Daniel Laikin, the former chief executive of comedy movie maker and ugly website proprietor National Lampoon, has been sentenced to just under four years in prison for conspiring to pump up his company’s stock price, Bloomberg reports.
Despite his upcoming trip to the clink, Bloomberg says the 48-year-old Laikin is still sitting on Read More
“I happily remembered my wayward youth when I saw a hilarious National Lampoon cover from 1973. Unabashedly un-PC, it showed an adorable dog with a pistol pressed against its right ear. The caption said: If you don’t buy this magazine, we’ll kill this dog.”
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“I’m an individual with a family and with friends, and my father is an individual with a publishing house, an agent and P.R. people. It’s invariable with that scenario the person with the bigger machine will win out in some way. But that’s something I knew when I took this on.” Jessica Hendra was on Read More
Recently, staffers on The New York Times culture desk received an e-mail from their new editor, Steve Erlanger. As a “kind of a New Year’s Gift,” Mr. Erlanger sent along a piece by Jane Kramer from the Aug. 19, 2002, New Yorker entitled: “The Reporter’s Kitchen: A Recipe for Writing.”
“It may strike some of Read More