Peter Meehan and Hannah Clark
Engaged: June 14, 2006
Projected Wedding Date: May 2007
Peter Meehan, the newish “$25 & Under” columnist for The New York Times’ Dining In, Dining Out section—and by the way, isn’t it time they adjusted that figure upward?—wasn’t the most obvious heir to Eric Asimov’s gastro-throne. “Growing up, Read More
Back in 1991, tennis promoter John Korff signed up 15-year-old tennis phenomenon Jennifer Capriati to play his tournament in Mahwah, N.J. He then enlisted his 20-year-old nephew to show the young star a good time.
“Get her a fake ID, take her to some trance clubs, whatever—I don’t want to know. But get her Read More
Harvey Weinstein, unsmiling in his brown suit and black shirt, got on his phone in Elaine’s. “How many electoral votes?” he asked.
The voice at the other end told him. Mr. Weinstein made a small noise. “Well, do what you can,” he said.
On this Election Night 2000, if Elaine’s was its own Read More
In the days after a wistful Rudolph Giuliani dropped out of the race for the U.S. Senate, and as the boyish, ebullient Rick Lazio popped up on six Sunday morning TV shows, New Yorkers couldn’t help but be impressed with the new contender’s energy. But once the novelty wears off, the serious question remains: Can Read More
Playing for Keeps: Michael Jordan and the World He Made , by David Halberstam. Random House, 426 pages, $24.95.
Now that he’s gone–he says it’s “99.9 percent” certain–we’re ready for the summing up. But we’ve already been at it for years. Larry Bird, early in Michael Jordan’s career, called him a god in human form. Read More
Kurt and Courtney rubbed many reviewers the wrong way, partly because director Nick Broomfield slyly set his documentary up to do exactly that. This slice–no, slash–through the grunge underworld masquerades as a whodunit, poking and prodding through the hypothesis that Courtney Love, before she made herself over as a Hollywood princess, lorded it over the Read More
I am always asked to write about basketball. People labor under the mistaken impression that, since I attend the Knicks games and have done so regularly for over 25 years, I’ve learned something or that I have insights and observations that are worth listening to, but they are wrong. I have only opinions and feelings Read More
It seems like the ultimate New York heresy
It seems like the ultimate New York heresy. You should have heard some of the reactions I got from guys around the Observer office. You’re going to do what ? You’re going to write a column defending Pat Riley ?! Almost as if I were proposing Read More
The news that the New York Philharmonic has informed Kurt Masur his services as music director will no longer be required after 2002 might seem, at first, ho-hum. Mr. Masur is 70, after all, and although he shows no signs of diminishing energy-conductors are supposed to live forever, you know-he will, when he does step Read More