Reagan's 'Welfare Queen' Was a Real Person and Her Story Is Bananas

During President Ronald Reagan's 1976 campaign trail, the actor-cum-politician made the "welfare queen" an integral part of his issue reform rhetoric and an evergreen trope that African Americans still battle. But recently, Slate's thorough reporting reveals that the "welfare queen" Reagan employed to stereotype a… »12/24/13 3:00pm12/24/13 3:00pm

Elizabeth Taylor Had a Threesome With JFK and Another Dude in a Pool

In the age of designer drugs and Twitter and cell phone pictures of celebrities grinding with each other to music composed almost entirely of beeps, there's something classy about an old-school Hollywood scandal. Even Lindsay Lohan's sordid exploits can't match those of Elizabeth Taylor, whom Lohan depicts in the… »10/11/12 9:00am10/11/12 9:00am

Sunday Sign-Off: It's Raining Giant Scoops of Ice Cream

Maybe you're not crazy about Ronald Reagan, but odds are, unless you're lactose-intolerant (and for that I am so very sorry), you probably love ice cream. Well, thanks to our 40th President, today you can celebrate National Ice Cream Day with whatever flavor (Ben & Jerry's Mint Chocolate Cookie) you can procure from… »7/15/12 6:30pm7/15/12 6:30pm

Beyoncé And Kim Kardashian May Not Be As Close As We Thought, Which Was Not That Close

At the BET awards last night, Bey, Jay, 'Ye and something called a Kim Kardashian sat together in a royal enclave and the photos of this momentous event have already been analyzed until the end of time. Beyoncé and Kim, who sat on the outside of their respective men, "made no effort to stretch across to chinwag." Kim… »7/02/12 9:00am7/02/12 9:00am

Mitt Romney Campaign Loves Ronald Reagan So Much that they Misspelled His Name

This first time the Romney campaign misspelled something important ("Amercia"), I chalked it up to an embarrassing (hilarious) oversight by some poor intern who was probably fired afterward and ran home crying to his McMansion in the outskirts of Provo. The second time the campaign released something flashy and… »6/07/12 1:20pm6/07/12 1:20pm

The Truth Might Not Be Pretty, But Obama Makes You Like It Anyway

As mentioned earlier, Rolling Stone »10/15/08 3:00pm10/15/08 3:00pm has in its latest issue in which Obama acknowledges that the financial crisis is going to require tough decisions and taxes and government programs; says Americans are going to have to make sacrifices to reform the country's energy policy (and to implement those reforms); and…

Conventional Crap: Joe Lieberman Is Made-Up But Not Imaginary

Another endless day that starts in Crap dawns in St. Paul, but luckily my soon-to-be-embedded friend Spencer »9/03/08 10:00am9/03/08 10:00am is (virtually) here to help understand why some GOP makeup artist slathered Joe Lieberman in this much pancake foundation and — worse — how I spent 20 minutes staring at his ass instead of his made-up mug.…