In honor of Salon’s new women’s blog, The Broadsheet, The Transom is pleased to present excerpts from the New York Observer’s men-only blog, The Cockpit.
You Know What’s Awesome?
Cowboy movies! Dude, why don’t they make cowboy movies hardly anymore? John Wayne is like really old or something, I guess. Or dead? Read More
In honor of Salon’s new women-only blog, The Broadsheet, where the ladies of Salon are speed-posting Rita Dove poems, meditations about Kotex advertisements, and a shocking new theory that the White House’s smear of Joseph Wilson was intended to be emasculating, the New York Observer was also thinking of getting its very own Read More
Presented as an irregular public service by the Transom: a discussion with the New York Observer’s Off The Record columnist Tom Scocca regarding the Thursday Styles section of the New York Times.
Just a little snippet of last night’s CNN transcript, in which the New York Observer’s features editor Alexandra Jacobs, who was aboard Jet Blue last night for an emergency landing, apologizes to Anderson Cooper for watching a rival network on-board and proves that a critic is still a critic in an airplane malfunction.
JACOBS: We Read More
To the Editor:
In my few years in publishing, I’ve observed that it may be more agreeable—and much, much safer—to be the reader of, not the object of, a New York Observer article. A phone message from an Observer writer is so not a good turn of fortune.
In the event, however, Tom Scocca’s writing Read More
Some of the New York Observer office has returned from vacation, although Tom Scocca, our Off The Record columnist, remains abroad. Yet even across the oceans, it seems, the New York Times spreads its Thursday Styles section magic. As a public service, The Transom ventured via IM across time zones to check in with Mr. Read More
An hideously horribly overly long edition of Thursday Styles with Tom Scocca, a weekly recording of an IM conversation with Tom Scocca, the New York Observer’s Off the Record columnist. Brought to you as a public service by your trusty Transom editor.
MediaTom: Well, have you read your Thursday Styles yet?
TheTransom: You know, Read More
Back on an otherwise quiet day in the otherwise quiet 1990’s, Candace
Bushnell’s Sex and the City column debuted in The New York Observer. Here, a column from June 24, 1996, in which readers first met James
and Winnie Dieke. Ms. Bushnell’s next novel, Lipstick Jungle, will be published by Hyperion in September. Read More
The days when the New York Observer’s Joe Hagan owned the Gore-TV story are past, sadly, and so are all illusions that the former Vice President is going to create a liberal version of Fox. It’s more, it seems, that he wants to be a liberal Bob Vila.
That’s what we gather from Read More
…with our suggestion in this week’s Observer that the “Stop Hillary” movement amounts to much, much less than meets the eye.
“According to the New York Observer last week, these sites aren’t getting much traffic—yet. But they will,” the Clinton chronicler writes in Time.
Then Klein comes out as a member of Read More