Film About Gay/Miner Allies Against UK's Thatcher Looks Delightful

A British movie called "Pride" has won an award at Cannes Film Festival for best film depicting LGBT characters. The movie is about an unlikely alliance between miners threatened by Margret Thatcher's redundancy plans and Britain's LGBT community threatened by the PM's socially conservative agenda. » 5/25/14 2:47pm 5/25/14 2:47pm

Does Michele Bachmann's New Ad Reveal That She's Actually A Terminator?


Iowa's endlessly-discussed caucus is tomorrow, and as part of Michele Bachmann's extremely uphill battle to win it, she's airing a brand new ad on local TV. The ad, which is only 30 seconds long, at first appears to be just another standard-issue spot laced with half-truths and bland music. Then at the :04 mark, a… » 1/02/12 2:00pm 1/02/12 2:00pm

Trailer For Meryl Streep's Margaret Thatcher Film Is Surprisingly…

While many Americans don't find fairly recent British prime ministers all that fascinating, according to the full UK trailer, The Iron Lady is going to be a hilarious conservative romp set to "Our House." However, there's also plenty here for the brains among us. Judging from the second half of the trailer, this is… » 11/14/11 9:06pm 11/14/11 9:06pm

Terry Richardson Shoots Georgia May Jagger Fighting Hordes Of British…

Who says the fashion industry isn't responsive to the social issues of the day? As the U.K. suffers with widespread civil unrest and looting following the police shooting of a father of four, Harper's Bazaar's September issue includes a Terry Richardson editorial where Georgia May Jagger, styled to look like someone's… » 8/10/11 1:15pm 8/10/11 1:15pm

Meryl Streep Nails Margaret Thatcher In Iron Lady Teaser Trailer

In this glimpse of The Iron Lady — directed by Phyllida Lloyd — we see two men attempting to coach the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, played by Meryl Streep. While Streep is only on screen for mere seconds, it's obvious that once again, she's completely transformed and disappeared into her… » 7/07/11 10:28am 7/07/11 10:28am

Margaret Thatcher's Handbag Is A Powerful Thing

Margaret Thatcher's black Asprey handbag is not fancy. It is, in fact, quite plain. Simple. Minimalist. Rigidly structured. Square. Devoid of decoration. But, as the Daily Mail reports, Margaret Thatcher's handbag holds an important place in political history. Thatcher used the handbag to carry important documents and… » 4/25/11 2:32pm 4/25/11 2:32pm

How Being A Woman In Politics Can Help, And Hurt

Does the smiling bride in this photograph seem ever-so-slightly familiar? That's because this is Margaret Thatcher in 1951, 8 years before she won her first election. In fact, it's before she "prettied" herself up in order to win that election, if the new film Margaret Thatcher — The Long Walk To Finchley and her… » 6/06/08 1:30pm 6/06/08 1:30pm

ELLE Continues To Toy With Nina Garcia's Affections

  • The latest on the Nina Garcia saga: If she takes the editor-at-large gig she'll only be there til mid-October, when ELLE's contract with Project Runway ends and then she'll be let go for reals. (Dear Nina: You can do better than that.) Meanwhile, no one at ELLE or its publisher Hachette Filipacchi Media has issued a…
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