Magazine impresario Jane Pratt did not speak at last night’s tribute to her departed magazine, Sassy–despite the presence of marquee speaker Tavi Gevinson, the youthful dynamo collaborating on a future venture with Ms. Pratt (about which Ms. Gevinson spoke last night!). Per another speaker, Marisa Meltzer, “she was out of town on vacation” Read More
As election night neared, New York’s power elite—but also its creative class, its political class, its partying class, lurched to find the center of gravity for election night.
The premonition that New York’s obvious choice, Barack Obama, was likely to win was not the smallest consideration here.
The Mural at the Waverly Inn: A Portrait of Greenwich Village Bohemians
Text By Dorothy Gallager
“The thing about a mural in a restaurant,” swooping-haired Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter writes in the introduction to The Mural at the Waverly Inn, “is that, in a way, it Read More
In mid-October, about three weeks to go before election night, Barack Obama found himself in the classy old Metropolitan Club on 66th Street with a group of his top New York fund-raisers.
He told them there was “extraordinary expertise” in the room. “Who knows?” he said. “There might be some of you Read More
First of all, if you want to know, it’s manqué and it’s pronounced “mahnnn-kay”!
And it means not exactly that you’re a flop, but “short of or frustrated in the fulfillment of one’s aspirations or talents.” Which means chalk up one for most of the human population. It’s particularly true, or at least Read More
Of all the characters—and of all the actors—still around for this last season of The Sopranos, David Chase has not only chosen, but has actually succeeded in doing something with A.J. (Robert Iler).
Long the afterthought of the ensemble, A.J.’s only memorable contribution to the series was when he got his eyebrows Read More
This afternoon, NBC goes before advertisers and the press to try to sell its 2007-2008 season to advertisers and the press. So this morning the network sent out the details of the season for previewing by the masses.
"We've got the class and next season we're ready to add some mass," said NBC Entertainment Read More
This Year’s Position, Last Year’s Position, Name, Total Mentions
1 1 President Bill Clinton 358
2 2 Madonna, singer 308
3 10 Diana, Princess of Wales 259
4 5 Mayor Rudolph Giuliani 234
5 4 O.J. Simpson, retired football player 195
6 16 Donald Trump, real-estate developer 182
7 7 First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton Read More
The Village Voice announced that David Blum is the latest choice for its hard-to-fill editor-in-chief post. The memo making the announcement is below.
DAVID BLUM IS THE NEW EDITOR OF THE VILLAGE VOICE
Veteran New York magazine writer and editor David Blum has been named editor-in-chief of the Village Voice.
Blum, who Read More