Last month the monstrous behavior of the youngest Hilton heir, Conrad Hughes Hilton III, was revealed to the public. In July aboard a 10-hour trans-Atlantic flight, Hilton threw an epic (and threatening) tantrum, and was charged with intimidating and assaulting several British Airways flight attendants.
Renowned linguist and well-respected political commentator, Noam Chomsky, was interviewed by journalist David Barsamian for Jacobin. In the fascinating and thought-provoking conversation the two touch on the origins of ISIS, America’s relationship with Israel, among other foreign policy topics. Below are a few choice selections from the interview, which can (and should) be read in full at Jacobin.
Last night Neil deGrasse Tyson spoke to a crowd at Wilbur Theatre in Boston. There a boy aged “six-and-three-quarters” asked the astrophysicist a deeply profound question: “What is the meaning of life?”
Bill Maher explained his choice to make decisions based on fact versus “ancient myth” in a video that aired online earlier this week. The video is a promotion for the Openly Secular campaign, which encourages “atheists, freethinkers, agnostics, humanists and nonreligious people” to be more forthcoming with their secular beliefs in order to help dispel discrimination.
Can a person blow up a planet as depicted in “Star Wars”? That was a question posed to Neil deGrasse Tyson on his podcast “StarTalk Radio.”
This year saw the “fake news” landscape shift in unexpected ways, with the departure of “The Colbert Report,” and the swift rise of John Oliver. But through all of the changes, we’ve had the steady, but never boring, voice of Jon Stewart leading the way.
As Stephen Colbert pointed out on Tuesday night, “The Colbert Report” is winding down — only 10 shows remain! But how’d he get here? While Colbert famously cut his teeth as a correspondent on “The Daily Show,” he took his most significant step toward hosting a show of his own when he began doing guest-hosting stints for Jon Stewart (10 times!) starting in 2001. Below we’ve compiled a selection of hosting highlights, from Colbert’s time on “The Daily Show” through the moment he announced his departure from “The Report.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson broke down the physics of two mysterious aspects of our universe: wormholes and black holes. In this recent video for Business Insider, Tyson explains why you wouldn’t want to venture into a black hole — you’d want to avoid them “at all costs!” Watch below:
Jon Stewart was on the Howard Stern show earlier this week, and of the appearances Stewart’s done to promote his film “Rosewater,” this was one of the most interesting, organic conversations from the media tour.