Our prison system is based on the idea that there’s value in rehabilitating inmates so they don’t fall back into lives of crime. So why are we turning prisons over to private companies? For them, more inmates means more money.
Amid all the furor about documents that were made public by Edward Snowden, there’s been virtually no discussion about whether or not all the secrets he revealed were true. Let’s see if we can rectify that mistake.
The U.K. started exporting its signature brand of comedy to the U.S. in the 1970s, ushering in a wave of influence that narrowed the gap between “humour” and “humor.”
The rock guitarist insolently smashing his expensive instrument onstage is a long-standing cliché. But how did it get that way, and when did it start?
It was a big year for movies: There were huge action flicks, hotly anticipated sequels, and another bumper crop of super-heroes. It took a lot to stand out from the crowd, but these films and stars managed to do it (hint: nudity always helps), and earned prestigious Dirty Dozen Awards.
The U.K.’s online-sex censorship crusade is a toxic encounter between government arrogance and things it simply does not understand: sex, free speech, and the internet.