New Yorker Boycotted For Lack of Female Writers

Anne Hays noticed that the two most recent issues of the New Yorker featured almost exclusively essays and reporting by male writers. So she's returned those copies to the magazine, accompanied by a blistering open letter to the editors. » 1/03/11 4:11pm 1/03/11 4:11pm

Incredibly Useful "Emergency Bra" Doubles As Gas Masks

The Emergency Bra, which converts into two gas masks, is now available online for $29.95. Dr. Elena Bodnar won the 2009 Ig Nobel Public Health Prize for the invention, which Paul Krugman demonstrates in this video of her acceptance speech. » 9/24/10 7:30pm 9/24/10 7:30pm

The Wives Of Great Male Writers, Chapter 5,000

While in St. Croix, Paul Krugman wears the same plaid shirt for days. Another lesson from the this week's The New Yorker profile of the Times op-ed columnist: Krugman has a symbiotic relationship with his (far-lesser-known) wife, Robin Wells. » 2/22/10 4:00pm 2/22/10 4:00pm

Obama Is A Machiavellian Ari Gold Sellout! Will Scarlett Johansson…

Yesterday while Crappy Hour was in progress Barack Obama totally sold out the like MAJOR ISSUE OF HIS WHOLE POLITICAL CAREER and we didn't really talk about it because the campaign's media fellater relations department still hadn't distributed its key talking points, but then they sent out this video and as you can… » 6/20/08 10:00am 6/20/08 10:00am

She's Spent Sixteen Years On Your Trail…

"Eight Years Ago You Promised To Restore Dignity To The White…

Gaiety! Bacchanalia! Food shortages! The White House Correspondents Dinner happened over the weekend. "One of the most hideous events I've ever been to," decreed Ruper Everett (of the cinematic gem The Next-Best Thing. Megan went. So did Heidi and Spencer and Pete Wentz. Megan recognized Donatella Versace, but not… » 4/28/08 10:00am 4/28/08 10:00am

Barack Obama May Be "Inevitable", But He Didn't Learn That From His…