Downton Abbey, the British period drama, will have its third season premiere on Sunday. British high society and Downton's unique twists underlie the TV show's popularity.
With 18 women running for Senate and 166 for the House, the next Congress may see huge gains for female politicians. See this live blog for updates on the women's senatorial election 2012.
Obama and Romney will face off in round two on domestic and foreign policy. Both need to bring their A-game to this more unpredictable debate style and more hands-on moderator.
While NYC has made birth control more accessible to teens, another report about American women's misconceptions about pregnancy reminds us that resources need to be paired with proper education.
White, Midwestern, Muslim hip-hop artist Brother Ali released his new album on Tuesday. The politically charged album critiques the U.S., but offers an optimistic view for the future.
As Michael Phelps barely classifies for the next round of swimming competitions, a refreshing look at some underrated but awesome Olympic disciplines.
Here are the 12 exciting things to look out for at the opening ceremonies on Friday night.
Chick-fil-A, the anti-gay fast food chain, is the only honest business out there.
Facebook will announce its first earnings report since going public. With Zynga plummeting, Facebook's prospects may disappoint investors.
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un is officially married to Ri Sol-ju. Here are 10 of the most fascinating wives of famous modern dictators.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has announced that he has married Ri Sol-Ju, the mystery woman he's been seen with over the past few weeks. Here are the best tweets ever about their marriage.
Facebook announced that it will open a new engineering office in London to focus on mobile phone development right before it announces its first earnings as a public company.
In response to the real-life tragedy of the Colorado shooting, "Gangster Squad" will no longer include a scene of a movie theater shooting. The producers don't have to do this.
Amy Winehouse, who died a year ago from Monday, has lived on.
Daniel Radcliffe, who turned 23 on Monday, has forever changed our understanding of Harry Potter and has begun a serious acting career.
'The Dark Knight Rises' shooting tragedy has shocked everyone. Was it possible that the shooter was saying something about the Nolan film itself?
Following the coming out of hip-hop artist Frank Ocean, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis has released a new rap song to fight for marriage equality. It's awesome.
Are the Obama campaign's attack ads against Mitt Romney's record at Bain Capital working? Should he continue the negative campaign?
Huma Abedin, who has faced false accusations of links to Muslim extremists, is coming into the light as America's next rising star politician.
These photos have already decided the election...
News was slow today. But the entertainment world announced five things that are major wins. Any takers for Coachella at sea? Or the new Bob Dylan album?
Reports remind us that Romney outsourced Olympic uniforms to Burma in the 2002 Winter Olympics. While it's negative press, Romney could take advantage of the spotlight in two ways.
Emma Watson, starring in 'Perks of Being a Wallflower' and 'Noah', is an icon for the women of our generation.
Forbes has revealed the highest-paid celebrities under 30. While initially the list seems to reflect dramatic changes in pop culture, it actually doesn't.
As he turns 70 today, Harrison Ford proves age is nothing but a number.
If Channing Tatum says it's true then it must be true ... right?
The Rolling Stones, known for bringing the "edge" back to rock 'n' roll, turned 50 on Thursday. What are the other 8 most influential bands in rock history?
Bill Cosby is known for many things, including his insane sweaters.
On its 85th birthday, 7-11 is giving away free slurpees, but while the company is on the rise in Asia, Americans are no longer flocking to the country's most famous convenience store.
With producers from The Social Network, 50 Shades of Grey may actually be a quality film. Who will direct the movie, and ultimately determine whether it becomes an Academy Award winner?
The film score to the Dark Knight Rises has just been released. While some tracks are creative and inspiring, most of Hans Zimmer's soundtrack reflects problems often present in his work.
Kim Jong-Un recently held a performance that featured Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, and other Disney characters. While some see Disney as a positive influence, we forget how similar they are.
50 Shades of Grey has become a musical. And it has some pretty hilarious insights on the types of people who love the book.
Political Animals offers a more complex portrait of the relationship between politics and the media and public and private life.
Kourtney Kardashian's baby girl is named Penelope. Not every celebrity has played it so safe.
With a record-breaking heatwave coming this weekend, you'd be wise to learn from these animals how to keep cool.
Brad Pitt's mom is anti-gay marriage and pro-Romney. What are the political views of the Ocean's 11 cast?
Here's what to check out at Comic-Con 2012, whether you love movies, TV, Ray Bradbury, or Larry King.
Carly Rae Jepsen is taking over America this summer. Here's a look at what dominated the summers charts since 2000, and how the music industry has evolved over the last decade.
Ann Romney insists that Mitt Romney is considering a woman for VP. But this is likely not true.
The FDA approved a rapid, at-home HIV test on Tuesday, marking a crucial move to prevent the spread of AIDS.
What do Ron Paul and Mussolini have in common?
The U.S. isn't the only country to celebrate its independence with a bang. Here are 15 countries from around the world that honor liberty with festivals, music, and more.
Andy Griffith, TV show legend, died at age 86 on Tuesday morning. In honor of his work, we take a look at 'The Andy Griffith Show' and 8 of the other best shows of the 1960's.
Created in the 1930s and 60s, Spiderman and Batman wouldn't survive our modern world.
A recent article on how the "busy trap" harms our lives misses a major point about millennials.
Would Spiderman or Batman win in a cage fight? Is Christopher Nolan or Marc Webb a better director?
Ann Curry brought what a morning show badly needed.
Lady Gaga's depressing new ballad has some people worried her suicidal message may influence her listeners. But the real cause of concern should be Gaga's views on romance.
This week Hillary Clinton visited her 100th country setting a record for most countries visited as Secretary of State. Here's are the awesome thoughts she sent us from every country.
This week's a big one in the music industry. With so many songs and albums debuting, here's a guide on what to listen to.
Everyone wants to be Michael Jackson, the late King of Pop. But who are the best impersonators? Here are the best professionals and non-professionals.
Michael Jackson died three years ago. While he had a controversial life, he revolutionized the entertainment industry and has no successor to the "King of Pop" title today.
Inspired by Paul the Octopus in 2010, pigs, elephants, and other animals are predicting this year's Eurocup results. What kinds of college students would animals make?
Asians are not only outpacing Hispanics as the largest immigrant group, but are also achieving greater economic prosperity and social assimilation.
Older Superheroes have reflected American values in politics, but modern heroes show a more personal side, paralleling the American psyche.
What makes a Woody Allen film so Woody Allen? Here are 9 common themes.
Thought the 1% was bad? Check out this visualization of America's economic power inequality in political campaigns.
Toni Morrison, JK Rowling, and David Maraniss' Barack Obama biography round out the top 15.
The latest 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' trailer makes the final installment of the vampire saga the most epic.
Today is the official first day of summer. Here are 20 ways to make sure that summer 2012 is the best summer ever.
It looks like Romney has not been taking Marco Rubio seriously as a VP. While Rubio is not perfect, the utter lack of consideration reflects some misunderstanding about what Romney needs to win.
Paul McCartney turned 70 on Monday. His energy, creativity, and prolific output has made him the most successful post-Beatles member today, and he embodies all that makes the Beatles so enduring.
In honor of Father's Day, these 11 millennials share the real lessons that their fathers have taught them along the way.
President Obama was right by halting the deportations of young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. against their will and through not fault of their own.
While the Facebook stock has suffered a 26% loss overall, it is poised to see its first weekly gain since its IPO last month.
In light of Father's Day, the White House has reminded us that Obama has two daughters. What are the roles of First Daughters? Here are three trends that hint at Sasha and Malia's future.
Jimmy Fallon just released an album of comedic music on Tuesday. He shows that music is another tool for humor, as it gives another chance to reframe jokes or exaggerate humorous techniques.
'Magic Mike' a movie about male strippers is set for release this June. Although we are objectifying men, it's different than when we objectify women.
Want to understand classical music, the greatest art form known to humankind? Here are 7 practical ways to begin enjoying classical music.
On Tuesday night, Arizonans will vote to fill Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' seat. Giffords stepped down earlier this year to recover from a gunshot wound. Here are 7 things to know about the election.
As the special election for Gabby Giffords' vacant seat in the House is set for Tuesday night, politicians seem to have ignored the reason for her absence - unrestricted access to guns.
Celebrity marriages seem to fail more often than ours. McConaughey and Alves may prove the latest in a long list of celebrity marriages that collapse under the public spotlight.
Zombies and vampires, undead creatures, have always reflected our fear of death. Recently, Hollywood has sexualized vampires. Are zombies next?
Some older generation writers say that the 19-year old Cyrus is too young to get married. Are millennials changing their habits and views on marriage?
Live stream the Bonnaroo 2012 performances of Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kurt Vile & The Violators among others right here all the way through Sunday night.
The science fiction writer warned against an overly technological world that shuns literature. His message could not be more crucial to remember in our mass media society.
Everything you need to know about bath salts and how they're tied into the recent Miami cannibalism attack.
Venus has influenced cultural representations of women throughout history. Here are 9 ways.
Transits of Venus are some of the rarest celestial phenomena that can be predicted. Here's everything you need to know about Tuesday's Venus event.
What is the transit of Venus? A once-in-our-lifetime event in which Venus waltzes across the Sun.
Although millenials don't hesitate to criticize money in the public sphere, we still shy away from the subject in private. Why? Because we still care so much about it.
Did last month’s solar eclipse event light up your interest in astronomy? If you’re as much of a astro geek as I am, then it’s time to get excited for Monday night.
Cello rock arrangements have gone viral this week and over the past year. Why is the cello so well-suited for badassery?
New jobs report is released.
The Queen's Jubilee highlights the great American paradox: Despite the seemingly anti-American values of the British monarchy, we are obsessed with the royal family.
Ann Romney has improved her husband's campaign through her personality, charity work, and personal strength. Such warmth is arguably the key to her husband's campaign this election.
The late Yale graduate Marina Keegan tells us not only how not to be lonely, but how not to be fearful.
Michelle Obama's new book about the White House garden and her anti-obesity campaign will add to her popularity, but also reminds us of how limited first ladies can be in their statements.
Hispanics are politically engaged, fast-growing, and swing-voting. How can candidates better reach Latin American voters? Univision, the TV network, offers its marketing strategy.
High traffic may have caused the death of four mountain climbers on Mount Everest. Evolution, youth, and the epic nature of the challenge may explain the popularity of extreme sports.
We love movie remakes because they reinvent the past, giving a fresh take on an old story and reviving what has been dead and distant.
Celebrity fundraising dinners may not change the public's view on Obama's character overall, but they distract from real issues and focus more on the president's style than substance.
School's almost out for summer, but that doesn't mean you should swear off books 'til September. Here are 10 new summer releases that definitely deserve a spot on your Kindle.
The bidder who spent $119.7 million last week on Edvard Munch's "The Scream" is still anonymous, but rumors are swirling that the big buyer may be the Qatari royal family.
In Chicago, an Iraqi food truck aims to start conversation about the Iraq War and its aftermaths in an artistic way.