Kim Merino

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What the hell was NBC thinking? Glenn Beck, Ann Coulter & the legitimization of the crackpot caucus

NBC and MSNBC have started inviting some of the more noxious right-wing pundits onto their shows of late. But why?<p>Let us stipulate a couple of obvious points right up front.<p>One, the name of the game in television, even for ostensibly serious news programs, is ratings, ratings, ratings. Nobody cares …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

The Fox News freakshow lumbers on: Why this week’s GOP debates were a postmodern farce

Thursday’s debates should make it official — a key player in the GOP primary is even weirder than Donald Trump<p>Ours is an extraordinary time to be alive. Yet since most of us aren’t independently wealthy, most of us can’t devote ourselves to truly understanding this boundless, disordered world. If …

Fox News is half-right about Jon Stewart: How the brilliant satirist of the Bush years has been undone by his BFF in the White House

Jon Stewart’s late-night fake news sparked a media revolution. But even he couldn’t solve the Obama paradox<p>Jon Stewart has been the host of “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central since 1999 -- exactly as long as Vladimir Putin has been in power in the Kremlin. Now, I’m not saying that might not be a …

Obama's sister: 'My brother has carried our name up there'

<b>Kogelo, Kenya (CNN) —</b> Auma Obama is fiercely protective of her half-brother -- the President of the United States.<p>She calls it "self-preservation."<p>Auma Obama welcomed CNN's Brooke Baldwin exclusively into the family home of the President's ancestral village -- even introducing her to their shared …

10 hidden tricks that could completely change the way you use your iPhone

If Apple included a paper user manual with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that included explanations of each and every feature, it would be the size …

Focus on Serena Williams’ body sparks major conversation on prejudices black women face | The Star

Six Wimbledon championships. One of only four players in history to win the “Golden Slam” — four Grand Slam wins and an Olympic gold medal. Player of …

Women of Color

How To Lose Belly Fat At Home.(Flexible, Healthy Fitness Program)

Carrying excess weight around your waistline is more than an aesthetic issue. Subcutaneous fat, or the fat you see around your belly, covers more …

You Absolutely Have To Watch And Read Obama's Full Eulogy For Rev. Clementa Pinckney

President Barack Obama gave an impassioned eulogy at the funeral for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney on Friday, discussing racism and the Confederate flag and leading the crowd in a moving rendition of "Amazing Grace."<p>Obama said it wouldn't be fair to Pinckney's legacy "to go back to business as usual" …

We must call him a terrorist: Dylann Roof, Fox News and the truth about why language matters

<b>Dylann Roof (AP/Chuck Burton)</b><p>This wasn’t simply a hate crime or a senseless murder. It was targeted terror, and we need to discuss it that way<p>Sean Illing<p>June 21, 2015 2:17pm (UTC)<p>How we talk about the truth matters. What happened in Charleston, S.C. was a lot of things – a crime, a tragedy, a …

23 Protein Shake Recipes for Weight Loss From Eat This, Not That!

Packed with essential nutrients that keep your skin, hair, bones and heart healthy, there’s virtually no prep work or cleanup with shakes. But not …

GOP’s fear of a black America: The long, racist history which explains Dylann Roof and stains the so-called “party of Lincoln”

Dylann Roof’s assault was the latest salvo in the racial struggle we have fought since 1865: Who owns America?<p>Dylann Roof’s murder of nine people worshipping at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church was not about mental illness; it was not about religious freedom; it was not an …

Why Amy Schumer’s ‘12 Angry Men’ Parody Is So Goddamned Brilliant

Inside Amy Schumer parodied 12 Angry Men Tuesday night. Forget that much of her audience has never heard of the play. It was the greatest sketch to …

Fox News mangles Martin Luther King, Jr.: 9 quotes you won’t hear in the mainstream media

The real Martin Luther King Jr. was far more radical than talking heads on the right and left would have you think<p>The Martin Luther King who is cynically trotted out every time racial unrest erupts in our cities is the MLK who can be conveniently used to prop up the status quo. He is the MLK of …

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

We get more positive feedback surrounding our posts on paid iPhone and iPad apps that go on sale for free than for any other content series we run. …

Perfect Sweet & Skinny Cake for Mother's Day

On Mother's Day I will be doing a pop-up at Amaryllis Cafe in Kifissia, Greece. Unfortunately, that might be a bit too far for some of you to take mom on her special day. But fear not, you can still give mom a wonderful (and healthy) surprise with my delicious recipe for apricot-almond cake.<p>The …

Obama, Abe declare progress, but no breakthrough, on trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama acknowledged Tuesday the challenge he faces winning congressional support for a major Asia-Pacific trade …

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

Welcome to our last list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free this week. We’ve done our best to go out with a big, and we’ve trimmed the 150 …

“Calling Obama a ‘global George Zimmerman’? No. No.”: Michael Eric Dyson sounds off on Cornel West, Obama & his critics

The Georgetown University scholar and author reflects on his very public break with his mentor turned tormentor<p>Author, activist, erstwhile rapper and former Barack Obama surrogate Cornel West became the president’s First Hater (at least from the left) shortly after inauguration, because of Obama’s …

Game of Thrones: The Insanely Great and Spoiler-Free Theory Behind Jaqen H’ghar’s Return

The following <i>Game of Thrones</i> theory is based <i>purely</i> on informed speculation and evidence that already exists in the show. No book spoilers or casting news were abused in the making of this post. But just the same and to be safe, here’s Ser Pounce with a spoiler warning anyway.<p>This week’s episode of</i> …

Chelsea’s Invisible Hand

An inside report on the shadowy role of Hillary’s most important adviser.<p>As her mother prepared to launch her second campaign for the presidency, Chelsea Clinton’s staff was compiling an email chronicling the former first daughter’s growing public profile and influence within the family’s sprawling …

How to measure your heart rate on iPhone — no Apple Watch or external monitor required

These days, it's pretty easy to keep track of your health & fitness with an inexpensive tracker, Apple Watch, or Fitbit.<p>But what if you want to rely …

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free download right now

If you’re on the hunt for solid paid iPhone and iPad that have gone on sale for free, you’ve come to the right place. Today’s list includes seven …

Lose Weight by Eating - The Only Permanent Solution

Why is America the fattest nation on earth? There are several reasons, first and foremost is what we eat, not how much we eat.<p>Culprit number one: …

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

Another day, another list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. As is the case with each and every one of our lists, however, you won’t want …

6 Ways to Lose Weight in 30 Seconds or Less

<i>By Adam Rosante</i><b><br>Special to Eat This, Not That!</b><p>That’s why, when I take on a new client, I put together a program that works quickly and effectively, …