The freeing of Jill Carroll (a joyful moment, need I add) is a reminder that there is no democracy in Iraq. Democracy depends on free speech and a vigorous press—what kind of democracy is it where reporters are afraid to take a step outside their rooms? Not much of a democracy at all. What does Read More
When will Hollywood do the Zane Grey story?
A friend lent me a copy of the new bio of the western writer by Thomas Pauly, Zane Grey: His Life, His Adventures, His Women, http://www.press.uillinois.edu/f05/pauly.htmland it’s shocking. Grey was a tremendous libertine. While his wife Dolly made his career for him in New Read More
AIMEE: I arrive at Jennie’s parents’ house in jeans with hot rollers in my hair. “HAP-py wedding day!” I chirp when her father answers the door. But it actually feels more like prom, the fanciest prom ever, because I’m at this house where I spent so much time growing up and we’re all getting Read More
Forest City Ratner has scaled down its Atlantic Yards project by about 475,000 square feet, or 5.2 percent. The developer says in a press release that the height of the arena-and-housing complex has been “reduced by a combined 231 feet, or roughly 23 floors.” Never fear–Miss Brooklyn will still top out at 620 feet. Who Read More
Tonight, John McCain addresses the Irish Immigration Town Hall Meeting, and Yvette Clarke hosts a fundraiser at Trump World Towers.
Tomorrow, a march for the legalization of undocumented immigrants will cross the Brooklyn Bridge.
And on Monday, Senator Lamar Alexander will speak at a luncheon at the Harvard Club Read More
At John Spencer’s press conference this afternoon, held in defense of anti-abortion “crisis pregnancy centers,” one Christopher Slattery of Expectant Mother Care offered this to back up the candidate beside him, according to a transcript:
I think that this issue is not just an issue of advertising fairness, that both sides should not be deceptive. Read More
Lovin’ on the fans!
In case you’re hoping to win Gawker’s contest to get a cameraphone picture of George Clooney out in the city today, we can save you some trouble:
When we reported earlier this week that City Bakery on West 18th Street would be closed for the filming Read More
Gawker posts that Voice political reporter James Ridgeway has been let go.
Rock Hackshaw posts on Room 8 that Brooklyn Assemblywoman Diane Gordon may be close to an indictment.
And Hotline On Call posts that the DNC has raised over $17 million Read More
Construction looks nigh on complete at the new restaurant going up in Williamsburg, on Broadway across the street from Peter Luger.
Most in the immediate neighborhood know this is going to be the latest chapter in the expansion of Dumont, the restaurant by former Balthazar barman Colin Devlin who has recently expanded his franchise with Read More