Disgraced Army General Offers Hilarious Career Pointers on LinkedIn

Adam Weinstein · 04/22/14 10:32AM

Gen. Stanley McChrystal, U.S. Army (retired), had a really tough time after he was pushed out of the workforce. Would you like to hear about it? He would like to tell you about it. Welcome to LinkedIn's Career Curveball® confessionals!

Brad Pitt Is Going to Play the "Bud Light Lime" Army General

Adam Weinstein · 04/15/14 09:49AM

Michael Hastings' book on the Afghanistan war, The Operators, is set to be made into a movie, and Brad Pitt is reportedly being tapped to play Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the Bud Light Lime-swilling war architect who lost his job thanks to Hastings' unflattering profile.

Here Come the Michael Hastings Death Conspiracy Theories

Max Read · 06/20/13 09:33AM

Every year, some 18,000 people between the ages of 5 and 34 die in car accidents, the leading cause of death for that age bracket. Which makes a fiery wreck either a sadly unsurprising way for a 33-year-old to die... or the perfect cover for a CIA assassination.

Barry Diller Is Absolutely Thrilled to Lose $60 Million

Hamilton Nolan · 07/27/11 02:08PM

In your sincere Wednesday media column: Barry Diller has endlessly deep pockets, Fox gets an online paywall, Michael Hastings' book deal disappears, The Daily still, improbably, exists, and doing more with less is dead.

Pentagon Shockingly Sides With General Over Reporter They Hate

Hamilton Nolan · 04/18/11 02:00PM

In your money Monday media column: the Pentagon sides with a general over Rolling Stone, The New Yorker's boring Facebook success, Sidney Harman's unfortunate goodbye column, Les Moonves is overpaid, Glenn Beck is moving, and a history of Fox.

A Note To Memoirists About Time

Choire · 04/12/07 12:43PM

Notable in the Times obit today: "The defining moment of Mr. Vonnegut's life was the firebombing of Dresden, Germany, by Allied forces in 1945.... His experience in Dresden was the basis of 'Slaughterhouse-Five,' which was published in 1969...."

The Michael Hastings Memoir: Book Proposals Kill

choire · 04/02/07 11:46AM

On Friday at a little after 5 p.m., the New York Observer posted up a 131-page book proposal by Michael Hastings, a Newsweek Baghdad correspondent. The memoir is about his time overseas and the death of his fiance. The Observer post promptly disappeared. Besides the obvious copyright issues with making the whole shebang available, there was another reason mega-lit agent (and poet!) Andrew Wylie wanted the proposal disappeared from the internet: it was going to get people killed in Iraq.