Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama came out in 1995 and has sold over a million copies, but to rightbloggers it is a constantly fresh source of discovery. For years, some of them have insisted that Obama didn't really write it. A few weeks back, they made much of the fact that a passage from it ... More >>
Actual poll currently running on the Bravo site There is a Bravo show called Work of Art: The Search for the Next Great Artist. As we've told you before, it's a reality-TV competition ostensibly about searching every gallery nook and gutter grate for America's Next Great Artist--not a Very Good Art ... More >>
Since becoming a pair with his company's $315 million purchase of The Huffington Post, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong and HuffPo founder Arianna Huffington have overseen the cutting of hundreds of content providers on the parent company's side, with Armstrong presiding over the laying off of over 2,00 ... More >>
The original memoirist, St. Augustine. Sometimes, the most boring people are the most effusive. The person who traps you on the other side of their monologue at a party; the person shouting into their cellphone on the bus. The constant tweeter. The teenager with 5,000 Facebook photos of her a ... More >>
NYO / Google MapsThe Real Deal says that Hazelden, the renowned, Minnesoate-based addiction clinic, is eyeing a $10 million spot in a Tribeca condominium on West Broadway. Finally, New York's celebrity alkies and drug addicts can get clean in the kind of luxury their fame affords!
Two weeks after releasing a promotional video on Youtube for his upcoming autobiography, Decision Points, George W. Bush has spoken out against the esteemed website. According to WBEZ radio, the former president explained to the crowd of representatives from the Commercial Financial Association t ... More >>
Let us all take a moment in honor of irony, that cute little concept that makes awkward things so funny, like when Outliers author Malcolm Gladwell takes a giant crap on Twitter in his recent New Yorker interview and blog post, and shortly thereafter, has his working methodology outed by Jo ... More >>
If only the public humiliation had ended with that Fire Crotch moniker, dear LiLo's troubles would've been so yesteryear. But now that the synthetically swollen-lipped Mean Girl is being sentenced to 90 days in the slammer for probation violation, we're actually chortling like the Pillsbury D ... More >>
Plus dancing stars, live mullets, and midlife lesbians.
"I get more and more afraid that a Soul Coughing reunion is going to be forced upon me at knifepoint. I don't need money that bad. I swear to God." Mike Doughty's got some staying power. The singer-songwriter first hit the radar with Soul Coughing, that mid-'90s indie-band-with-stand-up-bass resp ... More >>
Two veteran artists offer two very different visions of women
A celebrated memoir threatens to blow into a million little pieces
In his gonzo media memoir, Glasgow Phillips watches himself turn into an asshole
In The Hoax, a lying president (Nixon) begets a lying author (Richard Gere). Good thing that wouldn't happen today.
It's a small world after all: Mike Davis's crowded look at global urban catastrophe
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