Up & Down the Street
When David Einhorn, the poker-playing hedge fund superstar, decides to publicly take on a company whose stock he owns (or has shorted), he usually gets results. Once you establish a reputation for astute calls on Wall Street—Mr. Einhorn’s most famous being his bearish call on Lehman in the spring of 2008—the lemmings can’t help but Read More
Up & Down the Street
I’m sure you heard the big news about Apple last week.
What? The bottom fell out of the company’s stock, you say? Nearly $52 a share—almost 9 percent—to $533?
That wasn’t what I was referring to. I meant to point you instead to a report from ABC News that revealed that the number of parents Read More
Dermot Mulroney–the actor from My Best Friend’s Wedding and The New Girl who is often confused for Party Monsters and American Horror Story‘s Dylan McDermott–has taken a role in the non-Aaron Sorkin-related Steve Jobs biopic.
Is that the one with Ashton Kutcher? We’re so confused!
The American Society of Magazine Editors named New York‘s Demi Moore-referencing, pregnant after 50 photoillustration the best cover of the year. It’s certainly burned into our skull.
If they were giving out prizes for best ledes, the same issue of New York would be our top pick as well. Remember?
Shattered Ira Glass
PRI’s This American Life has retracted its most popular broadcast ever, “Mr. Daisey Goes to the Apple Factory,” because it contains “significant fabrications,” host and executive producer Ira Glass announced today. An excerpt of Mike Daisey’s one-man show The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, it has been downloaded 888,000 times and streamed another 206,000.
“Yesterday is done.”
Those are, appropriately enough, the first words you hear in the current version of Merrily We Roll Along, the long-troubled and oft-reworked musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by George Furth.
“You will surely make noise when I take you deep,” texted Representative Anthony Weiner, the great BlackBerry lover, to his virtual inamorata, Lisa Weiss, the famous dissident, aviatrix and Vegas blackjack dealer.
“Yes I will,” she texted back. “I will be sore for days.”
This past year took the world deep, and the world made noise, but unlike Ms. Weiss, it had, in its soreness, no luxury of bed rest.
Person of the year
This afternoon, Time magazine held its annual lunch and panel for it’s prestigious person of the year issue. We went in with our money on Occupy Wall Street, but most of our other journo diners seemed to take it as a given that the honor would be bestowed on Steve Jobs.
It was an impressive panel led by Time‘s Rich Stengel: NBC’s Brian Williams, Anita Hill, Jesse Eisenberg, Mario Batali, Seth Meyers, and Grover Norquist, president of the advocacy group Americans for Tax Reform.
Now A Major Motion Picture
Sony Pictures has acquired the rights to Walter Isaacson’s forthcoming biography of Steve Jobs. Titled Steve Jobs, Simon & Schuster has already moved the publication date for the book to October 24 from November 12. Sony Pictures has adapted other business books to the screen, including Moneyball and The Social Network. [Deadline Hollywood]
Tales of Retail
It is a POPS done right.
The Apple Cube on Fifth Avenue managed to transform a windswept plaza at one of the busiest intersections in Manhattan into a destination known the world over—one that became a shrine to its creator when Steve Jobs passed away earlier this week. The Journal‘s Eliot Brown (an Observer alum!) talked with reclusive developer Harry Macklowe about how the cube came to be. Like all things Apple, it wasn’t his idea but Jobs’.