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Jodi Kantor

The Effort To Change Harvard Business School's Culture

New York Times | Posted 09.08.2013 | College

BOSTON — When the members of the Harvard Business School class of 2013 gathered in May to celebrate the end of their studies, there was little visib...

Jane Austen Weekly: Spare Me the Political Narrative

Susan Celia Greenfield | Posted 01.14.2013 | Books
Susan Celia Greenfield

Unlike the typical politician, Austen always signals the artificiality of her narratives. If only political narratives -- or all the pundits insisting we need them -- could be as honest. But what politician says, "enjoy the artificiality of my American success story?"

Michelle Obama's Parenting Rules, And Why I Can't Enforce Them

Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.06.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

The reason my guys needed cellphones -- in case of emergency once they started wandering out in the world on their own -- is moot when the Secret Service is following you around all the time.

Is it Better For Women Not To Think About 'Women's Issues'?

Kate Fridkis | Posted 06.26.2012 | Women
Kate Fridkis

I want to be a woman who doesn't care. One of those women who doesn't notice. A woman who doesn't pay attention to girly stuff. To the stuff that women are supposed to care about.

Christina Wilkie

Jodi Kantor: Michelle Obama's Life In The Spotlight

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jodi Kantor's recent book,"The Obamas," is a best-selling portrait of the president and first lady's lives in the White House, and one t...

Scrutiny Forced Obama Family To Abandon One Plan

Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

The Obamas weren't ready for the level of scrutiny the First Family endures, according to New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor, author of the controver...

Two Words That Shouldn't Have Appeared In A Review Of 'The Obamas'

Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 06.04.2012 | Women
Margaret Wheeler Johnson

I thought after the Great Jonathan Franzen Debacle of 2001, no man would ever again dare to suggest publicly that there is an inferior class of books that only women read.

WATCH: Soledad O'Brien's Extremely Tense Clash With Author Of Controversial Obama Book

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 03.14.2012 | Media

CNN's Soledad O'Brien had an extremely tense conversation on Friday's "Starting Point" with the author of a controversial new book about the Obamas. ...

Kantor Book Dust-up Misses the Point: Michelle Obama Could Be This Generation's Eleanor Roosevelt

Rebecca Sive | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Rebecca Sive

The questions arise -- is Michelle Obama doing what she really wants? Is she OK with her current public image and public activities? Or has this image been foisted on her by her husband's political advisers?

Sarah Palin Slams Michelle Obama

Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin tore into Michelle Obama on Fox News Wednesday, criticizing the first lady for what she characterized as a recent conde...

Author Of Controversial Obama Book Admits Some Flaws

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 03.13.2012 | Media

The New York Times reporter who authored a controversial new book about the Obamas said on Thursday that she "could have been more precise" about a pa...

WATCH: Michelle Obama Sets The Record Straight About Her Marriage

Posted 01.11.2012 | Weddings

First lady Michelle Obama stopped by "CBS This Morning" Wednesday to address claims about her relationship with the President that are made in New Yor...

Can You Ever REALLY Get Inside Someone's Marriage?

Posted 01.11.2012 | Weddings

Jodi Kantor's tell-all on the First Family, "The Obamas," hit bookstores Tuesday after weeks of anticipation and speculation. Kantor, a seasoned N...

Dumping on The Obamas

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 03.11.2012 | Books
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The Obamas won't be the last book to corral a legion of unnamed alleged inside sources to spin their personal grudges and wounded slights into a juicy tangle of rumor, gossip, and exaggerations to sell a book.

New Book On The Obamas Goes Inside The First Marriage (Or Does It)?

Posted 01.10.2012 | Weddings

New York Times journalist Jodi Kantor's new book, "The Obamas," purports to reveal the inner workings of the first family's relationship. But is it...

Rahm Says He Has 'Great Relationship' With Obamas After Book Details Drama

Posted 01.09.2012 | Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel briefly responded to reports of tension between himself, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama during a press conference on...

President Obama Hosted Alice In Wonderland Party With Johnny Depp At White House

Posted 03.09.2012 | Entertainment

President Obama threw a star-studded, "Alice In Wonderland"-themed Halloween party at the White House in 2009, New York Times correspondent Jodi Kanto...

Are There Tensions Between The First Lady And White House Aides?

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 03.08.2012 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama is a behind-the-scenes force in the White House whose opinions on policy and politics drew her into confl...

Sam Stein

White House Dismisses 'The Obamas' Book As 'Old News'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

Jodi Kantor's detailed new book on the first family has already drawn strong pushback from the Obama administration. White House spokesman Eric Schult...

Sam Stein

Obama White House Details Revealed In New Book

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

Then-White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel offered his resignation to President Barack Obama in the winter of 2010 after a series of columns appeare...

The Times' Distorted Professor Obama

John K. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John K. Wilson

Jodi Kantor's piece about Obama's time as a teacher at the University of Chicago is leading and gets a lot wrong. I know because I was a student in one of his classes.