I'm not a big fan of Dean's politics, but I've never heard anything about him being a jerk on a personal level. Further, the overly enthused soundbite that took down his presidential aspirations reflects more on the public's unreasonable criteria for assessing candidates than it does on Dean himself - no one's career… » 3/05/14 10:17am 3/05/14 10:17am

I agree that she didn't want attention, and I also think Maslin's sibling rivalry theory sounds bonkers (didn't Ronan pipe right up to support Dylan?). There's little doubt in my mind, considering how Dylan describes in her Times piece how she feels when Allen's work gets awards, that the timing of it was designed to… » 2/22/14 12:57pm 2/22/14 12:57pm

I've seen both sides shading and cherry-picking the evidence that's out there to suit their narratives, but some things are either true or not. Point #2 in Maureen Orth's "10 Uneniable Facts" piece is that "Allen had been in therapy for alleged inappropriate behavior toward Dylan with a child psychologist before the… » 2/08/14 9:09am 2/08/14 9:09am

How can a photo be "out of context"? There's no excuse for something like that; the only person more idiotic than someone who would actually sit on that "chair" is the person who created it in the first place. There is no artistic value or statement being made there, it's just trash. » 1/21/14 12:19pm 1/21/14 12:19pm