Barack Obama says this is the first year he won’t be taking his daughters,...– Usmagazine.com | News - Obama: It’s the First Year I’m Not Taking the Girls Trick-or-Treating Okay, that’s kind of cute.
Mr. Yousef said he shared all the details of his past with his wife before they...– Gaza Journal - For Conflict’s Widows, Hamas Recruits an Army of New Husbands - NYTimes.com
spiers: Even dumber: most of Portfolio’s cuts are on the *web* side. Hedging against the decline of print is not a priority, I guess. Totally. This is sort of wild (from All Things D): “Portfolio.com staffers have been told they have been meeting their revenue goals for 2008 while the magazine has not. According to a person who attended the meeting, one of the staff’s braver souls asked...
Zalaznick still sounds more like a semiotics major than like the typical...– Magazine Preview - The Affluencer - Bravo’s Lauren Zalaznick - Profile - NYTimes.com
“Do you even know who I am, f**king idiot?…Google me, you dumb f**k.” Everyone’s been quoting this thing that Courtenay Semel supposedly said to a security guard at PURE in Vegas. But they’re missing the most important part! The daughter of the former Yahoo chief said Google me! Har har har!
Meet Julia Frakes
The 18-year-old who wears $8,000 Balenciaga dresses and has charmed André Leon Talley and Isabel Toledo isn’t some boring Upper East Sider—she’s from Scranton, as Irina discovered this week.
Can Obama Turn New Yorkers Into Patriots?
That is the question I am asking in this week’s issue of The New York Observer!
Simpsons Mad Men intro spoof! [via Videogum]
Corrections: Gauche Opulence Wasn't the Only Error... →
Best correction ever.
natashavc: doree: natashavc: “Hello!” said the shotgun to the head. The new RadarOnline. I have heard no real bitterness from the staff. Which makes them saints in my eyes, cause this slop is just beyond infruiating. I think it’s actually more comforting that it sucks. Because it means that what Balk, Choire, and everyone else were doing was good because they were actually talented and...
natashavc: “Hello!” said the shotgun to the head. The new RadarOnline. I have heard no real bitterness from the staff. Which makes them saints in my eyes, cause this slop is just beyond infruiating. I think it’s actually more comforting that it sucks. Because it means that what Balk, Choire, and everyone else were doing was good because they were actually talented and knew what they...
Here's something I never really understood
Why did Ron Burkle want to be a secret investor in Radar? That seems, to me, to be the worst of both worlds, especially since it had always been an open secret. So he didn’t get any of the perks associated with being an owner, and yet, since everyone knew he was an owner, he still had all the headaches. I really, really don’t get it.
Choire Unemplymnt: “We are experiencing a high volume of calls…. We suggest you call in 15 minute intervals. Your call is now being terminated.” about 3 hours ago from web
I Can Has Cheezburger? (the book) is on the NYT bestseller list for the second week. Stuff White People Like (the book) is still on the extended list. Meanwhile, I’m still waiting for that Newsweek follow-up.
He scares me,” Mrs. Permon said. “The coloreds are excited, but my friends and I...– In Pennsylvania’s Steel Country, Race Nags at Some Democrats - NYTimes.com Sorry, I just had to check my calendar and make sure we were in 2008.
But in another sign that the dangers have not yet been put in the network’s...– For CW, a New Plot Line - Improved ratings - NYTimes.com Maybe Ty-Ty needs a new shtick.
I don’t make political statement. I am not an American.” Touché. He...– Bleeding for Zaha: Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld Can Only Hope to Contain Her | The New York Observer Jon Liu strikes again.
Listen up people.
If you’re going to make microwave popcorn in the office, such that it makes the entire floor smell like diacetyl, you could at least have the decency to MAKE SOME FOR THE WHOLE CLASS.
I had to get a new phone today because my iPhone was making this noise that sounded like a dying animal when it was on vibrate. So they told me to turn on Mobile Me and sync. Fine. Then I restored the rest of my data from iTunes. Okay. But now every single contact I have is duplicated in my phone. What do I do?
The kids weren’t taking care of the bikes, leaving them wherever instead of...– With Free Bikes, Challenging Car Culture on Campus - NYTimes.com In an article about bicycle programs on college campuses, it’s taken as a given that bikes bought at Wal-Mart “weren’t the greatest to begin with.” [Knock on wood,] I’ve never had a bike or bike part...
We got a new couch.
It arrives Thursday. It is soft and velvety and I got a bunch of pillows to make it even more comfy. I foresee lots of lounging in my future.
Bloomberg Enlists His Charities in Bid to Stay -... →
Absolute power corrupts absolutely?
Pat Kiernan's Dry 'Protest' Against New York Times... →
You know, just in case you didn’t love Pat Kiernan enough already.
Milan Kundera was an informer →
Another kind of political caricature appeared in last week’s New York Observer:...– Connections - The Power of Political Caricatures in Newspaper Cartoons and on TV Comedy - NYTimes.com Yay, Jason and Drew!
Ms. Palin has denied that anyone told Mr. Monegan to dismiss Trooper Wooten, or...– In Dozens of Calls, Palins Pressed for Trooper’s Removal - NYTimes.com More proof that Palin is, shall we say, psycho.
Lipstick On A Pig? - PETA.org - Pigs Shouldn’t Have Lipstick Unless They’ve Been Kissed. Help Pigs Now!
Call off the hounds!
The battle of the questionable sources has begun: TMZ is claiming that Jamie Lynn Spears is definitely NOT preggers: “An unimpeachable source tells TMZ Britney’s baby sis does not have another bun in the oven.” Okay then!
Jamie Lynn believed she couldn’t get pregnant while she was breast-feeding,”...– ENQUIRER WORLD EXCLUSIVE: JAMIE LYNN SPEARS PREGNANT AGAIN! - Celebrity News | Gossip - National Enquirer Score one for the American sex education system.
Least favorite McCain tic: “My friends”
The article included an outdated reference to the way the popular Mr. McMullan...– All Parties, All the Time: New York’s Bloodshot Eye - New York Times Best correction ever. (Yeah, the article’s from 2000. What?)
Scientists trying to save one of the world’s most endangered species of...– Future of Giant Turtle Still Uncertain - NYTimes.com
Saturday morning I started sneezing, and thought maybe I was coming down with a cold. Saturday night we went to a wedding and I took a Dayquil and felt better. Then this morning it was like, BAM! MWAHAHA SUCKER YOU THOUGHT YOU WEREN’T GETTING A COLD! I’m all sneezy and sniffly here at my desk. Yuck.
Aw, Red Sox.
just an unbelievable column by Leon Wieseltier →
I’d like to propose this part, at the end: His experience in the faculty lounge has taught Menand that “all push becomes pull someday.” All that is left for an intellectual to do is to understand the scene and to make it. There are no causes, there are only careers. But I swear I see pain and confusion and dread almost everywhere. Locally and globally, these are sordid times....
I never expected to be write a single sentence about Letters To Cleo (I kinda...– Letters To Cleo Are Back, Playing Some Shows - MP3 - Stereogum This is one of the worst sentences I’ve ever read, and not just because confusing Letters to Cleo with SIXPENCE NONE THE RICHER?!?!?!?!? is, in a word, retarded. And yes, I liked them. I grew up in Boston in the ’90s. Duh....