We've had about a week of Crisis in the Crimea, as crypto-Russian troops patrol the streets of Sevastopol, Kiev digs in, and Obama and the EU try a strategy of diplomatic "de-escalation." There's some disagreement among observers as to how this will play out. Among rightbloggers, though, while the ... More >>
The joys of pen pals. (Not a letter from Gaddafi.)Following the death of "one of the world's longest-serving dictators," former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, on October 20, the New York Post has found one person, his 81-year-old pen pal Louis Schlamowitz, a retired Brooklyn florist, who is a ... More >>
James TobackAt last night's screening of the Time/HBO documentary Beyond 9/11: Portraits of Resilience, I chatted with James Toback, who wrote Bugsy and the upcoming Gotti flick and wrote/directed works like Black and White and Harvard Man. So where was he on 9-11? "I was watching it on te ... 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 >>
Will Ferrell's Broadway debut, You're Welcome America. A Final Night With George W. Bush may not be high art; you know that starting with the pre-curtain announcement, "Enjoy the show. And go fuck yourselves." And it doesn't exactly explore a million textures in Dubya's personality aside from the ... More >>
We thought its opening was poorly timed, but at the New York Post Michael Reidel informs us that You're Welcome America. A Final Night With George W. Bush, Will Ferrell's one-man George W. Bush comedy show, leads Broadway with a $5 million advance sale and is considering extending its eight-week run ... More >>
As Barack Obama continues to strengthen his lead for the Democratic presidential nomination, the tabs have taken to poking all kinds of fun at rival Hillary Clinton. Through some hilarious photo manipulation, the Post has turned Hillary and Bill into Davy Crockett and Lt. Col. Travis, as the Texas p ... More >>
Have you ever wondered how many times the Bush administration lied to the American public, and the world, during the run-up to the invasion of Iraq? At least, 935 times and counting, according to the Center for Public Integrity, which cataloged the lies in a searchable database. It's really a stag ... More >>
Plus items of purely prosthetic appeal.
Peace mom, three others held overnight after protest bust
Is there enough oil? Or is there just enough oil to keep the Bush regime going?
Out with Rumsfeld, in with the senator from Connecticut?
Four years later, we still have ten big questions
Rice defends renditions, except for maybe the accidental ones
How to tell white folks the truth: Boondocks creator McGruder and his underage stand-ins
New York Republicans search for a woman to take on Hillary next year
President uses press conference to pave way for cutting social security benefits
President pushes oil, atoms in quixotic energy plan
Them Zarathustra boys been drag-racin' Fetchin' Gretchen's whiskey-fueled chariot on 22s
Among Questions Still Up In The Air Is Why Our Jet Fighters Weren't
If she brings up the Taliban, the whole damn mess could boil over
Thats Our Bush! The Presidents Re-Election Campaign Kicks Off With a Shameless 9-11 Docudrama
Liberia: Ripe for Colonizing?
50,000 Tears Under the Sea
At the Paris Air Show With the New Merchants of Death
Taiwan Fears What China Learned
All the Children Had to Watch
Who Are These Guys?