books » April 15

Worst. Person. Ever. makes good on promise

by Charissa Jelliff

Douglas Coupland’s Worst. Person. Ever. is an aptly titled novel about a television cameraman who just might be the most horrible person you could meet.


tv » April 15

Mad Men

Season 7, Episode 1: ‘Time Zones,’ part 5

by Gabe Spece

Who is truly on the Mad Men chopping block? We’ve pondered Don, Megan, and Bert Cooper, but there may be another at risk.

Star-Crossed creator talks background, new series


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tv » April 15

Mad Men

Season 7, Episode 1: ‘Time Zones,’ part 4

by Mike Hillman

Our discussion of the Mad Men season premiere continues with a look at what’s driving Don and the fate that may be in the cards for Megan.

faith | history | language » April 14


Apocalypse later: End time prophesies, countdowns

by Jim DuBois

How long do you have before the end of all things? It may be a while — or you may have already survived the apocalypse — depending on your religious perspective.

tv » April 14

Mad Men

Season 7, Episode 1: ‘Time Zones,’ part 3

by Kevin Hillman

In part three of our analysis of the Mad Men season premiere, Kevin talks addiction: to alcohol, sex, power, drugs, and more. Who will overcome their addictions?

tv » April 14

Mad Men

Season 7, Episode 1: ‘Time Zones,’ part 2

by Gabe Spece

Gabe looks at where each Mad Men character is as the seventh season begins. Don is “drunk, defeated, alone.” But could he finally have seen the light?

tv » April 14

Mad Men

Season 7, Episode 1: ‘Time Zones,’ part 1

by Mike Hillman

As Mad Men enters the first half of its seventh and final season, a panel of viewers here at will engage in a roundtable discussion following each episode.


history » April 13

No, Founding Fathers wouldn’t agree with you

by Kevin Hillman

Many in political debates like to claim they have the Founders on their side. In truth, the Founders harbored diverse opinions on government.


comics » April 12


Comics: Modern medium of art, literature

by Kevin Hillman

Comic books have long been stigmatized, but the comic is nothing more than a medium — one that has animated profound stories for nearly a century.

drink » April 11

Bottled & Corked

It’s pizza night: Where’s the wine?

by Bill George

For many families (and dorm-bound college students), Friday night means pizza night. The sauce, dough, cheese, and toppings can find perfect complements in these wines.

movies » April 11

Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca Film Festival: Spotlight Section

by Mike Hillman will be covering the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival live from New York. Vote for which films we should screen and review from the Spotlight Section.

philosophy | sports » April 10

Thoughts from the Tatami

What you bring and what you surrender

by John Butz

The martial arts pose questions of identity, sacrifice, and submission to authority. The answers forge a stronger practitioner and a stronger person.