On Sept. 20 of last year, CBS announced that it was employing an independent panel to investigate how 60 Minutes Wednesday had ended up relying on shaky-looking memos in its segment about President Bush’s past service in the Texas Air National Guard. The investigators, CBS said, would “determine what errors occurred in the preparation of Read More
“We started the whole thing. And we were so busy working on these movies-these smaller movies, these foreign-language movies-that we never had time to look at it and reflect,” said Meryl Poster.
Ms. Poster, a production executive at Miramax Film Corp., had less to do that day than you might imagine an executive at the Read More
Last Sunday evening, four straight women-Jessica Joy and her friends Anna, Nathalie and Marge-got together at Ms. Joy’s Lower East Side apartment to watch her favorite show. Apple martinis, bruschetta and cigarettes at arm’s reach, the four women slumped into a comfy red futon to watch, with the concentration usually reserved for an art-house flick Read More
New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer is set to put his national reputation to work on the city’s political scene by endorsing Fernando Ferrer for Mayor of New York, aides to both politicians told The Observer.
Mr. Spitzer’s public announcement of his support for Mr. Ferrer is planned for this spring, though no date Read More
While many New York Times readers’ eyes were still bulging over Bernard Weinraub’s Jan. 30, too-much-information essay about the personal agonies of working in Hollywood, a new reporter was quietly settling into the film beat’s piranha pool.
On Feb. 22, David Halbfinger was busy writing his first story as The New York Times’ newest reporter Read More
New York’s senior Senator, Charles Schumer, recently had a nightmare-well, not exactly a nightmare, since the 54-year-old Senator insists he doesn’t have nightmares, but call it an anxiety dream. It was about a young boxer who had suffered a bruising beating and was hooked up to a respirator, fighting for her life.
“[My wife] Iris Read More
For architect Dan Ionescu, rebuilding the nest of Pale Male and Lola, the red-tailed hawks evicted by the co-op board from their lavish 927 Fifth Avenue home, was a very tough task.
Construction only took two days, but the design needed to satisfy wealthy residents (including Mary Tyler Moore, Paula Zahn and Bruce Wasserstein), the Read More
Here’s a bit of news that every New Yorker ought to welcome: The Catholic school system in the five boroughs is not, in fact, dying. While it is about to undergo a wrenching realignment, the archdioceses of New York and Brooklyn will continue to educate tens of thousands of city children-many of them poor and Read More
This is a confession, of sorts.
When my fiancé, Edward, and I moved to South Brooklyn a few months ago from our respective Manhattan apartments, we bought coordinating throw pillows, joined the local library and deciphered which cuts of pork we wanted from the local Italian butcher. In all of this domestic arrangement, it Read More
As soon as I saw the current cover of Us Weekly, with Britney Spears and Kevin Federline enjoying their no-longer-secret Fiji honeymoon, I knew it was only a matter of time until my secret lust for Mr. Federline-the baby-momma-leaving former backup dancer-was forced into the open. What I was surprised to discover was that I’m Read More