Wow, it’s like being back in 2008 again. Or at least back in 2012, watching that scene from Game Change when Julianne Moore does an impression of Sarah Palin watching Tina Fey also do an impression of Sarah Palin.
The New York Times opinion writer Virginia Heffernan has taken a newsroom buyout, Politico reports. She’s headed to Yahoo News, where she will write a weekly column about the intersection of technology and politics in the 2012 election and host a video interview series.
“I want to talk to tech people, and new Read More
The Wee Hours
Neptune would have felt right at home at the Riverkeeper’s Fisherman’s Ball at Chelsea Piers-the bar was decorated with giant metal fish and fishermen’s caps, the tables were bedecked with fish-printed needlepoint tablecloth, the windows overlooked the foggy Hudson. It was reminiscent of a down-market Maine rental cabin. Naturally, they served sushi. (Were we at Read More
There were pills on the tables. Small ovals, pale yellow and encased in miniature plastic ziplock bags, were strewn everywhere—on the bars, the banquettes, the orbiting trays. Some had been kicked to the floor. Discarded baggies, reaped of their goods, lay useless by the dozen. This was not an uncommon sight. It was late at Read More
On Saturday, Aug. 8, East Hampton’s Main Street was packed with people making their way to the Fifth Annual Authors Night at the East Hampton Library. So long was the line of parked cars that one of the presenting authors, Allen Planz, an elderly poet and charter captain, sprawled himself out on the sidewalk, shoe Read More
Monday: Inside the Actor’s Studio
Like most everyone else, we’re iffy on James Lipton, who hosts Inside the Actor’s Studio. Or maybe we’re just jealous, because he has the best job in the world. Either way, we’ll be recording tonight when he talks to comedian Dave Chappelle for the show’s 200th episode. Or rather, Read More
Irina Aleksander is sad to report that the parents of charmingly kooky socialite Arden Wohl have separated, and dad Larry has been spotted around town with a woman who is not his wife Denise.
Ms. Aleksander also stopped by Barneys on Monday evening for a book party celebrating Graydon Carter’s new tome, Read More
The new warmhearted comedy Ghost Town, starring Ricky Gervais and Téa Leoni, has all kinds of comforting messages about life and death. Turns out if you get hit by a bus but still have unfinished business on Earth, you get to resolve all your issues with loved ones before a beam of light appears and Read More
Oscar Sunday found me standing outside Balducci’s with a little river of drool coursing from the left corner of my mouth. I watched through the window, mesmerized, at a rapidly diminishing pile of Academy Awards cookies–star-shaped goodies with gold icing, $20 per pound. I was not, however, salivating with the anticipation of a gourmand. I Read More
Wednesday, Jan. 20
Tonight, on American Justice , a documentary of Larry Flynt made before he decided to go after the Republicans. The documentary, which was completed in November 1998, only touches on Mr. Flynt’s lust to bring down Republicans. The real focus is about him allegedly selling porn illegally to minors. [A&E, 14, 9 Read More