It's at once terribly exciting and infinitely sad: This morning, the New Yorker announced the arrival of Strongbox, a new tool for receiving sensitive documents and messages from readers. Commissioned by Kevin Poulsen, the investigations editor at Wired, Strongbox was one of the projects that Aaron ... More >>
Forbes released its 30th annual ranking of the 400 richest Americans yesterday, and there's a 99.9 percent chance that you didn't make the list.Mayor Mike Bloomberg did, though, finishing 10th on the list with a net worth of about $25 billion.But Bloomberg isn't the only person in New York with way ... More >>
It's been eleven years since a group of murderous monsters destroyed a good chunk of lower Manhattan during the September 11, terrorist attacks, but a lot's been going on to remind their buddies that "we're still here, dickweeds!"While the enormous Freedom Tower is perhaps the most visible reminder ... More >>
Just don't look for a new place, and you'll be fine!
For some people, the terrorist attacks have been a gold mine
Barack Obama's in town! This means that a) traffic is going to be a disaster and b) we can write some fan fiction. One of his stops is an expensive dinner hosted by Anna Wintour and Harvey Weinstein -- could you think of a pair more opposite in physicality but more alike in power? -- at Weins ... More >>
With President Obama deciding that the United States is not the type of country to release photographs of a dead Osama Bin Laden, shot in the head, there are two ways the public will ever see them: 1) a government leak when this all dies down, or 2) an enterprising journalist whose Freedom of ... More >>
"Is Google a Media Company?" the New York Times asked in the summer of 2008. "Critics say each new Google initiative in [content hosting] casts more doubt on the company's claims that it is not a media company." On Monday, David Carr updated us on the company's progress in three action-packed ... More >>
Who among New York City's media set has never read a single MediaBistro mailer or blog? Nobody. Which is strange, because it's not like they break crazy news or anything! But it is a clearing house for two things: (1) Everything That Happens in Media, Especially in New York City and (2) Good Tale ... More >>
Adam RapoportAs expected, Condé Nast has sent out an official announcement bearing the news that Adam Rapoport has been named the editor-in-chief of Bon Appétit. In addition to writing about grub for GQ, where he most recently served as the magazine's style editor, Rapoport edit ... More >>
Target audiences: they happen.The New York Observer hits the big time, getting a cameo on Gossip Girl. And who from their editorial staff was there? Gawker gets murked by some Taiwanese guys. Business Insider is making another hire. Speaking of which, Media Party Season has arrived, unless, o ... More >>
Another breaking media move: we're now hearing reading that Jeff Bercovici -- AOL's star media reporter at Daily Finance -- is going to work with Lewis "Darth" Dvorkin at Forbes (or True/Forbes, as we like to call it around here) after being courted by a number of potential bosses, according ... More >>
About an hour ago we saw this rather disconcerting Tweet from @sfj (Sasha Frere-Jones): Not joke: "We have received reports that a firearm has been discharged on the 10th floor of 750 3rd Avenue. If safe, remain where you are." 750 3rd Avenue is the former site of Fairchild and currently th ... More >>
Almost a year after its untimely demise, Gourmet is officially undead, thanks its resurrection as a brand, spanking new iPad app. Per Diner's Journal, the app, called Gourmet Live, features videos, recipes, and features drawn from a mix of old and new content. The app has a content-sharing a ... More >>
Gotham gossip loses grip, fights off rabble. Rattled tattletales tell all.
Pictured: a figurative portrait of New York Observer senior editor Christian Lorentzen. Press Clips has returned to the roost, and we're starting the week off with great news, great media squabbles, hypocrisy, and self-awareness. In other words, your Monday Media Proctology Exam has arrived. ... More >>
Condé Nast is turning some of its best-known magazine names into restaurants in Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. Can a Vanity Fair Café here on U.S. soil be far behind? [Wall Street Journal] The recent closure of a Key Food in Flushing has led residents to ask a new Asian market i ... More >>
Tenative Design for Ground Zero Cabal Flag by F. Kamer.On the same day that the fascists on the Landmarks Preservation Committee voted down landmark status to a building two blocks from Ground Zero that's gonna become a mosque/end-zone touchdown dance for the world's Muslim population, what h ... More >>
Every Wednesday, a new issue of the New York Observer comes out. Why is this Wednesday different, though? Because today's the last day they'll be working out of 915 Broadway (between 20th and 21st St.), as they're making the move uptown to Times Square. Blech.
Last year freelance writer Amy Wallace wrote a story for Wired called "An Epidemic of Fear: How Panicked Parents Skipping Shots Endangers Us All" about anti-vaccination advocates. In the article, Dr. Paul Offit says of one such advocate, Barbara Loe Fisher of the National Vaccine Information ... More >>
Gay Talese, whose forthcoming book about his marriage has prompted some really great feature stories in 2009, is well known for his style and general all-around high sartorial standards--I've known more than one person who showed up underdressed to dinner with the man, only to be mercilessly mocked ... More >>
Conde Nast Portfolio sneers at the idea that Goldman Sachs is betting against the solvency of state governments ("The Goldman Munipal Conflict Non-Story Refuses to Die"). It says of a "silly" ProPublica article, "The worst bit about the second article, however, was the headline: 'Goldman Sachs Sells ... More >>
Conde Nast Traveler has announced its Readers' Choice Awards for 2008. Last year, New York was U.S. destination choice #2 among Traveler's upscale readership. (San Francisco was #1, as it has been for the past 16 years. Seriously.) This year, New York moved to... #3. (Or "slid," as Conde Nast's pres ... More >>
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