Conservative Money Front Is Behind Princeton's "White Privilege" Guy

Adam Weinstein · 05/05/14 02:20PM

In all the furor over Tal Fortgang—the privileged white Princeton freshman who wrote so passionately about how he's not a privileged white guy—no one, not even the New York Times, noted that his post was made possible by a conservative group that bankrolls and grooms college kids for right-wing leadership.

We Are All Margaret Thatcher Now: Twitter Mourns the Iron Lady

Tom Scocca · 04/08/13 12:30PM

The lives of great figures often resonate with the lives of the ordinary multitudes who admire them. Here's a roundup of some people who found Margaret Thatcher inspirational, and even sympathetic. Truly, the story of the Iron Lady contained a piece of everyone's story.

How David Carr Became the Daddy of Girls

John Koblin · 03/18/13 10:04AM

Three years ago, New York Times media reporter and occult career-bender David Carr was taking a tour through South by Southwest and asked the festival's film person what movie he should see. She tipped him off to a movie called Tiny Furniture and he fell in love. He gave the movie and its creator/star, a 23-year-old woman named Lena Dunham, 1,000 words in the Times.

The Drudge Report Power List

John Cook · 07/15/09 02:26PM

The DC-NYC-LA power nexus craves lists that rank the politico-media elite, and we've got the most important one of all: Matt Drudge's favorite personalities/targets, ranked by the number of times their names have appeared in his headlines since 2002.

Shia LaBeouf Busted for DUI

ian spiegelman · 07/27/08 01:35PM

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull star Shia LaBeouf was arrested early this morning in Hollywood on suspicion of driving while well 'faced. "The 22-year-old actor was the driver of a vehicle that was involved in a 3 a.m. collision at a street intersection in Hollywood, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Scott Wolf said. 'It was immediately apparent to officers responding on the scene that LaBeouf was intoxicated and he was subsequently placed under arrest,' Wolf said."

The Olsen Twins Would Like To Tell You A Bedtime Story

Molly Friedman · 02/27/08 05:28PM

How would you spend your days if you were a young millionaire college dropout with a failed fashion line and with not much to do aside from the occasional Vogue covershoot? If you're an Olsen Twin, there's one surefire way to pass the time and re-establish your street cred: write a Very Important Book! Everyone's favorite munchkin moguls are set to release Influence, a coffee-table book that's being published by Penguin's Young Adult arm. Following in the footsteps of powerhouse literary talents Nicole Richie (The Truth About Diamonds) and Paris Hilton (Confessions Of An Heiress), the tiny duo wrote a book in which they interviewed "the most interesting, challenging, creative people we know — the ones who helped pave the way for us and our generation." Who are these illustrious figures? Well, let's just say their tricks aren't for kids.