The company behind Harvard author Kaavya Viswanathan and her now-cancelled book, How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life, is a young-adult media giant called Alloy Entertainment, whose unconventional way of doing business has left some authors in the Y.A. world with mixed feelings about the company.
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Half a century ago in Hollywood, men conveyed power simply: typically with a black suit, ideally tailored by Jack Taylor, whose shop—snuggled up to Spago on Cañon Drive in Beverly Hills—remains a white-carpeted testament to a time when the loaded word “metrosexual” wasn’t necessary to describe a gentleman who knew a thing or two about Read More
One night lastMarch, Tony Award–winning playwright Richard Greenberg ( Take Me Out ) received a call from his agent, George Lane, the 52-year-old head ofthe William Morris Agency theater department, who had become the paladin of Broadway deal-making during his 16 years at the storied New York talent agency. Mr. Lane told Mr. Greenberg that Read More