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Missing Nora Ephron: Everything is Copy on HBO

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.17.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The patron saint of smart New York women, Nora Ephron is sorely missed. We have not seen her like since 2012 when she died at age 71 of pneumonia and ...

Rita Wilson at the Café Carlyle: Picturing Tom Hanks

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.26.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

"I'm in a roomful of people I know," Rita Wilson began her intimate set at the Café Carlyle on Thursday. Though this was not opening night, the room took on an extra glow: On one side sat Michael J. Fox, on the other, Tom Brokaw, Carolina Herrera, and Ken Auletta.

Richard Cohen Wonders Where The Real Men Are

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.26.2014 | Media

Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen wants to know where the real men are. The type of men who, aware of repeated rapes at their college fratern...

Conference in Berlin Focuses on Rising Anti-Semitism

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

I was a member of a "rainbow" delegation of U.S.-advocacy organizations that came to the conference to emphasize, by our example and our words, that the battle against European anti-Semitism is everyone's fight, not simply a Jewish one. It is also a battle that we, as Americans, cannot ignore.

A Tent Too Large: the Republican Party and Anti-LGBT Bigotry

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

RNC Chair Reince Priebus yesterday said something predictable and something startling in response to the Supreme Court's refusal to overturn court decisions clearing the way for same-sex marriage.

Meredith Vieira Opens Up About 'Scary' Moment

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 03.31.2014 | Media

Meredith Vieira recently experienced a major scare with her husband. She tweeted Monday, Spent scary weekend in hospital with Richard after we...

WATCH: Richard Cohen's Multiple Sclerosis Didn't Make Him A Victim

Posted 01.25.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

When Richard Cohen was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1973, he had plenty reasons to feel like a victim, but he never allowed it. Cohen wrote...

Who's More Cray-Cray -- Richard Cohen or the Washington Post?

Mellini Kantayya | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Mellini Kantayya

The paper hired Cohen the year after Loving v. Virginia -- the 1967 case that deemed laws forbidding interracial marriage unconstitutional. It seems Mr. Cohen has not looked out his window since then. However, our outrage should be reserved for the Washington Post.

We're Here, We're... Look, We're Just Here, All Right?

Rye Silverman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rye Silverman

Hey, Christian, heterosexual, cisgender, white men who are freaking out because there's a bunch more people who aren't like you in media! Your fear is that you will wake up one day and flip on the TV and not see anyone you can relate to? Well, that's what life is like for the rest of us right now.

Richard Cohen Gets Called Out By WaPo Colleague

Posted 11.14.2013 | Media

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson said Thursday that his colleague Richard Cohen made "a mistake" with his latest column. Cohen came under...

Bring Us the Jobs of Enviro Journos and Scientists!

Scott Thill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Scott Thill

At this accelerated rate, our globally warmed future is a planetwide hellscape we're carelessly handing to our children while we dive down the escape hatches of our phones, laps, pads, glasses, whatever. Let's pull down the harder fruits out there, shall we?

Colbert Lays Out Top Columnist's Racist History

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 11.14.2013 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert offered a tongue-in-cheek defense of Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen on Wednesday's "Colbert Report," citing that there's no w...

Richard Cohen Is Probably Not Going Anywhere

Posted 11.13.2013 | Media

Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen got himself into yet another controversy over the race on Tuesday, but he probably isn't going anywhere soon. ...

Jason Linkins

Richard Cohen Does Have An Editor, Just Not A Particularly Good One | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

In the wake of another gobsmackingly awful piece from Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen on Tuesday, I suggested that one thing that The Washingt...

Ryan Grim

Richard Cohen Defends Inflammatory Column | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.13.2013 | Media

Richard Cohen says that his latest piece was not intended to be and shouldn't be read as racist. "The word racist is truly hurtful," he told The H...

Jason Linkins

Here's A Crazy Idea I Just Had: Someone Should Maybe Edit The Washington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

By now, you may have heard that Washington Post columnist and serial platform-abuser Richard Cohen has published an op-ed -- ostensibly about the diff...

Richard Cohen Writes Yet Another Incendiary Column

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung and Ryan Grim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

UPDATE: Richard Cohen says that his latest piece was not intended to be and shouldn't be read as racist. "The word racist is truly hurtful," he to...

Now Who Is the Real "Narcissist"? Edward Snowden or the NSA?

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

It's only a matter of time until the NSA capability begins targeting the left in this country, if it has not already. J. Edgar Hoover and Richard Helms did it in the 1960s and 1970s. There are no real safeguards in place that would prevent it from happening again.

Whistleblower or Traitor, Snowden Must Shut Up

William H. Harwood | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
William H. Harwood

Any defense of Snowden ended when he kept talking. And, as if hell-bent on crushing all hope of redemption, he keeps providing details.

Columnist Admits He Was Super-Wrong About Snowden

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.22.2013 | Media

It's almost shocking, really: a columnist confessing that he was wrong about something! So it was on Tuesday, when the Washington Post's Richard Cohen...

6 Things You Should Know When You're Talking About Rape, Black Women And Dancing

Hayley Krischer | Posted 11.05.2013 | Media
Hayley Krischer

"The first thing you should know about the so-called Steubenville Rape is that this was not a rape involving intercourse." The first thing you should know is it is always a mistake when you write a sentence such as this.

Richard Cohen Defends Racial Profiling Again

Posted 08.20.2013 | Media

Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen defended racial profiling again on Tuesday in a new piece supporting the NYPD's stop and frisk policies. T...

Hoodie Two-Shoes

Jerry Adler | Posted 09.17.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Adler

Listen up, you teenaged nudniks Here's advice worth knowin' Don't go out looking like those hoodniks. Dress like Richard Cohen.

Soledad O'Brien Hits Washington Post Over Racist Column

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 07.18.2013 | Media

Soledad O'Brien hit the Washington Post on Thursday over Richard Cohen's incendiary column about Trayvon Martin. "Richard Cohen. Wash Post. Seriou...

Jason Linkins

I Liked This Richard Cohen Column A Lot Better When It Was A 'Seinfeld' Episode | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

"What's the deal with intimacy?" is the short version of the premise of today's piece from celebrated Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen, who say...