The Matrix Awards: Media Revolutionaries

At a high-heeled and smart-suited luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria today, women (and some men who know what’s good for them) gathered to honor each other at The Matrix Awards. New […]

Irony Abounds When it Comes to Plagiarism

Oh, Matt Haber! The unintentional (we assume) folly of it all! Over at the Observer‘s Media Mob blog, contributor Matt Haber wrote an item called “The Liars’ Club: An Incomplete […]

Terricio? Or Berrence?

About the only fun thing we learned watching the Oscars last night was this: Terrence Howard and Benicio del Toro are the same man, different races. It’s not only the […]

This Time It’s Tasini v. Clinton

A cache of about a dozen progressives met on the 43rd floor of a Hell’s Kitchen apartment building last night to hear a campaign pitch from freelance hero Jonathan Tasini. […]

Fast Company‘s Fast 50 Party

Some belated observations from Fast Company‘s 10th Anniversary party the other night. 1. It was refreshing to see a measured celebration for a magazine that has, from all accounts, been […]

When The Complete New Yorker Isn’t Enough

Overwhelmed by decades of cool wit and epic reporting? Buried in the miserable search functions of the otherwise glorious Complete New Yorker? Well, there’s a blog for that. Between the […]

How to Move 16,701 Spaces on’s Sales Rank…

…Read aloud on NPR‘s Morning Edition Yesterday, the Overheard in New York book was ranked number 16,768 on Amazon. This morning, Renee Montagne interviewed author Michael Malice and Overheard in […]

Just the Calm, Soothing Facts

If you’ve got some time to spare at noon, The Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC is discussing fact checking in publishing. “The revelation that James Frey made up incidents in […]

WaPo: First on Email Links, Last on Publicity

Not to be outdone by the mighty Times, a press release breathlessly landed in our inbox moments ago. We could almost hear WPNI PR man Eric Easter gasping for air […]

NYT Cracks Window for The Rabble Its Readers

Following the lead of almost every other newspaper in the country, The New York Times will, starting tomorrow, enable readers to email staff writers by clicking on bylines. The memo […]