viaYesterday, we praised Lawrence Wright's cover story in The New Yorker, a 24,195-word mega-exposé about Hollywood writer/producer/director Paul Haggis' defection from the corrupt and crazy Church of Scientology after 35 years. Today, NPR's Fresh Air has a behind-the-scenes look at the maga ... More >>
As it's been noted, News Corp's daily newspaper built just for the iPad -- The Daily -- is on the way. It is Rupert Murdoch's newest child, the Draco Malfoy to his Voldemort. As such, they're hiring or trying to hire every editorial staffer this side of the Bangkok Bugle Tribune, which I just inv ... More >>
Cornel West, Jay-Z, Paul Holdengräber. Photo by Jori Klein.Jay-Z In Conversation With Cornel West and Paul Holdengräber
New York Public Library
Monday, November 15
Usually, says tonight's distinguished moderator, NYPL director Paul Holdengräber, "my goal at the library is to make the li ... More >>
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 >>
Yesterday, New York Observer editor-in-chief Kyle Pope squeaked out on Twitter: "Running an unabashedly positive story on the front of tomorrow's Observer. When's the last time that happened?" He won't find anybody who remembers when, because "unabashedly positive" stories aren't exactly the ... More >>
After a long hiatus, the column that cost this company a cool mil in advertising has returned! BlogBeat is back, and this week, we're coming out swinging. The New Yorker's working on a forthcoming profile of Gawker Media owner Nick Denton; Guest of a Guest has some disclosure indiscretions; a ... More >>
An undergraduate was killed during the making of a student film for NYU's highly-esteemed and well-regarded film program. What could've been done to prevent it? Why isn't anyone talking about it? And just how dodgy has NYU been over this? Village Voice staff writer Steven Thrasher investigate ... More >>
Daniel Baum, the former New Yorker staff writer, is currently Twittering the story of his hiring and firing by the magazine for which everybody on the planet would like to work. Topics discussed: New Yorker contract rates, health insurance, how one comes to write for the mag, and, once there, how ... More >>
"Gaza medics in the line of fire," from Al Jazeera
Congratulations to the New York Times. The word "war" made it into a front-page story this morning about Israel's war on Gaza.
Ethan Bronner's piece even sports the word in its headline: "Gaza War Role Is Political Lift for Ex-Premier."
As I ... More >>