October 03, 2012
What was Bill Clinton doing at Roberta's? And does Mitt Romney really eat at "neighborhood ethnic joints"?
Does Mindy Kaling Need More Female Writers?
September 27, 2012
A photo from her writers’ room reveals just one other women on staff.
Mitt Romney’s Poetic Soul
September 21, 2012
Maybe he's a Romantic visionary, not a soulless technocrat.
Take the ‘Vagina’ Quiz
September 17, 2012
Can you tell the difference between Naomi Wolf's prose and Wiccan literature? Or Cosmo?
Against Foodie Diplomacy
September 11, 2012
The State Department wants to rebrand American cooking by enlisting TV Chefs as ambassadors. What could go wrong?
Michelle Obama, ‘Mom-in-Chief’
September 05, 2012
How the mommy wars played out in the first-spouse convention speeches.
Is This Election Killing Political Satire? Ask Nicki Minaj
September 04, 2012
Have we become unable to appreciate a good political joke coming from anyone but Jon Stewart?
Clint Eastwood and the Terrible Spectre of Aging
August 31, 2012
That empty chair wasn't the worst part of his RNC speech.
Dinesh D’Souza’s Dreams of Obama
August 28, 2012
Dinesh D'Souza obsession with Obama's "anti-colonialism" is translating to some surprisingly good box office numbers.
The November Issue
August 24, 2012
Earlier this year, Anna Wintour visited Obama headquarters in Chicago to talk numbers with the campaign’s top fund-raising brass. As she headed into her meeting, Wintour passed a tray stacked with food for volunteers: glazed doughnuts festooned with bacon, classic campaign fare. “I trust you’re not interested in that,” a staffer jokingly offered. She fixed him with her cool, disdaining stare. There will always be certain, crucial differences between politics and high fashion—“wedge” shoes or issues?