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by John Ridley
May 12, 2009 At the risk of sounding like that old guy in Gran Torino telling those "young punks" to "get off my lawn," it's gotten to the point that whenever I hear somebody talking about Twitter or twittering or tweetin
April 27, 2009 I've made it to Prague, and let me just say it's a beautiful city. Particularly if you happen to be into old world Europe, 'cause there's a lot of that going on here. The weather's been beautiful, and that only adds to the charm.
April 21, 2009 I've never been much of a European traveler. London once on a book tour, and Italy because that's where Ferraris are from. That's about it.
April 15, 2009 The thing about working in Hollywood is that at some point you really get tired of hearing how godless you are, and how if you and the rest of the heathens in Tinseltown would put more God-centric shows on TV, people wouldn't be abandoning prime t...
April 2, 2009 When you read the headline it's one of those what-the-heck moments: John McCain has co-sponsored a Senate resolution asking President Obama to posthumously pa
March 27, 2009 The meme going around like a bad cough is that President Obama relies "too much" on teleprompters. A line so oft repeated it's officially reache
March 20, 2009 You probably can't tell, considering all the focus on President Obama's Tonight Show appearance, and also with the likes of Eric Holder, Michael Steele and Richard
March 16, 2009 This weekend's 67 percent drop in box office receipts sealed Watchmen's fate as a disappointment of a film. But the conversations at Tinseltown lunches we
March 11, 2009 I did not know this, or I certainly would have made a bigger deal out of it, but this past Sunday was International Women's Day.
March 3, 2009 If you said Kabbalah, you spend too much time reading People magazine. If you said Muslim, you've probably read The Gallup Center for Mus
February 26, 2009 OK, maybe you want to equivocate on the New York Post's racist editorial cartoon conflating a runaway chimp with President Obama's stimulus bill. But there's no equivocating on this one: Dean Grose, mayor of Los Alamitos, Calif., sent out an
February 20, 2009 Freshly minted Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele gave an interview with the Washington Times in which he detailed his plans for makin
February 17, 2009 So it's February. That means school kids across America are learning that George Washington Carver didn't actually invent the peanut, and a black man did invent the stoplight. And while the kids are learning, February by February, grown-ups
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February 6, 2009 It's pretty safe to say that it's nearly impossible to make the transition from some other political slot to the presidency without hitting some speed bumps. Recollection of the gaffes, the flameouts, the regrettable nominations, could make for a ...
February 2, 2009 Republicans can be a funny bunch. They're against affirmative action, but they always seem to be able to find people of color to fill a slot just when they're most needed.
January 23, 2009 On the heels of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announcing the nominees for its 81st shindig, there were the usual nontroversies over who was named and who was ignored. Among all that, Hollywood trade paper Variety noted Robe
January 19, 2009 Considering all the price gouging going on with hotel rooms in D.C., Barack Obama's inauguration is apparently history in the making. But as we observe this epic, monumental, never-been-done-before achievement, what exactly are we celebrating?
January 14, 2009 It's not easy being prince. The unfortunate racial "isms" that other people get to make in private have a way of being put on blast when you're heir to the throne. The word on Fleet Street
January 5, 2009 Happy New Year to you all.
December 31, 2008 They seemed so important at the time, didn't they? The issues over which much ink was spilled, many talking heads blathered, and, in some cases, congressional committees were convened. But as we prepare to turn the calendar page, what seemed monum...
December 16, 2008 The great thing about working with NPR — and, really, there's like a MILLION of 'em — is all the cool stuff I get to do for the public. Meet the president.
December 9, 2008 Las Vegas, like the rest of the country, is doing a post-Money Party detox. And, sure, you could make that point with a bunch of dry stats, like the fact that Nevada's foreclosure rate is one of the highest in the nation.
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December 2, 2008 Even I haven't downed enough L.A. Kool-Aid to believe that somehow Hollywood movies are an overt instrument of morality. But according to a recently released survey conducted on beha
November 20, 2008 One of the many conspiracies that ran throughout the election was that Barack Obama was secretly a Muslim. Apparently a "sleeper" agent dating back to time he spent as a kid in Indonesia all set to do ruination to America — somehow — once elec...
November 12, 2008 As I've previously noted, from the "subtleness" of Karl Rove
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