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The 'Conflictinator' Responds To The Rally To Restore Sanity

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Jon Stewart threw down a gauntlet at Saturday's rally when he blamed the media for exacerbating the country's problems. And now the media has had a ch...

Critic Ron Charles Crafts Hilarious Video Review Of Franzen's 'Freedom' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Washington Post fiction critic Ron Charles breaks ground with an innovative -- and hilarious -- video review of Jonathan Franzen's newest novel, "...

Downstate Illinois Hair Salon Burglarized Before Grand Opening

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. — Police said a hair salon didn't even have its grand opening before being burglarized. Investigators said Sunday's break-in a...

Why Men Don't Read Books: Salon Writer Laura Miller Responds To Jason Pinter's HuffPost Blog

salon.com | Laura Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Pinter's essay provoked all the predictable responses, in HuffPo and beyond: the pointlessly anecdotal refutations ("My husband reads books, so lots o...

Sheer Madness Meets Shear Genius

Tracy Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Tracy Shaffer

What happens when a grown-up walks into your salon and says "just do me"? That was the challenge I set before Denver celebrity stylist and Shear Genius finalist Matthew Morris.

Salon.com Partners With Barnes & Noble Reviews For Shared Content

Business Wire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS - News), the world's largest bookseller, today announced that its website, BN.COM, will expand its reach via a content...

Friday Talking Points [127] -- Letting A Crisis Go To Waste

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Barack Obama's administration was supposed to follow a basic premise: never let a crisis go to waste. That was according to one of his own ...

LA Spa Week is Coming

Tara Settembre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Tara Settembre

It seems everyone is familiar with Restaurant Week, but there is also a Spa Week in Los Angeles and Orange County, and it starts next week.

Alex Pareene Leaving Gawker To Join Salon

The New York Observer | John Koblin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Well, we told you earlier today about the sudden activity in the New York job market, and here's yet another move: Alex Pareene is leaving Gawker and ...

Prudent Pampering: How to Choose a Healthy Nail Salon

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

For many women, the manicure and pedicure is a relaxing treat. Just be sure that you don't get more than you bargained for: an infection or nail fungus.

NYT "Mystery" Op-Ed Calls for More Afghan Civilian Deaths

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Naiman

On Thursday the NYT made an astonishing editorial choice: it published an op-ed by an obscure author attacking Gen. McChrystal for "overemphasis on civilian protection" in air strikes carried out in Afghanistan.

In the Event of Divorce, Hit The Hair Salon

Louis Licari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Louis Licari

Divorce is ugly. It is very important that you put your best face forward at this exasperating time. My motto for all who feel that they are in the depths of depression and despair is simple, but takes tremendous courage: Fake it until you make it.

The Gospel According to Brit Hume

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Sigman

Brit Hume, while I wouldn't presume to advise you to take up Buddhism, maybe you could try reading some Buddhist authors like Jack Kornfield or Pema Chodron to supplement your scripture.

Leaders Absent at Health Care Demonstration in Midtown

Glyn Vincent | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Glyn Vincent

Somehow not a single Democratic politician, official or one of their minions in the entire state of New York was available to make an appearance.

The Daily Pulse: Deep Six the Gang of Six

Lindsay Beyerstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lindsay Beyerstein

The White House has given up on Republican gangster Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY). They finally got the hint when Enzi told a radio listeners that Democrats wanted to kill the elderly.

Weekly Audit: Four More Years of Bailout Ben

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The Media Consortium

Why is the Bernanke reappointment a mistake? Put simply, Bernanke is completely culpable for allowing an economic crisis to foment.

Joe Klein: Glenn Greenwald "Thorougly Dishonerable" For Leaking My Off-The-Record Emails

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On Monday, Salon writer Glenn Greenwald published an off-record email exchange on his personal blog, which has since caused a bit of an uproar in the ...

Weekly Pulse: Healthcare Reform After Kennedy

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

If the Democrats want healthcare reform, they are going to have to go it alone. Let's hope they pass a bill that would make Sen. Kennedy proud.

Weekly Audit: EFCA, Tax Cheats and the Racial Wealth Gap

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

The U.S. economy may finally be bottoming out. But while conditions may improve in a dry, statistical sense, the foundation for a productive economy has been decimated over the past three decades.

Weekly Pulse: Public Option on Life Support

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

The White House is sorely mistaken if it thinks that the public option belongs in the "nice but not necessary" category. Without it, there's little hope of containing costs or reigning in the power of insurance companies.

Weekly Audit: Fixing the Foreclosure Problem

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The Media Consortium

The U.S. job market may be showing signs of life, but the scenario isn't really so rosy, as our government has yet to relieve the foreclosure pandemic.

Weekly Audit: Why the Rich Can't Afford to Get Richer

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, TMC MediaWire Blogger If we want our economy to be strong and stable, we have to start thinking about it as a product of community--n...

Weekly Mulch: Market-Driven Sustainability

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

Last week, Wal-Mart, ExxonMobil and AAA announced new programs that promote sustainability and a cleaner planet. Are their efforts actually a case of corporate greenwashing?

Weekly Pulse: The Rocky Road to Reform

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Obama must have been disappointed when the non-partisan CBO announced last week that the Dem's healthcare bills won't cut spending, as he won't sign a bill that doesn't contain cost cuts.

Weekly Audit: Bigger Than "Too Big to Fail"

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The Media Consortium

Congress should be writing regulations to curb risk in the financial system as fast as bankers are paying themselves bonuses. They're our representatives, after all, and it's our money.