The Obamas have chosen Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald to be the first black artists to paint presidential portraits for the Smithsonian. Both artists are well-respected and well-placed in major museums (Kehinde Wiley’s work has auctioned for over $100,000), but still the selections clearly recognize American race and…
The Michelle Obama appreciation tour continued on Tuesday night with a speaking engagement in Colorado that once again reminded us how much our souls have turned bitter with rage and discontent.
Now that our friend Barack Obama is back from jet setting with his buddy Richard Branson, the former president and his lovely wife, Michelle, decided to have a relaxed lunch with Bono. Aren’t we all just having such a nice time now!
America’s mom and dad have vacated the White House, leaving us struggling with a weird, reverse empty-nest syndrome (in addition to, you know, a growing sense of existential dread). In a new video, the Obamas unveil the Obama Foundation and a plan to build a new presidential center in South Side Chicago, where FLOTUS…
As a part of a Martin Luther King Day service project on Monday, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visited a Washington, D.C. family shelter to see “Malia and Sasha’s Castle,” a wooden play structure built on the south lawn of the White House for the Obama’s children that was recently donated to the…
In a preview clip from her last-ever interview as First Lady, Michelle Obama says my favorite word: “dag.” She also talks about being a subject of the angry black woman stereotype.
Oprah Winfrey will be the last person to interview Michelle Obama before the Obamas leave the White House in January, taking with them our sanity.
Here’s your weekly reminder that the Obamas are leaving the White House, so this is the last time we as a nation will be filled with true holiday cheer before The Grinch That Defrauded and Fired Christmas begins his four-year run.
Aw, look at our parents. By January of next year, the Obamas will be out of the White House, Malia Obama will be basking in her pre-Harvard gap year, and Sasha will continue to serve as my emotional muse. We only have a few more months to creepily admire them, so let’s spend it wisely on these photos from Essence’s…
Can we talk about how much we’re going to miss these perfect, perfect people?
The Obama family has settled on their post-White House residence, which means it’s time to pass judgment on their choice.
In case you did not get the memo from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s social media post, First Lady Michelle Obama’s tweets or the general excitement from the zillions of other Hamilton freaks, the White House is hosting the cast of Hamilton this evening.
On Thursday, the same night as yet another Republican debate, where constipated Scrooge McDuck Donald Trump calmed down his screaming for a few minutes to explain how we got here, the Obamas hosted a lovely state dinner at the White House.
That sound you're hearing is the sound of a million bereft individuals throwing all the leafy greens they bought this weekend into the garbage, because White House food expert Sam Kass is leaving our nation's most prestigious building. Big picture/bottom line: the number of hot people in Washington now hovers at a…
First Lady Michelle Obama looked stunning in a white Monique Lhuillier gown at last night's Kennedy Center honors, and the President — in a penguin suit — didn't look too bad, either. But some observers have noted that there may be something more sinister going on than just a night out at a formal event that had been…
On Sunday, Sasha Obama wore a sweater with a unicorn on it to a basketball game. By Thursday, unicorn sweaters had gone extinct. (Is "extinct" the word for a sweater selling out? Maybe it should be.)
Here is your favorite #tbt ever, courtesy of the First Lady of the United States of America.
Is a book that focuses on Michelle Obama's key role in the White House automatically for chicks? That's what one reviewer thought — and his comments may be more important than he knows.
WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 24: President Barack Obama packs and gives bags of food to area residents, with the help of his daughter Sasha ahead of the Thanksgiving Day holiday at Martha's Table. (Photo by Leslie E. Kossoff-Pool/Getty Images