In 1979, Chirlane McCray, only a few years out of college, came out of the closet. In "I Am a Lesbian," an essay written for Essence magazine, she made the personal political by speaking against the invisibility of black lesbians. Thirty-three years later, she would catapult to far greater visibili ... More >>
You can't really know where you're headed unless you know where you've been. For that reason, we're taking a look back at Pazz & Jop 2012 to drill down into the ballots of contributors and voters who participated. Maybe amongst the rubble we'll find clues about what lies ahead for music lovers in 20 ... More >>
This has to happen. In what could be one of the most interesting Saturday Night Live episodes in recent memory, it has been reported that Lorne Michaels, the producer of the legendary sketch comedy show, has offered the Romney tent a chance for their candidate to show off his comedic flare ... More >>
Jill Abramson, executive editor of the New York Times, is a huge dog lover. How huge? She blogged about her adorable golden retriever puppy Scout on nytimes.com and she's coming out with a book this month, The Puppy Diaries: Raising a Dog Named Scout, also known as Jill Abramson's God Damn Puppy Boo ... More >>
Interesting column from Maureen Dowd this weekend, about Barack Obama. It starts off "He was born this way. Bi." Are you shuddering in anticipation yet, thinking that she will make some kind of awful biracial joke? Thankfully, she doesn't, although she had me on the edge of my seat waiting for it ... More >>
Lately the New York Times has lost a few of its star writers including legendary critic and columnist Frank Rich and foreign correspondent Dexter Filkins, along with a handful of others, and although people change jobs all the time and for a variety of reasons, the timing was enough to make u ... More >>
Our country's current, most fake president candidate, the billionaire Donald Trump, won't shut up. Though the media is mostly playing his games, reporting on all of the dumb shit he says -- with the exception of the New York Observer, but that's complicated -- he also benefits from starting s ... More >>
A New York Times veteran of nearly two decades, Bob Herbert is leaving the Op-Ed page, the paper announced in a memo on Friday. Saturday will be his last column. Herbert's resignation comes in the wake of Frank Rich's departure for New York magazine after nearly three-decades in various roles ... More >>
By one man at least: Dana Milbank of the Washington Post used his column space at the end of last week as an opportunity for mild self-flagellation, admitting that since the 2008 election, he has written about Sarah Palin in 42 column and in "dozens more blog posts, Web chats, and TV and radi ... More >>
Everyone knows Thanksgiving is a two-day holiday. The first is for eating and drinking and fighting with your family. (Maybe you go to the movies at night, that's okay too.) The second is for eating and drinking more, preferably leftovers with people you like, friends or the favorite family m ... More >>
Parker/Spitzer, the biggest thing to happen to CNN since Larry King farted on Octomom, is finally here. Our former governor Eliot Spitzer and his foil, the saucy Putlizer-prize winning conservative columnist, Kathleen Parker, are about to go on the air.
Maureen Dowd, GarrrDid you read Maureen Dowd's column in Sunday's New York Times? It's about the masturbation-hating, sometimes witch Christine O'Donnell, who if we keep talking about, will probably become a U.S. Senator. O'Donnell, however, is the perfect character for a Dowd column, and the ... More >>
You may have heard something about former USDA employee Shirley Sherrod last week. She's the civil-rights veteran who got forced out of her job after rightwing provocateur Andrew Breitbart released a video of her remarks before the NAACP, edited to make her look anti-white. You may also have heard ... More >>
Did President Barack Obama have an affair with Vera Baker, a campaign aide on his run for Senate in 2004? Definitely (maybe), says the National Enquirer! Probably, says the Drudge Report, amid vivid Vietnam-style flashbacks while muttering "Lewinsky" repeatedly. Everyone else is hedging their ... More >>
The fight between the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times has started! And while we wait to find out if anyone actually gives a shit, we couldn't help but already notice just how ugly it's been so far. And now, the potential for dirty competition beyond this thing's current condition! Just ho ... More >>
Julie Powell, who wrote the book Julie & Julia, on which the movie is based, isn't the only New Yorker with a tiny kitchen. Other home cooks-cum-food writers/bloggers cook big meals in tiny spaces everyday. [NY Daily News] Iron Chef contestant Aaron Sanchez --also the chef at Centrico and Pa ... More >>
We're pleased to see that our Morning Joe favorite Willie Geist has finally been given his own TV show. Way Too Early With Willie Geist now leads off MSNBC's morning schedule, airing (if one "airs" on cable) at 5:30 a.m. (That's 2:30 a.m. Pacific time, where the show is no doubt known as Wa ... More >>
Seen from a normal perspective, the Sotomayor hearings had to be a disappointment to rightbloggers. She appears on course to be confirmed (Conservative Crusader saw the writing on the wall even by Monday: "RACIST ANTI-CONSTITUTION SOTOMAYOR TO BE CONFIRMED TO SCOTUS"). And despite some hard quest ... More >>
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 >>
But at this point, who cares? (Other than Josh Brolin.)
From the multiplex to the stump: It's caped crusader versus community organizer, and the end is nigh
Looking back on his first term
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 >>
I miss Imus already. For one thing, there's the voice. It's one of the great instruments to grace the radio waves, a resonant baritone that rolls and ripples like a saxophone solo. It was a pleasure to listen to even when he was whining, or at his most half-baked and juvenile, which was often. ... More >>
But his speech doesn't account for the administration's heavy hand in spinning faulty intelligence
Women of a certain, sexy age are at their erotic peak
Sex and the Pity: Dowd can't make up her mind, while Levy takes on pornification
Chick lit spawns a subgenre: Job Horror
Mythmaking at the Republican convention and getting punk'd on Kudlow and Cramer
Bush surrogates sissify John Edwards. But will it backfire? Plus: What did Whoopi say?
Will Chuck Schumer, or any anti-Pickering revilers, finally apologize to the judge?
When Did Inside and Outside Get So Chummy?
Insult to injury: Looking at the real problem behind the pseudo-solutions at ground zero
Are Times Editorials Fact-Checked?
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sequels?
WMD Lies Could Be the New Watergate
War Over, and the 'Times' Welcomes Boys
Glaring Racial Insensitivity?
'Times' Hounds Bush Over War Plan
Pundits Square Off Over Secret Tribunals
The 'Times' Strikes a Pose
In a Race Between Two Filial Men, Women Will Decide Who Is the Beloved Son
The Timess Crusade Against Ralph Nader
Brooklyn Net Zine Changes PartnersOr Does It?
A Top Man Is Not a Leader