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Jonathan Lee is back home, creatively and with his activism

When Jonathan Lee rose from the crowd at the Equality Maine Awards banquet last March to pledge $5000 to the pro-gay marriage effort, it's likely that many people in the room turned their heads in curiosity.
A Maine stalwart returns
By TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  November 04, 2011
Maureen Dowd: International Woman of Mystery ... Sorta

Maureen Dowd: International Woman of Mystery ... Sorta

And now for another page-turning addition to the ever expanding Laser Orgy Database of Comic Books About Political Pundits and Other Influential Media Figures -...
By Steve Miller  |  December 06, 2010

Ellen Degeneres, pop mogul? Launches new label named after Come album, signs 12-year-old Grayson Chance

Well, no, we don't actually know whether ELLEN DEGENERES consciously named her new record label after Come's 1992 breakthrough Eleven: Eleven, but it would be...
By Carly Carioli  |  May 26, 2010

Apple loses its cool

Sheez, they’re getting awfully touchy out in Cupertino.
Once the underdog cult darling battling the evil empire, Apple is fighting an image problem — and critics, who say it’s betrayed the digital revolution
By WEN STEPHENSON  |  May 14, 2010

Shaking up the school system

Rhode Island education commissioner Deborah Gist’s take-charge style could make a winner of a state that often seems destined to fail. But critics say her free-market approach won’t work.
The Reformer
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 23, 2010

Crossword: ''Stuff it''

My cup runneth over
My cup runneth over
By MATT JONES  |  March 26, 2010


I'm coming out!

I'm not one of those naive assholes who believes that I'm inherently in tune with the LGBT experience because I have a gay friend, or because I totally made out with girls while I was a freshman at Sarah Lawrence.
Leaving the closet just isn't what it used to be. Thank God.
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  May 29, 2009

Skipping gaily down the aisle

Enough about political justice; bring on the celebrity weddings!
The ultimate gay-celebrity wedding planner
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  June 04, 2008

California matters

For four years, and 10,000 same-sex nuptials, Massachusetts has had a monopoly on gay marriage in the United States.
Massachusetts may have had gay marriage first, but California changes everything. Are Obama and Clinton listening?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 21, 2008

Ellen’s canine cry: A rare lapse for a self-possessed pioneer

Ellen DeGeneres’s dog story seemed a bit much last week.
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  October 24, 2007

Hannah Takes the Stairs

Nonetheless, certain images, like two people in a tub playing the 1812 Overture on trumpets, are worth the visit.
And they don't go anywhere
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 05, 2007


The Most Hated Man in Boston

To understand the tortured tango that binds Dan Shaughnessy and his detractors, consider his item about Red Sox ace Curt Schilling’s blog, 38 Pitches.
What is it about The Globe ’s Dan Shaughnessy that makes ordinary, peaceable people want to kick his ass?
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 10, 2007

Gay old time

Many people take for granted that the divide between gay culture and mainstream culture is as thin as the latex of an expensive condom.
Ten moments when the mainstream assimilated gay culture and made it its own
By MICHAEL BRONSKI  |  May 30, 2007

Zombie sheep?

After a top-notch first two days, the Fifth  Independent Film Festival of Boston weathers some ups and downs through the remainder of its schedule.
Plus Donkey Kong, the Super Amigos, and ‘the greatest film of all time’ at the IFFB
By PHOENIX FILM STAFF  |  April 29, 2007

Home for dinner

Before I even get my tape recorder turned on, Mark Wahlberg stands to greet me. Shooter: Republicans get gunned down. By Brett Michel
Dorchester’s ‘tough guy’ grows up
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 21, 2007

Queer superheroes challenge the far right

It’s official: Batwoman is coming back — as a lesbian.
Comic Culture  
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  June 28, 2006

34. Chris Matthews

Just when we’d nearly forgiven Matthews for those comments about Hillary, old fishlips had to go slam-dancing with Ellen DeGeneres. Will these Irish-Catholic schoolboys never learn? It’s practically the 11th commandment: thou shalt not grope married lesb
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