The gang is all here! #MichaelLomonaco, David Carr, Anthony @bourdain & @questlove #partsunknown #porterhouse #nyc twitter.com/BullfrogAndBau...— Bullfrog & Baum (@BullfrogAndBaum) April 11, 2013 Holy media overload! What happens when two reformed bad boys (Anthony Bourdain and NY Ti ... More >>
Jourmalism's pulse is racing
We noted last week that the likely mayoral candidacy of former Rat Czar and MTA chief Joe Lhota signaled a push by Rudy Giuliani supporters to turn back the clock to a Giuliani-time New York City. But it turns out Lhota isn't the only Giuliani protege ascending in the public eye right now. Staffers ... More >>
The machine is literally called the "Eat Your Face Machine (EYFM). Developed by David Carr and the MIT Media Lab, the machine is a 3D food printer that scans faces and then recreates it using a block of chocolate. According to Geek.com, it's been over a year since this chocolate printing device wa ... More >>
Trailer trash Texans double cross each other in Killer Joe, the William Friedkin-directed film of the Tracy Letts play which brings skanking, shooting, and sex with fried chicken parts onto the big screen with unapologetic candor and dark humor. Whether you and your date like the film or not, you w ... More >>
LMFAO w/Far East Movement, The Quest Crew, Sidney Samson, Eva Simons and Natalia Kills The Prudential Center Friday, June 29 Better than: You'd expect. The problem with an LMFAO concert, I realize three songs into the LMFAO concert, is that even the biggest of LMFAO fans don't want to hear more th ... More >>
Playing Truth or Dare with adults just got a little riskier
The newish editor-in-chief of Newsweek is the very famous and talented Tina Brown, who took over when her floundering web project The Daily Beast partnered with the floundering newsweekly. During her editorship, Brown famously made both Vanity Fair and the New Yorker sharper and flashier, and ... More >>
Media reporter and movie star David Carr takes on a giant ego in a feature from this weekend's New York Times Magazine, posted online today, about Current TV host Keith Olbermann. After Olbermann's unceremonious exit from MSNBC, the loudmouth anchor spent most of year the silent except for on ... More >>
Esther Zuckerman Today was I Want Media's vaguely titled panel "The Future of Media: 2011," part of the ongoing Internet Week. While most of the discussion was same old, same old (Times digital subscriptions, Gawker redesign, Daily Beast-Newsweek merger), there was a mostly energetic group o ... More >>
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
Every time we turn around there's a switch-up at the newly Arianna Huffington-helmed AOL and Huffington Post hybrid, with the boss simultaneously cleaning house and sprucing up, by kicking AOL-ers to the curb and hiring up a handful of big names. The Huffington reign has left a large number s ... 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 >>
That's the idea put forward in David Carr's Media Equation column on Monday, titled "The Fading Power of Beck's Alarms." Beyond being a very fair look at Beck, six months after his "Restoring Honor" rally peak, Carr also gets to be the first big voice to tease a break-up between Beck, the "co ... More >>
I know, I know. I should be out of here already. But since I'm already on this terrible, indulged roll, one more very, very important piece of business:
At 12PM today at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute -- less than a block away from the Village Voice offices -- a panel discussion sponsored by I Want Media convened to discuss their 9th Media Person of the Year award. The panel -- featuring the New York Times' David Carr, Mediaite's ... More >>
We recently reported on I WANT MEDIA's Media Person of the Year discussion at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Institute of Journalism that took place earlier today, which ended with the building being evacuated by New York's Bravest, the good people of FDNY. But what's wrong with the picture we saw wh ... More >>
Lock up ye editorial staffers! The Daily is trying to hire them if they haven't already. And if Papa Rupe doesn't come for 'em, Yahoo will. A New York Observer-er peaces out. Finally, the clearing out of some old items, the firing of some long-needed shots, and the media company you're most l ... More >>
Have you ever received a piece of mail with a tracking number and you know it's there but everyone keeps passing the buck off to someone else until someone finally says "Oh, it'll show up in a day or two!"? That just happened to me for the second time. I am going to Fucking. Kill. Someone. Pr ... More >>
This weekend, essays in the New York Review of Books and the New York Times tackle giant questions about the hold technology has on our daily lives. Zadie Smith's "Generation Why?" is ostensibly a review of David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin's The Social Network, but it is much more. It is a disc ... More >>
VICTORY! for a New York City newspaper, while the rest are going down, down, in an earlier round. A new, familiar byline at New York's Vulture, and a new, familiar byline at AgencySpy. The iPad is still just The iPad, but Twitter is definitely still Twitter. Howard Kurtz at The Daily Beast is sti ... More >>
The New York Observer news can't stop, won't stop. The New York Times and David Carr discover The Joy of Cock-ing. The Daily Beast/Newsweek honeymoon is over before it starts. Vogue strikes a nerdy pose. Press Clips, Day 13, Happy Monday Hour edition,, right here.
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 >>
And now, for something not-at-all different! I'm gonna start picking off some of my favorite media stories of the day, and throwing them in a new column with an old name: Press Clips. Maybe you've heard of it? I'm not nearly as attractive as the last guy, but I smile pretty. Anyway, we'll do this ... More >>
Tom TomorrowIf it helps, Louis, imagine I look like this -- Tony O.Louis, At your suggestion, I'm meeting with SXSW's Rebecca Feferman Friday morning, and I look forward to it. Again, it was great to hang out with you in Toronto, which for me is the primary reason I go to AAN conventions -- ... 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 >>
Generally kick-ass New York Times media writer David Carr wrote a book detailing his experience with addiction and he called it Night of the Gun. But according to fellow Times writer Dwight Garner, Carr is too ugly -- too potato-shaped -- to sell well as a writer with himself as a subject. En ... More >>
When writing a book on something, or more importantly someone, an intimate knowledge of the subject matter is a basic necessity. For Joe McGinniss, who's working on his Sarah Palin's Year of Living Dangerously due in the fall of 2011, proximity seemed key, too, so he moved in next door the fo ... 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.
Via the New York Times' David Carr, somehow, we managed to forget this on his list of potential birthday presents.
Michael Wolff will aggregate Sharon Waxman's smile. Sharon Waxman wants to mace Michael Wolff's face.In this week's Monday BlogBeat, Hollywood blogger Sharon Waxman goes to war with Vanity Fair columnist and Newser entrepreneur Michael Wolff over getting her content stolen; a disgraced New Yo ... More >>
"Brandon Stosuy, a Brooklyn music critic, read from his oral history in progress of American black metal: a welcome demystification, cast in normal-dude voices." Way more where this came from over at Ben Ratliff's critical dissection of Saturday's Hideous Gnosis symposium on black metal at Public ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg is getting the first critical coverage of his campaign the day after it ended. "NYC mayor bruised by surprisingly close victory," says AP. They also seem surprised that "Some voters expressed their discontent in the voting booth, even though they did not believe Bloomberg cou ... More >>
Rebecca Smeyne In the week we didn't go to the mud-soaked hobbit/hippie fest that is Bonnaroo (well, except for the top secret one of us who did, and is even now Twittering about it), all three members of SOTC did go to Prospect Park, where we wandered the green green grass 27,000 parents and thei ... More >>
There's something forthright and sad about David Carr's most recent column in the New York Times, in which, after a glittering farewell soiree for The Observer's former EIC Peter Kaplan--"It was difficult to miss the aura of elegy that hung over the goodbye party," he writes--Carr finds himself star ... More >>
Yes, Carly Simon won an Oscar, but not for Costume Design. Photo by Alan Light. The Oscars are tomorrow night, and an alleged leak of the winners is making it more interesting than usual. The Academy has denounced the list as a "complete fraud." If so, it should be exposed tomorrow, though the ever ... More >>
Much like twelve-year-olds, publishers get busy during the school year and spend summer months making forts out of pillows. But despite the summer malaise, a stalwart bunch of non-chick-lit titles fought their way onto shelves this month: Most prominently, David Carr's The Night of the Gun, which go ... More >>
As could be expected on the day of a ticker tape parade, both the News and the Post summoned the collective might of their sports departments to salute the New York Football Giants as Super Bowl XLII Champions. The News wrapped their regular edition with a 40-page special section saluting Big Blue. ... More >>
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