Last night’s Golden Globes—which we covered live!—were notable for yet more star worship than even the perpetually star-worshipping Globes usually get up to, and most of the stars were of a somewhat aging vintage. Awards went to practically anyone who might have been on People’s Most Intriguing People of 1998 list: Steven Spielberg for Read More
Even with his foul mouth and hatred of the Simpsons, Frank Gehry is beloved the world over—even by kids who have never heard of parametric modeling. Read More
In the best news to happen to us in a very long time, TeenNick, part of the Nickelodeon cable channel, will begin rebroadcasting old series from the 1990s, according to the New York Times. The Times writer seems skeptical about how early this nostalgia fix is arriving, but we still remember “All That” Read More
Mayor Bloomberg’s appearance at yesterday’s “No Labels” conference had a hint of a flashback.
It was less than four years ago, after all, that the Mayor appeared at a similar convention devoted to transcending party labels and one that set tongues wagging that he would run for President.
As Joyce Purnick recounts in her Read More
With Revamped Peep-O-Rama, Times Square Hearkens Back to its Smutty, Porn-Filled, Gloriously Dirty Past
It’s a question that can be polarizing: new Times Square or old Times Square? Some say nothing can be worse than its tenure as a 1970s sin den peppered with strip clubs and porn shops, populated with drug addicts and thieves. Others decry its current state, insisting that the beyond-mobbed intersection is so drenched in Read More
Other than gawking at someone with an iPad yesterday, The Observer spent more than hour in McCarren Park yesterday discussing this week’s cover story in the Times Magazine about M.I.A. This doesn’t happen all the time! The Times Magazine is, sometimes, an easy thing to ignore.
And it made us Read More
Former Domino editor Deborah Needleman told The Observer in March that she is working on the launch of a home-decorating and shopping web site with Huffington Post chairman Ken Lerer.
It will no doubt come as good news then that her now-defunct Condé Nast title finished first in a Magazine Industry Newsletter Read More
This morning Howard Kurtz gets a comment from Howell Raines on Gerald Boyd’s posthumous memoir. Discussing his rise at The Times, Mr. Boyd has many, many flattering passages about Mr. Raines, but greatly distances himself when he addresses the Blair scandal. Throughout the section, Mr. Boyd blames Mr. Raines, writing that it was Mr. Read More
Devin Leonard has a lovely piece on former Jane editor Brandon Holley. After her magazine folded, she left Conde Nast and started at Yahoo. Her now life is nothing like time at 4 Times Square, but there are ways to make up for it:
Something that she and her New York editors, all print veterans, Read More
George Lois, the legendary and former Esquire art director, is not a big fan of Esquire‘s covers today.
“They’re just as bad as everybody else’s,” he told the Observer‘s Irina Aleksander this week. “They all believe in showing the most famous actor and that’s incredibly stupid. You go to the newsstand and all the Read More