In these bleak economic times, Americans are being forced to give up certain comforts in order to survive. In late November, The New York Times‘ Stephanie Rosenbloom introduced readers to Kristen Hunt, a Safety Harbor, Florida mom who went without new designer jeans so her kids could have a Walk-In play kitchen. It Read More
“I’ve met an estimated 56 of 100,” said NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, surveying the crowd at last night’s Time 100 gala. “I always assumed I might come as a guest but not a lapel-wearing member.”
Oh, Mr. Williams, don't be so modest! Or quite so serious, either: he said he was most looking Read More
L.A. Times May Have Dumped Grazer, But It Could Have Been Rummy
One evening in November of last year, Andrés Martinez, the editorial-page editor of the Los Angeles Times, found himself sitting on Dean Baquet’s back porch, smoking a cigar and contemplating his future.
Mr. Baquet’s 16-month tenure as editor of the newspaper had just Read More
On Thursday morning, Dalton Conley, chair of sociology at New York University, sent out a pair of emails, one to the Los Angeles Times and one to the office of Hollywood producer Brian Grazer. He wanted to confirm something, which he had just heard about in a voice mail from the Media Mob.
Was the Read More
LOS ANGELES–And so, once again, the Oscars are upon us. The grand poobahs of the Manhattan media have begun winging their way west in tiny silver jets; they’ll land at Burbank, or Van Nuys, where serious-faced men in dark business suits wait on the tarmac–scanning the skies for any signs of trouble–as limousines with blacked-out Read More