Mickey Rooney was an actor famous for being young before he was famous for being old. He was famous for epitomizing an era when it was perfectly acceptable to cast a Caucasian actor to portray a fiendish Asian stereotype. And he was certainly famous for keeping pace with Elizabeth Taylor in the marr ... More >>
Readers wondering how the French are seeing the ongoing fiasco that is the America's Cup -- and how they'd translate the line "all the members of the Board of Supervisors were fucking played" -- have been granted a two-for-one special. Last week, Le Monde ran a short story titled "Qui paiera la fact ... More >>
Yet another sign that the end of the world is nigh: Recently a French beekeeper in Alsace found that his bees were producing honey in unnatural hues like blue and green. Genetic mutation? No -- it turns out that instead of frolicking to the flowers for nectar like regular bees have for thousands of ... More >>
Officially speaking, the Tour de France -- which finished Sunday in Paris -- was brought to you by sponsors Carrefour supermarkets, Skoda cars and Vittel bottled water. Behind the scenes however, the physiology-defying, mountaintop-finish action of the race through the Pyrenees and the Alps may h ... More >>
Aides insist that Mayor Gavin Newsom is focused on City Hall; his sudden celebrity has spawned speculation about higher office. Much higher.
Traditional media mislead the public about the war in Iraq as a media revolution makes traditional media increasingly irrelevant
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