CNN Had Four Women Discuss Something Other Than Weddings & Babies

You're not hallucinating as you slip into a mid-afternoon taco coma; CNN really did just feature a panel of four women discussing something on the news. And — AND!— the all-lady discussion wasn't even about so-called "women's issues" like THE ROYAL BABY or COOL FAVORS TO GIVE OUT AT YOUR BUDGET RECESSION WEDDING —… » 7/24/13 3:30pm 7/24/13 3:30pm

Lipsyncing for Your Life: A Highly Detailed Survival Analysis of …

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I'm a big fan of RuPaul's Drag Race. The transformation, the glamour, the sheer eleganza extravanga is something my life needs to interrupt the monotony of grad school. I was able to catch up on nearly four seasons in a little less than a month, and I've been watching the… » 3/11/13 6:00pm 3/11/13 6:00pm

An Incredibly Detailed Super Statistical Hunger Games Survival Analysis

Whenever a new fad takes over pop culture, social scientists take note. They host conferences, teach courses, and write popular pieces trying to tie the newest thing to their favorite area of research. Consider this post a humble attempt to take that trend to its epic, nerdtastic next level. » 4/12/12 7:00pm 4/12/12 7:00pm