There's a bill working its way through Congress that would offer a "path to citizenship" to the sort of immigrants currently known in some circles as illegal. Though its application is general, it's obviously aimed at U.S. guests of the Mexican persuasion, and it only has a chance of passing because ... More >>
And we love him for it.
The Lord of the Rings star, classical stage actor, and activist feels the obits for Maggie Thatcher were a tad incomplete--sort of like mash without bangers. Well, here come the bangers:
The first female prime minister of Britain and a woman with a checkered, controversial legacy, Margaret Thatcher has died at 87, after a stroke.
For those of us who only know her through some distant headlines, an Oscar-grabbing Meryl Streep performance, and a few cutting lyrics in Billy Elliot, he ... More >>
Margaret Thatcher, former British prime minister, died today following a stroke. While news outlets examine her political legacy, The Atlantic reminds us of Thatcher's early work in the culinary field.
I'll give that honor to Best Actress Jennifer Lawrence.
She was succinct, sweet, and sincere--everything a speech should be, including acknowledging the four losers, but not in a patronizing, humiliating way.
And she did this even after falling on her face on the way up to the podium, and making a ... More >>
Last year was pretty decent, makeupwise, with Margaret Thatcher going against the apes for the Oscar, and winning paws down.
But this year, movieland has come up with an even more exciting batch of blush jobs, the makeup artists going out of their way to use a full palette of cosmetics and prosthet ... More >>
The big news to emerge from yesterday's New York Film Critics Circle voting--held early this year to scoop the other year end awards--is, of course, the second coming of homeboy Harvey Weinstein.
Not only was The Artist voted best picture and its director Michel Hazanavicius anointed Best Director ... More >>
The Guardian has seen The Iron Lady, with the esteemed Meryl Streep as British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, and they're not afraid to tell us about it.
The film, they say, is a "breezy, whistle-stop tour through the unstable nitroglycerin of Thatcher's life and times."
They insist that it's l ... More >>
The Emmy nominations came out today, but my mind is stuck on the Oscars and how there will be no shortage of leading actress contenders to pick from in 2011.
Not only is Meryl Streep donning prosthetics and an accent again, this time as moxieish Margaret Thatcher, but we have the following o ... More >>
Sarah Palin, or maybe her ghostwriter, wrote in Palin's new book about sharing a hypothetical cup of coffee with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. On Meet the Press today, David Gregory passed the idea along to Clinton, who said OK.
Here we have Hilary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi, part of Power Plays, a new exhibit of Kellesimone's work at a gallery in, uh, Santa Monica. The Margaret Thatcher and Ruth Bader Ginsburg paintings are way more intense. They're on view until January 2nd. Recommended for political junkies and/or s ... More >>
Did you once boycott Domino's Pizza because of its support of the anti-abortion movement and other right wing causes? Well, here's another politically retrograde business to add to your boycott list: Whole Foods.
According to an article in the current Counterpunch by Russell Mokhiber, of sin ... More >>