Leon Neyfakh

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    The Daily Kill Dossier: A Hit List of News Corp's Freshest Poaches

    ‚ÄčAs 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    News Corp. is Basically Hiring Everyone for The Daily iPad Thinger

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    BOOKSHAKALAKA: The National Book Awards Jam Throws Down for 2010

    The 2010 National Book Awards at the Cipriani Wall Street ballroom. All the people who were at these tables are still hungover.​An unlikely ballroom of people in the troubled business of literature -- publishers, editors, writers, reporters, and respective sycophants -- gather yearly to ostens ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Live, in Concert: Cranky Kaplan and Wise Kaplan

    Click to Enlarge.​If you have no idea what the @CrankyKaplan or @Wise_Kaplan Twitter accounts are, or what the big deal with them is, well, here's a primer. And if you already do, well, you'll be excited to know....

  • Voice Choices

    August 4, 2010


    Julian Lynch promises 'special guests'

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Wavves Afterparty At Shea Stadium Broken Up By (Justifiably) Pissed-Off Cops

    ​Protip: If you're ever looking to get a show shut down as fast as possible, whip a bottle at a police car. "The plan was originally for Ryan Schreiber, founder of Pitchfork, and Patrick Stickles, lead singer of the grouchy New Jersey band Titus Andronicus, to DJ at Shea Stadium from 2 a.m. un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    How Last Night's Pitchfork Office Party with Beach Fossils Really Went Down

    No photos because they searched us for photographic devices on the way in. So Pitchfork had a party in their Greenpoint office last night. The young exuberant fellas of Beach Fossils played. taped it. There was a keg and some awesome vodka made by a neighborhood guy named Tito. Some pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2010

    Refresh Refresh Refresh: The Night the Internet Went Out in New York City

    ​Don't worry, your connectivity is fine. We're talking "out" as in "side" -- away from the warm laptop glow and into the drizzly, drunken night. That's what Fridays are for and on this particular one, the real world was especially welcoming to members of the internet community, offering multip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    John Updike, Continued

    Many complicated tributes to John Updike today. This was a writer with an ambivalent reputation among people of a certain age (and an impossibly glowing one with people of another). But facile opinions tend to fall away at moments like these. The New Yorker's Book Bench has gathered together a slate ... More >>