Dec 12, 2013 — Gandalf, the dwarves, and the titular hobbit continue their quest for the mountain in the second of Peter Jackson's three Lord of the Rings prequels. Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom and Benedict Cumberbatch star.
Dec 12, 2013 — Countries around the world are moving to officially adopt recognition of a third gender. Commentator Barbara J. King thinks we should go further, embracing a fluid system of gender identities.
Dec 12, 2013 — The House speaker lashed out at conservative advocacy groups over their opposition to the budget agreement reached by Republican Rep. Paul Ryan and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray. His reaction comes not a moment too soon, as far as the speaker's allies are concerned.