“Paranormal romance, which continues to enjoy a boost from Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series, remains a popular subgenre. Yet vampires, werewolves, and shape-shifters now have competition from knitters, which are part of the “home crafting romance” subgenre—itself part of the “small town” subgenre. Insiders insist that knitting is distinct from another ascendant microgenre: quilting.” — Spencer Read More
I first met Jamie Clayton when a friend of mine, who I had previously known to be something of a connoisseur of beautiful women of the traditional variety, announced he was dating a “super-cool,” “totally fucking hot” transsexual. The fiery-haired, freckled Ms. Clayton came out in this space on August 28, 2008, after Read More
Let it snow! For the next few days, Observer snow bunnies Spencer Morgan and Sara Vilkomerson will be reporting from Sundance—and sending pictures! Look for the coded message in the picture below …
In today’s Observer, Spencer Morgan profiles publishing heiress Lydia Hearst.
“I always keep my legs together and wear underwear,” she tells Spencer. “I’m a lot more conservative than the Hollywood counterparts are. I’m an East Coast girl.”
Follow the link below for Lydia on clothes, food, sleep, and what it’s like to be Read More
Congressman Towns Responds
To the Editor:
I am writing this letter as a response to the story “Bruce T. and Chuck S. Rumble in Starrett City,” written by Matthew Schuerman [March 19].
I would like to make it emphatically clear that I am totally against any deal with Clipper Equity to purchase the Starrett City Read More
To the Editor:
It’s interesting to note that Jason Horowitz’s take on the masterful sucking-up-to-black-voters gala in Selma by Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama omitted some key parts of their masterful performances [“It’s Obamalot!”, March 12].
In what can only be described as outtakes from an old Amos ’n’ Andy show, Hillary pitifully Read More
Spencer Morgan has arrived in Park City, Utah. Look out, hot tubs of Sundance!
Our trusty Transom reporter took the glam low-rent flight, of course, with a lay-over in Las Vegas. Some seriously lame situation at JFK caused him to miss his connecting flight. Naturally, he made the most of his six hours in Vegas, Read More
Our new besties over at SocialiteRank were kind enough to give The Transom’s Spencer Morgan an e-mail interview, even after the piece in today’s Observer. In it, the super-secretive, nameless SR Team spread open their Chanel blogging robe(s) a few inches. What lies beneath is at once tender and beastly, insightful and Read More
The New York Times now requires freelancers to answer a questionnaire designed to suss out conflicts of interest and improprieties. So while Spencer Morgan was off in Iceland with hockey-playing, hard-drinking hedge funders and bankers, just for kicks The Transom took the Times‘ little quiz. Everyone else is doing it! Read More