off the record
On a rainy Monday, Marie Claire threw a luncheon at Marea, the chic Columbus Circle seafood spot, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Equal Pay Act. And how better to acknowledge the state of working women (we hear they are leaning in of late) than by eating lobster salad and listening to highly accomplished women recount their early successes?
Speaking at the lunch were Tory Burch, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Sarah Jessica Parker and Katie Couric—who were featured in a spread in this month’s magazine along with Serena Williams, who was expected to attend but was stuck in Paris doing publicity after winning the French Open.
Anne Fulenwider, who returned to Marie Claire to replace Joanna Coles as editor in chief last September, played emcee for the afternoon.
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New York’s schools received a pat on the head from Education Secretary Arne Duncan Tuesday, who talked about the state’s school system at a Washington event organized by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.
Duncan praised New York’s recent expansion of its charter school system, and said the state could be on Read More
Spring is (unofficially) here! Get outside!
O.K., fine. Then join us for a look back at some of the week’s more notable developments. To wit: A new taste for raciness at Granta, “neck-snapping” changes at The Times, some vaguely unsettling news about Facebook, and, of course, an item or two about Governor Paterson’s Read More
There are as yet no projected winners in the five most closely-watched House races in New York.
Democrats Mike Arcuri in the 24th District and Kristen Gillibrand in the 20th have jumped out to narrow early leads. Both seats have been eyed lustily by national Democrats as part of their effort to wrest Read More