The Flag Burning That Pretty Much Wasn't

Brendan O'Connor · 07/20/16 05:28PM

CLEVELAND — Late on Wednesday afternoon, on the doorstep of the Republican National Convention, a small group of unassuming communists pulled black shirts out of their bags and over their heads, locked arms, and made a small, circular space for a flag burning.

This Week in Wikipedia: A (Fake?) Male Beauty Pageant, Communists, and Reince Priebus' Voice

Ashley Feinberg · 05/11/16 12:00PM

When the faceless editors of Wikipedia decide an article is not fit for public consumption, it’s gone, only accessible to the site’s top editors—at least, it was. But now we’re keeping track of all the articles Wikipedia doesn’t see fit to print, to present you with very best of the site’s weirdest and worst. (Plus: An extra special audio bonus this week only.) Please, enjoy.

Hamilton Nolan · 07/10/15 08:40AM

Cool Pope “Francis” (a nickname) in a speech yesterday “called the unfettered pursuit of money ‘the dung of the devil.’” Damn—now that’s a cool Pope.

'Communists' Throw Paint All Over Hillary Clinton's Convoy

Jim Newell · 11/16/11 01:59PM

Okay, it was fine when it was just the naked guy running around Hillary Clinton, but now what's this latest distraction for Hillary Clinton on her trip to the Pacific? Some "youthful, left-wing protesters" have sabotaged her convoy with red paint, in the Phillipines! Fortunately, everyone survived.

Who Is Van Jones?

Pareene · 09/04/09 11:44AM

The story of how the President's Special Advisor for Green Jobs became the biggest, scariest villain of the right wing (this week, anyway) is also the story of how the right wing information delivery process works now.

Budd Schulberg, Writer

Pareene · 08/06/09 10:43AM

Screenwriter and novelist Budd Schulberg died Wednesday. He was among the first generation to be born Hollywood royalty, and he wrote what is probably the only classic movie business novel to have never been adapted for the screen.