Tag Archives: Vanity Fair

Positively 231st Street: Bob Dylan, the Bronx, and Me

In the summer of 1966, the Jack & Agnes Carrolls misguidedly moved from 89th and Third in Manhattan to Brookview Road in Windsor, CT – a town that lacked virtually everything, including sidewalks. I did not go with them. Hell, I … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Gets Mt. McKinley Wrong (Big Surprise)

From our To Know Trump desk Donald Trump, who is his own political reality show, has proven to be the most unreliable source since Charles Kinbote in Vladimir Nabokov’s Rubik’s novel Pale Fire. Exhibit Umpteen: This 1990 Vanity Fair profile by Marie Brenner (tip … Continue reading

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That’s Just So Mean! (Transjenner Edition)

Well the hardworking staff was cleaning up some of the piles of reading material scattered about the Global Worldwide Headquarters when we came across this recent piece by The Weekly Standard’s Matt Labash. Transjennered America Hero worship in our time. … Continue reading

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Vanity Fair – or Foul? – in Native Advertising Launch

Say hello to yet another mainstream publisher that’s gone native (advertising). From today’s New York Times: A Message That Tries to Blend In AS Madison Avenue continues debating the pros and cons of a hot trend in marketing known as native … Continue reading

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Will Brand Publishers Surpass News Publishers?

From our Sign o’ the Times desk  Advertising Age recently featured an alarming piece about the Brave News World of digital publishing. Flipboard Hits 90 Million Users, Nearly Doubles Since April Selling Digital Ads For Print Ad Rates Just two weeks after … Continue reading

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Taylor Gives Cape House The Swift

Taylor Swift has made a rapid exit from Cape Cod homeownership, which the local dailies are on like Taylor on . . . whoever. From the Boston Globe’s Namesniks: Taylor Swift on serial boyfriends, home buying in Vanity Fair Singer Taylor Swift tries … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney: I’m The Luckiest Presumptive GOP Presidential Nominee On The Face Of The Earth

One more reason for Mitt Romney to fire up the jet ski and further pollute Lake Winnipesaukee in that celebratory way of his: The publication this week of two news reports that are extremely damaging both to his image and … Continue reading

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Arianna’s Adventures In Bizarro World

Earlier this year the hardworking staff noted that two Democratic Party apparatchiks – Peter Daou and James Boyce – had filed a lawsuit against Arianna Huffington, accusing the Blogeteria Queen of stealing the idea for the Huffington Post from them back … Continue reading

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The Warren Watch (pat. pending)

Lots of media action around Elizabeth Warren – good, bad, and . . . unattractive (ugly is such an ugly word). The good: This largely laudatory profile in Vanity Fair. The bad (for Tim Geithner): This flashback via techPresident. This … Continue reading

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Hitch-86: Losing An Indelible Voice

The inimitable Christopher Hitchens in the June edition of Vanity Fair: Unspoken Truths I have seen the moment of my greatness flicker,  And I have seen the eternal Footman hold my coat, and snicker, And in short, I was afraid. —T. … Continue reading

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