This Sure Is a Lot of Publicity For Gay Talese's New Book

Jordan Sargent · 07/01/16 04:00PM

Well-known suit-wearer Gay Talese is scheduled to release a book in two weeks. The book is about a man, Gerald Foos, who says he purchased and maintained a motel in Colorado for several decades specifically for the purpose of spying on his customers as they did such private activities as having sex and using the bathroom. Part of the book was adapted into a long New Yorker article published April 11, which revealed that Talese had, at one point, peeped along with Foos, and potentially concealed the existence of a murder that Foos said had taken place at the motel.

The 10 Worst New Yorker #Longreads

Leah Finnegan · 07/24/14 01:25PM

The New Yorker, a magazine, has just opened its Internet "archives" (dating back to 2007) as a readers' jubilee in advance of its upcoming move to the world of paywalled journalism, three months hence. So much New Yorker to muck around in! So many words! So many stories! So many stories with so many words in them!

Was R. Crumb's New Yorker Cover on Gay Marriage Worthy of Rejection?

Seth Abramovitch · 11/10/11 10:58PM

When R. Crumb was commissioned to draw a cover for a June 2009 issue of The New Yorker, he came up with this illustration of a gender-indeterminate couple tying the knot before a city clerk. A sign near them reads, "Gender Inspection," accompanied by a red arrow. The cover, which Crumb had never made public until now, was rejected by New Yorker editor David Remnick, and Crumb responded to the slight by publicly announcing that he'd never work for The New Yorker again.

The Day of the Media Microfeud

Hamilton Nolan · 07/28/10 02:11PM

In your tendentious Wednesday media column: The Awl vs. the NYO, the Village Voice vs. the Austin Chronicle, Sam Sifton vs. Dan Abrams, dumb people vs. David Remnick, and the NYT vs. the WSJ, magazine-style.

Will Jesus Bid on Newsweek?

Hamilton Nolan · 06/02/10 01:16PM

In your audacious Wednesday media column: Newsweek bid day is here, David Remnick demands cash up front, The Big Lead creates a millionaire, Skiing Magazine eases away from print, and the original Jezebel is leaving.

Anna Wintour: The 30-Second Gawker Interview

Mike Vilensky · 04/23/10 01:49PM

We didn't get that much out of Vogue editor Anna Wintour during our brief conversation last night, but she did admit that running the magazine isn't actually all that hard. Then we asked creative director Grace Coddington to chime in.

David Remnick Loves Porn-Obsessed Sex Comic

Hamilton Nolan · 04/19/10 01:23PM

In your comment-free Monday media column: Tracy Morgan sits at the fancy table, rumors of a departure from Vogue, the WSJ targets NYT advertisers, everyone wants student newspapers to shut up, and black reporters are disappearing fast.

Luke Russert Disproving Those Nepotism Charges One Story at a Time

Hamilton Nolan · 02/10/10 02:16PM

In your blizzardy Wednesday media column: Luke Russert does it the Luke Russert way, the NYT has no iPad comment, a new journalism moneymaking scheme, and David Remnick acts so haughty you'd think he runs America's best magazine or something.

Happy Birthday

cityfile · 10/29/09 07:01AM

New Yorker editor David Remnick turns 51 today. Winona Ryder is 38. Richard Dreyfuss is turning 62. Gabrielle Union is turning 37. Actress Joely Fisher is 42. Gallerist Mary Boone is 58. Soap star Finola Hughes is turning 49. Social fixture and Cinema Society founder Andrew Saffir turns 43. Amanda Beard, the Olympic swimmer and occassional swimsuit model, is turning 28. And Dan Castellaneta, the voice of Homer Simpson, turns 52 today.