Letters to the editor for the weekly print issue of March 5, 2012: One reader explains why Chinese communism isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Another complains that an op-ed's money-based definition of success unfairly labels teachers as unsuccessful.
Gioachino Rossini, the man behind today's frog-themed Google doodle, is perhaps the most famous composer that no one remembers. He may not have the name recognition of a Beethoven or Mozart, but Rossini was a major figure in your childhood – trust us. So, with his 220th birthday landing on Wednesday, here's a look at the five biggest moments when you've heard his music and possibly not realized it.
The Stephen Colbert super PAC, 'Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow,' has reported raising more than $1 million, quite a lot for satire, and shelling out more than $150,000.
In the five highest-rated primetime sitcoms (The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, Two Broke Girls, Two and a Half Men, and How I Met Your Mother), male characters are professionally accomplished, while female characters are unemployed or struggling.
Now that he is no longer running for president of the United States of South Carolina, Stephen Colbert wants his super PAC back. But John Stewart seems to have no plans to return the cash.