In 1995, Jewel had a best-selling album, Pieces of You, which sold 12 million copies. Before releasing another CD, she published a book of poems, A Night Without Armor, which sold over a million copies. Why didn’t this become a trend? Why don’t more celebrities publish poetry? Even Bob Dylan has written only books Read More
Can’t believe author photo for new book taken before new haircut. Pub company never gonna spring for new one … : (
2:45 PM March 12 from TwitterFon
Wonder if I’ll even be recognized on The Today Show tomorrow morning. Eek!
3:15 PM March 12th from TwitterFon
@[redacted] Aw you’re so sweet!!
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The year of my birth, 1985, saw the release of Back to the Future, wherein Michael J. Fox in acid-washed jeans returns to 1955 and lumbers through sleepy kitchens where the only gadgets are blenders and radios.
Could I exist in the year of my birth?
I Read More
Living in exile on Roosevelt Island with my fiancée and kitty for the past two years, I’m feeling awkward, fat as a house, not up for human interaction, but it’s a nice day to walk Manhattan’s East Side, landscape of my bittersweet youth. I’ve been smoking White Widow in effort to wean myself off whiskey. Read More
Since spending money is now considered the patriotic duty of those who are still employed, I hoofed it over to the Barneys Warehouse Sale the other day, confident in my ability to find, perhaps, a pair of Marc Jacobs flats that I could wear in the same way that politicians don flag lapel pins.
It’s there every time I look out my bedroom window on Roosevelt Island: Manhattan. Maybe 250 yards away. May as well be in France. The F.D.R. is a stone’s throw away but you have to hold your breath to hear it.
I moved to Manhattan when I was 9. I’ve lived on Spring Street, Read More
Tim Mahoney, the chief executive officer of BIDS Trading, wears cuff links shaped like frogs with crowns. A friend gave them to him when Mr. Mahoney launched his business, with the message that at the heart of every ugly start-up is a prince.
Mr. Mahoney’s company is what Wall Street types know as a Read More
A few years ago, I was dating a 28-year-old painter and musician who didn’t have a job during the year and change we were dating; his mother paid his rent, paid for his car, gave him spending money and (unwittingly?) paid for his weed. What did he want to do with his life besides paint, Read More
I spoke to Alex Mawbrey, a professor at Queensborough Community College, whose radical theories of journalism are found on his blog, http://www.mediabrainstorm.com.
Sparrow: What is the future of journalism?
Professor Mawbrey: In a word, volunteerism. Throughout the United States are choirs and choruses, some of them first-rate. Virtually none of Read More
Each week, one of us is lucky to have the opportunity to call up big New York City magazine and newspaper editors and shoot the breeze. Remnick! Graydon! Keller! What a job! But whenever he brags to friends about it, it never really goes over well. They either don’t know or don’t care.
This Read More