During tonight’s debate, at the back end of the media room, far away from the mainstream press (and cut off thereby from reliable wireless internet service), sat a bunch of young writers. They wore ski caps, flannel shirts and had a healthy dose of acne. They also had a nickname for themselves: the Backseat Bloggers. Read More
Great Scot! At Plaid Party, Mrs. Mortimer Gets Frisky With Lucy Sykes’ Hubby
On the evening of Monday, April 2, the odd troika of Dateline NBC anchor Stone Phillips, model Marcus Schenkenberg and actor-turned-socialite Matthew Modine pranced down a runway in pleated plaid skirts. The occasion was a “Dressed to Kilt” fashion show held at Read More
John McCain has a new website up, featuring some more of that straight talk we’ve come to love from John McCain.
“We forgot where we were and who we are. We came to Washington to change government; government changed us.”
Wonkette says the site is terrifying. Maybe it’s the music.
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Once upon a time—actually, eight months ago!—Vanity Fair published a spread on Gawker Media and its star bloggers. Honcho Nick Denton posed with the editors of Gawker, Gizmodo, Wonkette, and Defamer.
Since so much time has passed, The Transom thought it might be fun to investigate just where those youngsters all ended up!
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Today, Newsweek entered the political blogging arena with The Gaggle.
The weekly magazine’s reporters will write the daily items, according to senior editor Weston Kosova, who is one of the blog’s editors.
“We’ve been kicking it around for a while,” said Mr. Kosova. “With the elections, it seemed like a good time to Read More
Ana Marie Cox, the former editor of Wonkette.com and the author of Dog Days, has signed to be a columnist for Time and Time.com. She will file a weekly column on politics for the Web site and a monthly column in the magazine. Her first deadline is this week; this past Thursday, at the D.C. Read More
Over the past week, Ana Marie Cox’s debut novel, Dog Days, has netted three — count ‘em! one-two-three — articles in The New York Times. And none of their authors seem to be on quite the same page.
Janet Maslin (1/3): “Dog Days manages to be doubly conventional: it follows both an old-fashioned Read More
The woman formerly known as Wonkette is doing a reading in New York tonight. Read More
On a typical afternoon, Abbi Tatton and Jacki Schechner take their place on the set of CNN’s The Situation Room and wait for Wolf Blitzer to kick it over to them for an occasional 90-second report from Blogland.
For this segment, called “The Blog Report,” the two comely gals poke at giant touch screens and Read More