Michelle Obama On Being the First African-American First Lady

Michelle Obama gave a wonderful and rousing commencement speech at Tuskegee University in Alabama on Saturday. She spoke openly about the double standards she faced at the first African-American First Lady, telling the class of 2015 that she faced questions and scrutiny that other candidates’ wives did not. » 5/10/15 12:00pm 5/10/15 12:00pm

The First Thing Michelle Obama Will Do When She Leaves the White House

When her husband took office, First Lady Michelle Obama was notoriously reticent about moving into America's most famous address. And though she's warmed to it a bit, the thing she's most excited about doing when she's out of the White House may surprise you: as she told Ellen Monday, she really just wants to open… » 3/17/15 11:45am 3/17/15 11:45am

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