The Royal Family Doesn't Fuck Around with Its Dress Code for Journalists

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are making their way to the US in T-minus 14 days, so heads up American journos: if you are one of the lucky members of the press who has by some miracle gained access to witness a member of the Royal Family in person, you damn well better dress the part, or so help them God, you are… »11/23/14 12:45pm11/23/14 12:45pm

China’s Communist Party Is Super Nervous About Having a Famous, Opera-Singing First Lady

China's carefully-orchestrated Communist Party musical, which is whimsically titled The 18th Communist Congress and contains neither music nor Hugh Jackman, will convene next month to name the country's imminent new president, Xi Jinping. Every detail has been scripted and rehearsed, but party leaders are still… »10/21/12 2:00pm10/21/12 2:00pm

Times Responds To Gang Rape Story But Still Needs Some Pointers

The New York Times's public editor has responded to widespread complaints about the paper's coverage of a child being gang raped in Texas. The gist: "My assessment is that the outrage is understandable. The story dealt with a hideous crime but addressed concerns about the ruined lives of the perpetrators without… »3/11/11 4:00pm3/11/11 4:00pm