Obama Condemns Attack In Paris

Obama calls attack "horrific", pledges U.S. assistance to French authorities. 



Read more...

Gun Sales Soar On Black Friday

While overall spending is down, gun sales were way up this Black Friday. 



Read more...

Oprah’s Transcendence Of The Perceivable Universe: Recap

In the wake of Oprah's transcendence, a humble columnist gives his two cents. 



Read more...

Book Review: 'Coyote' By Colin Winnette

A book about missing daughters, relationship abuse, and talk shows. 



Read more...

Legendary Designer Oscar De La Renta Dead At 82

The designer leaves the world looking better dressed than when he found it. 



Read more...

Total's CEO Dies in Moscow Plane Crash

Christophe de Margerie, head of the French oil company, was reported dead Monday. 



Read more...

Hiker 'Discovers' Eerie, Abandoned Smokies Town

Photos of rundown cabins in The Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee come just in time for Halloween. 



Read more...

Storify: Monday Was National Coffee Day

Patrick Nouhailler/Flickr

One day a year, coffee drinkers unite under their bittersweet love. 



Read more...

Rediscovered: Ezra Koenig's Great Short Story About Collegiate Spirituality

Vampire Weekend's trademark intellectualism shines through in Koenig's creative writing as well (queenkoenig/Tumblr)

The singer's writing reflects everything great about Vampire Weekend.



Read more...

US Launches First Air Strikes On ISIL In Syria

The US and other allied nations have begun to strike back against the militants, details to come. 



Read more...

ISIS Or ISIL?

Wikimedia/Creative Commons

Geography, politics, and language confuse the naming of the infamous terrorist group. 



Read more...

A Night With Aimee Bender: Review

Bender's stories never end the way you expect them to. Amandaonwriting, Tumblr.

The author talks writing and the important element of surprise. 



Read more...

Faces Of The Venezuelan Protests: Juan

Juan, a Venezuelan violinist in his 20's, talks to Neon Tommy about the anti-Maduro protests. 



Read more...

Faces Of The Venezuelan Protests: Pato

Despite recent threats of military coup, Maduro's National Guard appears unfazed. 



Read more...

Ukraine's Anarchist Past

Ivan Bandura, Flickr.

That time when Ukraine became everything a Marxist dreams of.



Read more...

Ukraine's Anarchist Past

That time Ukraine became everything Marxist dreams of. 



Read more...

Faces Of The Venezeulan Protests: Maria Fernandez

Maria Jose Fernandez

PHOTOS: Neon Tommy talks exclusively with a protester in Venezuela.



Read more...

Venezuela: Faces Of The Protests

Inflation in Venezuela has hit 58%. Maria Jose Fernandez.

Neon Tommy talks exclusively with protesters and journalists on-the-ground in Venezuela.



Read more...

Centinela Valley Superintendent's Compensation Package Stuns Educators

Jose Fernandez, a brilliant but expensive administrator. (Photo/Centinela Valley Union High School District)

Jose Fernandez, superintendent for less than 6,800 students, earned almost $663,000 in 2013.



Read more...

Valentine's Day Excuses for Singles

Using statistics to beat cuteness. Dailycutepicutes, Tumblr.

4 sociology-based justifications for being single.



Read more...

Study Suggests Medical Marijuana Reduces Suicide

A new research study suggests recreational marijuana usage use may reduce suicide rates. (Flick/Brett Levin)

New data links increased cannabis usage to reduced alcohol consumption.



Read more...

Obama's Take On Current State Of Economy

He didn't say "let me be clear" enough.Wikimedia.

Economic highlights from Obama's State of the Union



Read more...

L.A. Is Getting Artsy

Spoiler Alert: it's not levitating. Calamity_hane, Flickr.

Several new projects are expected to breathe new life into the L.A. art scene this year. 



Read more...

The L.A. Art Show: Modern & Contemporary

This year's Contemporary section was sharp, and challenged social and political norms.

The L.A. Art Show's modern art section flaunted its impressive versatility.



Read more...

Film Review: 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'

Scorsese's latest pursues the limits of the sleezy stockbroker's imagination.



Read more...

An Economist's Guide To Christmas

Well wrapped socioeconomic indicators. (Creative Commons)

The jolly side of gift inefficiency...



Read more...

Black Friday: Did We Buy Enough Stuff?

The look pretty confident to me (jardenberg/Creative Commons)

Was this year's Cyber Monday the biggest online shopping day ever?



Read more...

Evolution Of The Thanksgiving Turkey

Commercial turkey is going out of style. Wikimedia commons.

Infographic: Thanksgiving's centerpiece has come a long way over the years.



Read more...

Wavering Heights: Dow Jones Hits Its Highest Point Ever

Unsustainable, but still neat. George Wickes.Flickr.Creative Commons.

However, doesn't affect country's overall economy all that much.



Read more...

No Shave November: It's Not You, It's Your Facial Hair

The beard doesn't just grow, it creates.Bejaminasmith.Flickr.Creative Commons.

Girlfriends take note: 6 tips for how to tell your man not to participate in "No Shave November."



Read more...

 

Buzz

 
ntrandomness