Hey, Joe and Mika, make some room for Sam Tanenhaus.
According to an internal New York Times announcement, the paper’s Book Review and Week in Review editor will be appearing every Friday at 7:45 a.m. on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to preview that week’s Book Review and Week in Review sections. According Read More
Rich Lowry, editor of The National Review, has responded to Christopher Buckley’s announcement on Tina Brown and Barry Diller’s Daily Beast that he was "fired," as the story’s URL shows, or "sacked," as its headline read until it was recently changed to "Buckley Bows Out of National Review." (Buzz moves fast, and as Read More
This week, Esquire.com posted the magazine’s most recent "What I’ve Learned" interview with Gore Vidal.
While Mr. Vidal’s interview was as erudite and prickly as the great man himself (samples: "’You got to meet everyone—Jackie Kennedy, William Burroughs.’ People always put that sentence the wrong way around. I mean, why not put it Read More
William F. Buckley Jr., author of dozens of books and founder of National Review, died this morning at his home in Stamford, Connecticut, according to The New York Times. He had been suffering from emphysema and diabetes. His son told the The Times that he was found at his desk in his study.
Remembering Jane Jacobs
Jane Jacobs passed away on April 25 in Toronto, at the age of 89—and her legacy as a writer and activist will be felt in New York enduringly. From her seminal 1961 work, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, to her legendary battles with developer Robert Moses, Jacobs had Read More
Much buzz this morning about a William F. Buckley quote from Bloomberg News:
Clinton, of New York, is “a very consequential woman with an extraordinary background,” he said. “Her thought is kind of woozy left, not in my judgment threatening.”
She is “a phenomenon, a woman candidate who might easily be president,” Buckley Read More
In her half-century-plus in Manhattan, Pat Buckley has been known as a socialite, a fashion icon, a lady who lunches, a social X-ray, a grande dame, a superb hostess and the woman behind the man behind modern conservatism.
Friends call her stunning, larger than life, down to earth, a personage, a force majeure, arch, unpretentious, Read More
How perfect, for starters, that the surname be Churchill. How many of us, in the aftermath of 9/11, to the extent we could think at all, thought of Winston Churchill during Britain’s grim days and longed for his steely words.
But we had our own Churchill: Ward Churchill, professor of ethnic studies at the University Read More
How much does it cost to buy good will from George Will? And what’s the going rate to get a bucking-up from William F. Buckley? Ask Lord Conrad Black, the embattled media magnate under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Attorney’s office, whose recently published, long-winded, pedantic biography of Franklin Delano Read More
Buckley brat is right wing’s flapper in the city; ‘normal’ American ‘guy,’ dates vegetarian.
Rich Lowry, the editor in chief of National Review magazine, was having dinner at the Union Square restaurant Coffee Shop near his office and apartment. It was early November, and Mr. Lowry, 35, was in the middle of promoting Legacy: Paying Read More