By Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke 2/06 9:30am
By Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke 2/05 2:52pm
New York is looking less crazy all the time.
We had a mayoral candidate who sexted? Twice? Toronto’s mayor smokes crack and is still in office. Mayor Bill de Blasio eats pizza with a knife and fork? So what? Mayor Rob Ford assured the public on camera that he never told a staffer he wanted to “eat her pussy,” because “he has more than enough to eat at home.”
But New York still has the liveliest book parties. Read More
By Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke 2/05 1:50pm
Last week, the Daily News’ gossip page took a break from covering Justin Bieber to report on something less flashy but more pertinent to our interests: A top City Hall reporter, Capital’s Sally Goldenberg, is dating Mayor Bill de Blasio’s press secretary, Phil Walzak. The couple started dating on the campaign trail and have since become a serious item, said the tabloid. Read More
By Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke 2/04 8:53am
New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan weighed in on Nicholas Kristof’s publishing Dylan Farrow’s open letter about Woody Allen’s alleged abuse.
But Ms. Sullivan largely avoided saying very much: she agreed with a reader, whose letter she ran, writing that she is “troubled” by some of the questions raised. And she linked to the also-controversial article about the allegations in The Daily Beast and urged “those who have not done so” to read it for essential context. (The New York Times) Read More
By Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke 2/03 10:00am
President Obama slammed Fox News in Bill O’Reilly’s hardball pre-game interview last night. (The New York Times)
And speaking of the Super Bowl, the commercials were more heartwarming than usual this year. The most controversial topics were a Seinfeld mini-reunion and Bob Dylan selling out, so it’s safe to say it was pretty tame. (The New York Times) Read More
By Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke 1/31 3:19pm
By Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke 1/30 9:27am
By Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke 1/29 10:00am
Confidential reports that Capital New York’s City Hall reporter Sally Goldenberg is dating DeBlasio’s press secretary. “Sally disclosed the situation to us early on and we set up protocols internally to ensure the objectivity of our coverage. Beyond that, she’s as tough a reporter as there is and a total pro,” Capital New York co-editor Josh Benson told the tabloid. (The Daily News) Read More
By Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke 1/29 9:00am
HowAboutWe, the dating site that published editorial content, is taking it to the next level.
The company bought Nerve.com and is becoming a full-fledged lifestyle media brand about modern love, complete with stand-alone verticals and advertising. Read More