Hannah Montana’s double life? Maybe her real secret is that she has nothing original to say.
The Twisted Allure of Jihadi Glory
Like much of modern life, even terrorism can be glamorized
Viewpoint: The Food Network Should Give Paula Deen Back Her Job
People of her generation can neither change the past, nor completely escape their roots in it
Angelina’s Mastectomy: Altered Bodies Are Already the Norm
From the rise in plastic surgery to advanced prosthetics, the line between the real and unreal has long since eroded
Why Americans Need Spelling Bees and Vocabulary Tests
Until we have a better appreciation for the English language, we need all the help we can get
Viewpoint: You Can’t Be An “Accidental” Racist
Bigotry is never accidental, as the bizarre song by Brad Paisley and LL Cool J remind us.
Why Prince Triumphed With Gen X
Prince was telling us we were all the originators of our own destinies as long as we access our inner essence
Happy 90th Birthday, TIME!
Good news: I got you the gift of eternal youth
In Defense of Hilary Mantel: Royalty, Fashion and Fertility in the Public Eye
Mantel’s widely criticized essay “Royal Bodies” is less about actual royals than the way they’ve been presented to us
A San Franciscan’s Super Bowl Ode to Baltimore
Worried that the mayors of Baltimore and San Francisco would just offer each other crabs for their Super Bowl bet, I used the Awesome Column to get San Francisco novelist Armistead Maupin (Tales of the City) and Baltimore mystery writer Laura Lippman (the Tess Monaghan series) to agree to write something complimentary about the winning …
The Super Bowl of Video Games. Literally.
I coach an NFL ProBowler for the Most Important Game of His Life
Why I’ve Stopped Sending Holiday Photo Cards
We used to go all out. This year, my urge to share has already been well sated.
Why Sherman Hemsley’s George Jefferson Was Pitch Perfect
Hemsley’s George Jefferson was one of the most abrasive and difficult-to-like men on TV, but he was adored precisely because he was so unapologetic about black ascension