Just days after quitting her job as a book publicist at Vintage and Anchor, Sloane Crosley has taken on another gig. This time, however, the New York writer will have find out whether her humour appeals to the Brits.
Politics is a rough business. But every so often, amid all the partistan bickering, the parry and thrust of Beltway combat is briefly suspended and a little human emotion shines forth. Such is the case this morning with David Brooks’ extra-mushy paean to Rahm Emanuel, which is perhaps the most embarrassingly heartfelt eruption of Read More
Yesterday Newsweek managing editor Dan Klaidman announced that Mickey Kaus, late of Slate, will take up blogging for Newsweek.com. He’s not exatly Howard Fineman talent, but he blogs twice to three times per day!
“Basically I write about what I feel strongly about, which is the blog’s strength and also its weakness,” Kaus Read More
Harper’s Magazine editor Ellen Rosenbush announced today that Zadie Smith will be taking over the magazines’ New Books column. “I think a good book review is a place to meet a book on its own terms, not as an ideological vehicle or an academic plaything,” Ms. Smith said in a release.
Ms. Smith follows Read More
Former White House budget director Peter Orzag will begin writing columns for The New York Times opinion page next week, the paper announced today.
Editor Andrew Rosenthal praised Mr. Orzag as “one of the most recognizable names in economics” in a release. His column will appear once or twice monthly.
Mr. Orzag left his job Read More
Wall Street Journal columnist Thomas Frank is leaving the broadsheet to take over Harper’s Easy Chair column for editor Ellen Rosenbush.
Here’s the release:
New York City, August 2, 2010-Harper’s Magazine today announced that
Thomas Frank has joined the magazine as its monthly columnist.
Beginning with the December issue, Frank will pen Read More