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Miley twerking?! MeFiNK needs a regular pop-culture schooling.

MeFite, No Kids here. Where do I dedicate 15 minutes a day on the internets toward study of what's fresh, even if it's stupid? [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife on Sep 23, 2013 - 25 answers

Web resources for current events?

"What's a good source for quality, real time analysis of current events?" [more inside]
posted by benito.strauss on Apr 3, 2013 - 5 answers

Podcasts about world events?

I would like to be more informed about world events. Can you recommend some podcasts that I can listen to? I'd like to have a variety of perspectives (both politically and geographically) but the main thing is that they are BOTH entertaining and informative. [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on Jun 19, 2012 - 9 answers

Current Events in a College Course

What's the best way to incorporate current events into an intro-level college course? [more inside]
posted by cupcakemuffin on May 9, 2012 - 15 answers

Where's the good in this world?

Help me find happy things that are going on in the world! [more inside]
posted by justalisteningman on Dec 14, 2010 - 16 answers

I want to read the news while avoiding CNN

What are some good sites for reading current events and news reports? The usual suspects are too left / right / trivial for my tastes. [more inside]
posted by ehamiter on Dec 8, 2010 - 11 answers

Como se dice "I can has cheezburger?"

Can you recommend some good Spanish-language current events and humor websites out of Latin America? [more inside]
posted by unannihilated on Sep 15, 2010 - 9 answers

Wait, Wait-esque podcasts - Update?

I adore "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" and "The News Quiz" - and I've asked for similar offerings before. That thread changed my life - can I get an update? [more inside]
posted by CaptApollo on Jun 30, 2010 - 1 answer

Recommendations for a visually-pleasing, uncluttered start page that will give me a good summary of the day's current events?

Recommendations for a visually-pleasing, uncluttered start page that will give me a good summary of the day's current events? Not looking for stuff like Netvibes or iGoogle. I don't want to futz around with adding my own RSS feeds. I don't need games or weather modules. The ability to customize is not desired.
posted by anthropomorphic on May 12, 2010 - 5 answers

How can I become more interested in the news, or at least force myself to stay informed on a daily basis?

How can I become more interested in the news, or at least force myself to stay informed on a daily basis? [more inside]
posted by sunflower16 on Feb 9, 2010 - 29 answers

Who are the best feature writers out there?

Who are the best magazine and newspaper feature writers, past and present? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 8, 2009 - 20 answers

How can I become less ignorant regarding current events, without having to read dry, third-person-omniscient points of view?

How can I become less ignorant regarding current events, without having to read dry, third-person-omniscient points of view? [more inside]
posted by surenoproblem on Jan 4, 2009 - 25 answers

What's the evangelical New York Times?

What are some popular evangelical periodicals in the U.S. about current events? Bonus points if they have an online archive; super-extra bonus points if the archive goes back before 2006. [more inside]
posted by lilac girl on Nov 19, 2008 - 9 answers

Current Events Forum?

Can anyone recommend a good current events discussion forum? [more inside]
posted by Smarson on Oct 21, 2008 - 8 answers

What's going on in the world?

I need basic info about current events. [more inside]
posted by blahtsk on Jun 18, 2008 - 13 answers

Where should I go for the daily news?

What is a good newsfeed for daily American news at a national level? [more inside]
posted by cadge on Apr 10, 2008 - 13 answers

New Semester, New Impossible Teaching Obligations

Online news sources for reading level 5-10. [more inside]
posted by absalom on Jan 2, 2008 - 3 answers

I don't care for television, but I want to stay current on cultural memes.

How can I keep up with television spread memes without watching (much) tv? [more inside]
posted by yohko on Oct 24, 2007 - 18 answers

Testing my students' Cultural Literacy

Help me devise a quiz testing my students (college fresh-people) on fundamental knowledge of current events, history, and culture. [more inside]
posted by papakwanz on Apr 13, 2007 - 34 answers

How can I catch up on the news for the last two weeks?

Let's say you've been living in a hole for the last two weeks or so and have no knowledge of current events and limited reading time. Where would be a good place to gain information quickly? [more inside]
posted by cynthia_rose on Jul 30, 2006 - 21 answers

Why now?

Why did the violence over the European cartoons of Mohammed erupt when it did? [more inside]
posted by blue mustard on Feb 6, 2006 - 13 answers

Help choose London celebs for current events chats

If you could bring together notable people living in or near London (celebrities, authors, politicians, etc.) to discuss current events, who would you choose and what would they discuss? [more inside]
posted by putzface_dickman on Oct 12, 2005 - 8 answers

Looking for slightly academic community blogs about humanities, social sciences, current events, and cultural studies.

Does anyone know of any MeFi-like "community blogs" that are oriented towards humanities/social sciences academic-ish discussion, including current events and especially cultural studies?
posted by statisticalpurposes on Apr 21, 2004 - 13 answers

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