Note: In recent weeks, I've been blown away by three new recordings. Two are by alumni of New England Conservatory, the third is by an old colleague a...
Okay, I'm sorry. Even Stephen Colbert couldn't help fawning over these two the other night --neither can I. If you could bottle whatever it is Mer...
With technology moving so fast, I wanted to see how much people really know about technology! And could I convince people on the street that really ugly glasses were second generation Google Glasses?
Is the transition from Jay Leno to Jimmy Fallon news simply because it's out with the old and in with new? Hardly. The long-time comedian and social media genius spent the past four years earning late night cred on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on NBC.
Masha Alyokhina (left) and Nadya Tolokonnikova of the band Pussy Riot chat with Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report. Photo: Comed...
No matter what side of the creation-evolution debate you are on, your partisanship costs you dearly. Why? Because it costs you the ability to read the Bible on its own terms. What do we lose by straightjacketing the Bible with the creation-evolution debate?
When an antiquated economic theory is refuted by data, we must go with the data, and also trust our instincts. What's your gut tell you about the potential impact of raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10 per hour?
Must all religious catechesis be dull? Manning does not suggest that catechists or anyone but Colbert can replicate his "delighted/delighting" approach, but they can learn from him as a model.
No matter that Obama spoke well. John Boehner's tan and his sour face really won the show. And what's all this about a living wage?
There are easy ways to make food for friends that only require a bit of time in the kitchen and here are some suggestions.
In the hands of some, snark can be executed smartly and entertainingly, but it must be in manageable doses. But as it becomes an increasingly dominant mode of modern communication, especially online, it becomes poisonous.
Let's begin on what Pope Francis has done just last year as we are now in this brand new year of 2014. He ditched the Papal limousine, and instead is driven around in a regular car. He refused the traditional gold Papal cross, yet instead chooses a simple silver one. And there is more.
The level of holiday gifting common in today's Jewish community discourages gratitude; it encourages us to focus on all the things we do not have instead of appreciating the things -- and the people -- we do.
That's what made it so fun to be a conservative. Now it's just equality for all, blah blah blah.
Here is how Toys "R" Us apparently sees the world, and wants our children to see it: Nature sucks. Cheap plastic toys are great. Science education sucks. Commercialism is great. Field trips to see nature are boring. Running wild around a chain store is fantastic.
Is Santa gay?! Could it be? Hallmark seems to think there's something really wrong with being gay... so they changed an entire Christmas carol to make their point!