Reshma Saujani, 37, and a quintet of journalists are tucked inside the green room at swanky Village cabaret, Le Poisson Rouge. Every so often a staffer or groomed coiffe of the NYC tech glitterati will poke around the door, but Ms. Saujani has staked out five minutes--not easy after stepping offstag ... More >>
A New York Times veteran of nearly two decades, Bob Herbert is leaving the Op-Ed page, the paper announced in a memo on Friday. Saturday will be his last column. Herbert's resignation comes in the wake of Frank Rich's departure for New York magazine after nearly three-decades in various roles ... More >>
Two distinctly icky stories dominate media news this Wednesday, with none bigger than the mess at National Public Radio following yesterday's release of a hidden camera video by the right-wing videographer and activist James O'Keefe. The public radio organization scrambled as a result of the ... More >>
With the government curfew lifted and military roadblocks encircling the city of Cairo, Tuesday is shaping up to be the biggest day of protest yet as the ongoing general strike may top one million marchers tomorrow, according to organizers hoping to oust President Hosni Mubarak. Al Jazeera English ( ... More >>
Was last night a particularly strange episode of Countdown, or is Keith Olbermann always like this? While often difficult to watch the screamy liberal pundit get unilaterally screamy and stunningly hypocritical, Keith Olbermann is often correct about certain things and often has very smart pe ... More >>
Via Wonkette.This is a story you should familiarize yourself with, for two reasons: (1) You may hear more about it over the weekend. And (2) It's a story about the state of dialogue and opinion, of ethical gray lines and competing reporters, and the way a fast news cycle -- like a strong tide ... More >>
Two major New York media moves to report today: Gawker has filled a recently widened gap for political blogging and reporting, while True/Slant - the little network that could -- was purchased in an M & A deal that met expectations in more ways than one.
Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer recently spoke at the 92nd Street Y, and we were there to hear him talk about things! At one point he discussed potential Supreme Court nominees. And one of these nominees' names was Elena Kagan.
"Time to get paid, blow up like the World Trade," noted a young Notorious B.I.G. on his way to the top of the rap game, before he was brutally murdered in the climax of a rap war that left both him and his west coast equivalent, Tupac Shakur, dead. Hopefully that won't happen in this case! As ... More >>
Snarly mainstream media hater, mainstream media pundit Andrew Breitbart - the guy formerly known Matt Drudge's waterboy - has been making quite the ruckus lately! Most recently, he yelled at people who yelled at him at the conservative power powwow CPAC, because - obviously - political think ... More >>