• The Atlantic: "Inventing al-Zarqawi"
    June 15, 12:00 AM ET
    | Tim Dickinson

    I've just been reading Mary Anne Weaver's challenging and ultimately compelling cover story in the Atlantic, "Inventing al-Zarqawi." The headline cuts two w... | More »

  • Bigotry at BYU
    June 14, 12:08 PM ET
    | Tim Dickinson

    The Mormon university BYU has fired a professor and church member, Jeffrey Nielsen, for writing a thoughtful op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune that questioned the Church ... | More »

  • Zarqawi: The Autopsy
    June 14, 11:27 AM ET
    | Tim Dickinson

    If Zarqawi was abused in the final 24 minutes of his life, the punishment was redundant. According to the autopsy, the terrorist died because "blast waves from the two... | More »

  • "You Are The Devil, Miss"
    June 14, 12:00 AM ET
    | Tim Dickinson

    FoxNews/"God Hates F*gs" smackdown: In the immortal words of Stone Philips, a word of warning: Some of the images you are about to see are awesome." | More »

  • GITMO and the Ann Coulter School of Public Relations
    June 14, 12:00 AM ET
    | Tim Dickinson

    From the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy: Colleen Graffy told the British Broadcasting Corp. that the deaths at the U.S.-run camp in Cuba wer... | More »

  • GOP Phone Jammer Speaks
    June 14, 12:00 AM ET
    | Tim Dickinson

    "Republicans have treated campaigns and politics as a business...A lot of people look at politics and see it as the guy who wins is the guy who unifies the most people... | More »

  • Rove Dogs Democrats
    June 14, 12:00 AM ET
    | Tim Dickinson

    The Plank points to newly combatitive language from the mouth of Karl Rove: "If Murtha had his way," Karl told a gathering of GOP faithful in New Hampshire, "American ... | More »

  • Rove Lawyer: No Indictment
    June 14, 12:00 AM ET
    | Tim Dickinson

    Looks like "The Architect" is off the hook in the Valerie Plame leak case. The New York Times seems to be taking this as a sign that Patrick Fitzgerald's work is ... | More »

  • Live Action: David Fricke on "Zappa Plays Zappa"
    June 13, 5:04 PM ET
    | David Fricke

    The late Frank Zappa was the perfect opening act for "Zappa Plays Zappa" at New York's Beacon Theater on Monday night. The show — a long, exhilirating tribute e... | More »

  • Perry Farrell Doesn't Care What You Think of Nuno Bettencourt
    June 12, 12:43 AM ET

    We have a new favorite word here in the RS offices: Nuno. That's right: Nuno, as in Nuno Bettencourt, former guitarist of Extreme -- the extremely uncool Nineties... | More »

  • NYT: "Lingering Questions" About Zarqawi's Death
    June 10, 1:35 PM ET
    | Tim Dickinson

    Dexter Filikins and John Burns report: Given the extraordinary destruction evident at the house, a number of questions lingered, including how anyone could have survi... | More »

  • WaPo: Zarqawi "Always a Useful Source of Propaganda"
    June 10, 1:18 PM ET
    | Tim Dickinson

    Thankfully, the Post's amnesia about their own page-one expose of the Pentagon's phys-op to "villainize" Zarqawi appears to have been short lived: In additi... | More »

  • Zarqawi: The Unanswered Questions
    June 9, 3:09 PM ET
    | Tim Dickinson

    I'm as psyched as anyone that the dreaded Z man is dead. I've been blasting the Bush administration for years for not taking out Zarqawi prior to the Iraq wa... | More »

  • The Pop Life Rates the MTV Music Awards: Alba Dreamy, Gnarls "Crazy," AFI Sketchy
    June 9, 5:40 AM ET
    | Rob Sheffield

    "Thanks to all the perverts who voted for me" -- Jessica Alba No, Jessica -- thank YOU. With your style, your grace, your principled refusal to wear anything that migh... | More »

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