Sure, it's only famous among cardiologists and emergency health workers, but don't let that stop you.
February 2, 2013 San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith will be on the sidelines of the Super Bowl this weekend, after suffering a concussion midway through the season. Now he's counseling teammate Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback who replaced him. "The good ones stay ready," he says.
February 2, 2013 Throughout North America, wily woodchucks will predict if winter will continue for six more weeks. Randy Bish ponders whether petulance will prevent a prediction out of Punxsutawney, Pa., while Rick McKee thinks if you want to escape the cold, you can't go wrong with a little self help.
February 1, 2013 When it comes to football players suffering brain injuries, many NFL fans seem to have moved past denial, the first stage of coping with a terrible reality. It's followed by anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.
February 1, 2013 Former Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry is scheduled to be sworn in Friday as U.S. secretary of state. Petar Pismestrovic acknowledges the weighty burden borne by outgoing Secretary Hillary Clinton, while John Deering suggests what might be next for her.
February 1, 2013 Rep. James Clyburn talks to his granddaughter about his long road to becoming a U.S. congressman. After many losses, he never gave up, even when others suggested it was time to move on. Today, he's the highest-ranking African-American in Congress.