When painter Philip Pearlstein moved to Manhattan in 1949, he and his college pal Andy Warhol subletted an dingy eighth-floor walk-up on St. Marks Place and Avenue A.
“The bathtub was in the kitchen and it was usually full of roaches, incredible roaches,” Mr. Pearlstein once said of the apartment. Nor did their lot improve when they relocated to a West 23rd Street loft a few months later. Andy Warhol was said to have sent out address-change cards in glitter-filled envelopes announcing, “I’ve moved from one roach-ridden apartment to another.”
Politico’s Ben Smith attemps to drill down into the Wall Street Journal‘s decision to put a picture of Supreme Court nominee and Elena Kagan playing softball on its cover this morning. Were the Journal‘s editors trying to send its readers a message?
“If you turn the photo upside down, reverse the pixilation and simultaneously Read More
All that inky meat “shaken loose” from magazine and newspaper layoffs might seem like tasty bait for blog companies, according to Gawker chief Nick Denton. But he doesn’t want ‘em. “It’s very, very tempting right now to say, ‘Ok, let’s go out and let’s hire 50 of the best people from newspapers and Read More
Daniel Pearl told friends he was coming home. Pakistan was going to be his final fling with foreign journalism, he said; his wife Mariane was pregnant, and they were ready to rejoin the rhythm of American life.
“This was his victory lap,” said Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, an associate dean at the Yale School of Management, who Read More