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Batali vs. the Bankers

Nov 10, 2011
Mario Batali, feel the wrath of the 1 percenters. The ginger-haired and orange-shod celebrity chef and owner of fancy New York eateries Babbo and Del Posto caused an uproar among Wall Streeters when he talked about bankers, Hitler and Stalin in the same sentence.

Queen Victoria’s Undies Sold at Auction

Nov 2, 2011
These are strange times in British culture, what with all the Wills-and-Kate worship set against the backdrop of turmoil over austerity measures and a faltering economy, plus the recent news that the terms of Old Blighty's outworn monarchical system are being updated to pander slightly less blatantly to the old boy's club (more).

Five Women Who Matter Most

Oct 5, 2011
The Forbes list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women is an obscenely wealthy international sisterhood of politicians, celebrities and billionaires This is an alternativeForbes' World’s 100 Most Powerful Women are an obscenely wealthy sisterhood of politicians, celebrities and billionaires.

China Has Second-Most Billionaires, Behind U.S.

Mar 12, 2010
Well, that didn't take long China now has more billionaires (89 if you include Hong Kong) than any other country except for the US, which, to be fair, has been working overtime to transfer wealth upward Unlike the U, the Chinese government has promised to distribute its bounty to "make our society fairer and more harmonious".

Do the Billionaire Shuffle

Mar 12, 2009
Bill Gates is once again the world's richest man, though he rules over a ravaged kingdom of billionaires. Forbes' annual list has shriveled by nearly a third and $2 trillion in net worth. Those poor billionaires.