I'm not a big fan of adults, and I'm frankly beginning to doubt their ability to make our world a better place. Take Congress -- please. On the other hand, I've been heartened in recent weeks by working on The 2011 VH1 Do Something! Awards.
Here's a question that arises from the John Edwards case: How many other politicians have owed the kind of secret political debt that he did? It wasn't inevitable that Edwards' secret would come out. Other secrets haven't.
And when it comes to words that command attention, nothing can beat those that are phrased according to the figure of speech known as dehortatio, which Willard R. Espy once crisply defined as "dissuasive advice given with authority."
As we face ever disturbing new events on the world stage (Egypt! Libya! Wisconsin! - did anyone ever dream Wisconsin would be in the same sentence a...
Leaders of the culture war have yet to figure out how to reconcile blaming their old nemesis, the gays, for not procreating -- with attacking Latino immigrants for procreating too much.
I recently chatted with director Ole Schell after previewing his latest film, Picture Me which opens this week in NY.
Slapping Hilary Duff's name on the cover, having her show up for signings and readings, going on morning talk shows and interviewing with David Letterman does not make her an author.
Last week I sat down with Lauren Oliver, bestselling author of Before I Fall, to get her take on the popularity of YA literature and its fascination with dystopian worlds and darkness.
One panelist named Alisa said she uses sexting to stay in touch with her boyfriend while she is away from him at college. Another woman said she only uses text messages when she contacts men online,
In our internet radio interview, Nigel Barker discusses what goes on behind closed doors on the show, and why he loves it so much.
As an audience we are rooting for the well-oiled clichè of boy meets girl. What sets Up in the Air apart is its willingness to divert from the superficial and go inside to the uncomfortable truth of life.
It may be the last vestige of overt prejudice, but fat people aren't treated well at all in our society. When I was heavy, I was either invisible or someone to look down on.
I have not seen much evidence of Obama being in touch with small-town Kentucky, but after reading David Plouffe's new book, The Audacity to Win, I have become convinced that he knows what it takes to run a business.
If someone invited you to a dinner party, and told you that the other guests would include poet Maya Angelou, designer Stella McCartney, Ambassador Susan Rice, and comedienne Amy Poehler (oh, and Michelle Obama might just stop by for appetizers), how long would it take you to leap out of your seat and scramble over to the fete?
Do you have a body part that you absolutely hate and sometimes feel ashamed of? Are you constantly finding ways to cover it up or hide it?