Murdoch’s Ex-Wife Is a Chinese Spy Says Animatronic Dinosaur Guy

Lacey Donohue · 09/05/13 10:41PM

It’s been a big year for Australian millionaire Clive Palmer. He decided to build a replica of the Titanic. He also announced the addition of an animatronic dinosaur park to his Coolum resort, complete with a T-Rex named “Jeff.” And, if polls are any indication, he might see his political party—the Palmer United Party—secure a Senate seat in Queensland in Australia’s upcoming elections.

North Korea Telling Diplomats Their Safety 'Cannot Be Guaranteed'

Maggie Lange · 04/05/13 09:44AM

In move that seems to cater the gossip set interested in international relations and possible nuclear war, North Korean officials told Russian officials to consider evacuating the Russian embassy in Pyongyang and also warned the UK, that the safety of their diplomats "cannot be guaranteed." German officials called a meeting with the North Korean ambassador to express their "serious concern."

David Brooks Column, or College Kid Musing About Girls? It's Both!

Hamilton Nolan · 03/29/13 08:55AM

David Brooks, a clumsy amateur sociologist who has improbably turned a talent for adjusting his glasses in a wise-looking manner into a gig as a nationally respected opinion columnist, is a busy man. He's teaching a class at Yale, okay? He can't be expected to come up with his own ideas every single week. Today, he hit on a novel solution to his quandary: just have one of his students write his column! You can hardly tell the difference.

American Psycho Author Thinks Bullying Victims Should 'Man Up'

Max Read · 12/05/11 10:16AM

What the ongoing debate about bullying has been missing, really, is the voice of Less Than Zero author Bret Easton Ellis. He's reticent to share his opinions publicly, and hates being written about—but the issue cries out for a man of compassion, a man of care, a man of thoughtfulness and grace. A man like Ellis.