Millennial writer Julie Sarkissian's novel 'Dear Lucy' is one of the most exciting works of fiction I've encountered this year. Sarkissian joins us to talk about her novel, and life as a writer.
All the amazing things that happened in PolicyMic's culture section this week. And there were lots of amazing things. Check them out!
Nominees for the 67th annual Tony Awards were announced Tuesday morning. Let the winner speculation begin.
The 2013 Tony nominees will be announced live on Tuesday morning. Sutton Foster and Jesse Tyler Ferguson will be doing the honors. Watch live here.
The inaugural Culture section weekly round-up. All the best Culture content from the past week.
EVNTLIVE is changing the music business. No longer are concerts inaccessible and over-priced, now they're brought to you. PolicyMic speaks with EVNTLIVE co-founder David Carrico.
The new trailer for 'Man Of Steel' looks epic ... in a vaguely sensual way.
The MTV Movie Awards were one long joke about body image and race. With this kind of humor being preached from the teen Mecca, it's no wonder looking different is still something people laugh at.
The MTV Movie Awards are officially over and the winners are in. Check out which stars were the biggest winners of the night.
The MTV Movie Awards are airing this Sunday night. And you thought awards season was over....
Looking for a place to watch the Coachella LIVE ? Look no further. Check below for the live stream and full festival lineup.
Jay-Z has been to Cuba and back, and his rapped to tell the tale. His visit to the island has stirred up a whole lot of controversy, and Hova is firing back.
Jay-Z fires back against critics of his Cuba trip with the track "Open Letter." "Boy from the hood got White House clearance" he boasts. Check out the controversial song.
Showtime's new documentary about former Vice President Cheney sends one central message loud and clear: he regrets nothing.
Bradley Cooper is back and 'The Hangover Part III' trailer is here. Cue the sound of millions of people around the world praying that this installment is way better than part two.
MTV Movie Awards are back. Tuesday night, the nominees for the 2013 awards were announeced with the unlikely pairing of Seth MacFarlane and Quentin Tarantino leading the pack.
Meet Lucy Stonehill, a millennial doing all she can to level the playing field for higher education in America.
David Bowie's first album in 10 years is released today. In honor, iTunes let us stream the entire album for free. Check it out here. Was it worth the wait?
Laura Donovan, PolicyMic editor extraordinaire, has just released her first novel. Laura gives us the inside scoop on her book, her process, and why she chose to self publish.
Are you a PolicyMic culture writer? Or an aspiring PolicyMic culture writer? Stop by our happy hour to meet other writers, mingle, and talk all things cultural.
Never forget the wonder that was the 85th Annual Academy Awards. J-Law tumbled, 'Argo' won, Seth MacFarlane kidded around, and so many people sang that it was just crazy.
The 85th Annual Academy awards have come and gone. What we're left with are memories of a choked up Ben Affleck, a tumbling Jennifer Lawrence, and a whole lot of song and dance.
The 85th Annual Academy Awards are underway and we are brining you full coverage every step of the way. Will ‘Argo’ win? Does Jessica Chastain have a chance? We’ll find out tonight.
Who will win on Sunday night? Here is a breakdown of all the Academy Award categories, and who we expect to take home the Oscars.
It's prediction time. Throw your hat in the ring and share your predictions for the winners at the 85th annual Academy Awards. Will you be the PolicyMic-er with the most right predictions?
In his new book 'Fast Future,' millennial David Burstein explores the profound impact that our generation is already having on politics, culture, technology, and business.
Mark your calendars, the 85th annual Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 24. Stick around for all the live updates on the winners and nominees from Hollywood's biggest night.
'Lincoln' leads the pack with 12 nominations. Check out this year's other top contenders.
So when exactly are the 2013 Oscars? February 24 my friends. Here's what you need to know.
Let's not forget the beauty that was the 55th annual Grammy Awards. There was some magic on that stage last night, and Taylor Swift had the most fun anyone has ever had in human history.
CBS issues a wardrobe advisory asking the Grammy attendees to lock it up. Shockingly, no one listened.
Ed Sheeran and Elton John shared the stage for a memorable performance of Sheeran's "A Team." Watch the video.
The 55th Grammy Awards were a night when old-style tunes became cool again. Check out Kelly Clarkson, Justin Timberlake, and the five best performances of the night.
Miguel made himself music's it-man after an incredibly Grammys performance alongside Wiz Khalifa. Check it out here.
Frank Ocean didn't win as big as everyone hoped he would at the 2013 Grammy Awards, but he did perform "Forrest Gump." Check out the performance here.
Kelly Clarkson charmed the Grammys audience with her acceptance speech after winning Best Pop Vocal Album. I mean, it's just the cutest damn thing you've ever seen.
Taylor Swift opens the Grammys with bizarre, meandering performance that included larger than life clowns, a white rabbit, and one really intense top hat.
One of the 2013 Grammys' most memorable performances was Justin Timberlake crooning out "Suit and Tie" ... in sepia.
It's music's biggest night and PolicyMic has an expert team of live bloggers covering the 2013 Grammy Awards. Check out all our coverage at the 55th annual awards here.
Fun., Mumford & Sons, and Gotye take home the biggest awards at the 55th annual Grammy Awards. Check out all the winners.
Live updates on the 55th annual Grammy Awards. LL Cool J hosts the night but there will be a fabulous rotation of live performers including Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, and Sir Elton John.
Think you have what it takes?
Here are the five most exciting Super Bowl advertisements of 2013. Watch the videos here.
Beyonce's Super Bowl performance was amazing, saving an otherwise boring night of football and energizing the crowd.
Beyonce did not lip sync her Super Bowl halftime performance, but nonetheless dazzled the crowd with a stunning vocal show.
Romance meets horror movie in 'Warm Bodies.' The zombie flick premieres February 1, (and it will tell us once and for all why zombies like to eat brains.)
Most advertisers have to avoid saying the words "Super Bowl" in their Super Bowl commercials. A hilarious new Samsung ad tackles that problem head on.
Sure we're excited for the game, but aren't we just as excited to see if Beyoncé will lip-synch again?
Why is Jackie Robinson today's Google doodle? Because today is the baseball legend's 94th birthday.
'30 Rock' is ending. Not only is it the end of an era, it's the end of one of the most iconic TV characters ... ever. To properly say goodbye to Liz Lemon, here are 10 reasons why she's our hero.
The hit sitcom has signed for a ninth and final season. All five stars are returning, and the secret of the show wil finally be revealed.
The 55th annual Grammy Awards are fast approaching. On February 10, the biggest stars in music will take the stage for the genres biggest night. Check out all the year's biggest nominees.
Tornadoes are coming on faster, stronger, and earlier in the season. What do these changes say about a an ever-shifting climate?
Tornado season is starting unseasonably early this year, with reports of tornadoes touching down across the central and southeast United States.
Facebook will announce their Q4 earnings at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Stay here for all the LIVE updates.
Severe weather is expected across the eastern United States on Wednesday. Cities from Pensacola to Boston will be affected. LIVE updates on the storm here.
'Argo' is at a crossroads. It has swept awards season so far, but only three films in history have ever won the Best Picture Oscar without a Best Director nomination. Should 'Argo' win?
The Eiffel Tower, New York City, an Amsterdam street. Why is China recreating all of these landmark Western places? Read excerpts from a new book seeking to answer that very question.
The full list of winners from the 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.
The 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards air live at 8 p.m. this Sunday night. The night honors the best performances of the year by actors in film and television. Get all the LIVE updates here.
Need a refresher? The Coachella 2013 lineup is here. The biggest outdoor music festival of the year will feature Blur, The Stone Roses, Phoenix, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Mercedes-Benz rolled out a commercial featuring Kate Upton. The ad is titled "Kate Upton Washes the All-New Mercedes-Benz CLA in Slow Motion." Can we even be surprised that there is controversy?
Are you a movie lover, a music freak, or an arts and entertainment expert? PolicyMic wants to hear what you have to say!
Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, has (sort of) come to Beyoncé's defense about the whole lip-synching fiasco. As Franklin says, 44 degrees "is just not good singing weather."
Director Kathryn Bigelow took to the 'Colbert Report' Tuesday night to defend the portrayal of torture in her film 'Zero Dark Thirty.' Check out the interview.
What do Matt Bomer, 'White Collar,' and the FBI have in common? They're all teaming up to help solve some of the world's biggest unsolved art crimes.
AMC hit show 'Mad Men' will return for Season 6 on April 7. The two-hour season premiere will be written by the show's creator Matthew Weiner. Here's what we know.
The text of Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco's inaugural poem, "One Today."
Reports have now confirmed that Beyoncé lip-synced her inauguration performance of 'The Star Spangled Banner.' The usually idolized star is being met with ire. But, why?
More celebrity names have been added to the list of performers on inauguration day. The inaugural balls will feature performances by Brad Paisley, Alicia Keys, and Marc Anthony ... many more.
This year Sundance Film Festival shorts can be viewed online free of charge; no need to travel to Utah. Watch the short 'Catnip: Egress To Oblivion,' which gives the in-depth scoop on catnip.
This year Sundance Film Festival shorts can be viewed online free of charge; no need to travel to Utah. Watch the short film 'Black Metal,' the story of a murder done in the name of a metal band.
Pauline Friedman Phillips, the woman behind the iconic advice column "Dear Abby," has passed away at the age of 94.
On March 29, James Franco, Ashley Benson, Vanessa Hudgens, and Selena Gomez hit theaters in the new film 'Spring Breakers.' Judging by the trailer we're in for gritty, dirty, and a little badass.
The 19th annual SAG Awards will air January 27, with this year's biggest nominees including the casts of 'Argo,' 'Silver Linings Playbook,' and 'Lincoln.' See the full list of nominees here.
The full list of nominations for this year's Academy Awards. 'Lincoln,' 'Les Miserables,' 'Life of Pi,' and 'Silver Linings Playbook' are 2013's biggest nominees.
There was a lot of merriment at Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards, but none of that merriment came from Tommy Lee Jones. In fact, his grumpy face has gone viral. What's going on Tommy?
Full list of winners from the 2013 Golden Globe Awards.
Hollywood was given a bit of a surprise on Sunday night when Ben Affleck won the Best Director award for his controversial film 'Argo.' Check out his acceptance speech here.
At Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards Jennifer Lawrence won the Best Actress, Drama award for her role in the David O. Russell film 'Silver Linings Playbook.' Check out her charming acceptance.
Sunday night were the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The stars of 'Parks and Recreation' and '30 Rock
Tonight are the Golden Globe Awards. Will Daniel Day-Lewis win? Will 'Silver Linings Playbook' emerge a victor? And what about TV? Will 'Modern Family' win again? Check out all the nominees here.
Justin Timberlake is back in the music game, after a long hiatus, and he is set to release a new track from a new album as early as Monday.
Destiny's Child has announced it will reunite at the Super Bowl halftime show on February 3rd, which Beyonce will open.
The 2013 Golden Globe Awards air live at 8 p.m. this Sunday night. Amy Poehler and Tina Fey host what is sure to be an incredible night. Will 'Lincoln' win it all? Stay here for LIVE updates.
Light on performances, the 2013 People's Choice Awards did sneak in three solid musical appearances by some of the industry's A-listers Jason Aldean, Alicia Keys and Christina Aguilera.
Who was nominated for each award? 'Lincoln' leads the pack with 12 nominations. Check out the full list of nominees here.
We haven't heard a peep from David Bowie in years. And suddenly, on his 66th birthday, he releases this killer song.
Academy Awards nominations for the 2013 Oscars will be announced on January 10 at 8:30 a.m. EST. Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone will announce this year's nominees. Follow along LIVE.
An excerpt from General Stanley A. McChrystal new memoir, 'My Share of the Task.'
Hands down the biggest viral sensation of the year, PSY's 'Gangnam Style' has officially hit 1 billion YouTube views.
We waited for months but Thursday night America found out the winner of 'The X Factor' Season 2.
Cassadee Pope has officially won Season 3 of 'The Voice.' The star from Team Blake became the inevitable winner after her knock out performance of 'Over You.' Watch her finale performance here.
On Monday, news broke that the newest subject of a Martin Scorsese film will be none other than our 42nd president Bill Clinton. The project will be filmed for HBO.
The top PolicyMic culture stories from this week. Must-see movies, the violence of football, and U.S.-South Koren relations ... "Gangnam Style."
Close on the heels of the 'Man of Steel' trailer, Warner Brothers hits audiences with a preview of its next mega apocalyptic Blockbuster 'Pacific Rim.'
Paul McCartney joined legendary 90s band Nirvana on stage for their first concert in 18 years. The group closed out the 12-12-12 Sandy Relief Concert at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night.
Tonight, Madison Square Garden will be packed with some of the world's biggest music stars: Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney. But ticket proceed debates continue.
The nominees for the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced live Wednesday morning. See all the big nominees here.
Barbara Walters' annual compilation of interviews with the year's 10 most fascinating people will hit the air on Dec. 12. Walters honors Ben Affleck and Chris Christie; who did she miss?
In the final hours before the release of 'The Hobbit' a California judge blocks the release of mockbuster 'Age of the Hobbits,' a low-budget film riding the Peter Jackson coattails.
Country music's youngest awards show, the American Country Awards, will broadcast live on December 10. Kristen Chenoweth and Trace Adkins will host and present the awards to this year's nominees.
In one foul swoop, Psy may go from being the most adored entertainer of 2012 to the most hated. Psy'a anti-American past has surfaced, and with it, some questions about the star's future.
There's no "21" or "Dark Twisted Beauty" dominating this years list of Grammy nominees. Instead, the 2012 nominations showcase a year dominated by single tracks rather than complete albums.
In 1950s America Dave Brubeck defined jazz. In 2012, his name may be lesser known but his songs live on. On the day of his death, we take time to remember his musical legacy.
For the past few years Merriam-Webster has tracked the most looked up words of the year. In 2012 all the words were solidly politics oriented. "Socialism" and "capitalism" top the list.
'The Simpsons' is getting all kinds of political. First, Homer voted for Mitt Romney, and now Montgomery Burns is explaining the 'fiscal cliff.'
This year Hanukkah begins on December 8. The eight-day holiday lasts until December 16, and honors a tradition over 2,000 years old.
Kate Middleton is pregnant, which is so yesterday by now. What's not so yesterday is the fact that Middleton might be pregnant with twins. If she does have twins, who will be the future ruler?
Justin Bieber, Dirty Projectors, LMFAO, PSY all these characters had smash hits in 2012. The December game is making the perfect mash-up from these hits. Let the games begin.
Scott Rogowsky is a name to know. His show, 'Running Late' is an improv staple and he's making waves in the New York comedy scene. I interviewed Rogowsky about how he broke into the business.
More and more details about the 'Justice League' movie are starting to trickle in. So what have we learned today? We finally know who the bad guy will be.
David Letterman, Buddy Guy, Led Zeppelin and others were all bestowed the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor. Were these the artists who deserved it most?
The 'Girls' Season 2 trailer is hot off the presses and it has all the ingredients 'Girls' fans love. Hannah Horvath philosophizing, Adam Sackler shirtless, and a few too-close-to-home lines.
The most popular baby names of 2012 take big-time inspiration from the world of pop culture. For instance, the rise in popularity for Demi, Simon and Mario are all inspired by 'X Factor.'
Interview with David Klein, the millennial CEO of CommonBond. His company is using crowd funding to help finance business school for 100 students.
'Justice League' won't be released for another three years, but there are already talks about who will star. I'm sorry to report that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is out, but Henry Cavill might be in.
For many, the tradition of lighting the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center is a moment that symbolizes the true start of the holidays. Wednesday night at 8 marks another year of that tradition.
'New Girl' is usually a romp of a show. Lots of laughs, good characters, and burgeoning sexual chemistry. Last night's episode was a fertility reality check for 20-something women far and wide.
Finally, the powers that be have released the plot synopsis for 'Star Trek Into Darkness.' Here's what we know, now we just have to wait six months for the flick.
The highly-anticipated Jack Reacher movie, out Dec. 21, is making headlines for its choice of film premiere locale. Tom Cruise and Lee Child chose the unlikely city of Pittsburgh for their debut.
'Revolution' has been a ratings darling from the get go. As the series' fall finale airs, what makes it so successful? And can the success survive?
When Morgan Freeman speaks, it's nearly impossible not to listen. In a new ad promoting marriage equality, Freeman lends his voice to a greater cause.
The reviews are in and the critiques agree, Lindsay Lohan's Lifetime extravaganza "Liz & Dick" is just terrible enough to be hilarious must-see television.
The top PolicyMic culture stories from this week. What does English sound like? The 10 most viral videos of 2012, and why everyone is talking about the new "Star Trek" movie.
The new film "Hitchcock" comes with an all-star cast; Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson. Early potential for a fun film is quickly replaced by a biopic that you just don't trust.
After the turkey is eaten and the pie is all gone, tune in to Spike Lee's new film "Bad 25." The Michael Jackson documentary will air on ABC at 9:30 p.m.
The top PolicyMic culture stories from this week. Must-read new books, Picasso reviews, early Oscar-buzz, and the sexiest man of the year.
Joe Wright's new film "Anna Karenina," starring Keira Knightley, is Wright's best film yet. Still, the task of bringing Tolstoy's classic to life, is a tall order no matter the brilliant vision.
The top PolicyMic culture stories from this week. Interview with a politically-engaged millennial director, understanding the "Firefly" phenomenon, and James Bond is back and better than ever.
An interview with 24-year-old director David Burstein whose new film "Up to Us" follows the political issues facing young Americans today.
On Thursday night, the biggest stars in country music congregate for the 46th annual CMA awards. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood host for the fifth time. Check out the full list of nominees.
CBS and the CW are canceling Monday night TV due to Hurricane Sandy. "How I Met Your Father," "Gossip Girl," and many others will be reruns. "Revolution" and "Dancing with the Stars" are all new.
The top PolicyMic culture stories from this week. "Cloud Atlas" is the best movie of the decade, Halloween's a-coming, and what's the deal with the new Lena Dunham ad?
At 5 pm Friday, President Obama will speak to millennial voters live on MTV. Watch here as the president answers questions that apply directly to us.
"Cloud Atlas" spans hundreds of years, six plot lines, and three directors. With Halle Berry and Tom Hanks at the helm of this sinking ship, there are flashes of greatness muddled by confusion.
The ABC Family smash hit "Pretty Little Liars" premieres tonight for it's third season. The episode kills off one of Rosewood's own and guest stars Adam Lambert.
Snap poll numbers are in, and Obama is emerging the winner from the third, and final, presidential debate.
TV channels broadcasting the debate live include ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more. See article for full debate live stream.
Latest presidential polls in Florida show Romney marginally in the lead. But what about the Latino vote?
Obama and Romney will meet at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., at 9:00 pm EST on Monday. Bob Schieffer will moderate.
The top PolicyMic culture stories from this week. Taylor Swift's new album released, what "The Master" is really about, and how to get big money out of politics ... through art.
The 2012 presidential election will be remembered for the powerful influence that money had in politics. Join the art drop, and spread the new viral image to keep money out of politics.
A quick polling guide for Wednesday. In the aftermath of the second presidential debate, America searches for the latest polling numbers.
Romney and Obama faced off in a brutal battle at the second presidential debate. The pressure was on Obama but he managed to stop Romney from a second win.
The second presidential debate is President Obama's chance to win back his former polling lead. On the other side of the stage, Romney will be trying to fully win over the female vote.
Follow live updates of the presidential debate. At 9:00 pm Barack Obama and Mitt Romney face off for round two. The town hall forum at Hofstra University will be moderated by CNN's Candy Crowley.
While you sat on your couch and ate a sandwich, Felix Baumgartner jumped 128,000 feet from space to Earth. Headcam footage here.
Our leaders have enough on their plates. There is no need to be asking Obama and Romney for their two cents on celebrity drama.
The top PolicyMic culture stories from this week. Taylor Swift's pop sound, Picasso goes black-and-white and "The Walking Dead" lives on.
AMC premiere of the hit series "The Walking Dead" brings a new season of dramatic story lines amongst the living and the walkers. Spoiler alert.
Live updates and footage of Felix Baumgartners's Red Bull Stratos jump; freefall from the edge of space. Watch Baumgartner break records.
With 23 days to go until America votes and make a choice between Romney and Obama, the polling numbers continue to be the crystal ball for the American people. Who's ahead? Depends who you ask.
Martha Raddatz impressed the public with her steady hand moderating Thursday night's Paul Ryan vs. Joe Biden VP debate. Sunday morning, Raddatz discussed the debate on ABC's "This Week."
In Florida, polls indicate that Romney is ahead. With 29 electoral votes, the swing state would be a massive win for either candidate.
The political commentary of "Saturday Night Live" has become some of the most important of this election season. Tonight, SNL will take on Joe Biden, Paul Ryan, and the vice presidential debate.
Rasmussen Reports came out with it's Friday poll numbers. The latest polling numbers show Romney in the lead with 48%.
At the Biden Ryan vice presidential debate Thursday night, Joe Biden was a tour de force. After his strong and passionate performance in Kentucky, what will happen to the polls?
The 2012 vice presidential debate is going down tonight between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan. Tune in here for live up-to-the-minute updates.
On Thursday night, live from Danville, Kentucky, the vice presidential debate will be going down. Congressman Paul Ryan will face off against current vice president, Joe Biden.
Tonight the vice presidential debate goes down live in Danville, Kentucky. Find out where to watch the Joe Biden and Paul Ryan showdown here.
"The Vampire Diaries" is back for season 4. Elena is on her way to becoming a vampire, and with that comes a new series of questions. Most enticingly for fans, will she choose Stefan or Damon?
Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere star in the new ABC series "Nashville." In a time when cross-overs like Taylor Swift are abandoning their country roots, "Nashville" stays true.
On Wednesday morning, Mitt Romney's wife Ann will join the "Good Morning America" team to co-host the program. Her morning show cameo is yet another battle in the ongoing war to humanize Mitt.
"Nashville," "Arrow," "Gossip Girl," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." Season premieres continue this week. Here are the 8 shows that you just can't miss.
The top PolicyMic culture stories from this week. Ben Affleck's Oscar buzz, "Star Trek Into Darkness" and Pussy Riot finally has a hearing.
Did you miss out on tickets to Jay-Z's Brooklyn concert series? Well, his final concert in the eight-concert series will be livestreamed Saturday night. Let's chat.
"30 Rock" returns to NBC for its final season. Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, and Tracy Morgan prove smart comedy can be popular, and politics are just as hilarious as everyone thought.
It's Jerzday and season 6 of "Jersey Shore" is finally here. Here's what to expect from Snooki, JWoww, The Situation and the whole Jersey Shore crew. Final season premiere airs Oct. 4 on MTV.
College Humor hits the nail on the head with it's "Mitt Romney Style" video. "I got distinguished hair/ And a private jet that fliest me way up in the air." Yes.
Tonight's presidential debate is the first in an epic showdown series. Follow along for up-to-the minute updates. As for who will win? My money's on Obama.
Adele will be singing the theme song to the new James Bond movie "Skyfall." Snippets of "Let the Sky Fall" leaked online; listen to all the female singers who have sang "James Bond" theme songs.
"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane will host the 85th Academy Awards in February 2013. After his SNL debut MacFarlane proved his hosting chops.
"Revolution" has taken TV ratings by storm. The third episode, airing Monday night on NBC, will be a telling episode for the future of this post-apocalyptic drama.
The top PolicyMic culture stories from this week. Stephen Colbert and Arnold Schwarzenegger have new books, and Ai Wei Wei still can't leave China.
"Revenge" season 2 is back, and Emily Thorne is not backing down. Sunday marks the return to Southampton and all the gossip and drama that comes with it. Is Victoria alive? Tune in and find out.
Showtime's hit series "Dexter" returns for its 7th season on Sunday night. The romance between Deb and Dexter gets more complicated, and a new character spice things up.
With 36 days until the election, polls show the president winning in crucial states like Ohio and Iowa. They have the president winning re-election with at least 300 electoral votes.
A chat with the founder of "Say It With a Condom" the company responsible for Obama and Romney Condoms. Because, according to them, "either way, we're getting screwed."
Jay-Z performed the inaugural concert Friday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Rihanna, Big Daddy Kane, Scoob Lover, and Scrap Lover were there. But the star of the night was Brooklyn.
Museum Day Live! takes place this Saturday September 29. What that means is free museum entry across the country. Here's how to join in on the event.
Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal star in the new film "Won't Back Down." The film's anti-union message has sparked controversy across the country.
Let's dissect this trailer. ABC is taking drama below sea level. A U.S. submarine captain and his crew have gone rogue, and they have nuclear weapons ... this is how great television is born.
J.K. Rowling's new book was released on Thursday to rocky reviews. "The Casual Vacancy" will not be the next "Harry Potter," but publishing the Potter follow-up is success in and of itself.
"Animal Practice" and "The Neighbors" might be the two weirdest shows this season. An animal hospital and a neighborhood filled with aliens? Strange, strange choices were made.
Season 4 begins with a few new twists: Gloria is pregnant and Cam is a teacher. But is that enough to keep the Pritchett-Dunphy clan from edging into stale territory?
"New Girl" and "The Mindy Project" manage to portray a very accurate portrait of America's youth, with characters right on that tipping point between grown-up life and the frat house.
Sean Lowe is the next star on "The Bachelor." Get used to that name America, come January it will be as ubiquitous as Emily Maynard.
Is self publishing your book worth your time? 23-year-old writer Jeffrey Hartinger discusses his newly self-published book the "Generation Y Handbook."
"Homeland," "Revenge," "666 Park Avenue," "Last Resort" ... and those are just the dramas. This is a huge television premiere week. Here are the 10 shows that you just can't miss.
The night went to "Modern Family," "Homeland," and "Game Change." At this years Emmy Awards Jimmy Kimmel led us down a familiar paths, Julie Bowen claiming her award and Jon Hamm being snubbed.
Safer than hosts like say, Ricky Gervais, Jimmy Kimmel hosted the 64th Annual Emmy Awards. Check out the top 5 jokes from his opening monologue; politics were certainly on the chopping block.
Julianne Moore, Jessica Lange and "Modern Family" writers win. Aaron Paul and Julia Louis-Dreyfus win too! Jon Hamm loses and Louis C.K. wins, twice! Who will win, who will lose? Find out here.
The top PolicyMic culture stories from this week.
I spoke with filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza about "2016: Obama's America." His incredibly successful documentary rocked the political and cinematic scene this summer. Here's what D'Souza had to say.
This Sunday Jimmy Kimmel hosts the 64th Emmy Awards. Jon Hamm or Bryan Cranston? "Homeland" or "Downton Abbey"? Will "Game of Thrones" win? These are tough questions, here are our predictions.
Thursday night turns out to be a big political TV night. Not only do we have the SNL Thursday special but the heavens have graced us with Bill Clinton on "The Daily Show."
Jay Pharoah as Barack Obama; Taran Killam as Paul Ryan; Jason Sudeikis as Joe Biden and Mitt Romney? What more could you ask for. Follow our live blog of the SNL Primetime Election Special here.
Millennial artist Kenneth Pietrobono is thinking seriously about the issues that plague our generation. In an interview, he discusses how he seeks to understand these issues through art.
The reality show 'Survivor' has been on the air for 25 seasons, seriously. As the Philippines season begins we are treated to another year of challenges, tiki torches, and Jeff Probst.
Season premiere season is well underway. With endless shows to choose from here are the 6 can't miss shows this week. "Revolution," "Treme," and "Parks and Recreation" make the list.
The top PolicyMic culture stories from this week.
Saturday Night Live premieres with Seth MacFarlane as host and Frank Ocean as musical guest. The biggest questions of the night are how will Jay Pharoah do as Obama? And who will play Paul Ryan?
Google launched a new feature which is sure to zap productivity from now until, well basically, eternity.
If the new songs and the Finn-Rachel romance weren't enough, here are five reasons why 'Glee' season 4 will be the best. Think, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Hudson, and 'Call Me Maybe.'
'Saturday Night Live' has found fame in its political humor. We've had Tina Fey as Sarah Palin, Will Ferrel as Dubya, and this year we'll have a brand new President Obama.
'The X Factor' and 'The Voice' will battle it out for ratings on network television tonight. While the performances are key, it is the judges that draw the numbers.
Political art is alive and well, particularly in this presidential election season. I interview 25-year-old artist Eric Giddings about his Obama portraits and the role of art in politics today.
Will it be Matt Bomer, Henry Caville, or Ryan Gosling? The role of Christian Grey is still up for grabs and these three men are the top picks.
Since 1982 "Forbidden Broadway" has been making fun of the Broadway stage. In its rebooted form, the show takes on today's hits like "Newsies" and "Once." A Q&A with the show's costume designer.
Season premiere season is upon us. With so much new on TV, here's your must-watch guide for the week. 'Glee,' 'The Voice,' and 'The New Normal' make the cut.
New York Fashion Week is underway. Check out the full schedule of shows to see what is happening when and where.
Stars come out in droves for the "The Stand Up to Cancer" telethon airing tonight across the network and cable channels. Stars include MAtt Damon, Sofia Vergara, Justin Timberlake and more.
Frank Ocean sang, Kevin Hart forced jokes and One Direction took home three moon men. But for a show known for Kanye-storming the stage, and Brittany-Madonna lip locks, last night was shock free.
On Thursday, James Taylor, Mary J. Blige, and Marc Anthony will take the stage on President Obama's speech day.
Where to watch VMA live stream? Our VMA live blog has all the details on the big night. Will One Direction win? Will Psy and Justin Bieber perform? Will Kevin Hart rock it? Tune in, and find out
New York Fashion Week is officially underway. I chatted with Robert Wainblat, creator of Campus Sartorialist, about which campuses are best dressed and why Romney has better sty.
If James Taylor, Eva Longoria, and Mary J. Blige weren't enough, now even more names have been added to the DNC celebrity speaker list. Jessica Sanchez is Wednesday night's musical performance.
One Direction and Taylor Swift are already on the bill but it looks like Justin Bieber may be the "secret guest" that MTV has fans oh-so-curious about.
It's the biggest night of MTV's year. Join Taylor Swift, One Direction, Rihanna and all of music's pop icons at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 6. Check out who will be there.
On Tuesday night, Ron Paul made his second appearance in a year on the Tonight Show. The good doctor talked politics, Romney, and Clint Eastwood.
The media jumped on Nicki Minaj's pro-Romney lyrics, but the truth is we can't take her rhymes at face value.
A petition has gone viral to get Betty White to counteract Clint's Eastwooding and speak at the DNC. An interview with petition writer Peter Slutsky goes behind the scenes in the quest for White.
After a summer of rumors, Kelly Ripa finally announced her new cohost to fill the shoes of her longtime co-host Regis Philbin. Spoiler alert, he is not Seth Meyers.
Obama is certainly winning the musical act portion of the convention war. To Romney's Kid Rock and Trace Adkins, Obama counters with Earth, Wind, and Fire and James Taylor.
We are certainly back in the era of boy bands: move over 'NSYNC and Backstreet Boys. At this year's MTV VMAs One Direction and The Wanted will battle for best boy band.
Jay-Z continues his global takeover, this time with a music festival in Philadelphia. Made in America features Kanye West, Drake, and Jay himself.
As you enjoy Labor Day and the end of summer, take a peek at this weekend's biggest draws and releases. 'The Hobbit', Missy Elliot, 'Breaking Bad' ... oh my.
They may seem like meaningless lies (except for the whole lying at the RNC thing) but if Ryan wants any semblance of credibility, he needs to start being honest.
On August 31 a blue moon will be visible in the night sky, but a blue moon might not be what you think it is.
The biggest EDM festival of the season is here. Skrillex, David Guetta, A-Track and more take over Randall's Island for a three day music festival. Schedule, biggest acts, and more.
Film festival season is fully underway and Friday sees the beginning of Telluride. This year's top five most anticipated films.
Hollywood heavyweight and Republican, Clint Eastwood is rumored to be tonight's mystery speaker, set to come on stage before Marco Rubio. Eastwood's hand in politics stretches back to 1952.
"My playlist starts with AC/DC, and ends with Zeppelin."
It's been 28 years since the first VMA's took place. A lot has changed ... sort of. Here are the top 5 performers I'm looking forward to at this year's awards.
Pretty Little Liars has completed another season, this time with the best episode the show has ever seen.
Ann Romney may be the toast of the town at the RNC, but she's certainly making some enemies in Hollywood.
Man once again will make history in outer space. Only this time, history will be made thanks to the Curiosity Rover and the Black Eyed Peas' frontman.
It has been a summer of shootings, how much longer will Americans cry for sensible gun laws before we are forced to give up?
Two are dead after a shooter opened fire Friday morning outside of the Empire State Building.
'The Butler' is about as star studded as they come: Oprah, Mariah Carey, Jane Fonda. The film spans 30 years in the White House. Check out the film's all-star presidential line up.
Emily Maynard and Jef Holm appear to be the next celebrity couple in this long list of summer 2012 celebrity cheating scandals.
The new season of Grimm premieres Monday night. The cliffhanger will finally be over, and fans will hopefully know to turn into the new time.
Robert Pattinson, Whitney Houston, and Sylvester Stallone all have movies opening this week. Do they have what it takes to beat out Bourne and Batman?
Just weeks after Cooper came out publicly as gay, he is caught smack in the middle of the industry's latest cheating scandal.
Mitt Romney has officially selected Rep. Paul Ryan to be his running mate, here are a few facts that we've just gotta know.
Paul Ryan is Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick. Is Ryan the best choice for Romney? Share your thoughts.
Documentarian Mel Stuart died on Thursday. The director is best remembered for his film 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' but Stuart made political documentaries throughout the 1960s.
The newest member of the 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' is officially a covergirl. Meet Penelope Scotland Disick.
The Bourne Legacy opens this Friday and the critics are beginning to weigh in; Matt Damon is sorely missed.
Kristen Stewart cheated on Robert Pattinson and the media went wild. The truth is, 22% of the population cheats, so why has one girl become the world's sacrificial lamb?
Fans rejoice: The Avengers 2 is officially a go.
The search continues to find the perfect Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele cast members for the movie version of 50 Shades of Grey.
Twitter trends this week told us that the new iPhone 5 will cost $800. If the other iPhone 5 rumors are true there is a lot to look forward to in terms of new features.
August 5 marks 50 years since the death of Marilyn Monroe. The cultural obsession with the bombshell has never faded, and here are 50 stars to prove it.
The annual three-day music festival is underway. Check out all the acts from Childish Gambino to Jack White, and see where to watch all the performances live.
Looks like the Chris Brown, Drake, Rihanna drama is far from over. The next battleground will be the September 6, MTV Video Music Awards.
Amid all the drama and scandal of the Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart break up, new layers to the saga keep opening up. Just this Saturday, the couple moved out of their Los Angles home.
Better security, wider screen, redesigned features. The newest iPhone will come with a whole host of features not present in the iPhone 4S. Or at least, that's what the word on the street is.
Lupe Ontiveros, credited with playing the role of the Hispanic nurse over 150 times, passed away on Thursday.
The Olympics' opening ceremony is inspired by Shakespeare's 'The Tempest', but there are reportedly hat-tips to Mary Poppins, Charles Dickens, and Harry Potter in there as well.
On Friday, the newest Vince Vaughn/Ben Stiller comedy hit theaters after months of marketing issues. The release was overshadowed by announcements of Vaughn's upcoming comedy The Internship.
The most beautiful trailer of the year is here. Ang Lee's adaptation of the best selling novel 'Life of Pi' has started Oscar-buzz months before it is even scheduled to hit theaters.
These photographs are from Rania Matar's new book "A Girl and Her Room." Her work captures the inner workings of girl world.
On Monday, American icon Sally Ride passed away. Ride was the first American woman to travel to space.
The teens have spoken: Check out the full list of winners from the Teen Choice Awards.
On Sunday, American teens will shower their favorite stars with giant awards in the shape of surfboards. Will history repeat itself and make 'Twilight' and its cast the big winners once again?
As Emily Maynard chooses between Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Jef Holm, we once again are faced with an all white cast. A lack of diversity is all too familiar for 'The Bachelor' and 'The Bachelorette'.
This Sunday will be the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Check out the list of nominees. Who was recognized and who was snubbed?
The reviews are rolling in. Is Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight Rises' everything we hoped it would be?
Watch live as the nominees for the 2012 Emmy Awards are announced.
Tuesday on 'The Colbert Report', Nas joins Stephen Colbert (once again) to talk about the new album 'Life Is Good'.
Tuesday night, Giants Wide Receiver Victor Cruz will join Jon Stewart to chat about his new autobiography 'Out of the Blue'. Let's cross our fingers for a little salsa dancing as well.
Monday, the literary world faced the sad news of two deaths within the industry. Donald Sobol, author of 'Encyclopedia Brown' and Stephen Covey, author of '7 Habits of Highly Effective People'.
Anastasia Steele is a young college-aged beauty with a boyfriend who is into some wild stuff. Could this be the most coveted female role in Hollywood today? Absolutely.
Christopher Nolan is an A-list director with a sleek, dark, and psychologically thrilling edge. Many movies await his directing talent; here are five that should top his list.
July's superhero schedule is already set ('The Dark Knight Rises' and 'The Amazing Spiderman'), but Oliver Stone is sweeping in with the crazy-sexy-cool (TLC shout out) hit of the summer.
Do you want to eat 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes? Black Widow and Joey Chesnut do. And did.
Rap battles have been going on for decades, most recently seen in the Chris Brown and Drake feud. If only these battles could stay as rhyme-spitting lyric wars, they'd be far less lethal.
Today the Internet gifted us stills of Naomi Watts as Princess Diana, an uber-creepy Michael Phelps statue, and the stuck-in-time original 'You've Got Mail' site.
Beloved writer and filmmaker Nora Ephron died on Tuesday after a battle with leukemia.
What did I learn this week? I learned about the wacky things going on in the world. Like, Mayan temples made of chocolate, vampire bones in Bulgaria, and what Alan Rickman looks like in slow-mo.
Millennial style guru and founder of Swagger New York, Sian-Pierre Regis tells us about millennial fashion, Michelle Obama's look, and whether Romney or Obama would be a more stylish POTUS.
A live hostage situation is ongoing in Toulouse, France. A gunman has taken four people hostage inside a bank. The gunman is claiming links to al-Qaeda and deceased Toulouse gunman Mohamed Merah.
The Harry Potter theme played on water glasses, Katy Perry gives us 'Wide Awake', and Mia Farrow takes a shot at Woody Allen. Check out today's top five, must-see videos.
Do you wanna see Jimmy Fallon dance? Do you wanna see Jimmy Fallon dance like a Dad? Allow me to present to you, the evolution of Dad dances.
Are you a pop-culture lover or arts and entertainment expert? PolicyMic wants to hear what you have to say!
Movies you gotta see, books you gotta read, seven must-do activities for your weekend. Activities include: watch Tom Cruise sing/dance, cheer for the Euro Cup, and tell America she's the best.
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is dead at 84, days after Egyptian presidential elections.
Live results for tonight's 66th annual Tony Awards hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. Cameos from stars like Ricky Martin, Amanda Seyfried, and Matthew Broderick.
Every week is a massive pop-culture week and this one was no exception. Lady Gaga finished her new album, 'The Dark Knight Rises' has us all waiting for July, and Jamie Foxx is the new president.
Hardly a surprise Mitt Romney wins the tonight's New Jersey Republican primary, leaving Ron Paul far behind.
New Jersey heads to the polls on Tuesday. Congressmen Rothman (backed by Obama) and Pascrell (backed by Clinton) face-off in high-profile battle. Follow live for updates on all election results.
'Snow White and the Huntsman', Miss USA, and the new Steve Jobs biopic in the works. A lot happened this week! Here's the pop to get you through the weekend.
Four civilians were killed today in Seattle's University District in two separate shootings. A police man-hunt for the suspect (or suspects) is underway.
As you head out for Memorial Day weekend take a peek at this week's biggest releases iand see what you need to catch up on over the weekend.
Live updates on this weekend's rare annular solar eclipse, which will be visible across the Southwest United States. Get weather, locations, time, and live video.
Mick Jagger takes 'SNL', Zooey Deschanel comes to Broadway, and Wes Anderson debuts 'Moonrise Kingdom'. This was a busy week! Here's your pop culture recap to get you through the weekend
Singer of smash '70s and '80s hits like, 'Last Dance' and 'She Works Hard for the Money' has died from cancer.
'Community' cancelled, Johnny Depp as a vampire, superstars in couture, Hollywood's version of Ronald Reagan. A lot happened this week! Here's a culture recap to get you through the weekend.
She gave you life, she gave you love, she taught you everything she knows ... now, what in the world do you get her for Mother's Day?
In an interview with ABC News on Wednesday afternoon, President Barack Obama officially endorsed same-sex marriage.
Today the beloved author of 'Where the Wild Things Are' passed away. Reactions to his death are overwhelming social media, and even celebrities have taken to Twitter to pay their respects.
The founder of famed rap trio the Beastie Boys has died.
Obama, Ashton, Avengers, Batman; a lot happened this week. Here's a recap of the top 5 must-read pop stories to get you up to speed in time for the weekend.
Millennials are terrified of regret, but maybe by listening to the regrets of those older, and wiser, we can reflect on how best to make decisions about our own lives.
Live blog of the 2012 Republican presidential primary in Rhode Island.
Live blog of Tuesday's Republican primary elections in New York.
There are so many things to do, live up to, and plan for that millennials have collectively de-prioritized the one thing that matters most: happiness.
For millennials, working abroad is a must-do and an invaluable way to gain modern professional skills.
Driven by idealistic dreams of life in America, foreign exchange students are finding themselves greeted instead by high costs, low wages, and dashed hopes.