I spent the past few days visiting the most horrible places on earth. I have been running around in sub-zero temperatures to find the original sites of the Holocaust.
It began when I joined the Knesset in its historic trip to Auschwitz, which I visited for the second time, and continued in Warsaw where I sought out the last fragments of Jewish life and remaining morsels of the destroyed ghetto.
Around the town
They say that Justin Bieber says the Shema, the Jewish prayer about the singularity of God, before every performance. That’s beautiful. But it would be even more so if he internalized the words. Read More
Are you going to Davos? No, probably not. But here’s a list of the media people who are. There’s always next year…. (Capital New York)
The issue of the New Yorker available online today contains staff writer Nick Paumgarten’s Davos diary which, while not the juiciest, at least offers an honest explanation of why coverage of the World Economic Forum’s annual boondoggle is always so dull:
Between today and June 22, the former Davos producer Richard Attias is hoping to sign up about 150 more executives for his New York Forum, the new 36-hour conference that I wrote about in this week’s Observer. Whether or not Mr. Attias can do that will have a lot do with the Read More
“My events have always a soul, emotion and social responsibility,” the Frenchman Richard Attias said Saturday morning, May 1, sitting on a couch in the Gramercy Park Hotel’s rooftop garden. “It’s very important. Because we cannot be superficial; it is nonsense to be superficial. You have to deliver a message.”
Mr. Attias, who used to Read More
"[W]hen the current [New Yorker] editor, David Remnick, ordered up a bunch of articles for the magazine’s formidable presidential inauguration issue, some of the reporters drove to Washington and stayed at friends’ houses. Mr. Remnick, who was among those who bunked with a friend in Washington, declined comment, beyond suggesting it was just common sense Read More
Five years from now, The New York Times is going to be an object published on newsprint—loaded onto trucks in College Point, hauled to distribution depots and stuffed into blue plastic bags. It will smudge your hands.
On Feb. 14, New York Times publisher Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr. is scheduled to address his paper’s staff Read More
Arthur Sulzberger Jr., the publisher of the New York Times, has taken some flack for sounding a bit glum about the prospects for print journalism at the World Economic Conference, held last month in Davos.
On Feb. 8, the newspaper Ha’aretz quoted Mr. Sulzberger thusly, responding to a question about whether the Read More
On Jan. 23, Arianna Huffington was in a hydrogen-powered BMW, traversing the snow-capped scenery between Munich, Germany, and Davos, Switzerland. She was bound for a dangerous blizzard of social networkers, pundits and princes.
“I believe that for as long as you and I are going be alive, there will be old media and new media,” Read More