James Surowiecki on Facebook's IPO, Michael Medved on the popular vote, Garry Kasparov on the Russian alliance, Noah Feldman on Mormon assimilation, and Roderick MacFarquhar on Bo Xilai
Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, the hip hop duo that makes up Insane Clown Posse is pretty unhappy with the FBI for labeling their fan-base, known as Juggalos, as a "loosely-organized hybrid gang," so unhappy that they're suing.
In this week's The New York Times Magazine, Well columnist Tara Parker-Pope asks, "Does Facebook turn people into narcissists?" which, when paired with The Atlantic's own recent cover story by Stephen Marche, "Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?" leads us to wonder whether we're all a bunch of isolated self-obsessed twits.
Just days after General Motors decided to pull all its Facebook advertising, deeming it "ineffective," the automaker has decided it won't be advertising on the Super Bowl broadcast either. Broadcast networks, consider yourselves warned.
The Associated Press is highlighting a fun story: a Texas city council election resulted in a tie, and rather than spend the city's money on a re-vote, the candidates decided to just flip a coin, which is apparently something that Texas election law actually allows.
Americans Elect announced that they officially won't be fielding a third party presidential candidate after all, the group said in a statement Thursday.
Breitbart's senior management appended a long editor's note to their post that "exposes" a promotional booklet from President Obama's literary agency in 1991 that describes him as "born in Kenya," and their justification for running with it is ridiculously thin.
Dealbook's Evelyn M. Rusli reports that the music-sharing company Spotify is raising money as part of a deal that values it at $4 billion, and fresh off this morning's enormous $1.5 billion valuation for Pinterest, we can't help but fear this is more evidence of a social media bubble.
This week, several media outlets rediscovered an old New York Times chart that tells you how popular your birthday is, ranking each day of the year from 1 to 366. While it's fun to learn the most common birthdays in the U.S., it's much more fun to think about the most popular conception dates!
We had some fun Monday with The Washington Post's report that Henry Kissinger, wheelchair bound and unrecognized by TSA security guards, underwent a "full Monty" patdown, but ever the Realpolitik practitioner, Kissinger himself didn't take too much issue with the incident
Herman Cain hosted a somewhat random press conference Wednesday to announce (for the second time!) that he's endorsed Mitt Romney, a man who has no Republican competitors in his race for president.
A wheelchair bound 89-year-old Henry Kissinger was submitted to a "full Monty" pat down (per The Washington Post's In the Loop) from the TSA at New York's LaGuardia Airport Monday.
Ron Paul sent an email to supporters Monday saying he would stop campaigning in states that haven't voted yet, but he's not quite dropping out.
President Barack Obama gave his commencement speech at Barnard College, and rather than make any big news, he mostly kept to the mix of light jokes and advice more typical of graduation speeches.
MSNBC's Tamron Hall got quite angry with the Washington Examiner's Tim Carney when he suggested she was doing "a typical media trick" by covering the day two "non-story" about Romney's bullying, and woo boy, this is a confrontation worth watching.
The New(ly trendy) Republic made a rather fun series of images (not a slideshow, much to some people's chagrin) pondering just how Tina Brown, whose scandalous Newsweek covers have become something of a media in-joke, would represent President Obama's same sex marriage endorsement.
Perhaps an answer to the question on just how deliberate Vice President Biden's pre-emptive same-sex marriage endorsement was: He apologized to President Obama for jumping the gun, The New York Times reports.
Delta Airlines has taken some criticism for pulling their ads from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart after the Catholic League protested a coy image of woman with her legs spread, but a Delta spokeperson told The Atlantic Wire Thursday the decision wasn't pegged to the Catholic League's campaign.
Here's your President Obama conspiracy theory for the day: Was he Photoshopped into the iconic image of the Situation Room meeting during the Osama Bin Laden raid?
Mike McQueary, famed for observing Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky sexually assaulting a child, is now filing a whistleblower lawsuit against his university, and while details are still thin, any case with McQueary will eventually make big news, we imagine
The Associated Press' Mike Groll captured a great photo of President Obama speaking alongside New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Tuesday, and we especially like how it perfectly captures our favorite of the many ways Obama likes to point at people: the "This guy!"
New York 's Transportation Department and Citibank jointly introduced their bike share program Monday, but rather than drool over the shiny blue bikes, journalists focused on the prices, which some thought to be too high, but some of their arguments ignored or undersold the way cities intend people to use the bike share system.
The Catholic League has taken to mailing "a color photo of a naked woman with her legs spread" to executives at companies that advertise with The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to get them to leave the program, and the apparently, they're having some success.
The Pentagon has rather hilariously decided that it couldn't cooperate with the filming of this weekend's big blockbuster superhero flick The Avengers because it didn't think the depiction of the military bureaucracy was realistic, according to Wired's Spencer Ackerman.
The Chicago Tribune has a long story out about the decades-long lobbying campaign for fire retardant products that has ignored their health hazards while pushing products that don't actually... retard fire.
Fox has found a solution for the potential challenges of marketing the awkwardly named upcoming film Neighborhood Watch -- with its unintentional echo of the Trayvon Martin case -- by just changing the name altogether.
Let's all welcome David Mitt and William Ryder Romney into the world, twins born to Mitt Romney's son Tagg and his wife Jen.
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