The new model of relying on freelancers doesn’t take into account the unprecedented dangers in Syria, where journalists are very often targeted from the moment they cross the border. Read More
Not many condo boards exercise their right of first refusal, but it seems that the board of 315 West 36th Street may have taken a disliking to the potential buyer of Sebastian Junger‘s two-bedroom condo.
The board of the Hell’s Kitchen condo bought the nonfiction scribe out for just under his $1.27 million ask, according to city records, paying $1.23 million. It’s almost exactly the price he wanted, so we don’t suppose Mr. Junger minded selling to the board too much and he made a tidy profit given that he spent only $750,000 on the apartment back in 2003.
Movies about our current wars have been well-documented box office disasters (do you remember seeing Stop Loss, In the Valley of Elah, Redacted, The Kingdom, Rendition, or Home of the Brave?). The Hurt Locker may have taken home the Academy Award for Best Picture, but it still grossed less money than a summer blockbuster’s opening Read More
In January, FishbowlNY attempted to crack the complex economics of Vanity Fair‘s writer-payment system:
We don’t know how much Peter Biskind gets paid to write for Vanity Fair. Or Fran Lebowitz. Or Sebastian Junger. Or Michael Wolff. But we can guess.
Admirable guesstimates of contributors’ individual salaries followed.
Well, guess no Read More
Sebastian Junger has braved some manly challenges-from forest fires in the western U.S to war zones in Kosovo and Afghanistan and the dangerous diamond trade in Sierra Leone-in his career as an author and TV reporter. His next challenge? Interior decorating!
The 41-year-old Perfect Storm author recently purchased an apartment at 315 West 36th Street Read More
Board Tells Junger’s Half King:
Put a Lid on the Racket
Best-selling Perfect Storm author and daredevil investigative reporter Sebastian Junger has risked life and limb to get the story on atrocities in war-ravaged countries from Afghanistan to Bosnia. He has received the National Magazine Award for his 1999 reporting on the war in Read More
Wednesday, oct. 17
The anthrax cases at NBC and ABC News have raised a number
of troubling questions for news networks around the city. Amid the obvious
human concerns, there’s now a practical issue: Where do you do the news if you
can’t use the newsroom?
On Friday, Oct. 12, NBC moved its NBC Read More
Hair today? Though New York women showed no hesitancy about gleefully nuding up during the recent heat wave, it’s still 50 days till summer that hot, withering time of year that brainwashes otherwise normal, law-abiding New Yorkers into thinking there is something appealing about spending your weekends in overpriced, overcrowded, socially B-list (oops, Read More
On Dec. 7, the grim news came that Fox had canceled The Street –pardon me, The $treet . Apparently the slinky stock-market soap, the latest offering from producer Darren Star, was ranked 101st in the ratings, averaging 5,083,000 viewers per episode.
You Nielsen idiots . You were watching The West Wing . Don’t you get Read More
Wolfgang Petersen’s The Perfect Storm , from a screenplay by Bill Wittliff, based on the book by Sebastian Junger, is one of very few recent screen spectacles that can properly be described as “heroic” and even “Homeric.” An omnipotent Nature is the Nemesis here, and the special-effects gurus have performed their appointed tasks with distinction, Read More