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Magazine Raises Idea of Impeaching Thomas

Jill Abramson makes the case in 'New York' because of his 'lies' under oath

(Newser) - Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson authors a controversial new cover story for New York magazine, and the headline pretty much explains all: "The Case for Impeaching Clarence Thomas." The lengthy piece revisits the Supreme Court justice's infamous confirmation hearings, along with the allegations of... More »

He Has Millions Coming to Him, but Not If His Aunts Succeed

Inside the deaths of Nathan Carman's mom and grandfather, and the suit against him

(Newser) - Last July, Nathan Carman's aunts sued him . The "slayer action" was designed to keep the man, in his early 20s, from inheriting millions in the wake of the deaths of his maternal grandfather and mother—with his aunts accusing him of murdering that grandfather. James D. Walsh takes... More »

Kevin Smith Finds a Niche, and He's Pretty Happy There

Live appearances, podcasts, TV directing, and, soon, a reboot of Jay and Silent Bob

(Newser) - Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma. Director Kevin Smith didn't just have a run of hits in the 1990s, he "changed American popular culture," writes Abraham Riesman in a profile for New York . These days, one question Smith gets asked a lot is: What happened to you? "... More »

Inside Joe and Mika's Breakup With Trump

'New York' magazine profiles media's No. 1 couple

(Newser) - Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski may be on the outs with President Trump, but that wasn't always the case. A lengthy profile in New York magazine begins with the odd anecdote that when Brzezinski gave her co-host a rabbit in April 2016 as a birthday present, Scarborough actually named... More »

Don't Blame 'Snowflakes,' Blame the 'Self-Esteem Craze'

A California lawmaker started a task force, and the idea took over US schools

(Newser) - Millennials are sometimes derided as sensitive "snowflakes" who have an inflated sense of self-worth. If so, don't blame them, blame the "self-esteem" movement that took over American classrooms in the 1980s and '90s, complete with mirrors engraved with phrases such as "You are now looking... More »

John Hinckley Is Back Home With Mom—but Is He 'Better'?

Lisa Miller's take for Daily Intelligencer shows why that's a tough question to answer

(Newser) - The man who tried to kill Ronald Reagan to impress actress Jodie Foster was released from a mental facility in September after nearly 35 years, and now that he's home (under rigid limitations) with his nonagenarian mom in Williamsburg, Va., 61-year-old John Hinckley Jr. is trying to rebuild his... More »

Recalling the Not-So-True Story Behind Saturday Night Fever

It was based on magazine piece that turned out to be fiction

(Newser) - The Guardian revisits a fascinating piece of pop culture that may be a surprise to those who either love or hate Saturday Night Fever. The 1977 movie that helped turn disco into a phenomenon and John Travolta into a mega-star was actually based on a New York magazine article by... More »

Hacker: I Took Down New York Because I Hate NYC

Says it has nothing to do with story about 35 women who claim Cosby assaulted them

(Newser) - New York's cover story on 35 women accusing Bill Cosby of sex assault was hotly tweeted last night—but this morning no one can access it after a denial-of-service attack on the magazine. Just before 1am, a Twitter account under the handle Vikingdom2016 posted , " #OFFLINE,"... More »

Obama's Risky Soft Spot: Ivy league White Guys

Frank Rich: They're preventing him from going after Wall Street

(Newser) - Former Times columnist Frank Rich makes his debut in New York magazine today with a harsh assessment of President Obama's handling of the aftermath of the economic meltdown. Obama has been way too soft on Wall Street, argues Rich, who complains of a "stunning lack of accountability for... More »

More Sex, and More Anxieties, Too

Gratification has never been easier, or more confusing

(Newser) - Technology has made finding sexual partners easy, but the digital mating dance is fraught with many new sources of anxiety, from too many opportunities to too much information. New York magazine has combed over two years of its popular “Sex Diaries” to create a guide to the plugged-in New... More »

10 Mag Subscription Steals —and Pricey Alternatives

(Newser) - With ad dollars drying up, some magazines are offering rock-bottom subscription prices to boost circulation and build their brands. Advertising Age looks at the cheapest bets:
  • Parents: The least expensive subscription found, at 33¢ an issue.
  • TV Guide: A steal at 36¢ an issue.
  • Yachting: Just because the reader is
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Publishing Vet James Brady Dead at 80

Storied career included helming New York , Harper's Bazaar

(Newser) - James Brady, a veteran of numerous publications who rose from business reporting to become the editor of New York and Harper’s Bazaar, has died. He was 80. Brady is credited with founding two long-lived New York gossip standbys, the New York Post’s Page Six and New York magazine’... More »

Critic John Leonard Dead at 69

Lung cancer claims Vonnegut's 'smartest man who ever lived'

(Newser) - Critic and author John Leonard died last night after a long battle with cancer. Leonard, whom Kurt Vonnegut once called "the smartest man who ever lived," was 69. A brilliant but not flashy stylist, an unapologetic liberal, and a mentor to countless younger writers, Leonard worked at various... More »

Woody Allen: Audience Tastes Are a Matter of Coarse

Director, working again in Big Apple, weighs in on his fair city and US at large

(Newser) - Mention Woody Allen and people think of the Big Apple. In an interview with Adam Moss in New York, the 72-year-old filmmaker talks about movies, psychoanalysis and, most of all, the city for which he's "always had an irrational love." Allen, who's made 39 films, grew up with... More »

Nude Marilyn Pix Spark Suit

Photographer sues over 'stolen' images

(Newser) - Missing nude photographs taken of Marilyn Monroe in her legendary last sitting 6 weeks before her death have become the focus of a million-dollar lawsuit, Reuters reports. Photographer Bert Stern, who owns the rights to thousands of Marilyn images, is suing to get back 7 missing shots from 3 people... More »

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