A new biography reveals the severe financial struggles of the famous prime minister
In No More Champagne: Churchill and His Money, author David Lough reveals a lesser known side of Winston Churchill. Although the famous prime minister is certainly seen as a risk-taker by many for his fearless decision-making during World War II, the extent of the chances he took with his personal finances ... More
The nation's oldest World War II veteran joined President Obama in the Oval Office and toured the capital city
On Friday, Emma Didlake, the oldest living World War II veteran, was welcomed at the White House for a special meeting with President Obama. The 110-year old veteran—who joined the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps in 1943—traveled to the nation’s capital from her home in West Bloomfield, MI in a private ... More
While Republican grads seem to be stacking the U.S. Senate, young right-wingers on campus find that life still revolves around a different type of party
On a frigid mid-February evening, a meeting of the Harvard College Anscombe Society is late getting started. Outside, the snow in Cambridge rises depressingly high, and the sidewalks are streaked with salty slush. The gloom extends inside room 107 of Robinson Hall, where the Anscombe Society’s executive officers, all three ... More
Ed Lee helms one of America’s most beautiful cities but also one of its most complex
Just before Thanksgiving at the St. Anthony’s Turkey Carve, city officials were gathered, ready to slice up birds for San Francisco’s homeless. And while many were engaging in boisterous conversations or brandishing knives for the cameras, one man was quietly focused on the task at hand.
“You know how Obama ... More
Washington’s most impressive new hostess isn’t an heiress, a diplomat or a lobbyist—she’s a guy
The Beall-Washington House holds a special place in our capital’s lore. Built in the late 19th century by one of Georgetown’s founders and a descendant of George Washington, it slopes gently down 30th Street NW in Washington, DC, and faces the Oak Hill Cemetery where the home’s former owner, Katharine ... More
Is the real estate titan and political pundit really the most misunderstood man in the world?
"It's a funny thing to be loved for firing people..." mulls Donald Trump in his workplace aerie in Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue and 56th Street. He's talking about the success of his reality series The Apprentice, now in its 13th season on NBC. ... More
Dynamic new Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine is walking the walk with an ambitious plan to revitalize his town
On a warm summer day, Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine set out to walk 87 blocks along his town’s famous sand. Taking the place of his regular morning jog, the five-hour feat was a personal thank you to Ocean Rescue lifeguards, whom he greeted in their pastel-painted stands along his ... More
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and legal dynamo Rikki Klieman might be New York's most law-abiding power couple
Like so many of New York’s most successful mergers, this one began over breakfast at the Regency. It was late 1997 and Rikki Klieman, a CourtTV anchor recently relocated from Boston, was dining with her new boss at the Upper East Side eatery, where captains of industry hash out ... More
On the 40th anniversary of All the Presidents Men, David Dayen looks at how media has transformed since two relentless newspaper reporters brought down the Nixon presidency
Our memory of Watergate owes much to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the Washington Post reporters who spent two years investigating the burglary at the Democratic National Committee offices, uncovering a criminal conspiracy inside the Oval Office.
But 40 years ago, if you lived in Maine or Wyoming and wanted to ... More
James Franco makes an insta-mistake, Heidi Klum reveals her secret photographer and some more of this week’s most outlandish comments
“You’re 18? Who are you with? Do you have a bf? When is your bday? Where are you staying? What’s your #? Can I see you? You’re single? What’s the hotel? Should I rent a room? It’s me. Yes or no? Tomorrow or thurs?”
– James Franco, attempting ... More