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Summer Jobs on the Waterfront and in a Tabloid Newsroom

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Robert Whitcomb

Ah, those gritty summer jobs. From the time I was 13 to when I was 16 I had a series of the usual lightly paid chores -- mowing lawns, cutting shrubs, delivering papers vis bicycle, briefly busboying.

5 Hot Books: JFK's Mentally Disabled Sister, Ted Hughes, and More

The National Book Review | Posted 10.19.2016 | Home
The National Book Review

From a different perspective, Larson tells the story of Rosemary Kennedy, the intellectually disabled sister of JFK, and her disastrous lobotomy, after which she was hidden away and ignored for decades.

What Do Hell and Camelot Have in Common?

Francis Levy | Posted 10.01.2016 | Home
Francis Levy

Camelot was the court of King Arthur, but it also was term given to the Kennedy White House. The knights in shining armor were of course Jack, Bobby and Teddy, and there were a cast of characters, too.

White House Staffers Will Have Only 5 Hours To Move In The New First Family

HuffPost Live | Amber Ferguson | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

Despite the 2016 election being more than a year away, White House staffers have already begun prepping for the next first family. That's probably ...

Caroline Kennedy Is Selling The Chance To Summer With The Obamas

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 05.03.2013 | HuffPost Home

Caroline Kennedy is selling two parcels of land on Martha's Vineyard. Before you get excited at the prospect of owning a piece of history, be warned: ...

The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy

Kitty Kelley | Posted 02.09.2013 | Home
Kitty Kelley

The Patriarch is the perfect title for the life story of Joseph Patrick Kennedy. It resounds with the drama of rolling drums to introduce a paterfamilias who created one of America's most powerful political dynasties

In Defense of Camelot

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics
SaraKay Smullens

In the escalating political climate of ugliness, division, disregard for educational opportunity, and religious unrest and confusion, a new book has ...

Kennedy Granddaughter Gets Her Starring Break In Hollywood

Posted 09.04.2011 | Entertainment

Aaron Sorkin has tackled the news business in "Sports Night," and he's tackled newsmakers, in "The West Wing." Now, he's combining the two, and alread...

Why Parental Affairs Cause Irreparable Harm

Erica Manfred | Posted 08.26.2011 | Divorce
Erica Manfred

Divorce has many negative effects on kids, but divorce due to infidelity has some unexpected fallout, especially to the sons of adulterers, but to daughters as well.

Charlie Sheen's Rant: Maybe it's Time to Stop Channeling Mel Gibson

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

Heretofore, I have never been a Charlie Sheen fan nor have I disliked him. I've been disappointed as have many others with his apparent shallow lifes...

The Kennedys

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nigel Hamilton

If you admire JFK's idealism and the spirit of civility and hope that he inspired in our nation, you will be appalled by Stephen Kronish's endlessly salacious entertainment at JFK's posthumous expense.

The Kennedys: Is Sex Part of History?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

After more than half-a-century of Kennedy video hagiography, it seems a bit churlish to object to a production that might not so considerately toe the...

'The Kennedys': A Political Hit Job Brought To You By The History Channel [VIDEO]

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert Greenwald

I cannot understand how or why the History Channel, with its ostensible commitment to historical scholarship, would even consider airing the right wing smear campaign propaganda that is the "The Kennedys."

More Kennedys Waiting In The Wings To Run For Office

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Patrick Kennedy's (D-R.I.) retirement may serve as a symbolic end of a political era but for those still captivated by America's version of Camel...

Don't Worry About Scott Brown--It's Not About Obama, It's About the Kennedys

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

Scott Brown is certainly an inconvenience for the Democrats but a long way from being a predictor of their doom. Massachusetts, which is frequently at...

JFK's Chef: "The Kennedys Were Very Sophisticated About Food"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

It seems that the fascination with the Obamas' eating habits, from their garden to their Vineyard munchies, to the menu for the upcoming state dinner ...

The Fading Status of Glamour Gulch

Meredith C. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Meredith C. Carroll

Once known as the snowy playground of the Hollywood elite, in recent years Aspen's celebrity ski conditions have seemed more like mashed potatoes than champagne powder.

The Kennedy and Leadership: A Reappraisal

Nick Jefferson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nick Jefferson

Having been denied the presidency -- the Kennedy family's baby brother had no chance but to carve out a different type of leadership: and a much more realistic one.

Where Is the Right Wing's Christian Forgiveness When It Comes to Ted Kennedy?

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

Apparently, many on the political right are without sin, because they wasted no time after Senator Ted Kennedy's death to start casting as many stones as possible.

The Literary Kennedys

Vickie Karp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vickie Karp

Poetry played a special role in the Kennedy family's lives.

Eunice Shriver: The Goddess of Giving

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

Eunice Shriver working side by side with her husband Sarge Shriver on the now famous "war on poverty," which he began many years ago, is something that we should all be very thankful for.

Is This the End of Democracy?

Jim Selman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Selman

Is there still time to recover and restore American Democracy to its bare essentials -- a government "of the people, by the people and for the people"? I don't know. Today we are on the brink.

Top Ten Signs Your Party Label Is: New Yorker

Keli Goff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Keli Goff

When someone at a dinner party asks, "Whom are you supporting in an upcoming election?" you know that what they really mean is, "Which Democrat are you supporting in the primary?"

Might the Obamas Restore Lost White House Glory?

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

To date the Obamas' most noticeable change to their new home outside has been to install a de-luxe swing-set near the President's office. How have past administrations redecorated?

Grey Gardens: What We Can Learn From The Edies

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

HBO's film remake of 1975 documentary Grey Gardens finally airs amidst great fanfare tonight. Both the film and the documentary feature the lives of ...