There are two reasons why Chuck Klosterman wrote his new book, I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling With Villains (Real and Imagined), an essayistic examination of—you guessed it—villainy in popular culture.
One was because he signed a two-book contract with his publisher, Scribner, he told a crowd at the open-air Bryant Park Reading Room last Read More
HOW IT ACTUALLY GOES DOWN
There’s no telling whether or not, on Gossip Girl debut in September 2007, the show’s creators anticipated the distinct fervor over the show from adults. In turn, this obsession turned into a mobius strip perpetuated by the mechanism that is the Highbrow Cameo Appearance, whose significance would only be truly appreciated by those with the context to understand what canny remark the writers were making by bringing them in.
Recapping the Recaps
Feel that buzzing, tingling sound in the part of your brain devoted to recapitulations of things you’ve already seen? Recap season kicked off with the recent return of Community, but now it’s in full swing on occasion of last night’s season premiere of Mad Men, two hours notable mainly for co-star Jessica Paré singing a Read More
Just days after quitting her job as a book publicist at Vintage and Anchor, Sloane Crosley has taken on another gig. This time, however, the New York writer will have find out whether her humour appeals to the Brits.
GalleyCat reports from a statement that Crosley will have the honour of writing Read More
The Shindigger, Parties
Any party at the New Museum is sure to be filled with tall, lithe beauties, but last night’s might beat the rest: a fête celebrating tennis star Maria Sharapova‘s new line of shoes and accessories for Cole Haan, co-hosted by Interview magazine. In one of the pairs of stacked heels on display in the museum’s Read More
As the authors Sloane Crosley, Larry Doyle, Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Simon Rich sat perched on tall green chairs in front of a full audience in Bryant Park Wednesday afternoon, the host of the event, comedian Tom Shillue, laid down some ground rules.
After each of the authors read from their respective books there would be Read More
In the essay “If You Sprinkle,” from her new book How Did You Get This Number, Sloane Crosley writes about a project she undertook while studying at Columbia. She visited ladies’ rooms around the city. In a bathroom at a Chinese restaurant, she ran into an old friend; at a bathroom at Henri Bendel’s, a Read More
Booze & Books
Sloane Crosley celebrated her second book–How Did You Get This Number, from Riverhead–with a party last night at the Spotted Pig.
She wore a fetching strapless dress, carried a flashdrive of music from a friend (which she threatened to use as a switchblade, or maybe a Taser), and urged guests to try the deviled eggs Read More
Among the guests meandering through the Upper East Side townhouse where Page Six’s Paula Froelich was celebrating the publication of her novel, Mercury in Retrograde, on Tuesday night, May 26, was a mingled group of Ms. Froelich’s friends, colleagues and professional acquaintances: socialite Cornelia Guest, 30 Rock‘s leggy actress Katrina Bowden, essayist and book Read More
Last week New York Times executive editor Bill Keller
“Where are we gonna find those pieces—those neighborhood pieces?” Mr. Hajdu wondered. “I’m not inclined to over-romanticize or glorify the mundane, but what you’d find there in unexpected quarters of the City were wonderful surprises.”
Mr. Lopate, who has written profiles of architecture critic Read More