You know that little game where corporations like Netflix, TiVo and Amazon.com try to "recommend" products they think will appeal to you? That process is based on meticulously crafted algorithms that apply artificial intelligence to retail choices.
I wonder if a show about cable and network executives in a modern day version of Trading Places is something I'd reconsider keeping cable TV for, after all, it might make a nice dessert.
Best of America! That's right, gay marriage, politics, hugs, immigration, etc. Americans are always so smart. Almost as smart as I can be. I'm excited to share some of my interviews with you and I hope you enjoy them.
Royal Prince babies and Weiners! It has been one heck of a week. Who knew things would be so eventful. I don't understand Anthony Weiner though... how can you just keep messin' up like that?
Customer service can really be corrosive, and it gets worse than the usual trolling and abuse. However, singer and poet Leonard Cohen really helps me get through the day, with a small but substantial assist from Dr Stephen T. Colbert, DFA.
When I was researching my biography on Stephen Colbert - And Nothing But The Truthiness - I was continually struck by the close relationship he shared with his parents and indeed, with all of his siblings.
Pope Francis reiterates ordinary Catholic thought in a way people can understand. This may be the new playbook on how Catholics can spread the Gospel in today's culture.
The "war on terror" was built on two tiers of grief. Momentous and meaningless. Ours and theirs. The domestic politics of grief settled in for a very long haul, while perpetual war required the leaders of both major parties to keep affirming and reinforcing the two tiers of grief.
Are the Clintons simply too powerful for Colbert to "speak truth to power"? Because if prominent satirists are now afraid to make fun of powerful politicians, our American Republic is in trouble, and it's no laughing matter.
I went to NYC a few months back for a Vanity Fair photo shoot with DonorsChoose.org staff, board members, and advisers.
Okay, teachers in a lot of schools never get a break, and that's often true in schools that serve military families. Remember that the families of ac...
I may be insecure about my aging brain, but I will be damned if I am going to let a phone tell me it knows better. Maybe it should just go back to ringing.
On modern TV shows, the expert guests can rarely get three sentences into a statement without the host derailing the conversation.
Comics love irony. So you might think that there would be truckloads of good jokes floating around about our environment. After all, you've got global warming, melting polar ice caps and millions of cows whose flatulence create less than desirable methane levels.
No, in moments like these, all our differences -- age, background, nationality, ethnicity, gender, and yes, religion and beliefs -- are secondary. First and foremost we are human beings. And we want to help.
While President Obama and the Democratic establishment have all come out in support of marriage equality over the past few years, most mainstream politicians are still behind the curve on drug policy reform.