Last week we learned that a White House official got into an argument with Bob Woodward. Woodward is the biggest name in Washington journalism; he has survived seven Administrations (counting the one he helped take down with his Watergate reporting), and will probably continue to publish bestsellers ... More >>
The funny thing about Luke O'Neil's article earlier this week (titled "Advice For Aspiring Music Writers: Quit Now") is that "quit now" was the exact answer I gave when someone asked me last year what I would tell to a high school class of aspiring writers. My "quit now" was borne from a frustration ... More >>
It's been a hell of a year for conservatives, so naturally it's been a flaming, bloody hell of a year for our subjects the rightbloggers. If this is the sort of thing that gladdens your heart, then sit by the fire and let us brighten your holiday season by reviewing, month by month, the rightblogg ... More >>
Last weekend rightbloggers put on their finery for the Breitbart Awards in Providence, Rhode Island. Some got plaques, others listened to speeches and attended seminars. It certainly sounds like a good time to us, so we think it strange that rightbloggers didn't seem as interested in their own even ... More >>
There's an interesting story in The Wall Street Journal about how we should get ready for a "Nigerian P.F. Chang's" because African food is the next big thing.There is only one largely unexplored continent left -- and it isn't Antarctica. With the exception of North African and Ethiopian cuisine, th ... More >>
What happens when music's big names want to be rediscovered?
viaThere was a period in history when we assume being a teenage girl or a girl on the verge of teenagedom must have meant listening to a Joni Mitchell record while writing in a diary. Now, there's Taylor Swift, blogs, Facebook, texting and the like. It's all so confusing. So two recent studie ... More >>
20th Century Fox via Grub StreetI recognize most of the characters, but who's the bald guy? The end-times for Foodism are near, my friends. This Sunday, Marge Simpson turns into a food blogger, as reported in an extensive Grub Street interview with Simpsons executive producer Matt Selman. To ... More >>
CBS has this awesome vintage report from the '90s today. It's about blogs, or as people used to say, "weblogs," and how they're gaining power and clout and whatnot. Interesting to see how new and exciting it was back in the beginning. LOL, the "blogosphere." Hold up, the dateline says this ... More >>
ELLELadies can type!OMG! Food blogs are the new gospel! According to ELLE, "For readers, food blogs provide fun, fantasy, and a movable feast. For their creators, it's a religion." And even more importantly, "The evolution of the food blog has been one of the major cultural happenings in t ... More >>
Maikel Nabil, a 25-year-old Egyptian blogger, has been sentenced to 3 years in prison after criticizing the military for supporting "the corruption and anti-democratic practices" of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Nabil, who describes himself on Twitter as an "Egyptian Blogger, Activ ... More >>
viaThis is going to be hard to hear, for everyone. Yesterday, the website Social Times, which touts itself as "Your Social Media Source," published an article called "Five Tips for Successfully Dating a Blogger," with a dash of humor and a healthy dose of no please stop this is so misguided. ... More >>
According to a new study, those lame hashtags like "#worstpickuplines" and "#rulesforgirls" and "#stuffifoundinmynose" or whatever tend to catch on much more quickly and become more widespread than the serious ones, like "#jan25" or "#egypt". And apparently you're more likely to buy a new gad ... More >>
As a blogger working on a blog -- blogging, really -- it only feels appropriate to devote today's media column, Press Clips, to "The End of Blogging" in this week's New York Observer. In the provocative, narrow and winding feature, the Observer sets out to prove -- well, what, really? The "nu ... More >>
Rachel Sterne, a 27-year-old child of New York City's burgeoning start-up scene and a citizen journalism early adopter, has been named the city's Chief Digital Officer by the Bloomberg administration. What on earth does that mean? Find out inside Press Clips, our afternoon media round-up. Plu ... More >>
Old people tend to be bad at blogging, according to a sad, strange trend piece in Crain's Chicago Business, which is making the rounds online today so internet experts can chuckle at clueless novices. Like going to the gym, eating healthier and other New Year's resolution-type self improvemen ... More >>
Tavi Gevinson, 14Sunday's Independent is trying to tell us that babies are not only blogging, but making money. Is this believable? The evidence is anecdotal, at best. It sounds like a case for Mr. Jack Shafer. And yet! TotallySonny, quoted in the article is nine-years-old. The fact that thes ... More >>
In today's New York Times Media & Advertising section is an article about blogger burnout. Like many things that get written in the New York Times about bloggers that isn't written by David Carr or Brian Stelter, it sadly merits a blog post making fun of how (A) Insipid and bush-league it i ... More >>
If one requires definitive proof that food blogging has reached its hoary, self-referential apex, here it is: Bitter Feast, a film about a chef who kidnaps and tortures a food blogger who has killed the chef's career with a bad review.
Much of the conversation online surrounding diary-like, confessional writing, more derisively called "oversharing," is informed by specific expectations based generally on either age or gender. Depending on the media narrative of any given week -- even day or hour, online -- there will be cov ... More >>
The bro who iced the New York Times set his sights on greedy bloggers in Sunday's Week in Review. He presented shameless shillers with a 22 oz Smirnoff Twisted Rasberry -- metaphorically. "As blogs take their place alongside traditional media," writes J. David Goodman, Times blogger, "their w ... More >>
"I get DMCA takedown notes almost every other week," Pop Tarts Suck Toasted proprietor Patrick Duffy told us on Tuesday, after Google's Blogger service, which hosted PTST, had summarily deleted the blog. "It's ridiculous, but I always remove the offending mp3's ... it seems that I hit the max ... More >>
In this month's Columbia Journalism Review, Robert Sietsema pens a feature on the history of restaurant reviewing; the importance of anonymity; the increasing number of writers not only identifying themselves, but also accepting free meals; and how food blogs and sites like Yelp have changed the lan ... More >>
18 obsessive, cantankerous, and unstoppable Gotham blogs worth going ape over
myspace.com/ztbrooksZach Brooks, definitely not in midtown. Four years ago, Zach Brooks walked into Hing Won, a Chinese restaurant near his office in midtown, and noticed two lines. On his left, a bunch of white guys in business suits waited next to a steam table to order Americanized Chines ... More >>
We will, in the closing days of this wretched decade, list the Top Ten reasons why it sucked, starting from the bottom. Remember back in the 90s, when you loved the internet? When you saw it through a child's eyes, and clapped with delight at dancing hamsters, cruddy Flash animation ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Eater National looked back at 68 years of Gourmet covers. Grub Street found out that Mia Dona is closing for renovations for a few weeks. The Feedbag reacted to the FTC's plan to overhaul "endorsements and testimonials" regulations to include bloggers... could this be t ... More >>
Last week the President delivered a health care speech to a joint session of Congress. The most newsworthy part of the event, from the rightblogger perspective, was Representative Joe Wilson's cry of "You lie" during a section having to do with coverage of illegal immigrants. (Whether the still ... More >>
You may have noticed that there's a new blogger in town. We're happy to welcome Rebecca Flint Marx to the Fork in the Road gaggle; she'll be blogging all day about restaurant and chef news, food finds, and other good things. Rebecca was a baker in a past life, and has written for Gourmet, The New Yo ... More >>
Friday's unexpected announcement by Sarah Palin that she would resign the Alaska governorship came as a surprise to everybody -- including the rightbloggers who have supported her most strongly since she came to national attention. Some assumed that she had abandoned the cause, but a healthy remn ... More >>
Dr. George Tiller, one of the few abortion providers in the state of Kansas and a practitioner of the controversial late-term abortion procedure, was shot and killed today as he served as an usher in a church service. Tiller had been targeted by anti-abortion activists before. Mainstream conservati ... More >>
Meet the faces behind your favorite blogs
Forget all this crap about Twitter being the new Tom Paine, revolution and evolution and all that hippie crap -- it's really about making microfortunes with the Twitter Traffic Machine! Here's some dude named Gabe in a t-shirt and a frickin' lei on the internet (signifier of wealth, not poverty! W ... More >>
The 12 months of the internets sultriest sharers
A fresh wave of globally minded music websites will broaden your horizons
The sick, sublime joy of celeb-bashing blogs
Arianna vindicates bloggers' cherished belief that worldly fame and wealth count for nada
Could cyberspace be the novel's best friend? Litblogs take offand grow up.
What if professors could lecture 24-7? Blog culture invades academia.
The Matt Lauer of the blogoshphere quits his day job, relying on micropatrons to bring home bacon
What Apple Computer Insists are 'Trade Secrets' These Websites are Calling News
Your blog's greatnice dirt on Graydon Carter!but can it buy me a beer?
CJR Shoots Off a Few Rounds on the Web
Anonymous Blog Cracks Window Into Hasidic Community
Did the Media Blow Baghdad Blogger's Cover?