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The Thatcher Years

Random Memories of Working with Margaret Thatcher, or My Night at Number 10

Wendy Bryan | Posted 03.19.2012 | Home
Wendy Bryan

She took my elbow, escorting me around... she told me she must show me the blue room, or some room or other as I voiced my confusion over no ice cubes in the gin and tonics. She must have thought me an idiot.

PHOTOS: Guess Who Wore These Bold Tassel Earrings!

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 03.11.2012 | Style

Who sported these adventurous tassel earrings on the red carpet last night? The jewelry fan was none other than Meryl Streep, who made an appearanc...

Justin Timberlake, The Next Elton John?

Posted 01.03.2012 | Entertainment

Justin Timberlake better get his tiny dancing pants on, because Elton John has his eye on him. In September, it was announced that the singer-song...

Meryl Streep Plans To Open Museum

Posted 01.03.2012 | Arts

Meryl Streep will appear as Margaret Thatcher in the new film, "The Iron Lady," but the Oscar-winning actress has more on her mind that merely playing...

Bachmann Says She's 'America’s Iron Lady'

Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann reached across the pond and back a few decades at a campaign stop Wednesday, comparing herself to f...

Hollywood For Ugly People: 2011's Top Fights

Posted 02.22.2012 | Entertainment

While it's been said that Washington is Hollywood for ugly people, it's the beautiful people who have found themselves -- with increasing frequency --...

The Biggest Media Gaffes Of 2011

Posted 12.29.2011 | Media

The cameras are always rolling, profane words do not always get "bleeped" out, and teleprompters can sometimes go a little crazy. In 2011, some of the...

Who are the Most Powerful Women of 2011?

Barbara Lee | Posted 02.20.2012 | Women
Barbara Lee

Let's not dismiss the accomplishments of women; let's celebrate them instead.

FIRST LOOK: Julianne Moore Is An Amazing Sarah Palin

Posted 02.20.2012 | Entertainment

Can Julianne Moore play a convincing Sarah Palin? You betcha! The Oscar-nominee plays the former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential nominee in t...

Architects of Change

John Feffer | Posted 02.19.2012 | World
John Feffer

More than a decade ago, I sat down with the head of the academy of architecture in Pyongyang. There was one element missing from their architecture program: North Korean builders paid virtually no attention to energy efficiency

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Twilight, and the Return of Women's Blockbuster Films

Govindini Murty | Posted 02.19.2012 | Entertainment
Govindini Murty

Hollywood is finally making an effort to give women and their stories the blockbuster treatment. In doing so, the film industry is hearkening back to what was once a strength of classic Hollywood: the blockbuster women's film.

Playing Politics With Presidential Medals

David Macaray | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
David Macaray

The day will surely come when some future president awards the Medal of Freedom to George W. Bush. It will happen. But why on earth would an ex-president need the same medal that Richard Petty got?

Don't Do As These Characters Do (Or As They Say) When It Comes To Parenting

Lisa Belkin | Posted 02.17.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Are there any mothers (or fathers) on screens big or small this year who haven't screwed their children up, or over? Do you have any screen role models?

Meryl Streep On The Narrowing Of Film Audiences

Posted 02.17.2012 | TV

As with anything, the movie business has changed a lot over the years. Meryl Streep has been a part of that industry for four decades, giving her some...

PHOTOS: Which Superstar Made The Most Amazing Transformation?

Posted 02.16.2012 | Entertainment

Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. And because the multi-dimensional, damaged, brilliant and bizarre so often shape the fate our our world, the...

Women in Power: The Iron Lady and The Lady

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.14.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Just as this year's Nobel Peace Prize winners -- three women -- were announced, this film season features two films that focus on women rulers: one, Margaret Thatcher, a hawk; the other, Aung San Suu Kyi, a dove who is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Boomers Dominate 2012 Golden Globe Nominations

Laura Rowley | Posted 02.14.2012 | Fifty

While Hollywood tends to celebrate youth, the Golden Globe nominations announced today may signal a new era for older actors in film and television. T...

PHOTOS: Meryl's Gorgeous Daughters

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 12.23.2011 | Style

Last night's premiere of Meryl Streep's Margaret Thatcher film "The Iron Lady" drew celebs like Anne Hathaway, Olivia Wilde, Coco Rocha and Zac Posen....

Love The Iron Lady, Not Margaret Thatcher

Laurence Watts | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Laurence Watts

As I slowly became aware of politics, I admired Thatcher, like many others did, as a "strong leader." It was only after I discovered I was gay and studied politics that I realized her policies were, in fact, anti-gay.

Meryl Streep Covers Vogue

Posted 12.23.2011 | Entertainment

Whether as Julia Child or a fierce fashion editor, Meryl Streep is easily the most transformative actress around. Now, at 62, she can add Vogue cov...

Why Boasting Is Bad for Your 'Brand'

Christina Patterson | Posted 02.11.2012 | Home
Christina Patterson

Some of us think that if you're going to boast about knowing things, or people, you should probably actually know them, because it doesn't take long, in an age of smartphones and Google, to find out if you don't.

The Return of Germany

Nathan Gardels | Posted 02.11.2012 | World
Nathan Gardels

German dominance of Europe is already enough of a fact to prompt British Prime Minister David Cameron to opt out of any role in the future of a German-run European Union that would constrain British sovereignty.

Meryl Streeps Stuns!

Posted 02.06.2012 | Entertainment

She's a prominent American liberal, playing one history's most prominent British conservatives. It may sound unlikely, but when Meryl Streep is involv...

Meryl Streep Reveals 'Iron Lady' Secrets

Posted 02.05.2012 | Entertainment

As a two time Oscar-winner who is widely considered our greatest living actress, it'd be nearly impossible to choose Meryl Streep's most mesmerizing r...

Meryl Streep: Wedding Crasher?! | Posted 12.23.2011 | Weddings

For Freya and Graham McAnally, their wedding will always be an incredibly special day - not least because the Hollywood actress Meryl Streep was one o...