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Will "The Event" just get "Lost"?

NBC's popular new serial drama could take a few pointers (and cautionary tales) from our favorite island mystery

Jonathan Franzen answers your questions

The "Freedom" author discusses "Franzenfreude," Obama's reading choice and the criticism that really hits home

This week's winner: Bishop Eddie Long

Another powerful anti-gay pastor becomes ensnared in his own sordid same-sex scandal

How we made it through my husband's affair

When he told me he was sleeping with someone else, I thought divorce was a no-brainer. Turns out, I was wrong

10 greatest TV pilots ever

Part 1, drama category: An anxious gangster, angst-ridden teen, epic puzzle, and other near-perfect first episodes

Harvard students protest New Republic editor

Demonstrators confront Marty Peretz in Cambridge with signs quoting his own words about Arabs and African-Americans Video
The Week in Pictures

The Week in Pictures

An artistic chimp, beauties behind bars and Colbert in Congress

Obama claims his assassinations are state secrets

When many cynics thought it impossible, the President reaches an all-new low in his abysmal civil liberties record

Obama slams GOP tax plan

In radio address, the President calls Republican scheme "an echo of a disastrous decade we can't afford to relive."

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Harvard students protest New Republic editor

Demonstrators confront Marty Peretz in Cambridge with signs quoting his own words about Arabs and African-Americans Video

Topics: IslamHarvard 4 Comments

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Will "The Event" just get "Lost"?

NBC's popular new serial drama could take a few pointers (and cautionary tales) from our favorite island mystery

Topics: The EventOur Picks: TVNBC 18 Comments

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How we made it through my husband's affair

When he told me he was sleeping with someone else, I thought divorce was a no-brainer. Turns out, I was wrong

Topics: Real FamiliesLife storiesInfidelity 48 Comments

Obama argues his assassination program is a "state secret"

When many cynics thought it impossible, the President reaches an all-new low in his abysmal civil liberties record

Topics: Barack Obama 196 Comments

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Reading Club interview: Jonathan Franzen answers your questions

The "Freedom" author discusses "Franzenfreude," Obama's reading choice and the criticism that really hits home

Topics: Jonathan FranzenSalon Reading ClubOur Picks: Books 15 Comments

Obama slams GOP tax plan

In radio address, the President calls Republican scheme "an echo of a disastrous decade we can't afford to relive."

Topics: TaxesTea PartiesRepublican Party 17 Comments

Poll: Repeal? People favor greater health coverage

According to AP: Those who say the health law should do more outnumber those who say it should do less by 2-to-1

Topics: Tea PartiesRepublican PartyDemocratic Party 21 Comments

The Larry Summers hall of shame

His tenure in the Obama White House was just like the rest of his career: Full of controversy

Topics: Great Recession 32 Comments

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This week in crazy: Bishop Eddie Long

Another powerful anti-gay pastor becomes ensnared in his own sordid same-sex scandal

Topics: This Week in CrazySexual abuseLGBT 64 Comments

How to invent the next hummus

Breaking down America's new favorite bean dip to its elements, you can create your own in any flavor, with any bean

Topics: Cooking techniques Eyewitness Cook 27 Comments

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"Enter the Void": Acid-trip freakout movie of the year

"2001" meets the "Tibetan Book of the Dead" in Gaspar Noé's lysergic, life-after-death Tokyo odyssey

Topics: Enter the VoidOur Picks: MoviesJapan 10 Comments

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Roundup: "Sexting" D.A. inquiry reopened

Also: Why are men more likely to cheat when they are financially dependent on their partner?

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What the pot legalization campaign really threatens

A far more harmful drug that causes hundreds of annual deaths and contributes to violent crime is already legal

Topics: Drugs 102 Comments

10 greatest TV pilots ever

Part 1, drama category: An anxious gangster, angst-ridden teen, epic puzzle, and other near-perfect first episodes

Topics: Slide ShowsOur Picks: TV 85 Comments

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Cheer for your attacker, or else!

A court rules that a cheerleader's refusal to root for an athlete accused of sexual assault is not protected speech

Topics: Violence Against WomenTeenagers 57 Comments

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Citigroup's doomed attempt to erase the past

The bank slaps a blogger for posting a company report in February 2009. What's it trying to hide?

Topics: CitigroupBank Bailouts 10 Comments

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Why Jonathan Franzen is the wrong face for "Franzenfreude"

Yes, white male writers are too dominant in highbrow literature, but the "Freedom" author is one of the good guys

Topics: Jonathan FranzenSalon Reading ClubWriters and Writing 41 Comments

Study: Abortion doesn't cause teen depression

Research finds no link between pregnancy termination and emotional issues among adolescents

Topics: TeenagersAbortion 34 Comments

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Another old Christine O'Donnell clip surfaces

In 2003, the future Delaware Senate nominee announced her intention to stop the nation from having sex Video

Topics: Christine O'Donnell2010 ElectionsSex 72 Comments

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Jeff Zucker to step down at NBC Universal

CEO who presided over downfall of prime-time lineup, Leno-Conan fiasco, will leave when Comcast takes over

Topics: NBC 4 Comments

Robbers escape Florida bank standoff

Teller emerges unharmed after being taken hostage, having bomb strapped to his chest

Topics: Crime 6 Comments

Charles Krauthammer flunks political history

He accuses Democrats of being incapable of accepting political defeat, then proves he's no better at it

Topics: Tea Parties2010 Elections 99 Comments

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"Howl": James Franco soars as legendary Beat poet

A lovely and strange docudrama about Allen Ginsberg flies with the angels and carouses in the gutter

Topics: HowlSundance Film FestivalOur Picks: Movies 16 Comments

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Lindsay Lohan taken to jail in handcuffs

Judge refuses bail after actress fails drug test

Topics: Lindsay Lohan 20 Comments

Blockbuster's flop: A tale of soulless inconvenience

Few Americans will shed tears at the video chain's bankruptcy filing, but the hit to the U.S. economy could hurt

Topics: Brand GraveyardU.S. Economy 44 Comments

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Page Six, Dana Milbank casually mention John Boehner affair rumor

Two outlets report that some rascally blogger has accused the minority leader of having an affair

Topics: Washington PostJohn Boehner, R-OhioU.S. House of Representatives 45 Comments

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Queen wanted U.K. poverty fund to heat palace

Money is intended to provide subsidized heating to low-income houses

Topics: England 23 Comments

Stephen Colbert testifies before Congress, to the dismay of some Democrats

The satirical pundit argues for the legalization of undocumented farmworkers Video

Topics: Stephen ColbertImmigration ReformImmigration 140 Comments

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Tim Gunn's shooting spree

The "Project Runway" mentor is lashing out at celebrities, fashion icons and his own producers. Has he lost it?

Topics: Project Runway 39 Comments

Break bra in case of emergency

A brassiere that converts into a gas mask goes on sale Video

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Police: Fla. bank robber takes hostages

Hostage situation developing at a bank in Coral Gables

Topics: Crime 2 Comments

Panda squashes ninja; Prius saved

Not a coincidence: Japan releases Chinese fishing captain and Congress gets busy on rare earth elements

Topics: Rare earth elementsToyotaJapan 20 Comments

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The Tea Party, explained

The terms "Tea Party movement" and "Republican base" really are interchangeable

Topics: Tea PartiesRepublican Party2010 Elections 43 Comments

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"Fringe" recap: The show's glorious return

In the strong season premiere, Olivia is imprisoned in alternate universe as her evil twin worms her way into life

Topics: Our Picks: TVFringe 10 Comments

U.S. executes first woman since '05

Theresa Lewis put to death in Virginia by lethal injection.

Topics: VirginiaCrime 5 Comments

A Congress full of Newts

Republicans will regard a triumph this fall as an affirmation of the politics of obstruction Gingrich perfected

Topics: Newt GingrichU.S. House of Representatives 33 Comments

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Jon Stewart's great risk

Historian Taylor Branch on the promise -- and huge potential pratfalls -- of the "Rally to Restore Sanity"

Topics: Jon StewartAmerican HistoryCivil rights movement 106 Comments

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How come my husband gets to let himself go?

His weight goes up and down. He can't stick to a diet or fitness plan. Am I the only one who has to stay in shape?

Topics: Real FamiliesLife storiesCoupling 187 Comments

My pen-pal romance went bad

I thought we were in love. Then he disappeared. Then he was cruising my house: Weird. And now I can't let go

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"The Social Network": Gatsby as a hoodie-wearing geek

David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin launch a dense, novelistic skewering of Mark Zuckerberg in the fall's hottest movie

Topics: The Social NetworkInternet CultureOur Picks: Movies 38 Comments

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