Last week, under pressure from employees and board members who did not approve of his 2008 donation to promote California's anti-gay-marriage Proposition 8, Brendan Eich, the new CEO of software company Mozilla, left the post and the company. We hate to see anyone lose his job but, as we reflect wh ... More >>
Last week was the anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War. For friends and family members of the thousands of Americans and allies killed or wounded in that struggle, or of the tens of thousands of Iraqis killed, wounded or displaced, it probably wasn't a happy one. We don't know whether these ... More >>
According to a profile in M magazine, Andrew Sullivan admits that when he was diagnosed with HIV in 1993, he couldn't get a date. But some time later, he met Aaron Tone at the Black Party--the annual drugs-and-sex-fueled debauch--at three in the morning. They've been together for nine years and ha ... More >>
Get this, Mary. Departing Pope Benedict gets to retain his hot male sidekick, Georg Ganswein, who as Andrew Sullivan says, "will be living with Benedict at the monastery inside the Vatican and keeping his day job as prefect of the new pope's household." Talk about One Man, Two Guvnors! (Or "two se ... More >>
1 A nice, meaty economic history of the martini that includes one of my favorite clips from The Thin Man (you know the one: "The important thing is the rhythm. Always have rhythm in your shaking."} [The Awl] 2 An anthropologist looks at why humans are hardwired to adore crispy foods. The word is ap ... More >>
Yesterday on Andrew Sullivan's blog over at the Daily Beast, the august blog king shared a small example of how a "blogger's relationship to his readers can get a little strange." I'll say, Andrew. I'll say.
At a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, White House spokesperson Jay Carney said that President Obama and his team do have visuals of Osama Bin Laden's dead body that are "being reviewed," but he declined to "get into specifics." Tuesday morning, Drudge Report claimed that President Obama ... More >>
The media must have been all caught up today in covering really super important news like the fact that our black president is not from Africa, at least not directly -- that, and the fact that our news cycle can still be manipulated by a moron if he's rich enough -- because the press seems to ... More >>
Every time we turn around there's a switch-up at the newly Arianna Huffington-helmed AOL and Huffington Post hybrid, with the boss simultaneously cleaning house and sprucing up, by kicking AOL-ers to the curb and hiring up a handful of big names. The Huffington reign has left a large number s ... More >>
via Daniel O'NealJust about everyone on the internet (including us) has already praised the Twitter account @MayorEmanuel, which ended its journey when the real Emanuel won last week's election for Chicago mayor. That fanfare makes today's victory lap and collective celebration entertaining o ... More >>
Well, since it's now hailing outside, I'm stuck inside the office until it lets up just enough for me to run from our office to the Astor Place 6 using my emergency Umbrella Mafia-umbrella without getting completely drenched. Might as well do this thing. Press Clips, Day 11, Late "Hailpocolyp ... More >>
Over the weekend, we here at The Village Voice were presented with quite the dubious distinction!
The Internet spells doom for many long-established periodicals
Hooray for herbalists. The hapless fellow working at Great Bear Adventures who tried to feed a grizzly after savoring a bit of relaxing marijuana (and who was summarily attacked by said grizzly) has been awarded workers' comp for injuries sustained during the feeding.
Via The Atlantic's Andrew Sullivan, Yankees pitcher Chan-Ho Park is either completely hysterical, or completely humorless, or lost some kind of ridiculous clubhouse bet. This will go on the Yankees internal year-end best plays rolls.
To start off your morning, an awesome video compilation of Andrew Breitbart's best outbursts. A blowhard can only blow hard in so many different ways, sure, but this is a fairly impressive effort on the editing side.
This just came in from a dear friend: "Hi doll, Yesterday, Andrew Sullivan had a posting on Craigslist, M4M, showing his cock and advertising for someone to come to his hotel in Chelsea!!!!!!!!! LOL. And how you doing?"
Forbes notices that these creatures called liberals may have some influence in this Age of Obama, and dispatches Wall Street Journal conservative Tunku Varadarajan and others to compile a list of "The 25 Most Influential Liberals In The U.S. Media." These include Kevin Drum (without the hated name o ... More >>
The weird racial subtext of the passing of Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in California and led some frustrated writers—Dan Savage, first and foremost, though he's now done with this particular culture war—to point out the (debatable) role played by pro-Obama, anti-gay African American ... More >>
Thursday's VP debate was understandably the centerpiece of last week's rightblogger action. But they must have seen how that was going, and decided that they couldn't afford to let everything ride on that one, gosh-darned big roll. So they did a little debate prep of their own, portraying moderator ... More >>
'We do not torture': Groans from the CIA's black sites beg to differ
Lady-led pop dance-bubbly and hearth-wholesome, winning ears over the computer waves
One man's B.S. is another man's Bible. But what would Jon Stewart say?
A richness of televisual embarrassments: The annual duds
I write this not to praise Tony Hendra, but to defend a provably innocent victim
By the Power Vested in Us: Civil Unions for AllGay or Straight. Blessings Optional.
Arnold Rides In With His Own Brand of Machine
Beyond Butch Lies the Real Planet Queer
Being Gay Helped This Murdered Dutch Politician in Many Ways
His Private Life Is None of Our Business. His Public Life Certainly Is.
What a Bush Administration Would Mean for Gays
Andrew Sullivan Sings for His Drugs
Homophobes Can Boycott, Too
The Future of Queer
What actor was boyfriends until recently with that hotshot director who helped guide him to Oscar?