March 7, 2017
Art, politics, angels, demons . . . and righteous dogs.

Me vs. Madonna!

Can you lend a hand here? It’s a battle of covers with my Game of Thrones Bush family Newsweek cover vs. V’s Madonna and Katy Perry! Seems hopeless, but it may be possible to win this for old (new) Newsweek and their shadowy Korean benefactors (who have been, so far, hands-off). Please take a look and vote (unless Katy and Madonna are too irresistible, in which case . . . although George HW Bush is quite a pin-up himself here.)

VOTE HERE

THANKS!

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White House Correspondents’ Dinner 2014

To celebrate the Dinner I did two historical reviews of the proceedings. First for Politico Magazine and the second for the Washington Post style section.

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Calvin Coolidge was the first president to attend.

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In the 50’s and 60’s it was a Sinatra and Hope type of affair.Thomas650

Helen Thomas was the first to break to the glass ceiling and pave the way for women reporters.Kelly and Fawn650

Michael Kelly shocked the gang by bringing Fawn Hall.Ellen and Heche650

As did Ellen DeGeneres, later on, by bringing Anne Heche.Osbourne650

Then there was the year of Ozzie.

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And in 2013 Tom Brokow boycotted because Greta van Sisteren had brought Lindsay Lohan the previous year, which, to me would represent a positive trend.

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There was a year when Obama sported bangs. For some reason.

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Remember when Seth Meyers said that Trump was not only on Fox but also had a fox on his head?  Great.

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Penn and Scarlett showed up together one night.

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Arianna Huffington called Christie and Bon Jovi her “Jersey Boys”. Ickkk.

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The most amazing night of all was when Obama joked along while plans to take out bin Laden were under way. A great split screen Zero Dark 40 missed. Would have been a funnier film.

 

Dinner with Tina

The story of Tina Brown and the end of the old Newsweek is told in the new Politico Magazine. An enlightening read. Many thanks to Susan Glasser, EIC, and Janet Michaud, DD. We worked a bit extra on this but came up with the right note. Not unsympathetic to Tina encircled by the increasingly inscrutable new wave of media. With her is Barry Diller and Sydney Harman, her partners. By Luke O’Brien.  READ HERE

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