The Year Observed
The Year Observed
Of course, there are the obvious winners: Notably, Bill de Blasio, who crushed Republican Joe Lhota in an historic landslide after 20 years of Republican (or at least non-Democratic) rule.
But less glaring is the wide range of supporting players, interest groups and even grassroots activists poised to share in the spoils of the new administration, elbowing out those who backed losing candidates.
2012 in review
The time is upon us for that most hoary of all media rituals—the year-end list. But this time, the hateful annual chore is a little less distasteful. December 2013 marks not just the end of a year. It’s the end of an era. Read More
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!
WE *HEART* NY?
– 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
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.
THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING
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
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).