The Prez has hardly made it a secret that he supports fracking as part of his push for domestic oil and natural gas development, with the Obama administration announcing last week that it plans on setting environmental standards for hydraulic fracturing.
And what happens in D.C. does not stay in D ... More >>
Photo by Mindy TuckerLizz Winstead is a wee bit tired. She's been traveling since June 14 with her "Planned Parenthood, I'm Here For You!" Comedy Tour, which has spanned 12 cities and 10 states. Plus she's been working on her upcoming book, out in June of 2012. All this activity "does energiz ... More >>
VargasIn Sunday's edition of the New York Times Magazine, online today, a former Washington Post reporter and senior contributing editor for The Huffington Post, Jose Antonio Vargas, tells the story of his own life as an undocumented immigrant. Sent by his mother to the United States from the ... More >>
After twice publishing examples of the nutcases and bigots who responded to last week's cover story, "White America Has Lost Its Mind," we thought we'd share some of the other kind, the people who read, understood, and were moved.
In fact, the majority of about 1,000 e-mails sent to writer S ... More >>
First of all, it's remarkable that anyone old enough to have been a teacher in the 1970s is also tech-savvy enough to use Facebook -- times they are a-changin' (and I'm sure the same folks get that reference). But it's also very sweet that former students are on Facebook seeking out teachers ... More >>
In case every other New York headline hasn't already warned you, it's fucking hot today. And with hot weather comes even more heated news: Air conditioners are bad for you, the environment, and politics; air conditioners may be violating the law; and, after all that, you might not have power ... More >>
As good a way as any to determine food journalism's future.Last night at the Gabarron Foundation, Culintro hosted a panel discussion about the future of food journalism. The overall message? Food journalism does actually have a future. In a discussion moderated by New School food studies prof ... More >>
James O'Keefe, the videographer famous for taking down ACORN (and infamous for trying to take down Senator Landrieu), organized a speaking forum for white supremacists, and was even photographed manning the event's merchandise table.
The hate watchdog group One People's Project photographed ... More >>
Gourmet's excellent website may be suspended in purgatory, but one of its erstwhile staffers has moved on to try to fill the void: Earlier today, former Gourmet contributing editor Francis Lam published the first post on Salon.com's new food website, called, appropriately, Salon Food. Promisi ... More >>
Selena Roberts's credibility is dropping faster than attendance at Yankee Stadium. According to a report by the Sporting News, A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez, is being panned all over the place and "isn't exactly flying off the shelves." Since you can't access my May 8 rev ... More >>