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How to tell if you have IDD

Otherwise known as, Intelligence Deficit Disorder.
By DAVID KISH  |  March 08, 2013

Tabloid Science(1)

Big Fat Post, the Daily Signal, and all the other rags.
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  March 01, 2013

Science Community Bulletin Board(1)

Free hypotheses in need of a good lab!
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  February 08, 2013

Awful Ailments

Unacceptable diseases.
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  February 01, 2013

28 Cent Book Bin(1)

Discount reads, discounted for a reason.
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  January 18, 2013

Review: The Matchmaker

Arik (Tuval Shafir), a restless Israeli teenager, struggles against the cultural limits of Haifa in 1968 — it's a provincial prism untouched by rock music or the sexual revolution.
Cultural limits
By MILES HOWARD  |  June 22, 2012


Anti-Immigrant Stupor(1)

Go back to Africo!
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  June 22, 2012

True Stories from History

Did you know that Jesus didn't really die on the cross?
By KARL STEVENS  |  June 01, 2012

Bibs are back!

Bibs: they're not just for babies anymore.
By DAVID KISH  |  June 01, 2012

Go green

Or go home!
By DAVID KISH  |  January 27, 2012

Mitt Romney's 2012 Gaffe Review

Everyone's favorite awkward GOP candidate.
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  January 20, 2012


Nike's consumer outreach campaign

Just do it!
By DAVID KISH  |  January 06, 2012
Review: New Year's Eve

Review: New Year's Eve

Lately Garry Marshall has shown a certain genius for turning miserable holidays into terrible movies.
Feast of forced fun
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 09, 2011

Gifts for the 1%

They say the best things in life are free. But you know what makes those things even better ? Swag!
Deck the halls with wretched excess
By  |  December 05, 2011

Shopping, simplified

With the holidays, and their attendant sturm und drang , upon us again, I was thinking about sports news in the context of Thanksgiving.
Balls, pucks, and monster trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  December 02, 2011
The Color Wheel: Review

Review: The Color Wheel

Alex Ross Perry's self-consciously coy indulgence reminds me of the work of Diablo Cody, but slighter and more irritating.
A black-and-white road movie
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 02, 2011


So much to do

Where to begin?
By KARL STEVENS  |  December 02, 2011

Private cat doors

For upper-class fat cats.
By DAVID KISH  |  November 18, 2011

29 Cent Book Bin

These books are cheap for a reason.
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  November 18, 2011

Unlikely moments in beervertising

You won't see any of these things happen in a beer ad. What a shame.
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  September 16, 2011

College Etiquette Guide

Tips to improve your college experience.
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  August 26, 2011

Wilfred good weird dog

Review: Wilfred

It's hard to say what's more surprising about Wilfred , FX's new comedy — adapted from an Australian series — about a depressed ex-lawyer (Elijah Wood) and his friend Wilfred, who he thinks is a man in a dog suit but who is, in actuality, a dog. Is it
Good dog
By RYAN STEWART  |  July 01, 2011

Funny you should say that

I'm pretty confident in saying that humor is probably one of the key things that separates us humans from the rest of the animal kingdom.
Diverse city
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  June 18, 2011

Patents pending

Don't steal these fantastic ideas.
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  May 13, 2011

Captive audience

Karl cracks a few jokes for his nude models.
By KARL STEVENS  |  April 01, 2011

Welcome to the PalinDome

One-stop shopping for humor mavericks
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 14, 2008