Why Is Michelle Obama Pandering With This Michael Kors Shite?

In President Obama's milquetoast State of the Union address last night, we learned—as my colleague Anna so succinctly put it—that being conciliatory works for no one. As it turns out, both of the Obamas have been drinking that placatory kool-aid. Michelle, what is with the Michael Kors?!? » 1/21/15 12:50pm 1/21/15 12:50pm

The Most Poignant Photo of Michelle Obama You've Ever Seen

First Lady Michelle Obama and Stephanie Kyriazis, Chief of Interpretation and Education, mirror the past of segregation in a photo released by the White House. The image was taken on May 16th of this year during a tour of the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kansas. It feels a bit cliche,… » 7/15/14 6:35pm 7/15/14 6:35pm

Watch Michelle Obama Surprise Leslie Knope on Parks and Rec

Last night's Parks and Recreation — the season six finale — was Councilman Jamm-packed with special guest appearances. Jeff Tweedy, Yo La Tengo, The Decemberists, Tammy 2, Jean-Ralphio and Mona-Lisa Saperstein all stopped by, but most exciting of all (for Amy Poehler's Leslie Knope, at least) was an appearance by… » 4/25/14 10:40am 4/25/14 10:40am

People Are Obsessed with Michelle Obama's 'Not Amused' Face

After Monday's hubbub about First Lady Michelle Obama's bitchy resting face at Nelson Mandela's funeral, the New York Post has lived up to its legacy of wildly offensive covers with this latest, the headline of which implies that FLOTUS was mad at her husband for talking to the "attractive" Prime Minister of Denmark. » 12/11/13 10:50am 12/11/13 10:50am

For Chrissakes, Nobody Really Thinks FLOTUS Is a 'Feminist Nightmare'

Politico's "Leaning Out: How Michelle Obama Became a Feminist Nightmare" is exactly the kind of piece a media organization puts out to get people angry. The title manages to squeeze in not one but two hot internet hype phrases: a reference to Sheryl Sandberg and "feminist nightmare." Too bad the substance doesn't live… » 11/22/13 1:20pm 11/22/13 1:20pm

Jackie O's Pink Suit Will Remain Hidden Away Until We're All Dead

Fifty years ago this week, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas as he rode in a motorcade alongside his wife Jacqueline. The now-iconic blood-spattered pink suit that the First Lady wore that day hasn't been seen in public since, but not because it's missing; it's because it's locked in a vault… » 11/18/13 4:30pm 11/18/13 4:30pm