National Velvet carried Elizabeth Taylor to stardom.

National Velvet carried Elizabeth Taylor to stardom.
At least, that’s my take on it. Why did she die at a fairly young age, 79? I looked it up in several sources, and it was congestive heart failure. That can slow you down. As I understand it, your heart becomes this squishy thing, not like a strong muscle, so your blood kind of ...

Do pregnant women have sex?

Do pregnant women have sex?
It’s come to my attention that some people don’t think the same way I do! Astonishing! For instance, one thing that I’m extremely passionate about is privacy. For others, as well as myself. And couthness. Uncouth is not cool. This includes making fun of others’ sex lives, or asking them about it directly. So rude! ...

Sarah Palin drops in on Oprah. But leave Oprah’s Book Club out of this.

Sarah Palin drops in on Oprah. But leave Oprah's Book Club out of this.
Sarah Palin’s new book, Going Rogue, is out! Oprah honored her with a chat. All forgiven. I see Top of the Ticket in the LA Times just reviewed Going Rogue: An American Life. No, not really! Instead, Andrew Malcolm just quoted from a review in the WaPo written by Ana Marie Cox, the original Wonkette ...

The vampire and Sarah Palin.

The vampire and Sarah Palin.
And we’ll be showing Halloween cartoons all week, folks! Sarah, I’ll never forget you! Everyone knows Sarah Palin dropped out of her cool Governor job in Alaska to be… well, so far, an author –with her first book. Whoa, it gets released on November 17, but it’s on sale now for only 9 bucks! Is ...

How the Google Book Settlement kills creators.

How the Google Book Settlement kills creators.
Google steals books. It has also broken the DMCA and copyright law, which was already shaky. Hey, everything online is free, right? Why not pictures, photos, cartoons, articles, and books? Google is the new Establishment, killing content with unlawful competition. I was trying to decide what to do for my Slate cartoon today, and found ...