Neither public servants nor clergy nor holy books nor heroes are infallible. Battling obscurantism does not mean we are saints of any kind. It means we will not accept a tyrant's bogus paradise, and are free to form our own words and images and make up our own minds.
Considering all this, it's hard to get behind a day dedicated explicitly to sexualizing redheads, giving carte blanche -- including, of course, a hashtag -- to all those who'd like to kiss, or fantasize about kissing, the ginger of their wet dreams. Respect a Ginger Day 2016, anyone?
Whether you're a scaredy cat or a black cat, we're taking care of your viewing needs this All Hollows' Eve. Using our scientifically calibrated Scare-O-Meter, we've ranked some of the best Halloween content out there.
While the NFL isn't in any danger of vanishing into a cloud of righteous indignation from its detractors, it's definitely gotten its fair share of lousy press lately, some of it understandable.
The black-and-gold JPEG invitation arrived in my inbox back in June, miraculously dodging the spam filter. "You and a guest are invited to join us as we celebrate our 40th anniversary." It was from Hustler magazine.
In all its raunchy audacity the national tour of The Book of Mormon lands in Philadelphia for six weeks. The Tony Award winning show still is generating a lot of controversial steam.
We were never the trendiest band, but we've always been here. Even the critics that hated us back in the day, you get them drunk and they know the lyrics to all these songs.
When you're unable to introduce Pakistan-style blasphemy laws in a secular, Western society, you have to find alternative ways to silence those who offend you, right? And that's where the "Islamophobia" smear comes in.
Tobias Campbell shoots and edits Noan Chenfeld's video "I'm Just A Soul" just like a pro, employing the teen singer-songwriter's emotional delivery and bipedalism to make use of Central Park's beautiful snowed-under bleakness.
If all the other colors within our American spectrum remain silently invisible and choose to not unite under the shared banner of human rights--which is all-inclusive--I have to say, I agree with David Bowie's old hit, this is not America.
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No, I'm not a member of the Hair Club for Men. I'm not talking about grafting my neck hair onto my dome, and I'm not talking about a toupee or hair plugs. I'm talking about the skin on my head actually regrowing hair.
We all need to stop focusing so much on capturing the moment and just enjoy it instead. Be present. Live in it.
Well, summer is over, folks, so now it's time to hang out with our real best friend: Television. I'm always interested in what could be the next big show, and even interested in a show that is not only big, but actually good.
Perhaps our new national motto should be: When in America, do as the Roman Empire would do. Eat to your fill of food and violence, cheer on the warfighters, and dismiss expressions of doubt or dismay about military interventions and drone killings as "feminine" and "weak."
As former Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice showed the most repellent on-court demeanor since Bobby Knight, outside observers have voiced their annoyance about the rise of dictatorial coaches. However, the fact remains the coach-as-bully is learned behavior and it starts early.