David Remnick sat down with the Big Think, whose unseen interviewer tried to stir things up by asking about his predecessor Tina Brown’s Web site, The Daily Beast, and whether he’s worried about the fact that it pulls twice the traffic of The New Yorker‘s site.
“Not at all,” Mr. Remnick. “I have Read More
Remember when The New Yorker would devote an entire issue to one story? Neither do we, really, but David Remnick misses the good old days. According to Omnivoracious:
He lamented that publishers are no longer interested in giving the magazine rights to publish extensive excerpts of upcoming books, which is one reason you Read More
Nothing, not even the iPad, was powerful enough to stop the march of history.
History, in this case, being loosely defined as the return of Tiger Woods, Eliot Spitzer, and–hooray!–the media job market. Also: Annie Leibovitz’s money troubles. All that and more in our look at the week that was on the Daily Read More
Fine: Apple unleashed its iPad upon the world. We have elected not to care.
The only piece of technology for which we ever experienced a visceral craving was the Tamagotchi, circa 1996. That bright plastic egg was so intensely desirable that we almost wanted to eat it, or at least squeeze it very hard in Read More
In the wake of The New York Times’s recent profile of New Yorker editor David Remnick, The Observer has unearthed new evidence that calls into question many of the story’s key assertions, including those relating to Remnick’s reportorial techniques, his editorial policies, and even his famed work ethic. Fearing Mr. Remnick’s titanic reach, sources–former Read More
How did David Remnick find the time to write a 600-page book on Obama while keeping up with his day job? He drank lots of coffee, according to an exceedingly flattering New York Times profile of the New Yorker editor. Also, you’ll find a Forbes-style power pose of Mr. Remnick taken by a Times Read More
New Yorker editor David Remnick and Time editor Rick Stengel will be on Meet the Press Sunday to talk about President Obama.
Mr. Remnick’s appearance is timed to coincide with the release of his big new book on the president. The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama comes out on Tuesday. Read More
Snowmageddon 3.0 in the city! Gubernatorial Meltdown 2.0 in Albany! Anna Wintour, always prompt! Just another week in NYC, folks. Here’s our look back at a few of the lessons learned over the past seven days.
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The New York Times appends a brief correction to their post on David Remnick’s forthcoming Obama biography:
“An earlier version of this post misquoted Mr. Remnick on his comparison between the book and a New Yorker article he had previously written. He said the book would not be a ‘pumped up’ Read More
The Bridge–David Remnick’s biography of Barack Obama–will be released on April 6th, Knopf announced today.
“Obama’s election as President was based less on policy prescriptions than on a sense of his character and biography,” Knopf Doubleday chairman Sonny Mehta said in a statement. “THE BRIDGE reveals not only his character, but also his trials, Read More