I Like Your Glasses: Literary Speed Dating
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Your skepticism is justified. People with the rock-solid attention spans and copious alone time required to really bunker down to some hardcore reading tend to be the very same who run for the stacks when faced with ... More >>
Steve Rattner, raw hunkSteve Rattner, the super financier just charged in an Andrew Cuomo civil suit with fraudulently bilking the state's pension fund, has obtained a written promise from People magazine that he will appear in next year's issue of the sexiest men.
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The Decoded coverTo celebrate the release of Decoded, the "narrative journey through the lyrics and life" of Jay-Z, which will be published by Spiegel & Grau on November 16, the rapper will sit down for an interview with PBS host Charlie Rose in front of a live New York City audience. The eve ... More >>
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 >>
Well, big media change: John Koblin was hired by longtime former New York Observer editor Peter Kaplan -- who is now the editorial director of Fairchild -- to go report on media for Women's Wear Daily. After being assured we were speaking with the actual Peter W. Kaplan (and not one of his ma ... More >>
Charlie Rose will give the keynote address at the upcoming National Restaurant Association's 2010 Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show at Chicago's McCormick Place's Vista Ballroom.
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Juan-Carlos Cruz, once the host of Food Network's Calorie Commando and Take It Off, alleged ... More >>
Marvin Miller established the Major League Ballplayers Association, made it the most effective union in the country, and in the process became what former Dodgers broadcaster Red Barber called, "along with Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson, one of the three most important men in baseball history. ... More >>
One of the many pitfalls for Barack Obama and his handlers is the tendency to be too cute by half -- think of that cotton candy Greek temple erected on Invesco Field in Denver for the winning candidate's acceptance speech last summer. The Washington Post's Dana Milbank makes a good case today that t ... More >>
The Times' front page story on actual liberal Hollywood elite Ari Emanuel -- super agent to the stars, brother to Rahm (and black sheep/bioethicist Ezekiel), and nothing to do with Obama we swear middle America -- is laudable for its omission of the words "Entourage," "Jeremy," and "Piven." Too bad ... More >>
None of this backroom deal stuff for Mayor Bloomberg: when he wants something from "the political donor community," he gives them a pre-printed list on a little card. He first came up with the idea for the "pocket reminder" of mayoral priorities in 2006; the New York Sun found it "nifty." Bloomberg ... More >>