Eugene Polley, the inventor of the first wireless TV remote control, has died aged 96.
For years, I’ve used Loretta Lynn as an example of how fast societal mores have changed. It turns out that her marriage at age 13 may be a bit of myth making.
Dish Network is offering customers a DVR that will skip commercials. I’m sure their content providers are thrilled.
Another bizarre conservative rant about the President.
The outpouring from my Twitter stream yesterday on the news of the death of Adam Yauch, MCA of the Beastie Boys, surprised me.
HBO’s Game of Thrones is violent and full of sex. Is it too much?
[FAIR WARNING: SPOILERS]
The commander of Fort Knox has canceled a Ted Nugent concert after the rocker’s recent rant about President Obama.
Ted Nugent, whose music I really liked when I was in junior high school, said something vile and crazy.
Why the Internet is awesome: a Taiwanese animatronic take on the Secret Service hookers scandal.
Shockingly, the “Springfield” in the long-running sittcom “The Simpsons” is Springfield, Oregon, near where creator Matt Groening grew up.
Jeffrey Brown has a children’s book titled Darth Vader and Son scheduled for release on April 18.
Should you lie to your kids about holiday fantasy characters?
The Sky News leadership is taking a novel approach to charges that it illegally hacked emails: Claiming a right to break the law when they think it’s in the public’s interest to do so.
Sometimes, art imitates life rather than the reverse. And sometimes reality seems stranger than fiction.
Roger Ebert and I don’t agree on much, from politics to movies. But share a fondness for Samuel L. Jackson and a contempt for George Zimmerman.
Dear Bill Maher and Alexandra Pelosi: The plural of anecdote is not data.
Sure, he routinely uses gender-specific slurs against conservative women. But he’s not a misogynist!
Doug Mataconis’ Thursday posting “Herman Cain Releases Bizarre New Video Involving Apparent Goldfish Murder” got picked up on that night’s edition of The Colbert Report.
Movie theater snacks are expensive. This is not cause for a lawsuit.
Was Return Of The Jedi the best of all the Star Wars films? One writer thinks so.
An object lesson in celebrity worship from the State of New Jersey.
Cal Thomas made a tasteless joke at Rachel Maddow’s expense. He describes the lesson in civility he learned.
We can feel that we “know” athletes, entertainers, politicians, and others that we’ve followed, rooted for, or whatnot over a period of time and feel a genuine sense of loss when they’re gone.
Whitney Houston, once one of the biggest stars in American popular culture, has died.
Was Clint Eastwood’s Chrysler ad a political message, or just a well done commercial?
This week we learned that even breast cancer can become politicized. Is there anything that can’t at this point?
One wonders why any Republican politician would want to be associated with this image.
Virtually everything Stephen Colbert is doing was legal before Citizens United.
Stephen Colbert’s super PAC, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, has raised a little over a million dollars.