Checking in With Gwyneth Paltrow, Book Critic to the Stars

Gwyneth Paltrow, a book author, is not someone we commonly associate with libraries, because they have dust, and that dust is not macrobiotic. But she is a dedicated reader, or, at least, a dedicated recommender of books, a fact of which we have clear and incontrovertible proof in the latest issue of GOOP. » 7/25/14 11:08am Friday 11:08am

Could We Have Some Real Scientists Look At Executions Now, Please?

Last night Arizona became the latest state this year to ineptly carry out an execution. Joseph Wood, who was executed for a 1989 double murder of his ex-girlfriend and her father, either "gasped" or "snored" for two hours before finally expiring. » 7/24/14 12:00pm Thursday 12:00pm

Old Man Throws Away His Canes And Dances, A Weary Internet Rejoices

It does not take Claude Lévi-Strauss to explain why the above video of an elderly man — perhaps Peruvian, but "facts" about viral videos seem generally to be moving targets so don't quote me on that — is being shared by distant relatives of yours and mine all over Facebook. We are smack in the middle of a week where… » 7/22/14 5:22pm Tuesday 5:22pm