In January, Newsweek style writer Robin Givhan published a thoughtful essay about the influence of fashion’s foot-in-mouth Renaissance man Karl Lagerfeld.
“Karl Lagerfeld is overrated,” it began. “Such a statement rings like heresy within a fashion universe where the highly acclaimed designer struts upon his lofty stage as the creative director of Chanel—but it’s true.”
It rang like heresy to Mr. Lagerfeld, anyway. He’s been punishing Newsweek boss Tina Brown for it ever since.
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The MTA is going beyond the call (literally as phone calls and angry messages are filling up their inboxes) of duty to ensure that residents on the Upper East Side are getting a good night’s sleep.
After repeated complaints that residents are being kept awake at night by construction at the future 72nd Street subway station, the MTA will begin offering nighttime visits to apartments around the area. Engineers from the agency will start their visits starting around 10 p.m. in order to hear the noise and feel the pain that residents are going through while construction continues on the Second Avenue subway line.
When The New York Times Metro section reorganized earlier this year—one staffer described it as "retrenchment"—and killed off the regional bureaus in favor of more city-centric beats, one senior newsroom source told The Observer that there was an idea for a sex beat for Metro.
In a Q&A on nytimes.com today, Joe Read More
Neal Ungerleider of FishBowlNY is reporting that the New York Times "has made an offer to buy" the New York and Boston editions of the free daily Metro. Catherine Mathis, spokeswoman for the Times, said she couldn’t comment to Mr. Ungerleider because of company policy.
Metro has been going through all sorts of Read More