Douglas Belkin, a Wall Street Journal reporter covering the Ron Blagojevich trial in Chicago, was arrested on the job this morning. Based on a report on the Chicago Sun-Times media wire, it seems like Mr. Belkin was trying to interview one of the attorneys and then “put his hands on” Read More
There’s a pattern in New York, particularly during the Bloomberg administration, for those who oppose large-scale development; it goes something like this:
1) City presents plan for big development/rezoning.
2) Angry neighbors mount grass-roots campaign against it; lobby local council member to vote against plan.
3) Local council member negotiates a compromise and declares a Read More
Trials of NBC
In the criminal justice system, whenever two cops discover a dead body they are obligated to make sardonic statements pertaining to the victim. These are their comments.
“What a shame. A perfectly good franchise flagship, cut down in its prime.”
“Yeah well I think it’s fair to say that this ship has Read More
It’s official: NBC has canceled the original Law & Order. The series has used New York City as the backdrop for its rapes, murders and various assorted larcenies for the past 20 years, and will air its last episode on Monday, May 24.
For a while it looked as though executive producer Read More
New occupants for the Dia Art Foundation’s old building in Chelsea. [
Obama hangs out downtown. [NYT]
NPR investigation shows gulf oil spill to be at least 10 times larger than previously believed. [NPR]
Union Square bomb scare interrupts Buzzcocks show. [NYDN] Read More
We stopped watching the new 90210 after we tried to make it through the first episode and found even we (who happen to have a pretty high threshold for terrible television) couldn’t stomach the god-awfulness of it all. But! Apparently Dylan McKay, that wrinkly-headed dreaminess that was Luke Perry back in the day, is a Read More
Dick Wolf, Law & Order creator and producer, and godfather to New York City actors, is creating a new show for NBC.
His subject matter will be familiar territory, according to Variety. The one-hour show, called Lost and Found (what, no ampersand?), will revolve around "an unconventional female detective who identifies anonymous Read More
The Tribeca Film Institute has announced the lineup for its fifth Tribeca All Access program, which spotlights filmmakers from "traditionally underrepresented communities." The lineup marks TAA’s largest showing ever: 37 narrative and documentary projects—the directors and screenwriters of which will get the chance to market to industry executives during the upcoming Tribeca Read More
NBC is suing Law & Order creator Dick Wolf over a contract provision that would give him executive producer fees if any version of his hit crime series were to be cancelled, Variety reports. According to the complaint, a 2004 agreement between the parties contained a 48-episode guarantee. NBC contends that the Read More
Back when he was still a member of the Law and Order cast, the promise of Fred Thompson as a presidential campaign seemed breathtaking in its scope: A confident and telegenic communicator who would jolt the moribund Republican base to life, dethrone Rudy Giuliani as the front-runner, marginalize Mitt Romney, knock John McCain out of Read More