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Internet

Reporters, Meet Facebook

Questions and answers for journalists navigating walls, pokes, friend lists, and groups about threesomes to find stories.

Arts

Picking Up What They're Laying Down

Gelf gets the scoop on the biggest he-stole-she-stole song plagiarism debates of the last half century.

Film

Will 'Sicko' Influence the Election?

Michael Moore's new film compellingly explains why the American health-care system is broken. But will it kick up enough dust to cause any real changes?

Internet

Between Barack and a MySpace

Obama campaign staffers bungled their candidate's social networking strategy by staging a hostile takeover of Joe Anthony's popular fan site for the senator.

Politics

How HDTV will Influence the Election

Actors have spent years fretting over the rise of high-definition television. Now it's the politicians' time to worry.

Science

An Unrepentant Prognosticator

Climatologist George Kukla still believes an ice age is likely.

Books

The Complete Layman's Guide to the Health-Care System

Health-care expert and author Jonathan Cohn helps Gelf understand America's maddeningly confusing health insurance system.

Government

Wiping 'Squaw' off the Map

Is the word 'squaw' a sexual epithet? Can and should it be scrubbed from the country's geographic landforms like 'nigger' and 'jap' before it? Gelf investigates.

Books

Taking on Ann Coulter

Joe Maguire wrote a book targeting the right-wing polemicist—and lost his job at Reuters as a result.

Politics

Banning Happiness in South Dakota

The decision by pro-lifers to focus on the well-being of the mother should backfire. Here's why.

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