Frankenstorm Is a Great Opportunity to Take a Much-Needed Hurrication

Just before the start of my second semester of college in New Orleans, of Louisiana fame, my dad, who had driven all the way from New Jersey with me, thus preventing me from listening to all the dance hall reggae I so desperately crave on a cross-country drive, had conversation with a scabrous Marriott bartender that… » 10/28/12 12:30pm 10/28/12 12:30pm

Sarah Palin Is More Than A Little Confused About, Well, Everything

With the first Presidential debates and a week of Pali-blunders under our collective belts, it was time to breathe easy and have a few drinks this weekend in honor of Maureen Dowd having been kicked off the "Straight" Talk Express » 9/29/08 10:00am 9/29/08 10:00am for talking less straight than either John McCain or Sarah Palin. But then there were…

Trouble The Water Gives One Woman's Katrina Experience Airtime

Today is the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and with the memoirs and films » 8/29/08 3:20pm 8/29/08 3:20pm of the wreckage left after the natural destruction and human mismanagement comes the documentary . It stands out from previous films about Katrina because it includes first-person footage shot by a woman and her husband who were living…

Hurricane Katrina, Three Years Later: A New Memoir And An Approaching…

Tomorrow marks the third anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Katrina. Unfortunately, there's a new storm on the horizon: The latest » 8/28/08 2:20pm 8/28/08 2:20pm on Gustav is that it could hit the coast of Louisiana — and New Orleans — with a similar impact. Earlier this week, ran an with Phyllis Montana-LeBlanc, a woman who's considered…

Former Bush Propagandist Scott McClellan's Book Uses Term "Propaganda,"…

If there was a Bush administration official who was as painful to listen to as Bush himself — and that is probably scientifically impossible but humor us for a second — it was Scott McClellan. Dana Perino is dumb but so prettily, unabashedly so, Victoria Clarke always had those insane purple suits, Rumsfeld made his… » 5/28/08 10:30am 5/28/08 10:30am

19-Year-Old Math Prodigy Alia Sabur Is Today's Favorite Jezebel

On this morning's Today show, Ann Curry interviewed Alia Sabur, who, at 18, became the youngest professor in the history of the United States. Sabur, now 19, is refreshingly adorable and normal — certainly mature for her age, but completely humble about her achievements. She teaches physics and math at Southern… » 4/23/08 12:30pm 4/23/08 12:30pm