Maureen Dowd

10/16/2014 - 4:07pm

    Fighting Superman is super hard.

    "The guy is tough," says Ben Affleck, who is playing Batman in a new iteration filming now in Detroit where the Caped Crusader and the Man of Steel duke it out. The actor is also having a tricky time...

09/04/2014 - 1:21pm

    As he has grown weary of Washington, President Barack Obama has shed parts of his presidency, like drying petals falling off a rose.

    He left the explaining and selling of his signature health...

08/21/2014 - 6:14pm

    Affectations can be dangerous, as Gertrude Stein said.

    When Barack Obama first ran for president, he theatrically cast himself as the man alone on the stage. From his address in Berlin to his acceptance speech in Chicago, he eschewed ornaments and...

08/19/2014 - 12:48am

    Jim Risen is gruff.

    The tall slab of a reporter looks like someone who could have played an Irish Marine sergeant in an old World War II movie.

    "Editors think I'm a curmudgeon," the 59-year-old admits,...

08/14/2014 - 6:35pm

    I talked to Robin Williams once, about breasts.

    In 1993, when he played a prim British nanny in "Mrs. Doubtfire," I went to interview him at his Pacific Heights house.

    "It's great to be this blue-mouthed...

08/10/2014 - 7:38pm

    It was exhilarating to drop a bunch of 500-pound bombs on whatstheirname.

    Just when Americans thought they could stop trying to figure out the difference between Sunnis and Shiites, we're in a new war in Iraq with some bad "folks," as the president might...

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