In an interview for a story I wrote about Barack Obama's impact on Israel politics in America, Anthony Weiner suggested that the president's attention-getting statements about settlements weren't the real issue. The main point of contention among local Israel supporters, he said, may end up being Obama's position on aide to Read More
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A commenter claims to have received a phone call Saturday night “that appeared to be testing messages that Weiner could use to explain why he is not running for mayor.”
Anthony Weiner has said that he'll make a a decision later this month about whether or not to enter the Read More
Opening This Weekend: Matt Damon Gets in a Scrum for Morgan Freeman, Peter Jackson Rattles The Lovely Bones and Tom Ford Goes Mad Men
A pair of Oscar-winning directors debut new films this weekend, but all anyone really wants to talk about is the King of the World. Thanks to some embargo-breaking reviews, the first (and second and third) word on James Cameron’s Avatar has finally reached the masses. And, apparently, it’s better than it looks! (Be Read More
Politics, the saying goes, is just show business for ugly people. And as in show business, the Charlie Parker rule applies: Always leave them wanting more.
This is not what Michael Bloomberg is doing. Faced with a two-term limit on his mayoralty, he could have opted to ride off into the sunset Read More
"Even by Albany standards, the 2009-10 budget process was short on transparency and particularly contentious, good-government groups say," reports the Democrat & Chronicle.
The Times Union is upset over the elimination of the Empire State Games.
"Nothing about the process suggests a fair allocation of resources," writes Danny Hakim Read More
In Her Shoes is pure joy. That’s not a word tossed around as freely as you think. In today’s movie market, there’s so little of it on view, and even if you get a glimpse, it’s fleeting. But this marvelous, up-with-the-lark movie stays sunny all day, with wit and intelligence to spare. After a fallow Read More
This week, Everyone Worth Knowing, the second novel by Lauren Weisberger—she of best-selling The Devil Wears Prada fame—arrives in bookstores, the latest offering from the gods of chick-lit.
Ms. Weisberger’s publisher, Simon and Schuster, paid over a million dollars at auction for Everyone Worth Knowing—a staggering sum for a novel. The house felt so strongly Read More