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Update: After speaking to Ms. Penny, she told The New York Observer she was shoved by the police, but not a victim of police brutality. And although the retweets have disappeared from her timeline, Ms. Penny said they were not deleted by herself.
You guys remember Laurie Penny? She’s the world’s luckiest woman: not only did she miss getting ht by a car, but she missed getting hit by a car by Ryan Gosling! As a writer and a feminist and a gentlewomen, the British journo was a tad ungrateful to Mr. Gosling for being famous enough that the media picked up her story and cast her as “the ditzy damsel in distress.”
Well she might not be ditzy, but Ms. Penny is certainly in distress…She’s been writing from the Chicago NATO protests, where she claims to be the victim of police brutality.
Just days after quitting her job as a book publicist at Vintage and Anchor, Sloane Crosley has taken on another gig. This time, however, the New York writer will have find out whether her humour appeals to the Brits.
GalleyCat reports from a statement that Crosley will have the honour of writing Read More
On the evening of Sunday, Feb. 28, about 60 people gathered at the Soho home of high-end-art adviser Thea Westreich to take in a live performance by the avant-garde cellist and composer Alex Waterman. Most of those present were supporters of Mr. Waterman who had purchased $550 limited-edition boxed sets of his latest work, and Read More
This week, England’s Independent gave over the cover of its weekend magazine to an article about the U.K. edition of Brooklyn’s Vice magazine. (We learned of the story from the magazine’s blog, which helpfully points out how trite the headline attached to the story is.)
Here’s how U.K. editor Andy Capper Read More
The 2008 presidential election here in the United States is very important to the French. How important? “Too important," said Douglas Herbert, business editor with the TV news station France 24, "to be left to the American electorate to decide.”
In this, France is not alone. Across Europe, journalists and editors interviewed by The Observer Read More