Counter to prevailing trends, the online culture magazine The Rumpus is starting a print subscription program. But, like other recently announced subscription plans, The Rumpus won’t be sending you a magazine: instead, for $5 a month, subscribers will receive a letter in the mail each week from a writer.
A lengthy analysis of novelist Tao Lin’s career was published yesterday in Eye, the Columbia Spectator’s weekend magazine. The author, Kaitlin Phillips, is a n+1 intern and the author of the @nplusinterns. She also contributed to @tao_lininterns.
The 4,617-word piece–which touches on Mr. Lin’s college years, early professional struggles, and shrewd online self-promotion–reflects Read More
So far, I’d say the ultimate hand-written Trump souvenirs belongs to Juli Weiner. (Sorry Gail Collins.) Weiner works for Vanity Fair, whose editor got this in the mail after Trump didn’t like the coverage he’d been receiving from the magazine’s web site.
As Josh Benson notes, Trump is dangerously forging ahead with Read More
The Bloomberg administration has released its request to the State Education Commissioner David Steiner to grant a waiver so that First Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott can be officially named chancellor of the New York City School system.
The letter marks a study in contrasts to the one sent to Steiner a few months ago, when Read More
Ed Koch responds to John Liu’s email complaining about naming the Queensboro Bridge after the former mayor.
What’s interesting in Koch’s response is where he describes Liu meeting him to seek his support during the 2009 comptroller’s race, which came, obviously, years after Koch made remarks in the 1980s that Liu found offensive.
Koch Read More
One day after Bill de Blasio stepped into the void – created in no small part by Michael Bloomberg’s silence – in comes Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer.
In a letter to Rep. Peter King, Stringer says the congressman’s hearings on terrorism and Islam will make America less safe.
The city is in Read More
Take it away, Charles Barron [and note the praise for "Lou" Fidler!]:
The City of New York
COUNCIL MEMBER, 42nd DISTRICT
718 PENNSYLVANIA AVE * BROOKLYN NY 11207 * 718-649-9495
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 1, 2011
Open Letter to Public Advocate Bill De Blasio
I am writing to express Read More
That’s the somewhat dismissive message from the NYS Democratic Party’s Executive Director Charlie King, responding to the “breathless” AP story about a letter circulating in Albany today. King:
“I read the breathless AP story about 40 local Democratic officials who disagree with Governor Cuomo’s budget. I looked at the list and recognize only some Read More
Peter King’s hearings on Muslim radicalization are slated to get underway March 7, but today the Long Island congressman is out with a letter today addressed to Mississippi congressman Bennie Thompson, who told King that he wanted to hearings to focus on a wider spectrum of domestic terrorism, including eco-terrorists and neo-Nazis.
King’s answer: No. Read More