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Hit songs may be brainwashing you to drink more

<b>(Christian Bertrand/Shutterstock)</b><p>Research reveals many Billboard chart-toppers have alcohol ads embedded within them<p>Tom Jacobs<p>September 1, 2013 3:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on Pacific Standard.<p>Drinking songs date back to the Middle Ages. So it’s not particularly surprising that a …

How Marvel's superheroes found the magic to make us all true believers

Marvel Comics revolutionised the superhero genre in the 1960s with comic book characters such as Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man and the Hulk. Colourfully costumed adventurers who fought criminals and alien monsters primarily on the streets of New York City, and who, despite their incredible …

Incredibles 2 Is Making Avengers Money At The Box Office

Movies<p>The latest movie news, casting updates and rumors, trailer sneak peeks, and expert reviews on MTV.<p>Movies<p>'I am very, very different than I was a …

The conservative crackup: How the Republican Party lost its mind

<b>(AP/Isaac Brekken)</b><p>How a major, diverse political party became so dependent on the Tea Party’s narrow range of strident voices<p>Kim Messick<p>August 31, 2013 10:30am (UTC)<p>In a recent article, I argued that the Republican Party has been captured by a faction whose political psychology makes it highly …

Disney World, SeaWorld, Harry Potterworld: Why Americans love amusement parks now more than ever.

August will expire soon, and with it the prime of what is projected to be a record-setting year for the business of pleasure as conducted at …

How The Uber-Conservative John Cornyn Ticked Off The Tea Party

Tea Party groups have begun directing their fire in recent weeks at a counterintuitive target: Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX).<p>On paper, the Republican …

John Kerry’s Case For Bombing Syria

Two memorable images dominate perceptions of John Kerry. The first of them, taken from the Fulbright hearings, in April, 1971, shows a lanky twenty-seven-year-old Navy veteran, hair below his ears, medals pinned to his military fatigues, testifying to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about …

Why Americans Aren't as Willing to Intervene Overseas as They Used to Be

Six ways times have changed.<p>President Obama faces a radically different public-opinion environment than he did even two years ago, when the U.S. prepared to act against Muammar Gaddafi's forces in Libya, as he seeks to make the case for an attack in Syria. Why are things so different now? It's not …

Analysis: Obama and Syria: The education of a reluctant war president | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - He was the peace candidate who became a war president, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who has regularly ordered executions by drone.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama (R) meets with his national security staff to discuss the situation in Syria in the Situation Room of the White House …

Examining the value of Manziel's scrambles

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — When Texas A&M conducted its lone open-to-the-public scrimmage during preseason training camp this month, Heisman …