This morning, The Observer published a column by culinary bon vivant, chef, restaurant-owner, and writer Eddie Huang on the matter of Red Rooster, the Harlem fine-dining restaurant serving the nu-soul food of culinary darling Marcus Samuelsson, whose memoir Yes, Chef comes out this week. The reaction has been—to say the least—fiery.
Now, Marcus Samuelsson himself has weighed in.
Last night, Adidas decided to pull from shelves one of their limited-edition sneakers, after a controversy accusing the company of releasing a product with racial overtones took hold of news cycles yesterday.
Henry Blodget—the pale firecrotch king of Business Insider, whose greatest moment of intimacy with Jews came when one banned him from the securities industry for life—can’t decide who hates Jews: Is it everyone, or just some people? Or maybe it’s just him?
Media and Race
We’re still a little confused about the spirit in which to take articles written in Taki’s Magazine, socialite/journalist Taki Theodoracopulos “politics and culture” website. With long, often provocative essays by everyone from Pat Buchanan to Jim Goad to Gavin McInnes, we’re not sure how seriously the ‘zine takes itself.
For instance, how tongue-in-cheek is this John Derbyshire essay, The Talk: Nonblack Version, in which the National Review journalist lays down several points on how he plans on discussing race with his children. It’s…well…bold, we guess you can say.
Here’s one benefit of New York City not being able to get their fix of MSG TV: They aren’t subject to what some perceive as the racially insensitive quality of their New York Knicks broadcasts.
The Observer has just learned that Gawker blogger Seth Abramovitch was dismissed after a post that invoked a racial slur many considered to be in generally poor taste. Gawker.com editor A.J. Daulerio has confirmed: “Yes, he was fired.”