CNN morning-show anchor Bill Hemmer still doesn’t know—or hasn’t said—what his
next gig will be. Since mid-May, he’s been in “negotiations” with other
networks. (He’s said to be a dark-horse candidate for the CBS Evening News.)
there are more pressing matters before the coltish anchor—like the summer of
Cheri Dorr had been renting in Chelsea for more than a decade when, eight years ago, she finally was able to purchase the dream apartment for young, single professional women in New York City: a studio apartment in the upper stories of the storied London Terrace.
Now she has filed a multimillion-dollar civil suit against Read More
Flight Maps: Adventures With Nature in Modern America , by Jennifer Price. Basic Books, 325 pages, $24.
You’re still hovering, uncommitted, unsure whether to dive into Flight Maps or toss it aside, when Jennifer Price nets you with a marvelous anecdote. She’s writing about a late-19th-century fashion craze, and mentions an ornithologist named Frank Read More
Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster , by Mike Davis. Metropolitan Books, 466 pages, $27.50.
Maybe critics are more prone to Schadenfreude than other people, and my gleeful reaction to Mike Davis’ litany of Los Angeles disaster is a professional deformation: The reviewer in me applauds when God pans Hollywood hedonism. Read More