Senator Robert Menendez, who now heads the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, has reached out to Caroline Kennedy to gauge her interest in filling the empty seat Hillary Clinton will leave when she joins the Obama administration as secretary of state, according to one Democrat familiar with the negotiations.
According to the source, Menendez and Kennedy Read More
For all David Paterson’s considerable charm and wit, his managerial style has been described by Democratic insiders as "jazz government." He is not into discipline. He’s no good at firing people. His greatest political talent seems to be being in the right place at the right time.
But always walking one step behind Paterson now Read More
In an effort to discover just how much fashion has changed over the last decade, we stumbled across this Charlie Rose interview with Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. It was conducted in September of 1995, which gives it a kind of fascinating edge. Ms. Wintour also comes across as rather endearing, which is sort of Read More
It was the summer of 1999, a few days after John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette and her sister died in the plane crash off Martha’s Vineyard, and I was going to lunch with my editor in Tribeca. On the way to the restaurant, we passed the entry to the loft building where Read More
It was the summer of 1999, a few days after John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette and her sister died in the plane crash off Martha’s Vineyard, and I was going to lunch with my editor in Tribeca. On the way to the restaurant, we passed the entry to the loft building Read More
In Praise of Nepotism: A Natural History , by Adam Bellow. Doubleday, 565 pages, $30.
There’s no inheriting a writing gene. When parent and child both write brilliantly it’s a fluke, or else we’d be overrun by Martin Amis types. (Maybe there is a master plan, after all.) Instead of literary dynasties, we get a Read More
I was sorry when I learned that Michael’s, the well-known children’s hair-cutting salon at Madison Avenue and 90th Street, went out of business recently. But not that sorry. Michael’s was famous for cutting the hair of generations of preppies, allegedly including John F. Kennedy Jr. I say allegedly because I never saw him there. And, Read More
Jack Merrill is a good actor and a very good manager of
voguish theater companies, but what he’s really good at is positioning himself.
In his two decades in Manhattan,
Mr. Merrill has perfected the Art of Proximity. He’s one of
those people who’s always in the luminous orbit of one rich or famous
person Read More
George to Gibson: You’re Mel-velous
They make paper shredders for things like this.
In a letter dated November 8, 1999, and addressed to actor Mel Gibson, care of his Rogers & Cowan publicist, Alan Neirob, George magazine’s senior editor and resident celebrity wrangler Jeffrey Podolsky opened up a big can of kiss-ass to lock Read More
Rich Blow looked a little jumpy. It was pouring outside, and the former executive editor of George magazine had dragged his cappuccino, bagel, and New York Post to the most remote corner of the basement of Xando, the coffee bar at 76th and Broadway. Wincing at the New Age jazz that was toodling from a Read More