From carnage to covfefe, it was an ‘unpresidented’ year for words

If you didn’t know what a “dotard” was before September, you probably do now. Merriam-Webster, the venerable dictionary with the sassy Twitter feed, saw searches for certain words spike alongside major news events, thanks in part to a dizzying year of political scandals, tweets, gaffes and feuds. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim … Read more

I pray this won’t be my last Christmas in America

Sign up for the THINK newsletterYou have been successfully added to our newsletter.Get fresh opinions, sharp analyses and powerful essays delivered to your inbox.Actor Bambadjan Bamba on January 23, 2016 in Park City, Utah.Vivien Killilea / Getty Images for EcoLuxeGet the Think newsletter.Christmas was always a special time in my household growing up, after we … Read more

Top LA Times, Chicago Tribune Exec Pays Himself $15 Million in Christmas Eve Surprise

The chairman of the company that owns the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and New York Daily News has awarded himself $15 million in consulting contracts for the publishing conglomerate, according to an SEC filing. The document, which was filed on Friday afternoon ahead of the Christmas break, provides Merrick Media, the consulting firm owned … Read more

‘Doctor Who’: All 12 Regenerations Ranked, From William Hartnell to Matt Smith (Videos)

It feels like it was yesterday when Peter Capaldi replaced Matt Smith as the legendary Doctor. But like Smith and David Tennant before him, Capaldi will set down his sonic screwdriver after three seasons on “Doctor Who” after this year’s Christmas special Of course, that means that the Doctor will soon undergo another regeneration, an … Read more

NASA Astronauts Watch ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ on Space Station

A whole 240 miles above Earth, NASA astronauts had the ultimate movie night as the crew of the International Space Station watched “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” NASA astronaut Mar. T. Vande Hei  tweeted, “Space Station movie night, complete with “bungee cord chairs”, drink bags, and a science fiction flick!” Space Station movie night, complete with … Read more

Watch ‘Mindhunter’ Killer Ed Kemper Celebrate Christmas With an Egg Salad Sandwich (Video)

The big question is: If you watch this video on a loop for a day does it inspire more or less Christmas cheer? Or does it simply turn viewers into serial killers, like Ed Kemper in Netflix’s “Mindhunter”? Kemper, played by Cameron Britton, is seen in the above video eating an egg salad sandwich to … Read more

Dozens Feared Dead In Massive Shopping Mall Blaze In Philippine City Of Davao

An enormous fire that consumed a shopping mall in the Philippine city of Davao, trapping at least 37 people inside, continued to burn on Sunday ― more than a day after the blaze began. Firefighters recovered one body from the still-smouldering NCCC Mall on Sunday, reported CNN Philippines. Distraught relatives were told there was “zero” chance of … Read more

Urbi et Orbi: Pope calls for peace for Jerusalem

Europe Europe Urbi et Orbi: Pope calls for ‘peace for Jerusalem’ Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with … Read more