Remember how James Franco just debuted his latest art exhibit, “Gay Town” in Berlin last week? You know. The one with that angry picture of Spider-Man. We did a whole post on it, go read it.
Apparently we weren’t the only ones to take notice of Franco’s latest “art” project, as evidenced by Peter Aspden’s overly adverb-laced interview with the actor in this weekend’s Financial Times. Franco says things “chummily,” and “out-zonks” Aspden “instantly.” There’s a whole paragraph devoted to his smile. But even the puffiest puff piece can’t save Franco from himself, like when pressed to explain his insane Spider-Man picture:
That means you, Greece.
Michael Tory, former head of U.K. investment banking at Lehman Brothers, just published an op-ed in the Financial Times suggesting that what European policymakers need most right now is not to pull the region’s tenuous economy back from the ledge but to get down on their knees and take a good Read More
Lease of the Week
When Kim Guadagno heard that the media and publishing giant Pearson was relocating from its longtime headquarters in Upper Saddle River, N.J., the first thing she recalled was a promise she had made.
Ms. Guadagno, New Jersey’s lieutenant governor and secretary of state, had been walking months earlier with Dawn Zimmer, the mayor of Hoboken, along that city’s waterfront.
Not included in Pearson’s announcement last week to relocate from its headquarters in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, was news of an expansion the firm has secured at 330 Hudson Street in Manhattan, The Commercial Observer has learned.
OTHER PINK NEWSPAPERS
Here’s a fantastically odd way to interact with your readers: Invite them for an “informal” and “off the record” “tea”, wherein, they use said readers as a focus group for their product!
From the Paper
To hear Martin Clarke tell it, The Daily Mail accrued its online readership in America nearly by accident. Lining a landing page with paparazzi shots headlined with expressions of awe and outrage, making the bikini a newsworthy event—that was not transatlantic outreach, just British custom. “Originally we focused ruthlessly on our British audience because that Read More
In the house
The best part of the day comes around 2:00 or so in the afternoon, when our Twitter feed is temporarily dominated by tweets from @michaelsnewyork. Michael’s, the bastion of the media/politics/finance power lunch, has made a successful and entertaining leap into the world of social media with its Twitter account, which will report Read More
Last week, I wrote about the DealBook franchise at The New York Times, which in nine years has expanded from a simple morning email newsletter to an entire arm of the newspaper’s business section. That growth comes in a certain context: for decades The Wall Street Journal has dominated American business coverage, but ever Read More
After two years at the Financial Times, media reporter Ken Li is returning to Reuters as the editor-in-charge of technology, media and telecommunications coverage, according to a release. (We have never heard this title before, but we assume editor-at-large and editor-in-chief had a baby, and Reuters adopted it.)
Mr. Li has a few Read More