| Aug 24, 2008
"Mr. Ambassador" as a title sounds dignified, statesmanlike. But for Jon Scieszka, it's all about anarchy. As national ambassador for young people's literature, a position instituted jointly this year by the Library of Congress Center for the Book and the...
| Aug 27, 2008
"NOT ONLY do I eat, I also am a Democrat," wrote Frank Sinatra in an intro to 1960's "Many Happy Returns: The Democrats' Cook Book, or How to Cook a G.O.P. Goose" (the sales of which helped buy TV air time for candidates). "Not only should every...
| Sep 2, 2008
Republicans convened their national convention Monday in a session truncated by a hurricane and roiled by vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's revelation that her 17-year-old daughter is pregnant.
John McCain's campaign sought to keep the focus on...
| Sep 4, 2008
Sen. John McCain delivered these remarks Thursday night at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.
SEN. JOHN MCCAIN: Tonight, I have a privilege given few Americans: the privilege of accepting our party's nomination for president of the United States....
| Sep 11, 2008
Today's question: At their convention, Republicans ignored Cindy McCain's impressive business accomplishments and instead focused on her record of philanthropy. Why is a strong woman a good VP candidate but not a good first lady? Previously, Marcotte...
| Sep 11, 2008
| 3:11 PM
It turns out shes just a real girl. Or woman. Always has been. But the times they are a-changin, and no matter what happens in November, she wont be the same-or maybe she will. Michelle Obama, 44, still has the same friends she has had all her life,...
| Sep 19, 2008
"You Can Live Forever in Paradise on Earth" -- or so say the titles of Simmons and Burke's extravagant sound and image collages at Kim Light/LightBox. But would you want to, if this is what it looked like and sounded like, if this is how it made you feel?...
| Sep 28, 2008
|| Fiction || Weeks on list ||
|| 1. || Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown: $19.99) Bella must choose between her lover and a friend, life and death. || 10 ||
|| 2. || American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld (Random House: $26)...
| Nov 7, 2008
| 10:26 AM
Talk about a biting critique of the press.
It seems President Bush's dog Barney wasn't much in the mood for friendly attention during his walk outside the White House on Thursday. So when Reuters reporter Jon Decker reached down to pet the Scottish...
| Nov 9, 2008
Fashion has a new first lady.
If the black-and-red dress Michelle Obama wore for her husband's victory speech Tuesday is any indication, she is poised to be her own kind of style icon in the White House. The straight-from-the-spring-runway dress, which...
| Jul 12, 2008
| 7:26 PM
Actors Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Wright, along with members of a crew filming an Oliver Stone movie, were arrested during a bar fight Saturday morning, police said.
Shreveport police Sgt. Willie Lewis said Brolin, Wright and five others were arrested...