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Where Are You Walter Cronkite?

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 02.12.2015 | Media
Chris Komisarjevsky

It would seem that the fall of Brian Williams is a tragic tale of style over substance. Ego and the temptation to embellish for talk show chit-chat won out over the simple truth. And with really nothing to be gained by tales of RPGs and a floating body. But everything to be lost. Especially trust.

Colleges Are Intolerant About Comedy That Promotes Tolerance

Scott Blakeman | Posted 02.07.2015 | College
Scott Blakeman

If a simple message of tolerance, understanding and peace is deemed too controversial by many universities in this country, what message does that send to students? Colleges used to be the place where trailblazing comedians like George Carlin and Mort Sahl found receptive audiences for their biting and bold comedy.

Frank Rich: Vice Presidents Are Politically 'Castrated'

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.13.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The office of vice president has seen a bit of a pop cultural resurgence recently with television series like "Veep" and "House of Cards" that place t...

Frank Rich, Ron Klain and Joel K. Goldstein Discuss Pop Culture's Vice Presidential Obsession

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.13.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

They are a heartbeat away from the most powerful position on the planet and the subject of some of the best shows on TV, but what do vice presidents a...

BOTH SIDES NOW: Will Shutdown in 2014 Shutdown GOP? Erickson Says 'No Mas'

HuffPost Radio | Posted 10.27.2013 | Media
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgErick Erickson and Ron Reagan debate why the GOP in January would reprise tactics that tanked its popularity. And will the Obamacare website "glitches" be only a mild ankle sprain or game-ending injury?

Casinos for Inequality

David Blankenhorn | Posted 12.14.2013 | New York
David Blankenhorn

The Institute for American Values is conducting a series of investigations called "Casino Land: America in an Age of Inequality." The goal is to under...

Frank Rich: How Money Conquered Washington

New York | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

Washington may be a dysfunctional place to govern, but it's working better than ever as a marketplace for cashing in. And that's thanks, more than any...

Frank Rich Eviscerates David Gregory

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 06.26.2013 | Media

Frank Rich had quite the reaction to David Gregory and the harshly criticized question he posed to Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald on Sunday's "Me...

How Broadway Has Changed

Alec Baldwin | Posted 07.07.2013 | Arts
Alec Baldwin

I have not acted in a legit show on Broadway since A Streetcar Named Desire in 1992, having chosen the not-for-profit route on Broadway or regional for my last four shows. Broadway has changed in the past 21 years and I wanted take a moment to look at that.

Frank Rich Predicts 'Republican Resurgence,' Calls Rand Paul A 'Flake'

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.07.2013 | Media

In the wake of the 2012 election, the GOP has found itself questioning its own identity. In his New York Magazine piece this week, Frank Rich looks at...

Frank Rich: 'Denial Has Poisoned The GOP'

New York Magazine | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

Denial has poisoned the GOP and threatens the rest of the country too. ...

Fran Vs. Frank

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 10.19.2012 | Arts

She's the fighter. “I wanted to jump thought the TV set and say, 'Mr. President, move over, I got this,'” Fran Lebowitz says, recalling the fr...

Writer Alex Witchel On Her Mother's Dementia: 'She's There, But She's Not'

The Huffington Post | Lori Fradkin | Posted 09.25.2012 | Fifty

If you’re lucky enough to have a mother who was sort of a center of the world for you, then to not be able to have her, even though she’s sitting right there in front of you, is just devastating. She’s there, but she’s not.

Feint Praise

Paula Gordon | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics
Paula Gordon

When the plutocrats and their minions abuse the average citizen, it is called "oppression." When the oppressed presumed to assert their rights as citizens, the Republicans call it "class warfare." We call it justice ... or, the American way. No feints in that.

Frank Rich: Right-Wing Media In Disarray | Posted 11.17.2012 | Media

A week steeped in right-wing media reveals a Republican Party far more despairing than the lamestream knows. ...

Frank Rich: Stop Whining, America

New York Magazine | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

Declinist panic. Hysterical nostalgia. America may not be over, but it is certainly in thrall to the idea. ...

In Clybourne Park, President Obama Would Be an Impossibility

Carla Seaquist | Posted 08.27.2012 | Arts
Carla Seaquist

Imagine it again: Not just a few but a majority of those voting in 2008 were enlightened hearts and they made electoral history. But not one of them is onstage in Clybourne Park. How then is this play, as The New York Times' theatre critic claims, "ferociously smart"?

Frank Rich, Rachel Maddow: Go Negative

Posted 06.19.2012 | Media

New York magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich stopped by Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show Monday to discuss his current piece on the importance of negative p...

Frank Rich: How Conservative Donors Are Buying This Presidential Election

New York Magazine | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics

If you want to appreciate what Barack Obama is up against in 2012, forget about the front man who is his nominal opponent and look instead at the Repu...

Does HBO's 'Veep' Get DC Politics Right?

Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.19.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

"Veep" merely reinforces what most people already think about Washington, D. C., but if these politicians and aides are so worthless, why are we paying attention to them?

Frank Rich: Why Liberals' Past Culpability On Gay Discrimination Can't Be Forgotten

New York Magazine | Frank Rich | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

When the news came last June that the New York State Senate had voted to legalize same-sex marriage, I was at a dinner party that felt like New Year's...

THE MOLOTOV PARTY: For Today's GOP, Conservative Just Isn't Enough

NY Mag | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

Even those who loathe Karl Rove’s every word may be hardpressed to dispute his pre-Christmas summation of the Republican circus so far: “the mos...

Rachel Maddow, Frank Rich Rip GOP Candidates Over War

Posted 12.16.2011 | Media

Rachel Maddow hosted New York Magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich on her show Thursday night, to discuss what she called "the American lessons learned...

Michael Calderone

New York Magazine Ramps Up 2012 Coverage | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.04.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- On Nov. 21 New York magazine hit newsstands with dueling pieces, one titled "How the GOP Went Mad," by former Bush speechwriter David Frum...

WATCH: Maddow, Frank Rich Dissect The 'Murdoch Primary'

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.02.2011 | Media

Rachel Maddow and Frank Rich discussed what they called the most important part of the Republican race for president on Maddow's Thursday show: the so...