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Laying Down the Unwelcome Mat for Bushnew

The Bushes, W. and Laura, are moving into our 'hood. OK, not exactly our neighborhood, but in the same ZIP code and four miles to the east.
Dallas Observer  |  Patrick Williams  |  12-15-2008  |  Commentary

Elizabeth Banks Has the Balls to Play the First Lady and a Porn Novicenew

The self-professed "guy's girl" swears like a trucker and can talk about her vagina.
NOW Magazine  |  Radheyan Simonpillai  |  11-03-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

In 'American Wife,' the President's One Good Decision is Choosing His Wifenew

Curtis Sittenfeld's novel is based very loosely on Laura Bush's life. Here she's known as Alice Blackwell, and comes from small-town Wisconsin, not small-town Texas. But that's where the major differences end (unless you want to count the fact that, in the book, she marries a man who you somehow can't help liking).
Montreal Mirror  |  Juliet Waters  |  10-06-2008  |  Fiction

Kinky Friedman's Candidacy Is No Jokenew

The author, songwriter and animal rescuer may have announced he wanted to be governor of Texas as a gag to push his books, but his quest has taken a serious turn.
Dallas Observer  |  Robert Wilonsky  |  07-06-2005  |  Politics

See Bush Twitch: Split Screens Give President a Disadvantagenew

Here is today’s received wisdom—split screens kill. There was John Kerry looking calm, making his points. And there was George Bush, twitching, slouching, rapidly blinking as he listened.
The Village Voice  |  Ta-Nehisi Coates  |  10-01-2004  |  Politics

Media Plunges Into Orgy of Hypocrisy Over Kelley's Latest Tell-Allnew

The more Kitty Kelley talked to the media about her new book, the more she resembled a successful society madam explaining the facts of life to a puritanical young D.A. who wants to save society by closing the local whorehouse.
The Village Voice  |  John Powers  |  09-21-2004  |  Nonfiction

Does Mr. Middle-of-the-Road Jay Leno Lean Left?new

After L.A. Weekly columnist Nikki Finke branded The Tonight Show host a Republican pawn, Jay Leno called her. In an interview, he explains why he gave Bush a pass for a while and how he came to a turning point, in which he told his audience if they didn't laugh at his joke, the terrorists had won.
L.A. Weekly  |  Nikki Finke  |  09-16-2004  |  TV

Acting Up: The Revolution Will Be Dramatizednew

Artists are mobilizing in historic numbers for the Republican National Convention. But if Michael Moore's blockbuster film can't breach the country's red-state/blue-state mental divide, what can we reasonably expect from an army of fringe acts sprinkled with mega-star cameos?
The Village Voice  |  Charles McNulty  |  08-18-2004  |  Politics

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