Arianna Huffington's Global Cocktail Party

Hamilton Nolan · 01/18/12 09:56AM

Celebrity self-justification platform The Huffington Post is launching a spinoff in France called "Le Huffington Post," French for "Another Fucking Huffington Post." Welcome to Arianna's global cocktail party, French people. You only think you're invited.

HuffPo Explains How Amy Winehouse's Death Can Help Your Small Business

Seth Abramovitch · 07/24/11 10:54PM

Huffington Post Business blogger Tricia Fox posted a think-piece on the death of Amy Winehouse. Fox makes it clear from the start that she has no intention of "judging" Winehouse or "picking apart her chosen lifestyle." (Pro tip: You need an open mind to get ahead in the business world.) Rather, Fox's only intention is to highlight what you, the small business owner, can learn from her tragic demise at age 27.

AOL Buys Huffington Post for $315 Million

Max Read · 02/07/11 01:14AM

AOL just bought news site Huffington Post for $315 million—$300 million in cash. HuffPo founder Arianna Huffington will become editor of all AOL "content properties." That sound you just heard was the whole internet going "Whaaaaat?"

Your Problems Are All In Your Head (But Still Fatal)

Hamilton Nolan · 10/27/10 02:49PM

Breast taxes! Cortisone effects! Toxic prisons! Glaxo whistleblowers! Manhattan noise! Personalized therapies! HuffPo quackery! And the Army vs. suicide! It's your Wednesday Health Watch, where we watch your health—with pharmacologically-inspired positive mental attitude!

Your 2010 Media Intern Price List

Hamilton Nolan · 05/03/10 03:49PM

The only way to "make it" in the media now is to pay a huge bribe to secure a coveted "intern" slot at a failing media outlet, where you can begin sleeping your way to the top. The going rates?

Bad News for Vaccine Conspiracists is Good News for Everyone Else

Pareene · 01/29/10 05:11PM

The Huffington Post reports that Bill Gates pledged $10 billion for vaccine research. The HuffPo's utterly insane vaccine conspiracy theorizing commenters are unhappy! Meanwhile, the doctor who invented the "vaccines cause autism" lie has (finally!) been reprimanded by the UK's General Medical Council, and he may yet have his medical license revoked. Arianna's Funtime Link Party Tribune and Hothouse of Nonsense has not yet weighed in, though we can't wait to hear what Ace Ventura has to say.

Flacks Love This Businessweek Deal

Hamilton Nolan · 10/14/09 01:07PM

In your overstuffed Wednesday media column: a PR man cheers Bloomberg's latest purchase, Calvin Trillin says crotchety things, the New Yorker hires(!) somebody, Brides loses advertisers, and the Washington Post poaches from HuffPo, for a change.