Asked whether he had finally killed off the notion that he had trouble connecting with black voters, Barack Obama looked around him and laughed.
“It was never alive,” he said.
Mr. Obama had just delivered an impassioned keynote address at the historic Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church in Selma, Ala., and he was surrounded by hundreds Read More
I talked yesterday with U.S. Representative and civil rights icon John Lewis, whose political support has been the prize in a very public tug-of-war between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
Assessing their performances in Selma this weekend, Lewis said that both candidates convinced him of their civil rights chops, but, for the moment, neither Read More
Fresh (more or less) from his apperance in Selma this weekend, Barack Obama is swooping down on Clinton turf for a number of New York City fund-raisers, kicking off this evening with an event hosted by Antonio “L.A.” Reid, one of the country’s most powerful African-American record executives.
Judging by the host committee, the event, Read More
While the coverage of the Clintons this weekend centered around the symbolically crucial visit to Selma, their money machine was busily — and quietly — pumping away close to home.
On Saturday evening, Bill Clinton donned his best-supporting husband hat and headlined a Hillary fund-raiser at the Fifth Avenue home of super market Read More
The Daily News says that Barack Obama trumped Hillary Clinton in Selma, while the Times says that they united.
Rudy Giuliani’s son, Andrew, told ABC he has “problems” with his father, but that he still might make a great President.
That’s after Andrew told the Times that Read More
A subplot to all the political theater that will taking place in Selma this weekend is the notion, suggested by at least one of Barack Obama’s supporters, that Hillary Clinton latched onto the commemoration of the famous bridge crossing late in the game — well after it became clear that it could be Read More
Lars von Trier’s Dancer in the Dark won the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. So somebody must like it. I found the film more strange than anything else. For one thing, it is all spoken and sung in English! One critic described it as phonetic English, but that applies mostly to Björk, Read More
Pooches and Their Pamperers
Best in Show , a riotous soufflé written and directed by Christopher Guest, the clever man who made This Is Spinal Tap and Waiting for Guffman unexpected comedy classics, uses the same “mockumentary” style. Only this time he presents a savage look at the eccentric world of dog shows Read More
Little Friar Gets Large
On a chilly December afternoon at the Friars Club, Jeffrey Ross was eating chicken and rice for breakfast. The 32-year-old comedian had just arisen, and the sight of Abe Hirschfeld holding court at a nearby table did not please him. The eccentric mogul, fresh from his arrest for trying to have Read More