Reconstituting (Ice) Cube

Cube, sweetheart, we think it’s time. The fact that we even feel comfortable calling you sweetheart confirms that it’s time.

We’re gonna need for you to connect with another respected Black auteur —not necessarily Singleton, as his star didn’t quite rise the way we all anticipated in the years following your last successful collaboration. [...]

Waking the Dead.

Chief Marie Smith Jones, the last full-blooded member of the Eyak tribe and the only remaining Native speaker of the Eyak language, passed away last week at the age of 89.


N.O.W. Blasts Ted Kennedy's Obama Endorsement.

What is going on with Hillary Clinton’s surrogates? Between Andrew Young, Gloria Steinem and Bob Johnson, they’ve been doing a lor more harm than good.

None of those artless endorsements comes close to the shrillness of the New York State chapter of the National Organization of Women’s tirade, which calls liberal stalwart Ted Kennedy [...]

Bill Clinton and Ricky Ray Rector.

We like to think of Christopher Hitchens as our surly, crotchety uncle. You know, if our uncle were a chain-smoking, ruddy-faced Englishman with a penchant for hyperbole and who was constitutionally incapable of being nice. In Crusty Uncle Chris’s latest diatribe, he argues that no one should be surprised at Bill Clinton’s playing the [...]

"Because Nothing Goes with a Trust Fund and Ennui Better than Colt 45!"

Pabst Brewing Co., the company responsible for the revolting swill hipster ambrosia that is PBR, is trying to give the brown-bagged forty some ‘edgy’ cache by marketing to the asymmetrical haircut set.


Christine Beatty Resigns, Kilpatrick Still Silent.

Christine Beatty stepped down yesterday. No surprise there.

“I painfully regret the devastation that the recent reports have caused to the citizens of Detroit, to my coworkers, to the mayor’s family and to my family and friends,” she said in a statement (you can read it in full here.)

Kwame Kilpatrick, for his part, [...]

We're Just Waiting for the Slam Books to Come Out.

No Chitchat Between Clinton and Obama

Laurie Kellerman, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — So close, yet so far away — and so bitter.

Rival Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama came within a foot of each other just before President Bush’s State of the Union speech Monday night and managed not to acknowledge each [...]

Pssst. Hey, You. Yeah, You Eating the Paste.

In its attempts to meet its recruitment goals during an unpopular war, the U.S. Army has trimmed its recruitment goals to attract prospective soldiers. No big whoop, right? Well, according to Slate‘s Fred Kaplan, quoting a study by the National Priorities Project, the Army is increasingly turning to kids without high school diplomas — [...]