Accio Nerds! J.K. Rowling Is Developing a Harry Potter Stage Show

Wait. Can you "accio" sentient beings? Or do I need to, like, levicorpus all the Harry Potter fans and then locomotor them over to the West End? Please advise. As I'm sure you can tell, I got a "T" in Charms. Oh, ANYHOO, there's going to be a Harry Potter stage show co-produced and overseen by J.K. Rowling within the next… » 12/19/13 8:15pm 12/19/13 8:15pm

Malala Yousafzai Wants to Be Prime Minister

I hope you're all prepared to happy-weep with hot tears of pride and encouragement, because here's a video of Malala Yousafzai, education rights advocate and bottomless well of courage and inspiration, declaring that she wants to be prime minister of Pakistan one day. » 10/13/13 12:00pm 10/13/13 12:00pm

Michele Bachmann Leads The Fight Against Answering Questions


If it's Sunday, it's time for another heroically delusional morning news show performance from our favorite GOP gal, Michele Bachmann. This time she faced off with Christiane Amanpour on This Week. Strangely enough the two women are wearing almost the exact same outfit, which makes this appearance rather like an… » 10/30/11 5:05pm 10/30/11 5:05pm

Amanpour Presses Pelosi, Insists On Controversial Haircut

Was Christiane Amanpour's debut on This Week a promising break from the "clubby, old-boy focus on domestic news," or is she a "globe-trotting Fancy-Pants" who might be rooting for the Taliban? Depends on which paper you're reading. » 8/02/10 10:57am 8/02/10 10:57am

'Beast' Of Burden: Congo's Survivors "Must Understand They Have The Right…

Early this morning, Christiane Amanpour hosted Dr. Denis Mukwege, Annie Rashidi-Mulumba and Leymah Gbowee at The Daily Beast's Women in the World conference for a difficult discussion on rape as a weapon of war, and what to do about it. » 3/13/10 1:30pm 3/13/10 1:30pm