March 13, 2013 Jeb Bush hasn't said he is running for president in 2016, but he is no longer saying he isn't. Jimmy Margulies questions the former Florida Governor's intentions, while Mike Luckovich has doubts about his name recognition.
March 13, 2013 The city known for its deep-dish pizza is branching out, from savory single servings to tarts and galettes, to traditional fruit or cream favorites.
March 12, 2013 Big Data is no flash in the pan. It's a revolution that will transform how we live. It's another in a long line of human attempts to bring order to the universe. As such, commentator Adam Frank also says it will change how we do science.
March 12, 2013 The College of Cardinals will begin picking the next Pope today. Dario Castillejos is seeing no favorites, while Joep Bertrams doesn't think the next Holy Father will have an easy time.
March 11, 2013 New Yorker critic Emily Nussbaum wants to add one more character to that long, familiar list of television's archetypes — the optimistic, ambitious, off-putting leading lady. She says Parks and Recreation's Leslie Knope and Homeland's Carrie Mathison both fall into this new category.
March 11, 2013 For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try Taco Bell's new Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco. It's everything you love about Cool Ranch Doritos and everything you love about Taco Bell and everything you hate about yourself!
March 11, 2013 Commentator Tania Lombrozo considers a controversial new paper which argues that decisions about whether to have a child of your own are rarely rational.
March 11, 2013 The Senate Judiciary Committee has passed the first of four post-Newtown gun violence measures. David Fitzsimmons and Keith Knight note that when it comes to firearms, perception and misperception can have serious consequences.
March 10, 2013 Not only is there no consensus yet on how life might have started on Earth, there is not even any agreement on where it started. But still, many think the mystery of life's origin can be solved. Commentator Wim Hordijk revels in the subject at a conference hosted by Princeton University.
March 10, 2013 Derek Raymond has been called the father of British noir. But author A.L. Kennedy says He Died With His Eyes Open is a crime novel so far beyond noir that there isn't even a word for that kind of darkness. Is there a book you find deeply disturbing but still love? Tell us in the comments.
March 10, 2013 Most Americans have yet to feel any pain from sequestration, which began a week ago. Joe Heller thinks most of us still don't understand what it means, while Mike Lester channels Seinfeld to accuse President Obama of making it hurt more than necessary.
March 9, 2013 For Navy Lt. Mark Radlinski, coming home from Iraq was both the best and worst day. But his brother had no mixed emotions — it was all positive. When Felicia Banks deployed with the Army, her children were not as aware of what was going on. They knew they were thrilled to have her back, though.