Bin Laden Dead? Obama Birth Certificate? Donald Trump Trumped? Forget It: The Royal Wedding is Where It’s At

The biggest atrocity in headlines today is not Donald’s running mouth or President Obama’s birth certificate



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I think it’s an understatement to say that this past weekend was full of news. From Osama bin Laden’s assassination to the skewering of (Bedford resident) Donald Trump at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner to the release of President Obama’s ever-anticipated long-form birth certificate, it was one headliner-topper after another. It was almost enough to upstage the event the media has been covering breathlessly for the past month: the Royal Wedding. Almost.

Yes, the marriage of the now-Duke and Duchess of Cambridge feels like forever ago. And, really, like the Clinton-Mezvinsky wedding, there’s not that much to keep it in the pop-cultural conversation. (Which is a good thing — it’s usually the bad stuff that sticks around.) Kate Middleton and sister Pippa both looked gorgeous in understated dresses designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. Princes William and Harry were handsome in their military uniforms. William and Kate said their vows. They took a long carriage ride to Buckingham Palace. They kissed on the balcony. They ate fruitcake. (Yuck.) They’re not even going on a honeymoon right away. Though it was a beautiful occasion, after considering the events of the rest of the weekend, there’s not that much to keep the wedding at the forefront of pop culture.

Except this one thing. Yes, I’m talking about Princess Beatrice’s hat.

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Marisa LaScala

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Associate Editor Marisa LaScala joined Westchester magazine in 2003, and ever since she's blown every paycheck at the Greenburgh Multiplex. She also staunchly defends Richard Kelly, doesn't mind spoiling the endings of trashy movies you're curious about but don't want to pay to see, wishes the Hold Steady would come back and rock out Westchester, misses Arrested Development more than anyone can imagine, and still watches cartoons and Saturday Night Live. You can find more of her cultural criticism at www.popmatters.com, where she is a staff writer.

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