As you probably know by now, Ashley Todd, the Texas woman who claimed she was attacked in Pittsburgh and had a ‘B’ scratched in her face because of her support of Senator John McCain was lying.
There had been doubts expressed about her story from the moment it broke on the Drudge Report yesterday, Read More
The Atlantic‘s PR reps just sent out some PDFs of the magazine’s new look, as overseen and conceived by editor James Bennet and Pentagram’s Michael Bierut.
In an essay in the November issue of the 151-year-old magazine, Mr. Beirut writes:
I was both honored and daunted to receive the commission to create a new Read More
The Atlantic‘s Jeffrey Goldberg is reporting on his blog that photographer Jill Greenberg has been dropped by her photo agency, Vaughan Hannigan Artists. A call to the agency by Media Mob confirmed the news.
As you may have already read elsewhere, Ms. Greenberg created controversy by posting unflattering and Read More
The September 1/8, 2008 "Special Convention Issue" of The Nation features a striking cover of Barack Obama as a mosaic composed of hundreds of smaller images of other people, suggesting that Senator Obama, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, doesn’t just stand for himself: He is all of us united. The cover line says Read More
Buzz Bissinger is the author of the Texas high-school football book Friday Night Lights and Prayer for the City, which is about Philadelphia under former Mayor Ed Rendell. Mr. Bissinger also wrote the Vanity Fair article on which the movie Shattered Glass was based. He is 53 years old, with a wide, almost froglike face Read More
The Atlantic‘s Jeffrey Goldberg—who joined the magazine from The New Yorker last year—has started a blog.
His first entry, which features an endearingly retro Public Enemy reference as its title, begins with the self-effacing words, "This is almost certainly a mistake." Well, it can’t be as big a mistake as championing Read More
One of the more exciting conversational themes in Albany today is Errol Louis' column in the Daily News about gay marriage. In it, he writes that the effort to legalize gay marriage, which passed the state Assembly this week, has provided a template for efforts around the country to legalize polygamy and incest. Read More
“Andrew, did you see David?” said authoress and blogger den mother Arianna Huffington to writer Andrew Sullivan as Hollywood mogul David Geffen approached. The group had coalesced outside the Hilton banquet hall as they attempted an early exit from the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.
“Yes! We just had sex!” Mr. Sullivan Read More
Ben notices an Orwellian purge from the campaign website of Sean Maloney.
Rudy Giuliani will hire more fund-raisers and key staffers in early primary states in an effort to prove he’s really running.
Andrew Sullivan wonders if Barack Obama has a James Frey problem.
Sheldon Silver will be attending the February 11 Read More