Shade Court: Misguided Magazines, Kylie Jenner and the New York Times

This Is What Dating in New York City in 1974 Was Like

In 1974, a dozen single men and a dozen single women talked to the New York Times about their love lives for two articles on dating in the city that never sleeps (but definitely has sex). After the pieces were released, the Times got all the subjects together for drinks, which resulted in third piece about how their… » 3/12/15 5:15pm 3/12/15 5:15pm

Meet the Woman Behind the Most Powerful List of Women in Hollywood

The Hollywood Reporter's Most Powerful Women in Hollywood list hadn't even come out and it was already been written about, this time in the form of a New York Times piece about how influential the list is. Not on the list but clearly worthy of inclusion: the woman who controls it. » 12/10/14 2:30pm 12/10/14 2:30pm

The New York Times Published Darren Wilson's Address [Update]

On Monday, The New York Times published a piece about Darren Wilson's marriage, also publishing his "home address". That last part was not actual news, but major news outlets are criticizing the publication for not apologizing the right way. » 11/27/14 1:30pm 11/27/14 1:30pm

NYT Public Editor on Shonda Rhimes Piece: 'Astonishingly Tone-Deaf'

Those who were displeased with Alessandra Stanley's piece about Shonda Rhimes will be pleased to note that New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan has weighed in on the article. It appears that she agrees with its many, many critics. » 9/22/14 11:00am 9/22/14 11:00am

Jill Abramson on Helping Women, Dealing With Sexism and Getting Fired

Jill Abramson — the former executive editor of the New York Times whose unceremonious firing earlier this year was rumored to have been caused by a dispute over salary inequalities (and/or just plain ol' insidious sexism) — has given her first magazine interview since losing her job. It is with Cosmopolitan. » 7/15/14 7:45pm 7/15/14 7:45pm

Jill Abramson's Commencement Address Is Both Pointed and Poignant

On Monday, former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson delivered her commencement address to the Wake Forest University class of 2014, recommending the students practice being resilient, even when they face setbacks. "When that happens, show what you are made of," she said. » 5/19/14 11:10am 5/19/14 11:10am

Farewell to a Fashion Critic: Cathy Horyn's Greatest Hits

New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn resigned Friday, mere days before New York Fashion Week begins. WHAT?! The fashion world has been rocked to its very core. » 1/31/14 3:00pm 1/31/14 3:00pm

The Man Who Edits 'Modern Love' Reveals the Secrets of the Column

It's difficult to pick a "best" part of The New York Times, but for many, it's the Sunday Styles. For a smaller subset of people, the "Modern Love" column within the Sunday Styles is the super best part of the paper. And for that group, an interview with the man who makes the Modern Loves happen is like a relationship… » 1/17/14 7:15pm 1/17/14 7:15pm

Whoa, Have You Guys Heard About This Cool New Hairstyle, the 'Braid'?

In the spirit of Columbus Day, the New York Times has run an article about how braids are now becoming popular. The spirit of Columbus Day, in case you were wondering, is also the spirit of "treating something that's existed for centuries as though it's new because rich white people have just become very interested… » 10/10/13 6:10pm 10/10/13 6:10pm

Please Leave January Jones to Be a Bitch in Peace

January Jones is a stone cold bitch. You know it, I know it and a whole slew of other people who've never actually met her know it, too. There is a slim chance that we might be conflating Jones with Mad Men's Betty Francis, but — hell — who has time to differentiate between actor and character when there's a pretty… » 5/20/13 5:40pm 5/20/13 5:40pm

New York Times Shamefully Wishy-Washy on Use of 'Illegal Immigrant'

Claiming a concern for journalistic integrity, the New York Times announced today that they won't abolish the term "illegal immigrant" — although they cautioned their writers and reporters to use care with it. Philip B. Corbett, the associate managing editor for standards, wrote "illegal immigrant may be used to… » 4/23/13 9:30pm 4/23/13 9:30pm

NYT Writer Explains Crappy Rocket Scientist Obit

When New York Times staff writer Douglas Martin opened his obituary for brilliant rocket scientist Yvonne Brill, he chose to do so thusly: » 4/03/13 9:40am 4/03/13 9:40am

Is The New York Times Concern-Trolling Hillary Clinton?

Hillary Clinton, recovering from treatment for a blood clot and released from the hospital Wednesday, is chomping at the bit to get back to the office as she restlessly works from her home in Chappaqua, New York ("I'm trying to be a compliant patient, which I've had to cultivate over the last three and a half weeks,"… » 1/05/13 4:00pm 1/05/13 4:00pm

Liz Learns High-Def's A Deal Breaker On 30 Rock

Last night on 30 Rock, Devin Banks said Liz Lemon's talk show Dealbreakers was destined to fail because, "She's just a writer with zero performing experience." But, a certain writer-turned-actress gave the funniest performance since Jack and Tracy's therapy session. » 12/04/09 1:20pm 12/04/09 1:20pm

Nun Explains Why Running Is Her Habit

The NY Times has added Sister Mary Elizabeth Lloyd, who runs marathons in her habit, to its "Running Voices" feature. She wears her habit to let people know she's raising money for orphaned children. Yes, she is awesome. [NY Times] » 6/25/09 10:20am 6/25/09 10:20am

Editor Of The Nation Weighs In On Hillary Clinton (Almost) Word For NY…

Early this morning, a tipster clued us into the appearance of the formidable Katrina Vanden Heuvel — editor, part-owner, and publisher of The Nation — on MSNBC's Morning Joe, where she discussed why Hillary Clinton should speak out about sexism directed at Senator Clinton during presidential campaign. And, well, much… » 6/03/08 11:00am 6/03/08 11:00am

Antler-Chic Quite Possibly Result Of Iraq War, Disney Film

Normally, we love NY Times style writer Eric Wilson. But the alarm bells went off the moment he began a Thursday Styles piece today with the phrase "Nature is so in." » 4/26/07 4:47pm 4/26/07 4:47pm