2012 in review
This has been a big year for the young Hollywood crowd! Channing Tatum made the cover of People‘s Sexiest Man Alive, Taylor Swift dated both a Kennedy and a New Direction, and Lena Dunham did everything else. But now that the year is coming to an end, it’s time we hand out the awards like “Best Smile” and “Most Likely to Become President” (both go to Ryan Gosling). Give a hand for your 2012 Class of Celebrity Superlatives!
– Are These Dogs Dressed Too Slutty?
– Slideshow: People Who Don’t Wear Costumes on Halloween Because They Are Adults
– Friend or Furry? Five Ways to Tell If Your Buddy Wears That Dolphin Costume Year-Round
WE *HEART* NY?
THE REASON YOU DIDN’T SEE a new issue of New York magazine on newsstands this week? The double-issue that is their much-beloved yearly Reasons to Love New York feature will sit on newsstands until next Monday, when their final issue of the year emerges.
Yet, we couldn’t help noticing that this year’s iteration of the feature—in its seventh year, which started in 2005—felt a little light. After all, there were only (by their count) 42 Reasons to Love New York in 2011. Are we wrong?
List season is so much fun! Publishers Weekly gave their nominations yesterday. Today it’s Amazon, with Chad Harbach’s The Art of Fielding in first place, Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 in second and Karl Marlante’s non-fiction book What is it Like to Go to War in third.
Looking to spend a gratuitous amount of money at one place this weekend? Bundle assembled a list of the nation’s most expensive clubs and, naturally, many are in New York and the Hamptons.
Topping the list is SL East, the glitzy Southampton destination made so guys with fat wallets can look desperately for Read More
THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING
By now you’ve likely taped your windows and sifted through plenty of awful advice on how to survive the oncoming windy-wet onslaught headed straight towards New York City (as it already begins to fail to live up to the hype). Yet, one must look on the bright side of things: there is a silver lining to every Obese Death Rain Cloud, and we believe we’ve done a decent job of finding it. If you have any better ideas, throw them in the comments: We’d love to see your sunniest hurricane dispositions.
As the fallout from last week’s reveal of our Media Power Bachelor and Bachelorette lists continues to unfold—and then some—we took note of one of the more famous names to publicly acknowledge having made our list, the openly gay and supposedly taken CNN anchor Don Lemon. In a column penned for CNN’s website today, Mr. Lemon clears up any misconceptions one might have about his marital status (or his inclusion on the list).
A brief note of housekeeping: After the rousing successes that were The Observer‘s 2011 Media Power Bachelor and Power Bachelorette lists, requests for (A) a mixer of both lists and (B) an omissions list are still flooding in. Make of this what you will, because we did.
What goes into making a list of media bachelors? The proprietary formula is of course proprietary, but a few of the key elements are pretty transparent.
First and foremost, Power Bachelors should be desirable, be it by physical appearance, byline, or pure and unfiltered cachet.
Beyond which, they must be available: this doesn’t necessarily mean they’re completely single, Read More
Pride and Prejudice
So we already know that the most powerful (business)woman in the city, Mary Ann Tighe, works in real estate. What about the city’s most powerful homosexuals, both female and male? That was the subject of the latest issue of The Observer, “New York’s New Power Gays,” and a good many of those on the list work in our beloved industry, including, arguably, our city’s No. 1 gay, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.