BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE IVY
In the event you haven’t heard, there’s a big hullabaloo over who’s going to be the next President of this subjectively important office, and New York Times readers are on it.
Fashion Week Observed
New York fashion week has finally come to a close. Amen! For those less-fortunate editors and fashion authorities (or perhaps we are the lucky ones) that have not jetted off to London or Milan, we finally get a moment to recover.
In retrospect, we relished the young talents of Prabal Gurung and Jason Wu. The Observer will never forget the spectacle and grandeur of Alexander Wang—or the impeccable quality of Simon Spurr’s suiting. With such a busy social schedule and so many shows, it’s hard to remember all the garments we evaluated with a careful eye.
Adweek news editor Alex Koppelman announced via Twitter that he is leaving the more-than-a-trade-mag for the New Yorker, where he will be associate online news editor.
A few minutes later, fellow news editor Brian Braiker announced he would be leaving for the same post at the US office of the Guardian. Read More
New York Times Metro reporter Lisa W. Foderaro takes on an enigma–the academic life of James Franco, Yale doctoral student. The timing of a still-breathlessly-impressed (“James Franco, movie star, had rushed back on the red-eye to play his other big role”) profile of Mr. Franco’s enthusiasms is curious, given the widely criticized lack Read More
Marilyn Manson takes on the role of fine artist, a Velazquez parades as basement junk, and Louis Vuitton purses and porn are reconfigured into fine art with varying results. This week in art news: Come as you’re not!
1. Ukranian Billionaire Selects Art-Prize Nominees
Victor Punchuk’s PinchukArtCentre announced the nominees for Read More
Call him Dr. Sir McCartney! Or rather, Paul McCartney, D.Mus., M.B.E.? Actually just stick to Mr. McCartney.
Yale announced that it has awarded Paul McCartney with an Honorary–we assume honorary means he didn’t actually have to schlep out to New Haven to attend classes–Doctor of Music degree, an Read More
Last October, in the chandeliered Tap Room of New York’s Yale Club, some members of the college’s Class of 1987 were lunching together when Timothy P. Harkness, class secretary, and one of the litigators that represented Arthur Andersen in the Enron trials, had a capital idea.
Why not re-create the 30-year-old New Haven Read More
Star Childs, who graduated from Yale with a forestry degree 27 years ago, was hammering a nail into a stump outside Sunday’s Yale-Harvard football game. He wore a tie, vest, and blazer, plus matching knit cap, and had a red cup in his non-hammering left hand.
The dozen students gathered around him cheered. “I’m a Read More
“It’s a Princeton versus Yale thing.”
That’s Edward Tenner, the author of Why Things Bite Back, summing up the rivalry between Robert Caro and the master builder.
Mr. Caro graduated Princeton in 1957; Moses finished Yale in 1909.
Mr. Tenner told The Real Estate:
There is a Read More
A Bloomberg Bonus for City’s Hidden 20 Percent
New York’s renaissance since the early 1990’s has bene-fited tens of thousands of citizens whose communities are safer, whose schools are better and whose job opportunities are more plentiful. But poverty, regrettably, remains a stubborn fact of life for far too many New Yorkers—about one in five. Read More