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America's Snobbiest City Is...

Travel + Leisure | Posted 06.28.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

To determine which city has the biggest nose in the air, we factored in some traditional staples of snobbery: a reputation for aloof and smarty-pants residents, along with high-end shopping and highbrow cultural offerings like classical music and theater.

'Graceland's' Most Terrifying Episode Yet?

Posted 06.28.2013 | TV

On “Graceland,” Mike (Aaron Tveit) infiltrated a drug cartel and was continually forced to prove himself. Bello's (Gbenga Akinnagbe) crew wanted t...

USA: Online Retailers May Not Have the Lowest Prices for Much Longer

Jean-Marc Noel | Posted 08.27.2013 | Business
Jean-Marc Noel

Online retailers in the U.S. have a huge financial advantage compared with their counterparts in over-the-counter trade. Due to a loophole in legislation, they can usually get away with not adding VAT to their prices, but the U.S. Senate has now approved a law which could change this.

You Can Sometimes Get What You Want: The Stones Play D.C. TONIGHT

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 08.24.2013 | DC
Sir Peter Westmacott

They may not be as young as they once were, but the Rolling Stones' energy and charisma remains, and thousands of their fans will flock to the Verizon Center tonight to see the Stones in action again.

ACA Puts Health Care in the Hiring Line

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Preetam Kaushik

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) constitutional, the stage is set for the most fundamental shift in the health care industry in a few decades.

The NSA's Error-filled Transcripts of My Telephone Conversations

Jonathan Leigh Solomon | Posted 08.14.2013 | Comedy
Jonathan Leigh Solomon

If the NSA is monitoring my phone calls I worry that they might not be correctly hearing what I'm saying. And, if this is the case, I worry even more, about what the resulting impact on my beloved U.S. of A. might be.

Why Not Break the Cycle, Barack?

Henry Freeman | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Henry Freeman

A president, even the one of the USA, is nothing but a chosen leader of a body of people. In a less democratic scenario, but still comparable, I'm t...

What Great Powers Do

Frank Jannuzi | Posted 08.07.2013 | World
Frank Jannuzi

As President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping of China begin discussions designed to forge closer personal bonds between the two nations, they should not shy away from uncomfortable topics. The centerpiece for this summit ought to be crafting a shared vision on human rights.

Michelle Fairley's First Post-'Thrones' Gig

Posted 06.04.2013 | TV

Michelle Fairley is heading to "Suits." The former "Game of Thrones" actress, whose character Catelyn Stark was killed off in the June 2 episode in...

Is One of YOUR Friends An Undercover Agent?

Posted 06.03.2013 | Entertainment

What are the odds you are unknowingly friends with an undercover agent? Since agencies like the FBI Customs and DEA don't exactly release those sorts ...

7 Ways the U.S.A. Benefits From the Legalization of Gay Marriage

Murray Lipp | Posted 08.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Murray Lipp

As two major Supreme Court decisions about same-sex marriage (Proposition 8 and DOMA) loom on the horizon, it's an opportune time to refocus attention on the many advantages associated with the pursuit and achievement of marriage equaility.

In the Air With Hillary Clinton

James Denselow | Posted 07.30.2013 | Books
James Denselow

In this absorbing and highly readable work Kim Ghattas, the BBC's State Department Correspondent, has attempted the ambitious task of combining personal memoir, an on-the-road record of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's term and an appraisal of the modern reality of U.S. power.

'80s Icon Makes Major Waves On 'Psych' Finale

Posted 07.30.2013 | TV

On the season finale of "Psych," nerdy '80s icon and "Dead Zone" alum Anthony Michael Hall guest starred, and made big waves. Hall played consulta...

The Top 10 Arguments Against Gay Marriage: All Receive Failing Grades!

Murray Lipp | Posted 07.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Murray Lipp

There is no logical or reasonable basis for denying same-sex couples access to secular marriage laws. Opposing the inevitable (marriage equality) is a waste of time, money and energy.

Ten Reasons to Love Pennsylvania

Judith Fein | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel
Judith Fein

"You're going to Pennsylvania?" our friends asked. "You're usually flying off to some destination we've never heard of, but the state named after William Penn? Why Pennsylvania?"

'Modern Family' Is On The Move

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 07.17.2013 | TV

NEW YORK — The USA television network is looking for laughs, and announced Thursday it will premiere its first-ever situation comedies next wint...

'Something That's Never Been Done In The History Of Television'

AP | ALICIA RANCILIO | Posted 07.17.2013 | TV

NEW YORK — Two reasons for the popularity of the USA series "Psych" are its inside jokes and theme storylines, like the recent 100th episode ins...

USA Gets In The Comedy Game

Posted 05.16.2013 | TV

USA is getting in the comedy game with "Playing House" from Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham, and "Sirens" from Denis Leary and Bob Fisher. The ...

'Gay Marriage' and 'Marriage Equality' -- Both Terms Matter

Murray Lipp | Posted 07.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Murray Lipp

When I started the Facebook page "Gay Marriage USA" in 2011 there was a very conscious decision made on my part to include the words "gay marriage" in the title.

Diversifying the Arms Industry

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 04.26.2013 | World
Lia Petridis Maiello

In early April, the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York City adopted an international arms trade treaty (ATT) that is supposed...

50 Beers for 50 States: Craft Breweries From Every State

The Daily Meal | Posted 04.25.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Just like there's state pride, there's also local brewery pride

Ballparks Celebrate Capturing Of Boston Marathon Suspect

Posted 04.20.2013 | Sports

"U-S-A! U-S-A!" The chant reverberated through Citi Field in New York on Friday night after fans learned authorities had captured the second suspec...

Could the U.S. Be Facing a Brain Drain?

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.27.2013 | Denver
Alexia Parks

With only 21 percent of women in senior management in the U.S., is America at risk of a "brain drain?" The answer is probably "Yes," as corporate executives shop the world for talent to manage their fast-growing businesses.

Reading Without Books

Michael Molina | Posted 05.28.2013 | Comedy
Michael Molina

It's the end of March and by now you've realized that reading is for stooges and jerks. But when it comes to impressing strangers having a book with you still takes the cake. That's what people who read call a Catch 22 and people who don't read call "a curious dilemma."

The Character of Revolution

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 05.25.2013 | World
Majid Rafizadeh

A number of analysts and scholars of the Middle East have argued that the revolutions and uprisings taking place in Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, and Syria are the first of their kind to take place in the region.