Michelle Obama’s Portrait Isn’t a Photograph. Get Over It
Two portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama were unveiled Monday to howls of disapproval over likeness and setting. We shouldn't judge a portrait as if it were a photograph.
Past Presidents and First Ladies React to Official Portraits
As Barack and Michelle Obama’s official portraits were revealed at the National Portrait Gallery, The Daily Beast looks back at how former presidents reacted to theirs.
THEN AND NOW
Are We Ready for the Next Ebola Outbreak?
The leader of the American response to the disease is worried the new administration might be leaving science behind for politics.
Obama to Letterman: No Sense of ‘Relief’ Post-Presidency
In his first talk-show appearance since leaving the White House, Barack Obama got real with David Letterman.
‘The Chi’: A Sublime Portrait of Black Life in Chicago
Emmy winner Lena Waithe’s vibrant new Showtime series reworks Chicago mythology from the tall tales spun about it by the man currently sitting in the White House.
Ellen Fires Back at Eric Trump for ‘Deep State’ Tweet
The daytime host made a rare foray into politics to take the president’s son down a notch.
Beats Getting Back to Work
For America’s Sake, Let Trump Golf!
It’s time to retire “he golfs too much” as a partisan attack line. Besides, do we really want this president spending more time in the Oval Office?