“We did a cover story on you—did you ever get to read that?” The Observer asked flamboyant blogger sensation, America’s Next Top Model judge and jet-setting front-row fixture, BryanBoy (Bryan Grey-Yambao), before taking our seats at Yigal Azrouël’s spring 2013 fashion show on Friday, September 7.
“No, no!” Mr. Grey-Yambao replied uneasily, shifting from side to side in a colorful plaid Marni top.
Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s preternatural fear and loathing of All Things Internet recently flared up during a press interview for The Newsroom. It has now been turned into a meme.
New York is pretty much a no-smoking zone right now, one in which all of us puffers are living in our own private Joseph Heller — a world where it’s legal to buy cigarettes and sometimes even smoke them, but where one finds themselves increasingly admonished and ostracized for doing so. Katie Couric, for instance, will tell you that you’re not attractive if you stink of tobacco. Our dream woman, gone forever because we can’t kick our nicotine fix.
And yes, we understand that it’s a nasty, smelly habit. But you know what else is? Taking it upon yourself to be the self-righteous Thought Police for the “Smell Flowers Not Smoke” campaign, as UES blogger Reggie Darling has done.
The Social Network screenwriter, West Wing creator, and Making Movies playwright Aaron Sorkin has taken every available chance to assail bloggers that he’s been given. Incredibly, he’s been given many, and he continues to use them to take the opportunity to reiterate his tired anti-blogger rhetoric time and time again. Yet: his latest swipe—backhanded, sniveling, and skeptical of a proven New York Times reporter if only because of said reporter’s background as a blogger—is especially impressive.
“I am going to see how fast I can write a novel,” Blake Butler wrote on his blog, gillesdeleuzecommitted – suicideandsowilldrphil dot com, on April 14, 2008. “I am going to write nonstop on it until I am done. I started today at 12:30 p.m. and now have 4,500 words at 8:18. I hope Read More
“I regret to say I’m not holed up in the fetal position. All I can say to them is: nobody ever took my photo!” Nikki Finke laughs. Speaking to the Observer today about the photograph of the reclusive blogger, driving, that The Daily ran today, she noted: “I have a very nice car, Read More
“I don’t really see a blog business,” said Nick Denton over gchat. He still wasn’t sold on the idea of an interview regarding his sites’ redesign, scheduled to debut tomorrow, and seemed to be attempting an escape. “I should find you that old post in which I compare blog ad revenues to McDonald’s franchises, i.e. Read More
Tavi Gevinson, the 14-year-old behind the popular “Style Rookie” fashion blog is starting a magazine with Jane Pratt.
Gevinson revealed the plans for the site in a note posted on her blog Friday.
Pratt’s prior magazine ventures Jane and Sassy were both praised as antidotes to the shallow materialism of other women’s titles. Jane Read More
Washington Post sports columnist Mike Wise has been suspsended from the paper for a month after using Twitter for a practical joke and, more to the point, abusing his privilege as beat reporter.
Mr. Wise tweeted a fabricated news item about Ben Roethlisberger’s supsension yesterday — “Roethlisberger will get five games, I’m told” Read More
KC Johnson, a Brooklyn College American History professor, is a veteran academic rabblerouser. So it was unsurprising when, last Spring, after allegation surfaced that three Duke University lacrosse players had raped and assaulted a local woman, he decided to weigh in on an open letter signed by 88 members of the Duke arts and sciences Read More