On Saturday afternoon, a security guard sat in the back seat of an idling white jeep, watching over a 2.1-acre patch of dirt near the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. There was an overflowing can of garbage next to the car’s front bumper and a puddle of groundwater nearby. Just across the canal, against the backdrop Read More
The book party for Amy Sohn‘s new novel Prospect Park West (Simon & Schuster), held on the evening of Wednesday, September 16th, was not a place for children. Although the novel narrates the lives of four Park Slope women with dysfunctions galore and young children with names like Orion, Mance, and Darby, the Ochre Store Read More
If you ask Manhattan’s female authors—specifically of the urban chick-lit genre—whom they would want to option their novels, the answer is often Sarah Jessica Parker. They would also like her to produce the film adaptation, star in it, and maybe even have a say in the wardrobe, if she has a spare moment. This has Read More
Amy Sohn’s Prospect Park West, a gleefully bitchy take on Park Slope moms by a former New York columnist, won’t be released until September—but as of last week, Sarah Jessica Parker’s production company was already looking to turn the novel into an HBO series. The allure of the park is hard to resist. Whether that’s Read More
Last Thursday, April 6, New York writer Amy Sohn teetered onto a crimson-lit stage at Merkin Concert Hall in a polka-dotted cocktail dress and red patent-leather heels so high she could barely walk. Next to her was a strapping bald fellow named David Tronzo—recently voted “one of the Top 100 Guitarists of the 20th Century,” Read More
In this week’s New York Times Book Review, self-styled professor of desire Amy Sohn looks at Pamela Paul‘s Pornified: How Pornography Is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families.
Citing Paul’s claim that increased availability of internet pornography has changed the way men relate to—and have sex with—the real women in Read More
We’ve learned some valuable lessons this week : The city can survive the constant threat of terrorism , sudden electrical blackouts, the G.O.P. and 100,000 hippies, but can be brought to its knees by rain ; that no matter how many times we read Real Simple , our closet is still a Read More
Wednesday, March 22
WNBC’s 11 o’clock news plunged directly into the mouth of hell on Sunday night, March 19.
Here’s what viewers saw when they tuned in: weekend anchor Glen Walker, sitting all alone in a vaguely familiar, bare-bones newsroom, reading the day’s news, sports and weather, and apologizing over and over for major Read More
There was Time magazine, in its Jan. 1, 2000, issue, using President Clinton as a freelance news analyst. The President weighed in on the resignation of Boris Yeltsin with the usual empty prose common to all heads of state.
And, anyway, did Mr. Clinton really write this stuff?
Did he get a check from Read More
Maureen Dowd has been bought. So has John Updike. So, too, have Michael Kinsley, David Foster Wallace, Lou Dobbs, Amy Sohn, Ingrid Casares, Gloria Steinem and Hunter S. Thompson.
Attention, all ye seekers of fame and status: your name in boldface type on the New York Post ‘s Page Six column is no longer enough. Read More