Morning Media Mix: Childish Squabbling

The Goldfinch by Donna TarttVanity Fair‘s article earlier this week about the critical and public reception to Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch reduces all literary criticism to childish squabbling, Evan Hughes writes. (The New Republic)

The New York Post reports that its own gossip page is good for you, because a psychitrist said so.  “I am glad to hear gossip is good for you,” Page Six editor Emily Smith told the Post. “But on some days, it feels like it is killing me.” (New York Post)

Matt Lauer signed a contract with NBC that will keep him on the Today show for “multiple more years.” (The New York Times)

Other people with sweet NBC deals? Chelsea Clinton. The vegan former first daughter apparently made $600,000 a year as a special correspondent at NBC News before switching to a month-to-month contract earlier this year. (Politico)

Times columnist Nick Bilton is moving to the Styles section. And to Los Angeles: