Literature by Numbers
As if just reading Sarah Palin’s new book America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag wasn’t painful enough, Salon’s Justin Elliott has tallied up every time The Thrilla From Wasilla mentioned certain names, words, or phrases. For those not planning to pick up a copy of the book – it’s nothing more Read More
Joan Walsh is stepping down as editor in chief of Salon.com. Ostensibly, Walsh is leaving the highbrow news and culture site to work on a book, but with all of the red ink in the company’s SEC filings, it looks like she might also be escaping a sinking ship.
Walsh will Read More
Well, we told you earlier today about the sudden activity in the New York job market, and here’s yet another move: Alex Pareene is leaving Gawker and joining Salon.
Mr. Pareene, 24, will be a blogger for Salon’s War Room blog. He was hired by former Observer staffer and current Salon political guy, Steve Kornacki. Read More
Salon’s new Food vertical takes its place alongside such categories as “News” and “Life” today.
In his introductory post, Francis Lam writes that the section will offer “food coverage for curious people, for people who care about people, for people who are passionate about finding new ways to look at the world, whether Read More
- Christmas Is Canceled!: "In this chilly economic climate, some companies are dumping holiday fetes—but others are still partying like it’s 2007," by Elizabeth Gallagher, Page Six Magazine.
- Gender Bender: "More women are drinking, and the women who drink are drinking more, in some cases matching their male peers. This is the Read More
"[W]hen you see those transcripts, it’s like out of an Oliver Stone movie. It’s like somebody wrote this guy into the plot of a movie…"—Dan Barrett, quoted by Bob Seidenberg, The Evanston Review.
"I have never even seen or heard anything like this. I don’t even know if a Hollywood movie producer could come Read More
Before the collapse of the economy and the loss of thousands of jobs in New York, there was a time when a lone, well-dressed but overdrawn young woman captivated the world with her plucky tale of credit card debt and savvy Internet self-marketing. We’re referring, of course, to savekaryn.com, the Web site launched in Read More
Today, Salon‘s Rebecca Traister has a terrific essay analyzing the success of CBS’s Katie Couric, CNN’s Campbell Brown, and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow during this year’s presidential campaign.
From the piece:
While pondering the meaning of this year’s 18 million cracks in the White House ceiling, we might easily have missed the shower Read More
Two things curious about Dwight Garner’s new gig as daily book critic at The New York Times: One is that he had some not very nice things to say about his new colleagues back in 1996 when he worked at Salon, and two is his 1998 profile of Michiko Kakutani, where he Read More
Today on Salon, Rebecca Traister looks at how daytime television—particularly The View, Ellen, and The Rachael Ray Show—is impacting the election.
Writes Ms. Traister:
Credit Sarah Palin, or Hillary Clinton, or unprecedented excitement over the historic candidacy of Barack Obama and appreciation for his exceptionally appealing wife. Maybe it’s the panic about the financial Read More