Michael Seringhaus
With great power and wealth come … ‘hot girls’?

On the evening of Eliot Spitzer’s resignation, a friend of mine — a doctoral candidate in neurophysiology — asked a question point-blank: “So, he got […]

Remembering a friend, William F. Buckley Jr.

I first met Bill Buckley five years ago, after responding to an advertisement he published in the News. The ad was small, buried in the […]

The Bachelor’s Brad exposes real reality love

Last Monday, the 11th installment of ABC’s The Bachelor came to an unexpected and riveting conclusion: After whittling the field from 25 nubile women to […]

US News rankings are as inert as the Constitution

It’s application season — time for turkey, eggnog and a look at the academic rankings. The US News and World Report rankings are low-hanging fruit […]

Degeneres’ celebrity emotions harm pet adoption

A confession: I’m not quite so immersed in pop culture as my faithful readers may think. Yes, I’ve written about astronauts in diapers, SpongeBob SquarePants […]

Borough burglar has Real Ultimate Power

News flash: Real Ultimate Power has been unleashed on Staten Island. Yes, the Forgotten Borough has been terrorized by a stealthy burglar dressed like a […]

Fewer guns would help stop future tragedies

Monday’s mass murder at Virginia Tech was the worst shooting rampage in American history. As the investigation continues and details of the crime continue to […]

Diploma mills deserve their own rankings

Last Friday, US News and World Report released the 2008 ranking of American Graduate Schools. Diploma mills — unaccredited colleges that award degrees with little […]

Show’s vision of justice seems, well, perverted

On Tuesday, Dateline NBC aired the latest in what has become an ongoing series of Internet crime reports titled “To Catch a Predator.” Hosted by […]

Real scientists can spice up design theory

The horn-rimmed thinkers of this nation are again at odds with the hooded hordes. Evolution is under attack by an energetic fundamentalist right, and these […]

The astronaut and the diaper: a sordid tale

What do NASA astronauts do between missions? Until this week, I might have guessed modestly: training, book work, perhaps some checkers. Seedy love triangles and […]