Ben McGrath

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Barry Bonds and His Big Head

    ​Who says there are no new angles to the Barry Bonds perjury trial? Kimberly Bell, who is said to have "dated Bonds" - I love that term; it always conjures up a couple at a malt shop or at a high school football game - "until an ugly breakup in 2003," testified that Bonds threatened to cut of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Press Clips: "10 Reasons Nick Denton is an Asshole"

    ​Well, since it's now hailing outside, I'm stuck inside the office until it lets up just enough for me to run from our office to the Astor Place 6 using my emergency Umbrella Mafia-umbrella without getting completely drenched. Might as well do this thing. Press Clips, Day 11, Late "Hailpocolyp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2010

    It's Official: The New Yorker Nick Denton Profile is Really Almost Here This Time

    ​The local internet's most anticipated New Yorker article for the week of October 18, 2010, is set for release online whenever the interns finish formatting it for the web. We told you last Friday that Ben McGrath's profile of Gawker Media boss Nick Denton was coming soon and an online press r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2010

    Talking Points Preview: What Do Nick Denton's Friends and (Ex-)Employees Really Think of Him?

    ​After weeks of teasing, we told you earlier that The New Yorker's Nick Denton profile was on its way, in print within the October 18th issue, and likely online this Sunday night. As of 6 p.m. there's still no sign of it on the internet, but how about a little preview? Come inside for a few on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Yes: The New Yorker's Nick Denton Profile is On The Way

    ​Earlier this week, after New York magazine published a profile of Gawker Media owner/blog kingpin Nick Denton in their "Who Runs New York?" issue, it was asked by the New York Observer's Nate Freeman: "Did New York Scoop The New Yorker with its Nick Denton Profile?" Freeman noted of the forth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    BlogBeat: The New Yorker Is Working on a Profile of Nick Denton

    ​After a long hiatus, the column that cost this company a cool mil in advertising has returned! BlogBeat is back, and this week, we're coming out swinging. The New Yorker's working on a forthcoming profile of Gawker Media owner Nick Denton; Guest of a Guest has some disclosure indiscretions; a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    New Yorker's Bloomberg: Great Mayor, If Cranky, Democracy-Distorting

    ​This week's New Yorker features a major article about Mayor Bloomberg that is mostly very positive, though it tweaks the Mayor a little --- in sneaky journalistic ways that will be beneath his notice -- about his ways and means of being so wonderful. Reporter Ben McGrath chronicles the May ... More >>

  • Music

    May 1, 2007

    The Fall of a Perfect Dive

    With Siberia closing for good, we restrain the urge to vomit one last glorious time