Rosie GrayOur copy of the Puppy Diaries.The New York Times review of New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson's The Puppy Diaries is in. They got the guy who wrote Marley & Me to do it, and he loved the "worthy addition to the crowded so-called dogoir genre." Amazing.
MurrayChass.comMurray Chass took the opportunity of Jorge Posada's recent troubles with the Yankees to discuss his own problems with the New York Times. It's a rare peak inside a newspaper that has kept its internal troubles largely out of the public eye while it, like all other newspapers, s ... More >>
In a special Monday edition of our daily media column Press Clips, we're going to focus on the only news that anyone cares about today: the death of Osama Bin Laden. The 10-plus-year tale obviously includes endless details, angles and lessons in international diplomacy, military operations, c ... More >>
Earlier today, we reported on the new information available about Guantanamo Bay, as some of the world's largest news organizations began publishing piles of previously classified documents about more than 700 prisoners detained there since 2002. The information was leaked to Julian Assange a ... More >>
Julian Assange joins U.S. President Barack Obama, actor Colin Firth and designer Tom Ford on a list of the 20 best dressed men in the world from the French magazine Le Figaro Madame, as reported by CNN Mexico. Placement on the list is something of a coup for Assange, whose look was described ... More >>
It's a sad, scary day in journalism, as it too often is, with the New York Times announcing that four of their own are missing in Libya, where government forces continue to clash with demonstrators. This after last week, when four BBC journalists were detained by Colonel Muammar el Qaddafi's ... More >>
It's not that we want to take all the joy out of your life, really it's not! It's just that freedom from Charlie Sheen will be better for all of us, him included. And, really, the world (and Twitter) is chock-full of other people saying funny, even hilarious), informative, not abusive-to-wome ... More >>
The joke possibilities are endless, but we'll leave it to Jay Leno: fact is, Kathleen Parker has departed the show half named after her, CNN's Parker Spitzer, after only four, under-performing months. Starting on Monday, the show will be called In The Arena, "an ensemble program," which still ... More >>
Daniel Domscheit-Berg, author of the new book Inside WikiLeaks: My Time With Julian Assange at the World's Most Dangerous Website, has such a psychologically complex relationship with his ex-boss, Julian Assange, that one might not be totally out of line to guess that he's in love with the gu ... More >>
At the beginning of 2011, the writer and reader Anne Hays published a much-discussed open letter to The New Yorker, decrying the lack of female voices in recent issues and demanding a refund should the gender imbalance not at least move toward righting itself. In the weeks since, the women's ... More >>
ARISE, DAILY NEWS BEAST OF THE WEEK! Press Clips, Day 20, I'm Somehow Writing About The Observer Again edition, right here:
Great idea for a cover about tabloidsIn Sunday's New York Times, rookie public editor Arthur Brisbane has his first opportunity to show readers what he's made of by taking on a News Corp-sized, Rupert Murdoch-shaped complaint. The result is like that scene in the second Twilight where the inn ... More >>
Not Bob Christie, but close enough.Two Press Clips in one day? Don't call it a comeback. To cap off the day, the New York Times is firing shots at the Wall Street Journal; Newsweek is bleeding staffers everywhere, still; and...I mean, does anything else matter today besides the latest shots i ... More >>
The fight between the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times has started! And while we wait to find out if anyone actually gives a shit, we couldn't help but already notice just how ugly it's been so far. And now, the potential for dirty competition beyond this thing's current condition! Just ho ... More >>
So, while we wait to find out if anybody actually cares about any of this besides some media junkies and the players involved, it's worth noting that The Newspaper War has been a particularly dirty one! How dirty? Funny you should ask.
Very rarely will we pull out the YEAH WE TOLD ALL Y'ALL MOTHERFUCKAS card unless truly, truly necessary. But it's worth highlighting in this case, when the New York Times ombudsman, Public Editor Clark Hoyt, weighed in on the epic battle between NYT writers Andrew Ross Sorkin and Paul Krugman ... More >>
Pictured, Left to Right: Youth and Skill, Old Age and TreacheryWell-paid media celebrity and (purportedly) boyishly good looking New York Times' star finance reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin is, as they say on the streets, "starting some shit." And he's starting it inside the New York Times, with ... More >>
New York Times public editor Clark Hoyt said in a column published online yesterday that it was "easy to see" why the Times described conservative merry prankster James O'Keefe going into the offices ACORN dressed in the "dressed so outlandishly that he might have been playing in a risqué hi ... More >>
So you may have heard there's a rumor going around about Governor Paterson. Actually, there are a number of rumors going around about Governor Paterson, but they all seem to have metastasized from one original rumor, which has the Times preparing a story about Governor Paterson with stuff in ... More >>
Lazio has much to lose if Paterson doesn't give Cuomo a good fightRick Lazio had Bill Belichick-like palpitations this week. The GOP gubernatorial candidate rushed to the defense of incumbent Democratic governor David Paterson twice, issuing statements railing about the New York ... More >>
Brooklynite Sam Sifton, currently the cultural news editor at the New York Times, will replace Frank Bruni as restaurant critic. Sifton was a former editor of the Dining section, founding editor of Talk magazine, and was a restaurant critic at The New York Press in the 90's. Clearly, the Ti ... More >>
Every week, Sharon Steel watches the Real World Brooklyn so nobody else has to. Last week, transgender housemate Katelynn repeatedly attacked stripper's poles. This week, boyfriends, girlfriends, and mice come to visit! Ryan a/k/a the Idiot King and his long-term GF Belle Did the cast of The Real ... More >>
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