November 26, 2012 The fate of Twinkies and other Hostess snacks remains unknown. John Darkow wonders where the dough went, while Steve Kelley has high hopes for a profitable future.
November 26, 2012 The Battlefield Where The Moon Says I Love You may be more than 15,000 lines of almost entirely unpunctuated poetry, but author Steve Stern says this Southern gothic fun house is so bewitching you'll have to finish it. Do you have a favorite impossible book? Tell us in the comments.
November 25, 2012 As the nation observes the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, people in a number of states have petitioned the White House to secede from the union. Rick McKee sees folly in the notion, while Rob Tornoe imagines how Abraham Lincoln would deal with the situation.
November 24, 2012 Jesse Jackson Jr. has a famous name and fabulous contacts, and had what looked like boundless prospects when he was first on the national stage in 1988. But this week, he resigned from Congress after his self-hospitalization this summer and an ongoing ethics investigation.
November 24, 2012 Some employers are trying to find ways to minimize what they say will be costs incurred as a result of President Obama's Affordable Care Act. Joel Pett think's Papa John's CEO John Schnatter's plans are extra-cheesy, while Lisa Benson takes a grand slam at certain aspects of the law.
November 23, 2012 The day after Thanksgiving is usually the busiest shopping day of the year. Pat Bagley doesn't expect things to be any different this year, while David Fitzsimmons (with help from Clement Clarke Moore) recites how avoiding long lines by going online has its own perils.
November 22, 2012 The holidays seem closer together than ever. Chip Bok was feeling the holiday crunch back in 2007, while with so many people still left homeless from Superstorm Sandy, Dave Granlund reminds us what Thanksgiving is really about.
November 21, 2012 U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice is in the running to replace Secretary Clinton. Taylor Jones doesn't think much of the opposition from John McCain and Lindsey Graham because of her initial explanation of the attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi, while Steve Kelley saves his criticism for Obama.
November 21, 2012 Vampires and other creatures of the night are modern pop-culture staples — not least within the Twilight franchise — but these gothic novels show why sometimes older is better. Author John Connolly explores three of his favorite Anglo-Irish gothic thrillers.
November 20, 2012 Colorado and Washington recently voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Supporters say that will generate tax revenue and free up law enforcement resources. So would the United States be better off legalizing all recreational drugs? A panel of experts debates for Intelligence Squared U.S.