A book on mercy might be expected to be a warm bath in kindliness, all sweetness and light, but Pope Francis, in “The Name of God Is Mercy,” offers a tough-minded reflection on an urgently needed public virtue, together with firm, if kindly, pushback against his critics.
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Looking ahead to his final State of the Union address, Barack Obama told NBC’s Matt Lauer that he was “celebrating, just celebrating the last time I ever have to talk to these bastards.”
Predicting the Oscar nominations (which will be announced this Thursday) may be nonsense, but it’s authentically pleasurable nonsense precisely because of the peculiar impersonality of the awards, in contrast to my own—and to each viewer’s—wishes and preferences. The performances and creations that I think “deserve” an Oscar or a nomination …read more
How Kristen Bell and Ted Danson’s New Show from Parks and Recreation Creator Might Just Save the NBC Sitcom
Reports of the death of the NBC sitcom have been greatly exaggerated. …read more
It is encouraging that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has championed Penn Station’s cause, but he’s passed on the really big idea: moving Madison Square Garden.
The governor said on Tuesday that he had pulled the state “back from the economic brink” and that he had no intention of abandoning his policy approaches on the state level.
Take a Peek at Jude Law's “Uncomfortable” Papal Transformation for Paulo Sorrentino’s The Young Pope
The actor stars as a fictional American pope in the upcoming TV series. …read more
Senator Bernie Sanders is breaking away from Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire and has erased her lead in Iowa, according to new polls that show him solidifying the support of Democrats ahead the first two 2016 presidential voting contests.
Comparing payout options is fun to imagine, but also a useful way to think about taxes, investment opportunities and human nature.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is only one player in the complex issue of how to solve homelessness in New York City, but decisions his administration has made have left the city shouldering more of the burden.