I'd like to add that, in the full interview, David Hasselhoff made sure to clarify that the family in the Bahamas was black as well, but I struck that part because it made me uncomfortable. » 3/27/15 4:14pm Friday 4:14pm

"Unofficial Remission"

As I type these very words, a machine is pumping what will be my final round of chemo into my veins. This is the last time I will have to endure the fatigue, the nausea and the heinous mouth sores. That is because I have beat cancer. » 5/01/14 5:15pm 5/01/14 5:15pm

The True Cost of Cancer

Since I started writing here, most of the questions I've gotten are about the cost of my treatment. I understand people's curiosity; the debate over the price of American health care has essentially hijacked American domestic politics since the passage of the Affordable Care Act. » 3/25/14 10:08pm 3/25/14 10:08pm

What Hospitals Could Learn from Applebee's

It's been less than three months since I was diagnosed with cancer, and in the past 11 weeks I've seen more doctors, nurses and lab technicians than I'd planned to in my entire lifetime. It's a bit like an Applebee's—a host to get your table, a bartender to mix your drink, a waiter to take your order, a busboy to… » 2/28/14 4:45pm 2/28/14 4:45pm

Before and After

The picture on the left was taken last week, right before I started my first course of chemotherapy. As you can see, the tumor in my neck was gigantic. The one on the right was taken today and shows what just one course of chemotherapy can do. » 1/28/14 12:40pm 1/28/14 12:40pm

As I Lay Typing

Dear Bill Keller: I Have Cancer. Is That OK?

In the fall of last year, I noticed a lump in my left neck which felt to me like a run-of-the-mill swollen lymph node. When it didn't go away I sought the advice of a doctor. Several months and countless medical tests later, the official diagnosis is stage IV non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. » 1/14/14 2:58pm 1/14/14 2:58pm

What Should Ben Affleck Do With $1.50 a Day?

Ben Affleck, an actor who's won an Academy Award for pretty much everything but acting, is joining the Live Below The Line challenge, which aims to raise awareness about global poverty. As a part of the challenge, Affleck and other participants will only be allowed to spend $1.50 a day on food and drink from April 29… » 4/24/13 12:21am 4/24/13 12:21am

All Is Not Well at The New York Times

If Politico is to be believed, there is trouble brewing at the New York Times. The story by Dylan Byers, "Turbulence at The Times," focuses on resentment amongst the newspaper's staff over executive editor Jill Abramson's leadership. » 4/23/13 11:13pm 4/23/13 11:13pm

GOP Lawmaker Suggests the Boston Marathon Bombing Was an Inside Job

This is Rep. Stella Tremblay. She is a Republican elected to New Hampshire's House of Representatives and she believes the government planned the bombing at the Boston Marathon last week that killed three people and injured more than 150 others. » 4/23/13 8:31pm 4/23/13 8:31pm

'Any Chance I Could Get a Naked Meeting' and Other Indecent Proposals

You had a nice Valentine's Day didn't you? Anyway we sensed that you were feeling too much love and how are you supposed to feel the highs without the lows? Exactly. So without further ado, here are some very low lows: the most bizarro emails you sent us this week. » 2/15/13 7:30pm 2/15/13 7:30pm

Introducing the Fox News Class of 2013

The human resources department at Fox News has certainly been busy the last few weeks. After dumping former Bill Clinton campaign manager-cum-conservative blowhard Dick Morris and Real Housewife of Wasilla Sarah Palin, Fox has signed on a slate of brand new contributors to wax political on the news of the day. Let's… » 2/15/13 4:38pm 2/15/13 4:38pm

Space Will Test Us Again by Hurling a Giant Asteroid Our Way

After a meteorite crashed into Russia early this morning, you may have thought we'd reached our terrifying, Deep Impact-esque space shit quota for the week. Well, you'd be wrong because an asteroid is set to bypass the Earth today. » 2/15/13 11:57am 2/15/13 11:57am