At the Taleses’ annual Christmas Eve dinner party tomorrow night, Nan Talese will be serving her favorite: Francis Ford Coppola’s Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot to complement the white-wine-and-lemon chicken and tender filet mignon.
Until 2001, the couple attended an annual holiday party on East 64th Street thrown by their dear friend, Serpico author Peter Read More
Rachel Zoe on being called a "pox" by the Times‘ Ginia Bellafante: “It was the strangest thing in the world for someone who has never met me to accuse me of making our society superficial. Judging the state of society based on me? A ‘pox’? This show is not an effort to solve Read More
We talked mob money with writer Gay Talese at the screening of Gomorrah.
After months of speculation, we got to the bottom of Marquee’s temporary summer shutdown.
We tallied gifts, drank absinthe, and chatted with godfather Michael Musto at nightlife heir Liam McMullan‘s 21st birthday party.
Russell Crowe Read More
Matteo Garrone’s Gomorrah, a documentary-like depiction of the brutal Camorra organized crime regime that rules the southern Campania region of Italy, screened to a small audience—including Martin Scorsese, Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci, Nick Pileggi, John Turturro, and Gay Talese—Friday evening, followed by a dinner discussion at Osteria del Circo. (Mr. Buscemi told the Daily Transom Read More
After Clay Felker passed away Tuesday morning in Manhattan, The Observer spoke to some who knew him well.
The first time I ever screamed “fuck” in front of a room full of women was when I got mad at Clay at the Esquire offices. We were having this argument Read More
I’m getting married this summer and thought it might be a good idea to speak with some gentlemen who I suspected could give me some pointers.
It was raining on a Friday morning when I met Bo Dietl at his office on the 50th floor of One Penn Plaza. Despite some shreds of cloud, Read More
At around 7:45 p.m. on Monday, April 28, writer Carl Bernstein was mingling at the cocktail hour before the PEN Literary Awards at the Museum of Natural History, Coca Cola in hand, looking very healthy. “I ride a bike and listen to a lot of music,” he said. “I mostly listen to classical but also Read More
Christopher Hitchens has some drinking advice for you: order by brand. [P6]
Miley Cyrus fanatics crashed Vanity Fair’s Web site trying to view pics of the fifteen year-old wrapped in a satin sheet. Bill O’Reilly blames her father. [NY Daily News, US Weekly] Read More
BY DOREE SHAFRIR
“There’s not one path anymore,” David Hirshey, executive editor of HarperCollins and former longtime deputy editor of Esquire magazine, said the other day. “Thirty years ago, you worked at a newspaper, you moved to a magazine, and then you Read More
August author Gay Talese has reportedly figured out “what has fucked up journalism.” At the launch party on Wednesday night for a new magazine called Lapham’s Quarterly, which is under the control of erstwhile Harper’s editor Lewis Lapham, a New York reporter got an earful from the dapper scribe. Musing on the media’s Read More