Scandals http://nhpr.org en Weiner Is Not Filner: The Differences Between Sex Scandals http://nhpr.org/post/weiner-not-filner-differences-between-sex-scandals <p><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/08/christine-quinn-poll_n_3728444.html" target="_blank">Anthony Weiner’s mayoral race</a> is losing steam after revelations that he continued sexting women after resigning from Congress in disgrace in 2011. &nbsp;San Diego Mayor <a href="http://www.bobfilnerformayor.com/" target="_blank">Bob Filner </a>says he will not resign, despite a number of women accusing him of sexual harassment and predatory behavior.&nbsp; Both sex scandals revolve around married politicians, both are democrats, and both are getting tarred with the same brush, and not only by the media.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.salon.com/writer/katie_halper/" target="_blank"><strong>Katie Halper </strong></a>is humorist, blogger, and contributor to Salon, <a href="http://www.salon.com/2013/08/01/filner_%e2%80%93_not_weiner_%e2%80%93_is_the_real_democratic_sex_scandal/" target="_blank">where she argued </a>against conflating Weiner and Filner’s actions – even if both of them sound creepy.</p><p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 19:51:52 +0000 Virginia Prescott 33077 at http://nhpr.org Weiner Is Not Filner: The Differences Between Sex Scandals "Peyton Place" Sixty Years Later http://nhpr.org/post/peyton-place-sixty-years-later <p>Nearly sixty years after “Peyton Place” was published, tourists still stop in Gilmanton, New Hampshire, to ask locals about its author, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Metalious" target="_blank">Grace Metalious</a>. The novel shocked America with tales of small town secrets, sex, and hypocrisy, and outraged the citizens of Gilmanton, where the unconventional Matalious lived with her family. It became one of the best-selling books ever, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peyton_Place_%28film%29" target="_blank">a hit movie</a>, and TV's first <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peyton_Place_%28TV_series%29" target="_blank">prime-time soap</a>. Writer <strong>George Kelly</strong>, came across some persistent Matalious myths while writing about the novel for New Hampshire Magazine. His article, “50 Shades of Grace: The Impact of ‘Peyton Place’ on New Hampshire Sixty Years Later”, can be found in the current issue of the magazine, as well as <a href="http://www.nhmagazine.com/home/992791-101/peyton-place-new-hampshire-impact.html" target="_blank">online</a>.</p><p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 16:53:56 +0000 Virginia Prescott 23098 at http://nhpr.org "Peyton Place" Sixty Years Later The Archetypes of Infidelity http://nhpr.org/post/archetypes-infidelity <p>The <a href="http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/13/the-petraeus-scandal-what-we-know/">downfall of C.I.A. Director David Patraeus</a> in the wake of his extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, continues to unfold in an unbelievable fashion. As the story <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/US/petraeus-scandal-paula-broadwell-classified-document-probe/story?id=17714560">breaks by the hour</a>, we begin to glimpse a familiar narrative: powerful man succumbs to the temptation of a much younger woman.</p><p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 15:39:40 +0000 Virginia Prescott 16832 at http://nhpr.org The Archetypes of Infidelity The Roots Of An Empire: Rupert Murdoch's Australia http://nhpr.org/post/roots-empire-rupert-murdochs-australia <em>First of four parts</em><p>Ultimately, all roads lead home for Rupert Murdoch.<p>"The story of our company is the stuff of legend: from a small newspaper in Adelaide to a global corporation based in New York, with a market capitalization of about $44 billion," he said last October, when he addressed a News Corp. shareholders meeting in Los Angeles.<p>Australians<em> </em>view the company's history differently.<p>"Adelaide is irrelevant to it," says Graeme Samuel, the former chairman of the powerful Australian agency that regulates antitrust and media issues. Thu, 05 Apr 2012 07:49:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 2966 at http://nhpr.org The Roots Of An Empire: Rupert Murdoch's Australia Celebrity Chef Mario Batali Settles Lawsuit With His Waitstaff http://nhpr.org/post/celebrity-chef-mario-batali-settles-lawsuit-his-waitstaff If he's not at one of his 16 restaurants in New York, Las Vegas or Los Angeles, <a href="http://www.npr.org/books/authors/137896040/mario-batali">Mario Batali</a> is easily found on TV these days.<p>One day he's making meatloaf with his co-host on the new daytime show <em>The Chew</em>. The next he's having a friendly cook-off with a rival celebrity chef on <em>Good Morning America</em>. Thu, 08 Mar 2012 21:26:00 +0000 Carrie Kahn 2410 at http://nhpr.org Celebrity Chef Mario Batali Settles Lawsuit With His Waitstaff After Scandal, New Rules For Juveniles In Pa. Courts http://nhpr.org/post/after-scandal-new-rules-juveniles-pa-courts More than 2,000 young people in Pennsylvania are trying to put one of the nation's worst juvenile justice scandals behind them. Sat, 03 Mar 2012 21:25:00 +0000 Joel Rose 2279 at http://nhpr.org After Scandal, New Rules For Juveniles In Pa. Courts James Murdoch Steps Down As Executive Chairman Of News International http://nhpr.org/post/james-murdoch-steps-down-executive-chairman-news-international As the phone hacking scandal that roiled his father's international news company deepened, James Murdoch is stepping down as Executive Chairman of News International.<p>The AP reports that News Corp., owned by James' father Rupert Murdoch, said he was stepping down "to focus on the company's international TV business."<p>We'll have more on this story as it develops.<p><strong>Update at 9:28 p.m. ET. Wed, 29 Feb 2012 14:20:00 +0000 2230 at http://nhpr.org James Murdoch Steps Down As Executive Chairman Of News International