A literary star takes his medicine
Hanging with the upper crust as the recession finally lifts
Check out my hilarious new column about my week spent toasting wealthy folk who never even knew the recession hit, and who've been carrying on in a madcap manner like there's no yesterday. From a "Le Cercle Rive Droite de Grands Vins de Bordeaux" tasting with Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Bonnie Fulle ... More >>
Almost a year and a half after starting a Tumblr dedicated to reviewing each of the five reviews that appear on Pitchfork every day, David Shapirocolloquially known by the name of his blog, Pitchfork Reviews Reviewsis releasing The World's First Perfect Zine, a New York Times-ment ... More >>
EJ CampIf you're sitting there and feeling queasy, you can look over to my beaming puss and feel safe again. Or vice versa. It's at CO-OP Food & Drink, the restaurant at the Rivington Hotel, which was seized with the lovely idea of getting photographer E.J. Camp to capture the faces of vari ... More >>
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown's in town, and she's not one of them.
It's been a while since we last reported on the utter insanity that the warring ad campaigns between the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal have unleashed on New York. Which is - somehow, mystifyingly, though satisfyingly - still going strong. And now they're getting aggro.
Consider this column still "in beta" or whatever, but we're gonna start rounding up some of our local gossip for you. We don't have a better title for it right now, and if you have one, we'd love to hear your ideas. In the meantime, we've got Oprah's big "get," Cindy Adams and Her War at Home ... More >>
Forget the snogging! This novel's hero prefers sex and recreational drug use.
In the week some of us returned bedraggled and red-eyed from SXSW and some of us returned bedraggled and red-eyed from all the weed people were blazing at that Morrissey show, we couldn't quite stop listening to that Micachu record. FYI: The Cool Kids will not tolerate you naming your indie-rock ac ... More >>
Last week brought the announcement of the Man Booker International Prize 2009 Judges' List, the official shortlist for the sixty thousand pound, every-other-year prize for "one writer's continued creativity, development and overall contribution to fiction on the world stage." By way of making an occ ... More >>
On the other side: Brightness Falls sequel sets the Calloways adrift in the wake of 9-11
Reviews of the last 50 years
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