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  • Obama's mortifying embrace of checkbook diplomacy

    How stupid can you be and still be a U.S. ambassador? I went to Wikipedia to find out. I looked up George Tsunis, President Barack Obama's nominee to be ambassador to Norway, who embarrassed himself at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign...
  • Taylor Swift knows her celeb 'spin' is 'heartbroken, sad, lonely'

    Taylor Swift knows her celeb 'spin' is 'heartbroken, sad, lonely'
    Taylor Swift does quite a bit to encourage tabloid attention -- at least that's how Jody Rosen of New York magazine sees it.   The Grammy-winning "Mean" singer-songwriter opened up to the weekly mag about her career and her history of kissing and...
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy's experiment with 'Dancing With the Stars' may soon be over

    Mirrorball Madness is back, baby! They waste no time going straight to the competitive routines after a brief welcome from Tom and Brooke following the opening number.   Brant Daugherty & Peta Murgatroyd Cha cha Brant describes himself as a "single...
  • 'Kill Your Darlings' trailer: Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg

    'Kill Your Darlings' trailer: Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg
    In most modern narratives, the story of the Beats began when Allen Ginsberg first read "Howl" to rapturous audiences, when his poetic evocation of youth gone wrong and hope and rebellion and power and gay love was banned and became famous. That was in...
  • Bradley Manning wants to live as a woman named Chelsea Manning

    Bradley Manning wants to live as a woman named Chelsea Manning
    The story of Pfc. Bradley Manning is a grand personal tragedy with a small potential for a happy ending. On Wednesday, a military judge sentenced Manning to 35 years in prison for giving WikiLeaks some 750,000 classified military documents. On Thursday,...
  • New Beatles books out

    New Beatles books out
    I was in seventh grade when I began poring over Beatles books. That was shortly after I’d gotten the “Red” and “Blue” double-record compilations and started methodically, obsessively buying album after album, hoping...
  • Review: Oratory weighs down 'Last Days of Socrates'

    Review: Oratory weighs down 'Last Days of Socrates'
    Socrates was said to have been the ugliest man in Athens. We don't know much about the great thinker on whom modern philosophy is grounded, but we do have a pretty good notion that he had bulging eyes and a disagreeable nose. He was grubby. He was often...
  • A chatty letter from Texas

    "In 2008, citizens of Stephenville gained national media attention when dozens of residents reported UFO's the size of a football field, similar to the historic Arizona mass sighting of March 1997." Says Wikipedia. I received a letter from the one and...
  • Bill Maher in Vanity Fair: Read it with laughter or scream with rage

    "The Buddha says not to dwell on the past, or dream of the future, but concentrate on the moment. Or maybe that was Dr. Oz..." writes my pet complainer Bill Maher. I know. I know. I am driving you mad with quotations and references from the 100th...
  • Docs explain why James Bond prefers his martinis 'shaken, not stirred'

    Docs explain why James Bond prefers his martinis 'shaken, not stirred'
    Scientists know that the best way to make a vodka martini is to mix the ingredients with a thin wooden spoon -- it combines the ingredients effectively without raising the drink’s temperature the way a metal stirrer would. So why would James Bond,...
  • 'A Time to Kill' -- a time to triumph on Broadway?

    "BROADWAY HAS been good to me. But then, I've been very good to Broadway," said Ethel Merman, who never went in for false modesty. And why should she? Here comes producer Judith Ann Abrams (she is just one of the Tony and Olivier winners for "Kinky...