Comic Wars: How Two Tycoons Battled Over the Marvel Comics Empire-And Both Lost, by Dan Raviv. Broadway Books, 320 pages, $24.95.
Like all great American art forms, the comic book is the child of bastardy and dumb luck. Born out of the incidental discovery that a proof sheet of tabloid funnies could be folded in Read More
For many New York City parents, it’s become a fact of life: If you want your children to get a decent education, you send them to private school–if you’re lucky enough to be able to afford the tuition. Or you may just abandon city life altogether and move to the suburbs. This intolerable situation–in which Read More
If the Guardian Angels celebrating their 22nd anniversary at
Tavern on the Green wasn’t an incongruous enough sight, there were the four
famous New Yorkers, from wildly disparate walks of public life, standing on the
small stage in the restaurant’s back room at the event’s climax. None of them
knew each other, but all four Read More
Carl Icahn is a very funny guy. Seriously.
Just ask anyone who was present at the Tomorrow’s Children’s Fund Investment Conference in the late afternoon on Wednesday, May 9, where the legendary arbitrageur and raider slayed the crowd in the Grand Hyatt ballroom. A few hundred suits had gathered there to pick up stock tips Read More
Recently, we had a couple of days that summed up everything June has been supposed to be since the poet laureate of the Olduvai first took a stick and scraped symbols for “What is so rare” on a flat bit of clay.
The lady of this house and I went down to the wharf Read More
Among the gushy house tours featured in the December issue of Architectural Digest is an eight-page spread entitled, “On Top of the World in New York.” The home in question is an “11,000-square-foot penthouse duplex,” characterized as being “fit for a king.” The article does not name the king, but coyly describes the owner of Read More