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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 4/15/15 5:00pm

Mortified Classmates of Princeton Mom Wish She'd Shut the Fuck Up

Susan Patton, Princeton class of 1977 and noted Troll Mom, thinks a little rape in college is just a "learning experience," a view she's happy to air on any and every morning show in existence. In response, her classmates have issued a lengthy statement begging Princeton Mom to shut up and go away, calling her views… » 2/09/15 11:50am 2/09/15 11:50am

Princeton Mom Does Not Want the Good Princeton Name Near Sex Work

The New York Princeton University alumni listserve got some hot Princeton Mom action Thursday, after an alum of the college sent out an email touting her new documentary on young women who have entered into sugar daddy relationships. But the mere fact that such women exist enraged Susan Patton aka Princeton Mom aka… » 8/28/14 4:40pm 8/28/14 4:40pm

Hiding Your Pregnancy From the Internet Is Shockingly Difficult

It's not just future grandparents who're very keen to know the minute you've got a bun in the oven. Corporations want a heads-up so they can bombard you with ads; for marketers, all babies are royal babies. No surprise there! What is startling is just how hard it is to fly under their radar these days. » 4/28/14 2:50pm 4/28/14 2:50pm

College Party Girls Are Too Busy Slutting It Up to Need Your Pity

When college women are free to do what they want, some of them are going to want to behave like college jackasses. They're going to drink, swear, hook up sloppily and indiscriminately, barf in the streets, and generally act like boorish male characters in straight-to-DVD sex comedies. Oh, and one more thing: despite… » 8/01/13 4:50pm 8/01/13 4:50pm

Princeton Buries Rape Survey Report, Only to Have It Leaked Later

One in six female Princeton undergraduates said they experienced "non-consensual vaginal penetration" during their time at the University, according to an unpublished survey from 2008 — as in five years ago — that was recently leaked to The Daily Princetonian. The numbers suggest that rates of sexual assault and… » 3/04/13 3:15pm 3/04/13 3:15pm

Tongue-in-Cheek Female Rap Missive Is Latest In The Ivy League Douche…

From the annual Harvard-Yale football game to the charming "Penetrate The Puss" t-shirts worn by Penn basketball enthusiasts (Princeton's mascot is a tiger), here's the latest in that whole thing that nobody cares about except about 2% of actual Ivy Leaguers: "The Ivy League Hustle (I Went To Princeton, Bitch)" a… » 5/26/12 12:00pm 5/26/12 12:00pm

Michelle Obama Is Going To Be In For It

While a senior at Princeton University, Michelle Obama wrote her thesis on "Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community." That thesis was, for months, the subject of speculation until the campaign released it in February, after which it was lambasted by many on the right (I'm only going to link to one article… » 6/16/08 4:30pm 6/16/08 4:30pm