The World Is Sexist, So I Can't Say Michelle Obama Looks Nice

Once upon a time, "sexism" used to mean that women were discriminated against and treated differently because of their gender. Now, it means "criticizing Sarah Palin for any reason." Along with Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the old, white man who heads the Republican Party thinks it's so » 10/28/08 10:00am 10/28/08 10:00am sexist to question $150,000 in…

John McCain: Tone Deaf, Going Deaf And Still Loving ABBA

  • When John McCain was asked to comment on Jerome Corsi's work of Obama-hating fiction, McCain told the reporter, "gotta keep your sense of humor." This caused an uproar, so McCain's spokeswoman said he never heard the question. So he's either politically tone deaf or going deaf? Good save. [CNN]
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Portrayal Of Sexuality In Mamma Mia!: Insulting Or Inspiring?

Mamma Mia!, the rollicking Abba-fest that raked in $28 million at the box office this past weekend has been hailed by some as a feminist film because the writer, director and leads are all women over 40. In early July, MM co-producer Judy Craymer told the New York Times that the movie is, "about real women." Well, I… » 7/22/08 3:00pm 7/22/08 3:00pm

So Many Abba-McCain Parodies, So Little Time

This morning, I admitted to a knowledge and appreciation of Abba that has for many years pained me to admit, in the context of this rather absurdist blog post by McCainiac Michael Goldfarb intended to entice Hillary supporters to the dark side through their shared admiration of Abba. Little did I know my Abba… » 6/10/08 5:40pm 6/10/08 5:40pm

Would You Listen To Abba With This Guy?

Oh, John. Back in 2000, you were a Maverick, almost Tom Cruise-like, with your rakish smile and your willingness to buck the system that we all hated so much. You charmed us, led us to believe that you were different than all those other pilots in all those other bars who would try and fail to sing to our souls, or at… » 6/10/08 10:00am 6/10/08 10:00am

Halle Berry Has Sure-To-Be-Gorgeous Baby Girl

  • Halle Berry gave birth to a baby girl on Sunday morning in L.A. An insider says Halle first arrived at the hospital early Saturday with contractions and "skyrocketing" blood pressure, but stabilized, went home and came back later Saturday night. The baby was born at 10:17 am yesterday. Congrats! [Star Magazine]
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