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Former Secretary of State and current NFL jersey pitchwoman Condoleezza Rice has made history, having been admitted to the nation’s premier golf club, Augusta National in Georgia, which had heretofore only accepted men.
As an in-house advertisement in the Halloween issue of Newsweek promised, Tina Brown’s dormant TV career is back from the dead.
Daily Beast TV, the online video channel The Observer first caught wind of in July, has launched on the Beast’s website. Though none of the shows bear the name of Ms. Brown’s erstwhile Read More
In the new issue of Rolling Stone, National Magazine Award winner and onetime Observer ‘Power Punk‘ Matt Taibbi offers a little bit of George W. Bush fan fiction in the form of a fake interview headlined Bush Apologizes: The Farewell Interview We Wish He’d Give.
Subheadlined "W. comes clean—on his Read More
That’s what Times op-ed editor Andy Rosenthal told a Columbia j-school class last night, Radaronline.com’s Ben Chapman reports.
The U2 frontman will write between "six and ten" columns next year, and he’s doing it … pro bono.
Other Rosenthal dish from last night:
- He admires the work of The Atlantic‘s Read More
On the night of Monday, October 13, Oliver Stone was being chauffeured around downtown Manhattan, looking for the dinner party he was running late for, and talking about what the subject of his new film, W., has in common with the Wizard of Oz. Connecting W., which examines and chronicles the life of George W. Read More
Running time 131 minutes
Written by Stanley Weiser
Directed by Oliver Stone
Starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Banks, Richard Dreyfuss, Jeffrey Wright
Oliver Stone’s W., from a screenplay by Stanley Weiser, arrives at a strange time in our nation’s history, when even Iraq and Afghanistan have been pushed off the Read More
Earlier today the Bush administration made clear they don’t intend to intervene in the negotiations between the Iraqi government and several large oil companies.
Chuck Schumer, along with Claire McCaskill and John Kerry, responded quickly with a letter to Condoleezza Rice asking her to prevent the deals from going forward until there is Read More
Sort of like the idle Colin Powell rumors that swirled before the 1996 and 2000 Republican conventions, we’ve been forced this campaign cycle to endure months of sporadic chatter about Condoleezza Rice’s supposed candidacy for the number two spot on the G.O.P. ticket.
Except that the speculation may have just taken a twist that the Read More
This statement just came in from Hillary Clinton’s Senate office: This morning, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice contacted Senator Clinton in order to inform her that the Senator’s passport file was breached in 2007. The State Department will be briefing Senator Clinton’s staff this afternoon to provide details about the recent unauthorized breaches of passport Read More
The most important question asked at last week’s Democratic debate in Las Vegas did not create much of a stir. It set off no pyrotechnics between Senator Hillary Clinton and her rivals, caused no tsunami in the blogosphere, incited no pundits to new heights of hyperbole.
It did, however, cut to the Read More