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“I’m not going to say the word I’m thinking of.” That’s the caption that got Roger Ebert to the finals of the New Yorker’s cartoon caption contest, but I dare say the Pulitzer Prize winner was out-witticismed this go round by Ronn Koeppel of Los Osos, CA. I also would have accepted, “This is why we need to use Peapod.”
Every major newspaper assigns a reporter to gather information about older luminaries and to write advance obituaries. A former colleague of Thomson at the Journal recently described the time an editor talked about doing this for Murdoch.
“Rupert is not going to die,” Thomson said.
“In the event he does?” the editor responded.
“Rupert is not going to die,” Thomson repeated.
More from the profile of WSJ managing editor/F.O.R. Robert Thomson in this week’s New Yorker.
“ Did we overreach with peanuts and other foods? Probably.”
Dr. Susan Baker, a pediatrician quoted in The New Yorker’s long (subscription) story about allergies in kids.
Experts spent the past decade telling parents that if they avoided exposing toddlers to allergens, the toddlers would be less likely to develop allergies. Now they admit that a) it’s impossible to dodge peanut protetins ever second of every day, and b) exposure might actually helps kids build up immunity.
If you have an infant or toddler, read the whole thing.
“ As Faulkner and Fitzgerald made their attempts in Hollywood, more and more journalists and fiction writers are making the shift to writing video games.”
“ The promo’s shard of truth is that “The World According to Soros” was indeed published in The New Yorker. Its author was Connie Bruck. (“Bruc” is a Fox flub, not a Fox fib.) The quotes from it, though accurately transcribed, are made to function as lies by being placed in an utterly mendacious context. Bruck’s article is the “source” of these smears only in the sense that the brooks of the Catskills are the “source” of New York City’s sewage.”
A few months ago, at a party, Denton ran into Sheila McClear, a features writer for the New York Post whom he had fired from Gawker. (She learned of her termination when a reporter e-mailed her.) “He went out of his way to talk to me,” McClear said. “I felt kind of honored. He was, like, ‘I have some gossip for you,’ and told me some juicy info about one of my colleagues. Then he mentioned that he thought my job was super-easy, compared with blogging. And then the weirdest part was he claimed he knew someone I work with and said, ‘You know, it’s funny, when you first started, people hated you, and now they love working with you.’ ”
It was not an atypical exchange.