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Happy Father's Day To TV's Hottest Dads

Posted 06.17.2012 | TV

From Uncle Jesse on "Full House" to Coach Taylor on "Friday Night Lights," TV has a long, long history of giving viewers some very good-looking dads. ...

Why '24' Movie Is Delayed

Posted 03.16.2012 | TV

Kiefer Sutherland stopped by "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" to promote "Touch," his new Fox series; but the conversation quickly turned to his old s...

'24' Movie Details Revealed

Posted 01.24.2012 | TV

As "24" fans know, Jack Bauer is on standby, waiting to get back in action. Actor Kiefer Sutherland stopped by "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (weeknights, 12 a.m...

New Year's Non-Resolutions: Appreciating the Inventions that Make Our Lives Easier

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maggie Van Ostrand

Instead of making new year's resolutions, I'm going to thank the unsung heroes who invented things that will continue to make life easier for yet another year.

Producer: '24' Nearly Ended With Jack Bauer's Death

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The venerable terrorism action-drama television series '24' finally saw its clock run out earlier this year, and it certainly wasn't without its stran...

Man Purses Are Sexy, and Other Lessons I Learned From 24

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Shore

Lately I haven't been able to stop myself from reflecting upon the many wonderful life lessons I've learned from watching 24. Here are but ten of them:

The Clock Runs Out on 24

Barry Bortnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Barry Bortnick

The War on Terror will end this spring when Fox pulls the plug on 24. The pop-culture phenomenon concludes in May when Jack Bauer tortures his last suspect.

24: Down for the Count?

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

During the course of the Winter Olympics, 24 lost some two million viewers per episode which haven't returned. The show is in its eighth and final season.

Time Slips Away for 24 and Lost in Very Different Finales

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

2010-05-28-Lost_24_finale.jpgTwo of the most important and popular television shows of the past decade had their series finales this week.

Fox Cancels 24? They Don't Know Jack

Tom Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Morris

It's just been announced that Fox will stop the clock on 24 from ticking any more, and not even Jack Bauer can prevent this tragedy. But something tells me Jack is not the type to retire quietly. He'll be back. That's who he is.

Jonesing on 24? Try 61 Hours

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Life after 24 -- the addictive action thriller which first aired less than two months after 9/11 and bade its audience farewell Monday night -- will b...

24: We Do Know Jack. We ARE Jack.

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Shore

Like Jack Bauer, we, too, are forever intending to serve a good higher than ourselves, and yet in so doing coming up against the worst of ourselves.

24, Shel Silverstein, Muons and God's Toe

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

Physicists at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory claimed to have overcome the precepts of relativity and quantum mechanics. Wouldn't it be nice if Shel Silverstein were around to write a song about our metaphysical mess?

Movie Review: The Ghost Writer

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's always feast or famine: months of movies like Dear John, Valentine's Day, Leap Year -- and then, in one week, new films by both Martin Scorsese and Roman Polanski.

Bush Speech Writer Makes Jack Bauer Look Reasonable

David Danzig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Danzig

A new book from a former speech writer for President George Bush makes a number of wild claims in an effort to "correct the record" about the CIA enhanced interrogation program.

24 Nation

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Recent polling shows that 24's hardball ethos on terrorism resonates just as well in the Obama Era as it did in the Bush/Cheney years.

The Jack Bauer Decade

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John McQuaid

Let your agents go all Jack Bauer and they might kill a few terrorists. But there's going to be excesses, collateral damage, disastrous mistakes. In the movies or TV, such inconvenient fallout is airbrushed out. Not in real life.

The Keystone Cops Meet the Parents; And Let's Not Invade Yemen

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

So before airport security screening start to feel like your annual medical check-up and American troops head into Yemen, here are some common sense ideas aimed at preventing anti-American terrorism.

Health Care Reform Needs an Action Hero

Amy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Goodman

Kiefer Sutherland, who plays a rogue intelligence agent in 24, is the grandson of Tommy Douglas, who is credited with creating the modern Canadian universal health-care system.

24 and the Tortuous Politics of Torture

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

For Dick Cheney, if there's a 1% chance of a terror plot existing, it should be treated as a certainty. It's one thing when that sort of manipulation is used to entertain, and quite another when it's used to govern.

Cheney in 2012? It's Cheney in 2010

Matt Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Littman

There are those who write that Dick Cheney should have run for President in 2008. There are those, on this Web site in particular, who say he should ...

Comedic King Lear and Jack Bauer Clone - Audiobook Reviews

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Alderman

In Fool, Moore's sell is his Pythonesque-meets-Austin-Powers dialogue and descriptors, delivered on these CDs with sly British sincerity and skill by Euan Morton.

The "Beautiful Kidnapper" and Other Simple Responses to Torture Arguments

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The next time somebody mentions the 'ticking time bomb' scenario, hit 'em with 'the beautiful kidnapper' - then ask them if they believe in marriage and the family.

What's Television Telling Us About American Men in Deep-uh-?

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Maybe this is an overdue recognition that men -- traditionally socialized to be strong, to deny their flaws adamantly -- are finally able to come face to face with them.

Rubbernecking: An Additional Ten Reality Shows I'd Like to See

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Lindsay Hop - in which we follow La Lohan on her merry adventures tearing through Hollywood's party scene whilst destroying thousands of brain cells.