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 Read More
Mayor Bloomberg won’t say how many of the 6,000 teachers he’s targeted for lay offs will wind up getting pink slips, now that Albany is giving the city hundreds of millions dollars less than it sought.
The state is expected to give New York City about only $200 million of the $600 million it sought, Read More
In this morning’s Observer, David Freedlander looks at the unenviable position Christine Quinn is in, having to actually take positions on thorny issues like living wage legislation and paid sick days, something her likely 2013 rivals in the Congress, comptroller and public advocate’s offices don’t really have to do.
There is, though, a silver Read More
Megan Ellison is 25. She is the daughter of the founder of Oracle. And she has a lot of new fans, as the woman who seems likely to finance the next two Paul Thomas Anderson movies. Vulture reports that Ellison is set to produce the tentatively titled “Scientology drama” The Master (which had Read More
Who knew that the Twilight stars can’t convince anyone to give them money for a non-vampire movie? That’s among the surprises of Vanity Fair‘s list of Hollywood’s top earners in 2010. Much here was predictable: Johnny Depp’s merger of family movies and action makes him the highest-paid actor, and James Cameron outearned any Read More
After slashing the asking price by more than $2.6 million earlier this month, it looks like JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon has found a buyer for his eight-bedroom, nine-bath Chicago mansion.
Apple is getting closer to unveiling its digital newsstand — the iTunes of newspaper and magazine iPad subscriptions. The Wall Street Journal reported this morning that Apple could unveil its subscription marketplace in the coming months or, if a few kinks in the technology aren’t resolved, early next year.
Magazines and newspapers have Read More
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has managed to secure a promise from JP Morgan Chase saying that the company will not spend any money to directly influence political campaigns. Politico broke the news this morning.
The pledge is part of a larger campaign to receive such public assurances from large companies in Read More
Goldman Sachs today named Jim O’Neill, the guy who came up with the emerging-market acronym BRIC, as chairman of the company’s asset management business.
BRIC, the term O’Neill coined in 2001, stands for Brazil, Russia, India and China, and refers to the world’s four dominant developing economies. He previously served as the head Read More
An increase in payouts to informants from the Securities and Exchange Commission is yielding a higher number of people coming forward with tips about potential wrongdoing, The Wall Street Journal reports.
A tip with original information could net a snitch as much as 30 percent of the money the SEC collects from a Read More