Seamus Heaney, Nobel-winning Irish poet of soil and strife, dies at 74.
Gay marriages to be recognized across U.S. by I.R.S.
Dan Callahan on Ginger Rogers and the curse of the working class.
Uma Thurman shows off “whoring bed” in Nymphomaniac clip.
The Onion turns 25 and EW, in celebration, lists their 25 favorite headlines.
The war over free speech, harassment, and trolls hits another social-media site.
This is what Obamacare outreach looks like.
Justice department won’t challenge marijuana laws in Colorado, Washington.
Uwe Boll’s misspelled Kickstarter: sad reality or brilliant joke?
Check out the trailer for the “final cut” of The Wicker Man:
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