Last week, New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch vetoed a medical marijuana measure. He claimed that the proposed law -- which would let minors use prescription pot -- could: "downplay the perceived risk of use of this drug and will lead to increased adolescent use." Supporters of the bill had hoped that ... More >>
Last night, I noticed this excerpt from a Canadian interview show, and boy, did it bring back memories. It's a priceless reaction by actor Kim Coates when he's asked about Battlefield Earth by CBC show host George Stroumboulopoulos (who mercifully goes by "Strombo"). I mean, imagine having that mov ... More >>
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has decided that FDA-approved contraceptive methods will be available for free, without co-pays or cost sharing, to women covered by new insurance plans in the U.S. "Not doing it would be like not covering flu shots," said Health and Human Serv ... More >>
CNN, USA Today, and other media organizations got fooled
Schapiro Group data wasn't questioned by mainstream media
Jay-Z and Eminem began their triumphant two-city, four-show run last night at Detroit's Comerica Park, and if that show's any indication, when they show up at Yankee Stadium September 13 and 14, they'll be bringing along every famous rapper they (or you) can think of.
Screenshot of the since deleted Tweet via GawkerThis weekend, a Detroit teen named Kevin Kristopik made the dubious decision to hack to Twitter account of Justin Bieber's best friend, Ryan Butler, thus obtaining Bieber's phone number. What Kristopik did next was not smart: he texted Bieber. ... More >>
From what we'd been hearing, we thought the Obama Administration was going to let Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab off with a revoked visa, leaving him to romp and play. But today the foiled Christmas crotch-bombing has been indicted by a grand jury in Detroit, and will be tried for his lap immolati ... More >>
Terrible news out of the Slum Village camp: Titus Glover, a/k/a Baatin, was found dead in Detroit on Saturday morning. Beyond noting that the rapper "did not appear to die from foul play," the authorities haven't specified a cause of death. Glover is the second founding member of Slum Village ... More >>
The most interesting thing about the just-concluded auto industry bailout hearings in D.C. today (the Times' liveblogging of which has just concluded) was the apocalyptic tone of many of the Representatives. After a wonkish beginning ("equal sacrifice," blah blah) the rhetoric escalated from Rep. Ka ... More >>
A 73-year-old judge renews the law, to the anger of the commander in chief
Toward a cultural history of the vanishing lady—with a nod to Jodie Foster
Prime-time pride, manly girls vs. girly girls and fear of a black dream team
While Detainees Languish the Feds Subvert Their Own Secrecy Arguments
Sixty Years After It Jailed Japanese Americans, Would the U.S. Consider Another Ethnic Internment?