Bernie Sanders' Candidacy Is a Long Con to Make an Hourlong Speech About Democratic Socialism 

This is just a theory, but it’s also absolutely correct and pretty much inarguable: Bernie Sanders ran for president so that he could turn several hours of talking about democratic socialism into a news event. Proof: Bernie Sanders spent a little over an hour Thursday making a speech about Democratic socialism, and… »Friday 1:09pm11/20/15 1:09pm


Cate Blanchett Wasn’t Thrilled About Being Played Off at SAG Awards

Cate Blanchett won a SAG award last night (hooray!) for her performance as Blanche DuBois in Woody Allen Movie No. 463. She was understandably thrilled about winning, but not so thrilled about getting the hurry-it-along music after 29 seconds, especially since America's stoned older cousin who made us all watch A… »1/19/14 5:00pm1/19/14 5:00pm

Oscar Winners Thank Meryl Streep More Than They Thank God

Okay, I want everyone to shout out the most exciting part of the Academy Awards on the count of three. 1...2...3...THE SPEECHES. What?! That is so crazy how we all shouted the exact same thing, but, on second thought, maybe it's not so crazy after all. I mean who doesn't like listening to a bunch of millionaires… »2/20/13 12:30pm2/20/13 12:30pm

High School Commencement Speech Reminds Students That They Are Not Special, Still Manages to Be Inspiring

Here's a commencement speech by David McCullough Jr., an English teacher at a Massachusetts high school, who took the opportunity to remind his graduating seniors that they are, in fact, not at all special. "Climb the mountain not to plant your flag," he says. "But to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold… »6/12/12 9:00pm6/12/12 9:00pm

President Obama Encourages Female College Grads to be 'Stylish and Powerful'

Your gay BFF President Barack Obama delivered the commencement address at the all-women's Barnard College today. During his speech, he encouraged the Class of 2012 to focus on their own personal improvement rather than the "beauty and fashion" obsessed pop culture that surrounds them, but added an important caveat:… »5/14/12 4:00pm5/14/12 4:00pm

Amy Poehler Has Some Great Ideas For New Lady-centric TV Shows

Amy Poehler's string of great speeches continues! This time, she tackles the fact that she's the first woman to win Variety's Power Of Comedy award (of course, she's only the award's second winner, as it started in 2010) by pitching some women-centric comedies to the networks that we actually might want to watch.… »11/22/11 6:40pm11/22/11 6:40pm

If Hillary Won't Write A "Gender Speech," We'll Do It Ourselves

After Barack Obama's stunning, revelatory speech on race, many feminists wondered if Hillary Clinton could give a similarly rousing speech on gender. We already figured that Clinton wouldn't be the one to give such a speech, which is why we were so heartened to see that the Huffington Post is taking matters into its… »4/24/08 1:30pm4/24/08 1:30pm