“Unlike most Web-based journalists who cover Hollywood, Finke is not a film buff. Her favorite movies include ‘Legally Blonde.’” –Tad Friend’s New Yorker profile of Nikki Finke, 2009
“We all need a little more Penny right now.” –Nikki Finke on Penny Marshall, 2011
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On the evening of Tuesday, June 23, women costumed in Lilly Pulitzer coral and men in pink button-down shirts gathered at Elaine’s to celebrate New Yorker writer Tad Friend’s memoir-cum-WASP history, Cheerful Money: Me, My Family, and the Last Days of WASP Splendor, which will be published by Little, Brown in September.
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In this week’s New Yorker, Tad Friend (we’ll read anything by him since that awesome 2003 article Jumpers about suicides off the Golden Gate Bridge) has written a totally bananas and utterly fascinating article about movie marketing, focusing particularly on Tim Palen, who is really good at it as co-president of Lionsgate’s theatrical Read More
For many years, The New York Times has been pummeled by conservatives. But two weeks into the war in Iraq, the Post has gone frontal, trying to tug The Times off its pedestal of objectivity and claiming that the paper of record is, in its own way, as ideological as the pro-war Murdoch tabloid.
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