Next week marks the publication of The Last Magazine, the late BuzzFeed reporter’s first novel — as well as the first anniversary of his death. We’re celebrating his work and his life with these chapters, chronicling a book party that totally in no way took place in the offices of Newsweek.
Besides Senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall, most Democrats abandoned their civil liberty positions during the age of Obama. With a new leak investigation looming, the Democrat leadership are now being forced to confront all the secrets they’ve tried to hide.
The legendary director of Die Hard and The Hunt for Red October is serving a year in federal prison thanks to a Hollywood wannabe prosecutor, a remake of Rollerball, and a rogue private eye. In an exclusive interview, McTiernan’s wife Gail says, “I don’t know if he’s going to make it.”
How Obama got tripped up by his lawyers.
In a new memoir, Ezekiel Emanuel shows that his brothers’ ruthlessness was homegrown.
A few impressive projects, a few bombs, and a kick-ass movie by the guys who made The Matrix in the works. Hollywood’s quest to tell the truth about the Iraq War.
Free Woodward. Why we should show Bob the mercy he rarely shows anyone else.
The release of Justice Department documents is an exercise in “CYA.” “It’s not clear that they have fully obeyed their own guidelines.”
The Chicago mayor’s blowups are legendary. Here’s one captured on tape.
Would you rather fight one hundred duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck? In the second exclusive excerpt from Panic 2012: The Sublime and Terrifying Inside Story of Obama’s Final Campaign, a behind-the-scenes look at the president’s historic Reddit IAmA.
How the invisible hand of the premiere American intelligence agency produced an Oscar contender.
The campaign trail really sucks. Or does it? In an exclusive excerpt from Panic 2012: The Sublime and Terrifying Inside Story of President Obama’s Final Campaign, Michael Hastings explores the weirdly addictive qualities of most expensive election in history, the “brutal caste system” of the press corps, and how the White House Press Secretary picked up a dangerous $10,000-a-day habit.
Petraeus seduced America. We should never have trusted him.
A second term “frees him to be who he is,” says one longtime supporter. Bundlers, contest winners, and Ben LaBolt can finally get some rest.
Springsteen. Fleeces. Beards. A 2008 reunion inside the bubble, and the very end of the long, strange trip.
“We just employ several Colombian prostitutes and don’t want to tempt you guys.”
The BuzzFeed Interview features
the Oscar-winning director, whose ten-part reassessment of modern
American history launches this month on Showtime. He voted for Obama, but explains how casting a ballot for Romney could make sense: “the more mistakes you make, the faster the changes.”
The President’s aides won’t discuss the politics of the storm, but the president begins his speech with talk of recovery. “The president’s going to win thanks to a woman named Sandy,” says one supporter in Iowa.
Tea Party protests. Agency deception. White House confusion. Partisan smoke, and few straight answers, on the campaign trail.
The president presses attack on misleading Romney spot. UPDATE: Romney camp responds.