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Lakshmi Chaudhry

Lakshmi Chaudhry, a senior editor at and a Nation contributing writer, is the author, with Robert Scheer and Christopher Scheer, of The Five Biggest Lies Bush Told Us About Iraq, published by Akashic Books and Seven Stories Press.

  • SocietyJune 14, 2007

    What Women See When They See Hillary

    Some of the same feminists who loved Hillary as First Lady are now fiercely opposing her bid for the White House.

    Lakshmi Chaudhry

  • June 12, 2007

    Shawskank Redemption

    First she name-dropped "the men and women serving our country in Iraq," and then moved on to God. With that kind of rhetoric, you'd think Ms. Hilton was running for office. Too bad the Beltway PR strategy isn't working out for her. If you have any doubts about the kind of vitriol Paris inspires, check out And Republicans say class warfare is passe.

    Lakshmi Chaudhry

  • May 21, 2007

    Ivy Leaguers R White Like Us

    Imagine looking out your cozy Harvard dorm room only to see a bunch of black folks whoopin' and hollerin' in the Quad. What's an Ivy Leaguer to do except call campus security. So the rent-a-cops arrive only to find -- oops! -- that troublemakers are members of the Black Men's Forum (BMF) and the Association of Black Harvard Women (ABHW), participating in an annual event that includes riotous -- or is it, riot-like -- activities like dodgeball.

    Lakshmi Chaudhry

  • May 17, 2007

    Georgie Feels the Love

    "I'm startin' to get on board with the impeachment folks"

    "The rule of law has just been thrown out the window. I agree that impeachment is in order."

    "Refusal to uphold the US Constitution he swore to. Abdication of power to the ILLEGAL lobby."

    Lakshmi Chaudhry

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  • May 11, 2007

    Oh, Those Skinny Clavicles!

    The New York Times' Style section is always good for a laugh -- nothing lights up my day like a breathlessly earnest piece on the new fanny pack masquerading as serious journalism. But the newspaper outdid itself yesterday with "The Collarbone's Connected to Slimness," a delightful meditation on the latest symptom of mad fashion-cow disease: skinny clavicles. Tormented by this season's roomy trapeze-style dresses -- the kind that would more easily accomodate a normal-sized (as in fat, fat, fat!) woman -- anorexic fashionistas are turning to their protruding collar-bones to establish their skinny cred.

    Lakshmi Chaudhry

  • May 9, 2007

    BBC Bashing

    What's more surprising about Robin Aitken's diatribe Can We Trust the BBC? is that it's taken this long for some disgruntled ex-BBC type to write a apoplectic rant tarring his former employer as the leading light of a vast leftwing conspiracy.

    Lakshmi Chaudhry

  • SocietyMay 1, 2007

    The Supergirl Syndrome

    The marketing-driven message of the perfect girl--smart, skinny, pretty, athletic and loved by all--is a model of perfection that's hard to live up to. Can't girls just be free to be?

    Lakshmi Chaudhry

  • Soft-Core Sexism

    If movies reflect our shared consensus about right and wrong, Black Snake Moan speaks volumes about twenty-first-century America.

    Lakshmi Chaudhry

  • Mirror, Mirror On the Web

    Web 2.0's greatest success capitalizes on our need to feel significant, admired and, above all, seen.

    Lakshmi Chaudhry

  • ActivismJuly 14, 2006

    Rage Against the MSMachine

    The Yearly Kos Convention revealed a blogosphere whose media critique is hampered by its political ambitions. Why can't progressives repair the press, not dismantle it?

    Lakshmi Chaudhry