Glamour hosted its annual star-studded Women of the Year Award ceremony at Carnegie Hall on Monday night. December cover model Lady Gaga called out Glamour magazine, and all fashion and beauty magazines, for putting attractive celebrities on their covers—and retouching them. Read More
off the record
Sunday night, when the rest of the city was tweeting about Homeland and Lady Gaga’s Navy Yard performance for Artpop, a piece of actual news managed to break through the static.
Dueling books about fracking by two different Wall Street Journal reporters have led to some tense newsroom moments over the last few months, including a heated debate over how to handle excerpts in the paper itself. Read More
Is The New Yorker responsible for Paul Ryan’s name on the 2012 Republican ticket?
According to an excerpt in Time magazine from Double Down, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s new book about the 2012 presidential election, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney chose Mr. Ryan as his running mate after reading a profile of the congressman in The New Yorker. Read More
Last night, the famously reclusive novelist Donna Tartt made her first and only Brooklyn appearance to support her new book, The Goldfinch, at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope.
The fact that Ms. Tartt elected a 150-year-old Reform synagogue as the venue at which to promote her latest novel is no accident. Beth Elohim is an unusually bookish congregation, with members including Jonathan Safran Foer, Nicole Krauss, Jodi Kantor, Ron Lieber and Jonathan Mahler. Read More
There was a time when a journalist fortunate enough to land at The New York Times would only leave if he or she was forced out, incentivized with a lucrative buyout or dead. Read More
David Haskell founded the Kings County Distillery at the height of the recession in 2009, and, as an editor at New York magazine, he took comfort in knowing that he might have another job waiting for him if the magazine business imploded. Read More
Last week, Allen Salkin celebrated the publication of From Scratch: Inside the Food Network, his book about the 20-year history of the Food Network. Read More