On Wednesday night, Joe Scarborough stood in the back room at Michael’s restaurant, and publicly thanked his wife, Susan, who stood a few feet away, for inspiring the evolution of his political punditry at MSNBC.
“The first couple of weeks I was on MSNBC, every night I would come home Read More
In early 1981, shortly before Rupert Murdoch completed his purchase of London’s prominent money-loser, The Times (and its profitab le Sunday Times), there was panic in the newsroom.
The budding media mogul jotted something down on the proof of an editorial about the impending purchase, written by Sunday Times editor Harry Evans: In a Read More
My old colleague Greg Sargent says that Tina Brown and Harold Evans will be (re)introducing Al Gore to a bunch of fancy-pants media types at a private dinner party at their place next Wednesday.
The idea of the dinner, Greg quotes one source as saying, is to showcase Gore to these opinion makers Read More
Rupert Murdoch, beware: Sir Harold Evans, forced out by Murdoch as editor of the Times of London 23 years ago, is back in the daily newspapering game–sitting in this week to edit The New York Sun.
Evans signed on as a consulting editor Dec. 5 to lend his editorial acumen while Sun editor-in-chief Seth Read More
Does anyone remember when the subways were able to run even in the event of rain? Could it possibly be, like the Jake Gyllenhaal movie warned us, that the weather is getting worse, or are we just remembering the past through rose-tinted goggles, like when a latte cost less than $4, we Read More
Actress Elaine Stritch called from her house on the Upper East Side to tell The Transom about her friend and one-time crush, Marlon Brando, who died of lung failure on July 1. She attended the Dramatic Workshop at the New School with Brando in the 40′s, after she declined an invitation to study under Lee Read More
Harold Evans and Tina Brown are, famously, editors. Down low on bookshelves of their dining room rest an impressive array of leather-bound volumes of years’ worth of magazines edited. Beside these millions of yesterday’s words, some superior members of the media profit centers and others from the lower word-providing classes were served lunch last week. Read More
“Brits are the new blondes!” said British socialite and business entrepreneur Euan Rellie, flitting from huddle to huddle at Soho House in the meatpacking district. Mr. Rellie may have been being wishful, but his team was out in full force for Toby Young’s new one-man play, based on his memoir, How to Lose Friends and Read More
So just what’s Harold Evans doing now that he’s no longer going to be editorial director of Mortimer Zuckerman’s Daily News and U.S. News & World Report ? That’s what he and Mr. Zuckerman were talking about in Mr. Zuckerman’s office on Oct. 25. “No. 1, I’ve got a contract for two books,” said Mr. Read More
Christopher Hitchens is mad again. This time he’s chosen another old friend to pick on: The Nation , the left-wing magazine of opinion and commentary for which he has penned the biweekly Minority Report column since 1982. Mr. Hitchens’ beef is that his feelings were hurt by the magazine’s distinct and derisive nonsupport of his Read More