Anthony Weiner Is Just Trying To Have It All
June 24, 2013
As this morning’s New York Post noted sharply, mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has lately seemed awfully enchanted with the buzzy catchphrase from Sheryl Sandberg’s bestseller Lean In. “We always have to lean into reform,” Weiner said at a transport
Is Christine Quinn Famous Enough To Be New York’s Mayor?
June 20, 2013
Christine Quinn is a lifelong local political operative.
Sources of Discomfort
June 20, 2013
National security reporting in the age of leak hunts.
New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg has sometimes seemed as if he were secretly campaigning for mayor of San Francisco.
Stephanopoulos vs. Stroumboulopoulos
June 14, 2013
Last weekend, to small fanfare and smaller ratings, CNN debuted a new celebrity interview show,“Stroumboulopoulos.” I will spare you the squinting doubletake: The network did not somehow quietly poach George Stephanopoulos from ABC’s "Good Morning."
Be Less Excited About Hillary Clinton’s Twitter, Please
June 11, 2013
Hillary Clinton joined Twitter on Monday. The political press and the feminist Twittersphere (many of whom moonlight as semiprofessional Hillary groupies) all but had to sit on their hands to contain their excitement.
Esther Williams, RIP
June 07, 2013
She was the original glamour-athlete.
The teenager president's love note reveal a master of manipulation.
Truths Universally Acknowledged
May 23, 2013
What the Kindle’s most-highlighted passages tell us about the soul of the American reader.
Fourteen Tech Founders NOT Wearing Hoodies
May 22, 2013
In the wake of Yahoo's Tumblr acquisition, the New York Times has a mini-profile of David Karp, the microblogging site's founder. We are informed, in no fewer than three places, of Karp's predilection for casual wear.