Eileen Shim

The Private Sector Bail-Out of Europe’s Culture Industry
November 16, 2012

This summer, the Internet warmly embraced the birth of “Monkey Jesus,” a tragicomic attempt by a well-intentioned octogenarian in Spain to restore a decaying fresco by herself. But the ape-ified “restoration” wasn’t just a source of countless online memes; it was a grim symptom of a crisis metastasizing across Europe.

Meet the Journalist Who (Possibly) Invented the Phrase ‘Fiscal Cliff’
November 12, 2012

Ben Bernanke seems to think he came up with "fiscal cliff." Not so.

That Was Fast! A Roundup of Petraeus Resignation Conspiracy Theories
November 09, 2012

David Petraeus resigned after admitting to an extramarital affair. "Yeah, right!" say conservatives on Twitter.

The Obama Campaign Is Surprisingly Superstitious
November 06, 2012

Superstitions say Romney will win the election. The Obama campaign responds with some superstitions of its own.

Ronald Reagan Lives! But Will He Endorse Mitt Romney?
October 09, 2012

The inside story of the Ronald Reagan hologram:

Yet Another Round of the Scalia-Posner Fight
September 18, 2012

Last month Richard A. Posner, a Chicago judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals, reviewed Antonin Scalia’s new book, Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts. Our review has apparently hit a nerve. To recap:  Posner accused the staunchly conservative justice of taking a hypocritical and “disingenuous” stance on his passive interpretation of law.