June 5, 2014 5:00 AM Point Austin: We'll Always Have ... Mass Murder
On not surrendering to pro-gun mythology Leave it to the Head Frother of Fox News, Bill O'Reilly, to contribute a singular inanity in the aftermath of last month's mass shooting near Santa Barbara. Excoriating anyone who might try to explain the misogynist, murderous actions of Elliot Rodger as anything other than those of a lone madman, O'Reilly concluded 14
June 2, 2014 1:47 PM Iggy Azalea Blasts Nicki Minaj Fans Following Criticism Over 'Fancy' Success?
The rapper launched a huge Twitter rant earlier today The 23-year-old scored her first ever US number one on the Billboard Hot 100 last week with 'Fancy', which features Charli XCX, and while her own fans have been nothing but supportive of her incredible achievement, Iggy has faced criticism from fans of other artists, most notably Nicki Minaj, who actually 25
May 31, 2014 4:38 AM A Tale of Boko Haram, Political Correctness, Feminism and the Left
As the situation confronting kidnapped women in Nigeria continues to deteriorate, the need for international solidarity has never been greater. The 276 teenage women, who were kidnapped at gunpoint by Islamist group Boko Haram, have been held captive for more than a month. What is worse, there have been reports of mass forced "marriages" to rebel militants 39
May 30, 2014 12:32 PM 9 Things You Didn't Know About Dada Master Marcel Duchamp
“I force myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste," proclaimed Marcel Duchamp, Dada master and the man behind everyone's favorite urinal. The phrase only begins to explain the versatile, zany and ever-evolving works of the French-American artist, famously known for "The Fountain," his 1917 pièce de résistance that will go down in history 20
May 30, 2014 7:30 AM 'Famous in 12' Family -- SCREW YOU HATERS!
The family TMZ has selected for the ultimate social experiment -- whether a no-name family can move to Hollywood and become famous in 12 weeks -- is lashing out at their haters. We posted a story Thursday ... announcing the launch of a new show -- "Famous in 12," debuting on the CWTuesday at 8 PM. We moved the Artiaga family from Beaumont, CA to Hollywood 26
May 29, 2014 6:52 PM OKTC Guide to the Scripps National Spelling Bee Favorites
There are only three things on television that I clear my schedule for every year: Miss America, Miss USA, and the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Seriously. The spelling bee is tonight, live, on ESPN. Apparently, spelling is now a sport but cheerleading isn’t? I get it, the kids are sweating, they look like they are about to puke or pass out, it’s strenuous 22
May 29, 2014 5:59 PM Cindy McCain Blasts Gwyneth Paltrow for Comparing Online Abuse to War, Calls Actress "a Joke"
It's not clear at what point hating on Gwyneth Paltrow became a social sporting event, but needless to say, the Goop goddess knows what it feels like to have people attacking her on the Internet. Speaking at a Code Conference earlier this week, the actress and lifestyle guru tried to make a comparison between the affects of being bullied online and fighting 38
May 29, 2014 2:20 PM Edgar Allan Poe Hated Boston As Much As The Rest Of Us
A healthy sense of competition amongst cities has long been a part of the spirit of the United States of America. Loyal son of Massachusetts John Adams once wrote, “Phyladelphia [sic], with all its trade and wealth and regularity, is not Boston…. We exceed them in every thing, but in a market.” But few cities have come in for more smack talk than Adams’s 25
May 26, 2014 5:59 AM Mad Men Season Finale: A Heart-Breaking Goodbye, A Bizarre Song and Dance and More!
WARNING: We're about to recap the biggest moments from Mad Men's season finale. If you do not wish to be spoiled, go outside and stare at the moon. For everyone else, grab a glass of your favorite adult beverage and read on! That's one small step for Don, and one giant leap for Sterling, Cooper and Partners. The first half of Mad Men's final season is officially 26
May 25, 2014 9:31 AM New X-Men puts time in a bottle
While the X-Men try to save the world in Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer rescues the franchise’s shattered continuity. By Lance Harris. Forget the powers of Marvel’s mutated superheroes in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The most astonishing feat in the film is the effortless way that director Bryan Singer juggles a massive ensemble cast, races 33