Magazine April 16, 2012, Issue

Occupy the Senate

(Warren: Michael Reynolds/EPA/Newscom Occupy Protester: John Marshall Mantel/Zuma/Newscom)
Elizabeth Warren meets the 99 percent


Elizabeth Warren would be a catastrophe in the Senate, but she is hell on wheels when it comes to directing human traffic, which is no small thing at the St. Patrick’s Day breakfast in Boston. She goes bulling her way through a crowd of faces the color of 2 percent milk, sicklied o’er with the pale cast of Southie Irishness, or rendered rosy by the effects of seriously draining down a full bar that opened at eight o’clock on a Sunday morning, plowing through like she’s just graduated from a seminar in Advanced Executive Body Language, all exaggerated masculine gestures

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