American Apparel’s financial future continues to look bleak, and the retailer may be forced to cut back on its signature ads. WWD reports that in the last year already, AA’s advertising, trade show and catalogue spending fell by $9.6 million, mostly in advertising. So what does this mean for the “blogs, Read More
Amazon says the new Kindle sold big, but continues to avoid actual numbers.
NPR has a Franzen excerpt.
Novelist Rosecrans Baldwin likes crappy speakers.
Reviewing the city’s many Shake Shacks.
What brought about yesterday’s resolution to the Random House-Wylie standoff, and was Wylie really the loser that he appeared to be? Publishers Weekly hears that Random House has been maneuvering behind the scenes to appease agents:
One high-placed source with direct knowledge of the rights talks said the house has quietly Read More
So, if you have a hankering for three Cotton Spandex Jersey Strapless Ruched Bodysuits—maybe you should get on that, before American Apparel is totally hosed.
Today Frank Bruni returns briefly to the restaurant beat with a profile of chef Michael White, whose new restaurant—Osteria Morini—will be opening this fall. White was a real live wire, Bruni writes:
He was caroming from one bold proclamation to the next: If his surname were Italian, the city’s food establishment would have Read More
James Franco’s masochistic interests are not limited to endless graduate studies: James Franco is also interested extracurricular amateur amputations.
In Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours, Franco plays Aron Ralston, a climber forced to saw off his own arm after it got trapped under a rock. If this new trailer is to be trusted, the reason Ralston’s Read More
The ailing Christopher Hitchens remains unrepentant regarding his “bohemian existence“—i.e., smoking and drinking a whole lot.
“Making the most out of every moment and enjoying every dinner often kept the flow of wine and other stimulants going,” he said in a recent radio interview. The Page Six report adds that Hitchens Read More
Anna Wintour has given an explosive, revelatory interview to Opening Ceremony’s Humberto Leon!
Just kidding, it is almost aggressively boring. A selection of our favorite questions and answers:
HL: Ignoring budget and logistics, can you describe your fantasy FNO?
AW: Looking at the impressive lineup for this year, I think we are already Read More