Michael Haider

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Lindsey Graham dropping out is a surprisingly big opportunity for the GOP establishment

Four down, 12 more to go. On Monday, long-shot GOP candidate Lindsey Graham announced that he's suspending his presidential campaign. Though he claimed he had succeeded in pulling the GOP in a more hawkish direction, he admitted to CNN's Kate Bolduan that he's "hit a wall here" — and threw in the …

Director’s Cut: ‘The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved,’ by Hunter S. Thompson

Revisiting one of the Good Doctor's greatest hits<p>The telephone rang at Warren Hinckle’s San Francisco home at about 3:30 in the morning on Wednesday, …

Fort Lauderdale

Gay marriage arguments at Supreme Court: Anthony Kennedy on dignity.

A protester at the Supreme Court this morning starts yelling about hell and homosexuality, shrieking, “The Bible teaches that if you support gay …

LGBTQI

Stephen Colbert Grows a Glorious Beard and Contemplates Sex With Princess Leia in Oscar Wilde Award Speech

It's been two months since Stephen Colbert said good-bye to <i>The Colbert Report</i> and, from the look of things, the future <i>Late Show</i> host has been using …

Postscript: David Carr (1956-2015)

In the spring of 1996, I walked into the offices of the Washington <i>City Paper</i> for what turned out to be the most bizarre job interview of my life. It took place in a darkened office—shades drawn, lights off, just a bit of illumination filtering in from the hallway. I reached for the light switch …

Journalism

The Difference Machine: Ada Lovelace, Grace Hopper, and Women in Tech

The transformative impact of the individual genius is one of the oldest stories in Western history and one of the most misleading. The accepted …

Mathematics

Louis CK’s New Straight-to-Fan Special Has No Buzz -- And It’s Doing Better Than His First One

You didn't hear that Louis CK is selling a new special? Doesn't matter: His fans did.<p>Three years ago, Louis CK filmed his own stand-up comedy special and then sold it on his own website. It was a huge deal: At $5 a pop, he generated $1 million in 12 days, tons of press coverage and many gassy …

Comedy

How The Police Punished The Rams

Hollywood’s “female stuff” problem

“I don’t want to give spoilers, but there will be more female characters and more female stuff.”<p>That’s <i>Lego Movie</i> co-director Chris Miller talking to …

Why Did This Band Recreate Jazz's Most Famous Record Note-for-Note?

Mostly Other People Do the Killing's remake of Kind of Blue is a hilarious, peculiar provocation.<p>If you’re unfamiliar with the band Mostly Other People Do the Killing, the first sign that they might have an offbeat sense of humor ought to be the name. That hasn’t stopped plenty of people from being …

This Is What Happens When You Eat 15 Slices Of NYC Pizza In One Day

Brace yourself for a cheesy epic.

The unloved, Part 6: "Sorcerer" | MZS

<b>Editor's note:</b> Scout Tafoya's latest edition of "The Unloved" makes the case for William Friedkin's "Sorcerer." Based on Henri Georges Clouzot's "The …