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Religious hypocrisy has been one of the lowest-hanging fruits for satire in the last few years: Think of those fervid denouncers of homosexual acts, like New Life Church pastor Ted Haggard, who were discovered to be clandestinely engaging in those very a
The master of mockery at Monmouth
| July 20, 2012
Profiles in frottage
Frottage, noun : masturbation by rubbing up against another person.
The EDC strikes out; 'A massage that went awry'; Refudiating Palin
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| July 30, 2010
Aiden Quinn used to be a woman. Now he's a man. It's a titillating detail — but is it news?
When a person in the center of a media maelstrom has had a sex change, is it fair game for the press?
| May 22, 2009
A tragicomedy of errors
It was not until after George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were narrowly re-elected that many Americans began to realize that the Iraq War represented a dangerous moment in American history.
In an excerpt from his new book, The Fall of the House of Bush, author Craig Unger details how Bush is, well, screwing up the world
| November 20, 2007
Most big news stories fit the snowball metaphor, with an isolated fact or two slowly gaining significance and momentum over a period of days or weeks.
Will the Larry Craig scandal bolster anti-gay bias?
| September 06, 2007
Dance Monkey: Lizz Winstead
It will be called Harry Pott-him .
A visiting comic in the hot seat
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| July 16, 2007
There’s no doubt about it: right now, God is on the side of the atheists.
A new army of atheists is taking no prisoners in its battle with God and his self-appointed faith dealers
| June 06, 2007
What’s the link between religion and sex scandals?
Does the heady scent of burning incense, the glow of blazing candles, and the moan of a church organ cause some to fall from the high ground of propriety, fidelity, and chastity?
MARY ANN SORRENTINO
| January 03, 2007
Goodbye, cruel America
Toward the end of 2006, we woke up to the glad news that Chile’s former strongman Augusto Pinochet had saved everyone the trouble of hanging his sickly carcass for war crimes and atrocities by dying of a heart attack.
An in-death eulogy for 2006
| December 20, 2006
My Ellen Willis
When I was a queer teenager in suburban New Jersey in the early 1960s, I decided that I wanted to be Susan Sontag.
Making sense of a woman who was always two or three steps ahead of the Zeitgeist
| November 30, 2006
Not that there’s anything wrong with that
Want to make the mainstream press squirm? Suggest that a major public figure is gay.
Big media’s big gay baggage
| November 21, 2006
Until there’s nothing left of us
Hey, all you Maine Republicans wallowing in self-pity, after losing the election: snap out of it.
Politics and other mistakes
| November 15, 2006
Windbags of change
Regardless of which major party sits astride Capitol Hill, Washington is a conservative city. Not in ideological terms, mind you.
A front-row seat at the midterm elections
| November 08, 2006
Satire versus spoof
The American media have long pigged out on titillation and tragedy. And in After Ashley , Gina Gionfriddo has written a frighteningly funny work about that particular eating disorder.
Gina Gionfriddo’s After Ashley ; A.R. Gurney’s Screen Play
| November 08, 2006
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