Diana Gabaldon's latest Outlander novel outsold Hillary Clinton's memoir last week. What's more surprising is that Written in My Own Heart's Blood, the eighth installment in the time-travel romance series, beat out Hard Choices in hardcover copies sold, when nonfiction, on the whole, far outsells fiction in print. » 6/19/14 11:30am 6/19/14 11:30am

The real reason you should be concerned about "Planet Hillary"

You get it. The cover of this week's NYT Magazine is a mess. But here's a criticism you probably won't see debated on late-night TV: have you noticed how painfully, unforgivably, idiotically inaccurate it is, from a scientific standpoint? » 1/24/14 4:50pm 1/24/14 4:50pm

What's The Difference Between A Pitbull And A Princess Of Power?

If ever there was a sign that the election needs to be over already, it may have come in the form of a newspaper suggesting that the ideal Hallowe'en gag for next weekend would be dressing up as Hillary Clinton or Sarah Palin superheroes. Yes, we knew that the Republican VP nominee was a popular choice for… » 10/25/08 11:00am 10/25/08 11:00am

Sarah Palin = Star Wars, Hillary Clinton = Star Trek

The Republicans tried to replace Hillary Clinton in the hearts of millions of women voters by giving us Sarah Palin as John McCain's running mate. But Palin hasn't quite proved to be the perfect Hillary replacement. Could it be their differing policies? Nah. It's really the fact that Hillary is totally Star Trek » 10/08/08 2:38pm 10/08/08 2:38pm,…

Who Would Be The Most Science Fictional President?

It's Super Tuesday! No, that doesn't mean you're going to get bathed in cosmic radiation and gain super-strength and diamond skin. (At least, not necessarily.) Rather, if you live in one of a bunch of states, you'll be choosing your party's presidential candidate. When you make that momentous choice, the most… » 2/05/08 11:20am 2/05/08 11:20am