A Q&A with Peter Slevin, Author of Michelle Obama's New Biography


Before Michelle Obama was the First Lady, a position defined by partnership and parenting, she was a career woman with twenty successful years under her belt before her husband dreamed of running the country. In fact, when Barack pitched her the idea, he had to enlist her family to convince her. Peter Slevin, author… » 4/15/15 5:00pm Wednesday 5:00pm

Michelle Obama’s Black Girls Rock Speech Is the Pep Talk You Needed

First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama graced the stage of BET’s Black Girls Rock on Sunday night to champion the accomplishments of three teen girls. For some, her words were problematic, but for others—like the other little black girls in the audience—all that mattered was that the first African-American… » 4/06/15 5:50pm 4/06/15 5:50pm

White House Easter: Obama Tells Screaming Kids 'Bees Are Good'

On Monday, at the White House Easter Egg Roll, President Obama’s reading of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are was interrupted by bees. The children in attendance screamed, because children and bees are natural enemies. The President urged them to stop screaming, because “bees are good,” and besides, wild… » 4/06/15 5:30pm 4/06/15 5:30pm

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

Michelle Obama Fighting Junk Food with Other Celebrities

The first lady is getting celebrities involved in her excellent campaign to promote healthy foods to unhealthy America. According to Politico, participating celebrities for the campaign to get mothers and teens to eat better includes actresses Jessica Alba and Kristin Bell, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin… » 2/28/15 4:15pm 2/28/15 4:15pm

Michelle Obama's Bare Hair in Saudi Arabia Isn't a Real Controversy 

President Obama and the First Lady visited Saudi Arabia this week to pay their respects after the death of King Abdullah. Predictably, that ignited controversy: Abdullah presided over some tentative human rights reforms, but Saudia Arabia also has a brutal history of executing homosexuals, abusing migrant workers,… » 1/28/15 12:10pm 1/28/15 12:10pm

Caption This Photo of the Enthusiasm of Michelle Obama

Caption this: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama greets local school children before reading a Dr. Seuss book to them in the East Room of the White House on January 21, 2015 in Washington, DC. As part of the 'Let's Read, Let's Move' initiative, the first lady read 'Oh The Things You Can Do That Are Good For You' and… » 1/22/15 11:00pm 1/22/15 11:00pm

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

First Lady Inviting Ordinary People to Join Her For State of The Union

Are you sitting by your phone? Good, because it's possible that First Lady Michelle Obama is trying to reach you right now to invite you to sit in her box at tomorrow's State of the Union Address. She's asking ordinary citizens whose letters have touched her the chance to meet her and the president and her camp has… » 1/19/15 11:30pm 1/19/15 11:30pm

Mike Huckabee Thinks Somebody Gives a Shit About His Beyoncé Opinions 

Smell that? It's the pile of crap we're currently bearing down upon—otherwise known as an election year. And the bottle fly of the day is Mike Huckabee, who just doesn't understand how the Obamas, "exemplary parents in many ways," can expose their daughters to the walking scandal that is Beyonce. » 1/13/15 2:15pm 1/13/15 2:15pm

70 Years of First Ladies Standing in Front of Christmas Trees 

It's an American tradition that every year, no matter how dismal, the White House invites a bunch of photographers to capture some feel-good seasonal snapshots of the president's pad decorated for the holidays. Generally, it falls to the First Lady to doll herself up, park herself in front of the tree, and smile for… » 12/23/14 6:20pm 12/23/14 6:20pm

Whoopi Goldberg Has Some Pretty Dumb Ideas About Racism

On Thursday's edition of The View, the panel brought up First Lady Michelle Obama's "revelation" that the Obamas still get racially profiled. While President Obama has been mistaken for a waiter and a valet, Michelle was recently asked to assist a customer during a visit to Target. Whoopi Goldberg doesn't see any of… » 12/18/14 12:50pm 12/18/14 12:50pm