Charlie "Bird" Parker has been called the greatest saxophonist who ever lived, a jazz legend who not only spearheaded the bebop movement but also laid the foundations of modern jazz. He was also a party animal. In 1952, Los Angeles would play host to one of Parker's wildest exploits. The New York- ... More >>
Last week rightbloggers remained occupied with the recent D.C. scandals, which some of them expect to result in the President's impeachment; they even have a March on Washington and a shady poll to give them hope. We expect they will result in some sort of impeachment, if only of certain people's ju ... More >>
Fox News boss Roger Ailes loves Chris Christie and has made no secret of his desire for the New Jersey governor to run for president in 2012. Christie maintains that he's 100% not running this time around, though that hasn't stopped a relationship from blooming between the powerful Republican ... More >>
In 2008, when President Barack Obama was just a surging senator, the famed (and rich!) writer David Mamet penned a political essay for the Village Voice that was titled "David Mamet: Why I Am No Longer a 'Brain-Dead Liberal.'" It was hugely successful -- basically the biggest story in this we ... More >>
The Daily BeastThe second annual Women in the World summit started on Thursday with a welcome from Tina Brown, Editor in Chief of Newsweek and the Daily Beast, who hosted the event, and ended with a farewell on Saturday. Over the course of the few days, an esteemed collection of women and me ... More >>
Have you heard enough about this rally that happened in D.C. this weekend? Maybe. We've already told you what it was like and what the best signs looked like. But what about what it looked like from TV, far away from the uncontested idealism and cheer? Village Voice film editor Allison Benedi ... More >>
The Times blog MediaDecoder comes with a Sunday afternoon scoop, announcing the departure of another brand-defining Newsweek veteran, as Howard Fineman has packed his bags and is moving to the internet. Fineman follows editor-in-chief Jon Meacham, big fish Fareed Zakaria, Tumblr guru Mark Coa ... More >>
It was an Andrew Cuomo nightmare. I went to Mark Green's apartment last night for a party launching his new radio show, "BOTH SIDES NOW," featuring Mary Matalin and Arianna Huffington. The hour-long syndication, set to play on 50 stations, starts this weekend. Matalin spoke briefly and kept invokin ... More >>
Too much Starbucks pushed Mornin' Joe Scarborough into a full-throated, looney-tunes, rant this week in defense of our own local heroes Rudy Giuliani and Bernie Kerik. It's been exhilarating to see Rudy back on a national TV tour lately, reminding us what an expert we had in City ... More >>
News Corp boss Rupert Murdoch tells the Financial Times that "we intend to charge for all our news websites," presumably including the New York Post -- and that "If we're successful, we'll be followed by all media." Murdoch already charges for some content at the Wall Street Journal. News Cor ... More >>
One of the many pitfalls for Barack Obama and his handlers is the tendency to be too cute by half -- think of that cotton candy Greek temple erected on Invesco Field in Denver for the winning candidate's acceptance speech last summer. The Washington Post's Dana Milbank makes a good case today that t ... More >>
Al Jazeera's morning report, proving once again that it's ridiculous censorship for U.S. cable outlets to not carry the Arab world's most powerful news outlet. Dick Cheney's dream of an imperial vice presidency lording over all the world's oil fields is now officially dead. President Barack Obam ... More >>
Baggage from Marc Jacobs, Josh Brolin's take on Harvey's killer.
On November 22 hundreds of rightblogger sites celebrated "V-I Day" -- the end of the Iraq war. This accompanied no government declarations; in fact this weekend Iraq's foreign minister warned that early withdrawal of American troops would lead to "piracy," and a Baghdad mob defiled an effigy of Geor ... More >>
Now that Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has conceded the Democratic presidential nomination and endorsed Senator Barack Obama, speculation has turned to what her historic race means in the long run for women in politics, and what her immediate political future might look like. Given the raw feelin ... More >>
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