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BP Chairman's Unfortunate Choice of Words: Once Again the Media Fanned Hysteria Over Absolutely Nothing

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Russnow

I am not a fan of BP, and the oil company deserves the heap of criticism tossed its way, but I believe the media has once again behaved outrageously.

Historically Accurate Pornography

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

Traveling Poet: I see a light in thine eyes, fair maiden. It speaks of mischief. English Maiden: What mischief have you to bring me, master poet?

Peterson's Deficit "Budgetball": The Fountainhead Meets Death Race 2000

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

For anyone who's really concerned about government deficits, Pete Peterson's one-sided approach is incomprehensible. Unless, of course, he's acting in pure Randian self interest on behalf of himself and his peers.

Howl-oween Pet Costume Party Full of Canine Celebrities

Wendy Diamond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Diamond

Everyone from Scooby Doo to Princess Fiona to Elvis had a tail-wagging good time at Animal Fair's 9th Annual Howloween Costume Party, which benefited the Humane Society of New York.

Coco Who? Marie-Antoinette Was Queen Of Rusticated, Risque Fashions

New York Times | Caroline Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

An Austrian archduchess by birth and a French queen by marriage, Marie-Antoinette was an improbable pioneer of shabby chic. At Versailles -- the court...

Carla Bruni Condemned As New 'Marie Antoinette'

Telegraph UK | Peter Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Point de Vue presents the 41-year-old wife of President Nicolas Sarkozy as a daffy multi-millionaire socialite who does very little real work and is c...

Losing Our Heads Over Michelle Obama's Hair

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

I now join the legions of Obama enthusiasts who delight in their optimistic appearance, irrespective of what they wear or how they style their hair.

Meatless Monday: Storm the Bastille with Green Bean Salad (Recipe)

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Tomorrow is Bastille Day, celebrating the start of the French Revolution. The French Revolution didn't happen because it seemed like a fun idea with ...

Damn Yankees and Their Pricey New Stadium

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

What's not to like about a sickeningly posh edifice partly funded by massive subsidies from taxpayers who can't afford its ultra-expensive tickets and food?

The Era of Not Getting It: The Marie Antoinettes of the Meltdown

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Arianna Huffington

Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain, the poster child for the modern era of Not Getting It, and execs at Citigroup, Wells Fargo, and State Street have shown themselves to be tone deaf.

Friday Talking Points [57] -- End Of Prohibition 75th Anniversary Edition

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Brian Williams, NBC's talking head extraordinaire, is probably a decent guy, a guy with whom you could sit down and have a beer. [More on the alcohol...

The Palin Spending Spree -- "Let Them Eat Cake."

Susie Hoeller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susie Hoeller

This lack of moral, and even political judgment, reveals once again that Senator McCain did not put "country first" when he selected Governor Palin as his running mate.

Culture Zohn: Elizabeth Peyton Lets People In

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Patricia Zohn

2008-10-14-PULL.jpg Juxtaposed with the highly colored rock stars and fashionistas, the portraits are notable for the virtuosity and the way they make their subjects look utterly contemporary.