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Helen Gurley Brown, Terry McDonell, and the Glossy Glory Days of Magazines

No steamy hot-tub escapades or baby-oil writhings bawdy up the archives devoted to another visionary founder, William F. Buckley Jr., whose conservative National Review, started...

Is Clarence Thomas Retiring?

The media echo chamber was in action with word that “Justice Clarence Thomas, a reliable conservative vote on the Supreme Court, is mulling retirement after...

Anderson Cooper Hammers Florida's Attorney General

CNN's ”New Day” opened this morning with the Orlando shooting, including a now regular food fight between liberal Bakari Sellers and conservative radio host Ben...

Joe Scarborough Turns On Donald Trump

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, who's gone from Donald Trump courtesan to self-appointed chief Trump prosecutor within about 24 hours, hammered Trump again this morning with his...

Here's Trump's All-White List of Potential Supreme Court Nominees

Thomas Lee: The University of Chicago grad currently sits on the Utah Supreme Court and, according to the Salt Lake Tribune, is “small-government oriented and...

Mark Zuckerberg Is Still in Trouble with Conservatives

Zuckerberg meets with conservatives. “Facebook's trending news ... More interesting than Kelly partaking in the echo chamber of naval gazing beloved by the press (with...

How Sweet Briar Came Back from Financial Ruin and Proved Women's Colle

From an outside perspective I can see how it may seem very quaint, or conservative, when in actuality the very existence of women's colleges is...

Everything Al Sharpton Has Lived for Is at Stake This November

In person he can be seen at the Grand Havana Room, the private Manhattan cigar club, where he is a member, and at the Regency...

The X-Files Creators Still Need to Show the Fans Who's Boss

... Mark Snow's machine-tooled whistling theme music, the often mist-hung, melancholic Vancouver locations, the inspired partnering of two contrasting characters played by two smart, attractive...

Blowhards, Beware: Megyn Kelly Will Slay You Now

Her occasional, yet highly entertaining, bucking of the conservative party line has attracted more independent-minded viewers and has even earned praise from liberals such as...

The Armor of Light Is a Documentary that Explores the Intersection of

Many conservatives would argue no, but one evangelical Christian who grew troubled and has chosen to speak out is the Reverend Rob Schenck, a longtime...

Inside the Very Charmed World of British Noble Annabel Astor

At 67, she looks a decade younger, her light-brown hair worn loose with bangs, her sea-green eyes sparkling with curiosity, her wide, ready smile “the...

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Is a Misguided Action Escapade

Then there was Henry Cavill's Napoleon Solo, a role originated by Robert Vaughn, a politically liberal actor whose suavity, dry line readings, and rakish, opportunistic...

The View Drama: After Barbara Walters' Departure, Battles Have Ensued

Top, Ed Bailey/AP Photo; bottom, by Fred Lee/ABC/Getty Images. Since Walters's retirement last May .... But O'Donnell was very difficult to work with—“like a roller-coaster...

Could the Secret Service Have Saved J.F.K.?

As agent John Norris explained in Bill Sloan's book J.F.K.: Breaking the Silence and in an interview for Vincent Michael Palamara's book Survivor's Guilt: The...

James Wolcott on Michael Kinsley at Slate

Such cheeky self-deprecation distinguished Kinsley not only from his conservative foes but from his neoliberal allies. Whereas other graduates of the Harvard/Washington Monthly/New Republic crimson...