“It’s terribly … terrific,” said Pop Art icon James Rosenquist when asked how he was enjoying the party celebrating his new memoir, Painting Below Zero. “What do you think?”
The event was rather Factory-like, also held on Monday, Nov. 16, at the private Chelsea residence of Bad Boys II actress Alhia Chacoff Read More
Susan Gutfreund was a bit tired when she welcomed guests into her home for a luncheon to celebrate the new Broadway production of West Side Story last week.
She had just returned to New York from her travels in London and Venice. But, Ms. Gutfreund–a woman for whom a trim on a table cloth, or Read More
Guests gathered at the home of Susan Gutfreund at 834 Fifth Avenue yesterday afternoon for a luncheon celebrating the revival of West Side Story, which opened in March at the Palace Theater, seemed to be endlessly fascinated with a 21-year-old Argentinean actress by the name of Josefina (pronounced, Zho-sefina) Scaglione.
Ms. Scaglione is svelte, pretty Read More
Last week, Media Mob wondered whether Simon & Schuster Inc. would be taken to task for allowing Threshold Editions, its conservative imprint, to publish The Obama Nation, Jerome Corsi’s bestselling hit job on the presumptive Democratic nominee.
In the front of this week’s New Yorker, Hendrik Hertzberg does exactly that. Read More
As any comedian—or anyone who’s ever been asked to give a wedding speech—knows, if you have to tell the audience you’re joking, you’re not funny. At all. But in the Post-Barry Blitt-New Yorker-Cover world ("7/21, Never Forget"), every joke suddenly requires a rim-shot and a "waka-waka" lest someone, somewhere get offended Read More
On his New Yorker blog (which you should be reading if you don’t already), Hendrik Hertzberg has a fun reminiscence of his old Carter administration colleague Chris Matthews. “When I first met him, thirty or so years ago, his hair was a different color, he was skinnier, and his neckties were more random, Read More
A wide-ranging list of political figures met with Eliot Spitzer at a closed-door luncheon on Lexington Avenue, organized by the Brennan Center, to discuss his efforts to overhaul the state’s campaign finance laws.
It‘s something Spitzer has been advocating since he unilaterally disarmed by agreeing to a self-imposed contribution limit of $10,000, far Read More
David Mamet’s The Spanish Prisoner has been described by the writer-director himself as “a light thriller-almost a romantic thriller. And a little Hitchcockian.” The operative words are “almost” and “little.” Indeed, I don’t think there’s a romantic bone in Mr. Mamet’s body, and he bears very, very little resemblance either thematically or stylistically to Master Read More