Did the bill pledging federal funds for the health care of 9/11 responders become law in the waning hours of the 111th Congress only because a comedian took it up as a personal cause?
Why Karina Longworth quit Facebook.
The middle has swallowed up the ends, ya’ll. A.O. Scott scruitinizes Hollywood’s class warfare.
Frank Rich on the death of Disneyland Dream filmmaker Robbins Barstow.
Rick James protégée Teena Marie, one of the few successful white performers of R&B, passed away yesterday at the age of 54. Her most famous song, “Ooo La La La,” was sampled by the Fugees on their breakout single “Fu-Gee-La,” but it was her superior “Behind the Groove” that made Slant’s 100 Greatest Dance Songs list back in 2006. Her last album was Congo Square.
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