March 19, 2013 Aleksandar Hemon's first book of nonfiction, The Book of My Lives, is a collection of essays about a shifting sense of home and displacement. Reviewer Ben Percy says these stories, which balance despair with hope and anger with humor, slashed through his defenses.
March 19, 2013 Tonight marks the premiere of ABC's Splash. Yes, it's celebrities diving. And we're ready.
March 19, 2013 The Transportation Safety Administration will lift carry-on restrictions on small knives along with sporting equipment, like golf clubs. Nate Beeler sees little danger from the golf clubs, while Dave Granlund is less worried about the knives than about who'll be allowed to carry them.
March 18, 2013 For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a classic of hand-held eating: the meatloaf sandwich. It's when the bread loaf and the meat loaf finally come together in a sort of Loafapalooza.
March 18, 2013 Rand Paul's nearly 13-hour filibuster has renewed the nation's debate over the use of drones and targeted killing. Commentator Tania Lombrozo says findings from moral psychology should give us pause to think and reflect when we consider the use of armed drones by our government.
March 18, 2013 Dave Kindred, a member of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame, says that even though March Madness still generates a lot of buzz around the water cooler, the regular college basketball season has lost its epic stories and, therefore, its charm.
March 18, 2013 A recent effort to name the greatest sitcom of the last 30 years settled on The Simpsons. We beg to differ.
March 18, 2013 Jane Campion directs a new Sundance Channel miniseries, Top of the Lake, about a young New Zealand detective played by Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss. Meanwhile, producers from Lost and Friday Night Lights team up to create a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, called Bates Motel.
March 18, 2013 Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has already started running ads against actress Ashley Judd — an undeclared candidate — for McConnell's seat in the 2014 elections. Taylor Jones sees it as a classic matchup, while Jeff Danziger thinks McConnell is just as vulnerable on his right.
March 18, 2013 Public opinion is clearly shifting on the issue of gay marriage; even one Republican senator has come out in favor of it. But it was a different story in 1996, when an overwhelming majority of congressional D's and R's supported the Defense of Marriage Act and a Democratic president signed it.
March 17, 2013 The anti-pleasure, perfectionist trends so marked in contemporary culture are holding us back from just living in the moment and enjoying ourselves. At least, that's how commentator Alva Noë sees it as he watches TV, and TV commercials, with his sons.
March 17, 2013 Chris Weyant and Rick McKee celebrate the holiday with a warring 'o the green.