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Slate Has a New E-Commerce Store With Books For Sale - Posted October 17, 2013
Online news site Slate has introduced a new e-commerce store. The site is powered by mental_floss. The store sells everything from Slate branded t-shirts and coffee mugs to iPad covers and books by Slate contributors and books that Slate editors... [FishbowlDC]

Slate Has a New E-Commerce Store With Books For Sale - Posted October 17, 2013
Online news site Slate has introduced a new e-commerce store. The site is powered by mental_floss. The store sells everything from Slate branded t-shirts and coffee mugs to iPad covers and books by Slate contributors and books that Slate editors... [Inside Mobile Apps]

FishbowlDC Interview With MetroWeekly's Snow - Posted November 16, 2012
Say hello to Justin Snow, Metro Weekly's pol... [FishbowlDC]

Four Playwrights Win Whiting Writers' Awards - Posted October 24, 2012
The Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation has given $50,000 to ten promising writers for the 2012 Whiting Writers' Awards. In a new record for the awards, four playwrights received awards. We've included the complete list of recipients below, along with the foundation's short biography for each winner and links to free samples... [GalleyCat]

Four Playwrights Win Whiting Writers' Awards - Posted October 24, 2012
The Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation has given $50,000 to ten promising writers for the 2012 Whiting Writers' Awards. In a new record for the awards, four playwrights received awards. We've included the complete list of recipients below, along with the foundation's short biography for each winner and links to free samples... [semanticweb.com]

Daily Caller's Martosko to Keynote ATF Party - Posted August 7, 2012
We're in a season of seriously exciting times. And come Aug. 11, The Daily Caller's Executive Editor David Martosko will travel to the Kiowa Creek Sporting Club in Bennett, Colo. to speak to an audience at the Independence Instit... [FishbowlDC]

Time Named 2012 Magazine of The Year - Posted May 4, 2012
Time magazine was named 2012 Magazine of The Year by the ASME at last night's Ellies. Time is the third title to win the award; Glamour won in 2010 and National Geographic won last year. We're sure the Time team is celebrating (yes, still), because it beat out some heavy hitters --... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Time Named 2012 Magazine of The Year - Posted May 4, 2012
Time magazine was named 2012 Magazine of The Year by the ASME at last night's Ellies. Time is the third title to win the award; Glamour won in 2010 and National Geographic won last year. We're sure the Time team is celebrating (yes, still), because it beat out some heavy hitters --... [FishbowlNY]

Vanity Fair Memorializes Christopher Hitchens - Posted April 23, 2012
On Friday afternoon, Vanity Fair and a slew of guests gathered to celebrate the late and great Christopher Hitchens. According to WWD, a few of those in attendan... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Vanity Fair Memorializes Christopher Hitchens - Posted April 23, 2012
On Friday afternoon, Vanity Fair and a slew of guests gathered to celebrate the late and great Christopher Hitchens. According to WWD, a few of those in attendan... [FishbowlNY]

National Magazine Award Finalists Unveiled - Posted April 3, 2012
More awards! The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) has unveiled the 2012 National Magazine Award finalists, and leading the way are two fantastic titles -- New York and The New Yorker -- each nominated for six Ellies. All those accusing the ASME of having a... [morningmedianewsfeed]

National Magazine Award Finalists Unveiled - Posted April 3, 2012
More awards! The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) has unveiled the 2012 National Magazine Award finalists, and leading the way are two fantastic titles -- New York and The New Yorker -- each nominated for six Ellies. All those accusing the ASME of having a... [FishbowlNY]

Christopher Hitchens Lighters at Vanity Fair Party - Posted March 1, 2012
Every guest at the exclusive Vanity Fair Oscar party last weekend received an unexpected souvenir: a Zippo lighter engraved with a quote from the late Christopher Hitchens. We've embedded an i... [GalleyCat]

Morning Chatter - Posted February 2, 2012
Quotes of the Day Reuters' Shafer confronts intern issue "Most interns shd pay to intern." -- Reuters' media writer Jack Shafer, who engaged in a battle with New York Observer... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo Weingarten's Poem on Hitchens - Posted January 11, 2012
While many reporters offered their personal thoughts and feelings about Vanity Fair's Christopher Hitchens after his death, WaPo's ... [FishbowlDC]

Christopher Hitchens' Final Vanity Fair Essay - Posted January 5, 2012
Today Vanity Fair published Christopher Hitchens' final essay for the magazine, an inspiring tribute to Charles Dickens. The journalist and author ... [semanticweb.com]

Christopher Hitchens' Last Vanity Fair Piece: A Look at Dickens - Posted January 5, 2012
For his last piece in Vanity Fair, Christopher Hitchens shows his appreciation for Charles Dickens... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Christopher Hitchens' Last Vanity Fair Piece: A Look at Dickens - Posted January 5, 2012
For his last piece in Vanity Fair, Christopher Hitchens shows his appreciation for Charles Dickens... [FishbowlNY]

Hitchens Reading List 12.19.20 - Posted December 20, 2011
With the passing of Vanity Fair Contributing Editor Christopher Hitchens came an outpouring of personal stories by journalists about their relationship with their friend, their mentor, their ... [PRNewser]

Hitchens Reading List 12.19.20 - Posted December 20, 2011
With the passing of Vanity Fair Contributing Editor Christopher Hitchens came an outpouring of personal stories by journalists about their relationship with their friend, their mentor, their ... [FishbowlDC]

Christopher Hitchens Has Died - Posted December 16, 2011
The great essayist and journalist Christopher Hitchens has passed away. The 62-year-old author wrote a number of books, including God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, ... [semanticweb.com]

Christopher Hitchens Dies - Posted December 16, 2011
One of Washington's most revered writers... [FishbowlDC]

Christopher Hitchens Creates Reading List for 8-Year-Old Girl - Posted November 11, 2011
Last month at the Texas Freethought Convention, author Christopher Hitchens spent 15 minutes creating a reading list for an eight-year-old girl named Mason Crumpacker. For your weekend reading pleasure, Chron.com collected the books ... [GalleyCat]

The FishbowlDC Interview With The Daily Caller's Senior Editor Jamie Weinstein - Posted October 7, 2011
Say hello to The Daily Caller's Senior Editor Jamie Weinstein. You might ha... [FishbowlDC]

The FishbowlDC Interview With Bloomberg's Health Care Reporter Anna Edney - Posted June 17, 2011
Say hello to Bloomberg's Anna Edney. Born and ... [FishbowlDC]

Christopher Hitchens Releases Bin Laden Kindle Single - Posted May 16, 2011
Journalist and author of Christopher Hitchens has a new Kindle Single essay out about the death of Osama Bin Laden called... [Inside Mobile Apps]

National Magazine Awards Roundup: New York, National Geographic Among the Big Winners - Posted May 10, 2011
Last night's ASME National Magazine Awards had more than a few surprises. The evening began with a cocktail hour for a change, where FishbowlNY had drinks with Graydon Carter, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

National Magazine Awards Roundup: New York, National Geographic Among the Big Winners - Posted May 10, 2011
Last night's ASME National Magazine Awards had more than a few surprises. The evening began with a cocktail hour for a change, where FishbowlNY had drinks with Graydon Carter, ... [FishbowlNY]

From Christopher Hitchens to Kim Kardashian: TIME's List of Most Influential - Posted April 4, 2011
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'60 Minutes' in Top 10; Homeless school kids story generates donations from around the world - Posted March 8, 2011
Homeless school kids, polar bears and Christopher Hitchens. That combination of stories put "60 Minutes" in the top 10 again this week. The show drew 12.24 million total viewers Sunday night, winning its time period and finishing as the 8th most-watched s... [TVNewser]

The FishbowlDC Interview With WaPo Express's Clinton Yates - Posted January 14, 2011
Say hello to WaPo Express's unassuming Local News Editor Clinton... [PRNewser]

Author Graham Moore's Presidential Perks - Posted December 2, 2010
[caption id="attachment_26255" align="aligncenter" width="502" caption="Novelist Graham Moore with VP Joe Biden "][/caption] Dealing with the spotlight from a famous mother or father can be drag. Just ask ... [FishbowlDC]

Mancow Headed to WABC-AM - Posted September 14, 2010
Mancow Muller, known simply as Mancow, is bringing his high energy to New York. Muller is taking over Sunday nights from 6-9 p.m. at 77 WABC. "Mancow is a smart, savvy entertainer who jumps through the speakers," WABC program director ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Mancow Headed to WABC-AM - Posted September 14, 2010
Mancow Muller, known simply as Mancow, is bringing his high energy to New York. Muller is taking over Sunday nights from 6-9 p.m. at 77 WABC. "Mancow is a smart, savvy entertainer who jumps through the speakers," WABC program director ... [FishbowlNY]

Rahm, Spike, Hitchens, Amanpour, Williams, Edwards to Show to The Atlantic Ideas Forum - Posted September 13, 2010
The Atlantic, in conjunction with the Aspen Institute and the Newseum, will host its second annual Washington Ideas Forum in Washington from September 29 through October 1, 2010. Confirmed newsmakers: White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Ahmed Chalabi, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, filmmaker Spike Lee,... [FishbowlDC]

Daily Caller to Celebrate New Keg-o-rater - Posted September 3, 2010
The Daily Caller plans to break in a new office Keg-o-rater next Wednesday evening with an invite-only party. Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson is a well-known non-drinker, but it doesn't mean his employees follow suit. Earlier in the year employees were spotted enjoying celebratory shots at their party at Cafe Milan... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Life's Most Invited - Which Journos Made It? - Posted September 2, 2010
<img alt="iStockglass cornucopia255.jpg" src="/fishbowlDC/files/original/iStockglass cornucopia255.jpg" width="250" class="alignright" hspace="3' vspace="3"/ Washington Life has released it's "Most Invited" list and here are the Washington journalists who made the A-List. We must say, no big shockers. But one question: Where the hell is Tammy Haddad... [FishbowlDC]

Bob Schieffer Discusses His Experience Fighting Bladder Cancer - Posted August 6, 2010
CBS News "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer was diagnosed with bladder cancer seven years ago. Last night, Schieffer discussed his experience fighting the disease on the "CBS Evening News." "It is about what we can do to defeat this disease," Schieffer told CBS News medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook. "That is... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted August 6, 2010
Quote of the Day Bo, the V.I.P. "Bo deplaned at 10:59 and got lifted into a black SUV a few minutes later. Marine One lifted off at 11:03 pm as Bo looked on from back seat of SUV." - A favorite line from WaPo Nia-Malika Henderson's Pool Report #10 on Thursday. Bo, President Obama's... [FishbowlDC]

The FishbowlDC Interview With TWT's Eli Lake - Posted July 23, 2010
Say hello to TWT's National Security reporter Eli Lake. He's also a contributing editor to TNR. When I asked him where he grew up, he writes, "I was born and raised in Ph... [FishbowlDC]

Long-time Scotch Drinking Editor Downplays Junket - Posted July 1, 2010
Washingtonian Editor-in-Chief Garrett Graff's week long Scotland Scotch junket sponsored by DISCUS was so nothing. Sooooo nothing that he failed to mention it in his 671-word piece - among many he has written on cocktails in his career - that he wrote on Scotch citing some of the so-called "knowledge" he... [FishbowlDC]

Christopher Hitchens Postpones Book Tour for Chemotherapy - Posted June 30, 2010
Journalist and author Christopher Hitchens had canceled many events on his book tour recently, generating a round of speculative blog posts. At Vanity Fair, the author provided his reason: ... [GalleyCat]

Cancer Diagnosis Halts Hitchens Book Tour - Posted June 30, 2010
Washington journalist and author Christopher Hitchens has been diagnosed with cancer, reports Reliable Source. Hitchens will cut his current book tour short in order to undergo chemotherapy on his esophagus. See WaPo ... [FishbowlDC]

Hitchens's Off-Beat Q&A With NYT Mag - Posted June 7, 2010
Even for Christopher Hitchens, the Q&A he did with with NYT Deborah Solomon for Sunday's magazine took odd twis... [FishbowlDC]

Christopher Hitchens and Salman Rushdie in Conversation - Posted May 3, 2010
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Christopher Hitchens Replaces Sherman Alexie at PEN World Voices Festival - Posted April 29, 2010
Yesterday the PEN World Voices Festival announced t... [GalleyCat]

Vatican Spokesman Dismisses U.K. Arrest Challenge as a Publicity Stunt - Posted April 14, 2010
An effort by two prominent atheist pundits to block Pope Benedict XVI's state visit to the U.K. on legal grounds was dismissed as a publicity stunt, by official Vatican spokesman ... [PRNewser]

Whose Shoes: Revealed - Posted March 16, 2010
We received a variety of guesses today that ranged from MSNBC's Keith Olbermann to WaPo's Carl Bernstein. Two readers got it right when they wrote in Vanity Fair's Christopher Hitchens, the owner of these loafers.... [FishbowlDC]

Labash Blowout Book Party: Marion Barry Has Arrived! - Posted March 11, 2010
The Weekly Standard/Daily Caller Matt Labash's book, Fly Fishing With Darth Vader: And Other Adventures With Evangelical Wrestlers, Political Hitmen, And Jewish Cowboys came to life Thursday night as characters from his anthology filed in one by one to the beautifu... [FishbowlDC]

Jon Stewart to Introduce Condoleezza Rice at BookExpo America - Posted March 4, 2010
BookExpo America (BEA) has today announced that Jon Stewart will make an encore BookExpo America performance--serving as master of ceremonies at the Author Breakfast on Thursday, May 27. In a crazy political pairing, the host of The Daily Show will introduce memoir... [GalleyCat]

Auspicious Quotation - Posted February 8, 2010
If a book jacket's quotation offers any incite into a book's potential success, this is a most favorable, lucky beginning. We're not telling you the book or author today. Look for something special about the book and its author tomorrow on FishbowlDC. The quotation: "I started reading BLANK because I was beginning to... [FishbowlDC]

Journo's Liquid Lunch With Hitchens - Posted January 14, 2010
No proper interview with Vanity Fair's Christopher Hitchens should be sans Scotch. This is an excerpt to Michael J. Totten's... [FishbowlDC]

Daily Caller Party Bursting with People -- and Coats - Posted January 13, 2010
The Daily Caller launch party was the place to be last night for Washington D.C.'s political party crowd. In attendance: Former Time scribe Matt Cooper and Scooter Libby, former Chief of Staff to former V.P. Dick Cheney (in the same room) From the Daily Caller: ... [FishbowlDC]

Daily Caller Launch Party Saves Special Scotch for Hitchens - Posted January 13, 2010
This just in from a Party Spy who attended the Daily Caller launch party last night: "The party was mostly a beer 'n' wine affair, but the fabulous Glover girls had a good bottle of scotch on the kitchen counter, consecrated for Vanity Fair's... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out the Trash - Posted September 16, 2009
What we almost missed today... • NBC's David Gregory informed us on Twitter today: "I'm moderating a debate between VA gov candidates Deeds & McDonnell tomorrow on NewsChannel 8 @ 11AM and also on http://www.news8.net/" • Politico's Click spotted ABC's Diane Sawyer and ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted August 29, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press: Senator John Kerry (D-MA), Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), Bob Shrum, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and Maria Shriver CBS' Face the Nation: Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) and Georgetown University sociologist Michael Eric Dyson ABC's... [FishbowlDC]

Mediaite Ranks the Authors - Posted July 8, 2009
This week every blog, newspaper, and media website in the city scrutinized the brand-new site, Mediaite. Today's Morning Media Menu featured the site's senior editor Glynnis MacNicol and TV editor ... [GalleyCat]

Anthology of McSweeney's Funny Women - Posted June 19, 2009
For your weekend reading pleasure, here's a gender-specific, curated Rumpus essay by Elissa Bassist about the long list of women who have written for the funny pages of McSweeney's Internet Tendency. The list incl... [GalleyCat]

Morning Reading List 04.22.09 - Posted April 22, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Its day 93 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

Journos Represent On Wash Life's A List - Posted April 13, 2009
Journos making Washington Life's 2009 A List cut: Ben Bradlee, Sally Quinn, David Brooks, David Gregory... [FishbowlDC]

Atlantic/NJ Poll of Prominent Journos Says Journalism Hurt By Internet; Obama Coverage "Right" - Posted April 10, 2009
The Atlantic and National Journal turned to the big dogs to get a read on the state of traditional journalism. They polled 43 prominent journalists on whether journalism has been helped or hurt by the Internet- 65 percent said it has been hurt more, while 34 percent said it has been helped... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 03.31.09 - Posted March 30, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Its day 71 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash - Posted March 30, 2009
What we almost missed today... "Mr. Definitely, can I call you that?" -Christopher Hitchens to Mos Def on Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher. Watch here. CBS' Investigative Correspondent Sh... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 01.20.09 - Posted January 20, 2009
Happy Inauguration Day Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 12.04.08 - Posted December 4, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

BBC is no CNN. "At Some Point It's Almost Parody" - Posted November 1, 2008
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist If you're looking for bells and whistles on Election Night, the BBC is not your cuppa tea. "I don't think the BBC will ever be, or aspire to be, the bells-and-whistles network," says CBS exile Rome Hartman, executive producer of "... [TVNewser]

Election Endorsements: The Media Really Does Love Barack Obama - Posted October 14, 2008
For those of you who follow politics regularly (and at this point that probably includes anyone who's literate) it may feel like the op-ed pages of the nation's newspapers have been endorsing one candidate or another for the past eighteen months. However! Get ready because the real presidential endorsements... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Election Endorsements: The Media Really Does Love Barack Obama - Posted October 14, 2008
For those of you who follow politics regularly (and at this point that probably includes anyone who's literate) it may feel like the op-ed pages of the nation's newspapers have been endorsing one candidate or another for the past eighteen months. However! Get ready because the real presidential endorsements... [FishbowlNY]

First Friday With Hitchens - Posted October 7, 2008
If you stopped by First Friday's happy hour on -- wait for it -- Friday, you would have had the privilege of drinking hanging out with honored guest Christopher Hitchens, who stuck around from 6:00 till 10:00. He held court all night, signed books, told jokes and talked with just about... [FishbowlDC]

What Would Your Friends Do to Promote Your Book? - Posted August 19, 2008
It's not too surprising that Brad Meltzer was able to rope Joss Whedon, Damon Lindelof, and Brian K. Vaughn into appearing in the "book trailer" for his new novel, The Book of Lies, raising un... [GalleyCat]

Morning Reading List, 08.12.08 - Posted August 12, 2008
Good morning, Washington. Did you survive the GMail outage last night? Thank God we use Yahoo! Moving on: What journo is the father of the adorable baby shown above? Let us know. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 07.18.08 - Posted July 18, 2008
Good morning Washington. Above, Luke Russert and James Carville spearhead XM radio's coverage of the MLB All-Star Game. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 03.04.08 - Posted March 4, 2008
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | BOOKS | JOBS You ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 02.20.08 - Posted February 20, 2008
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | RADIO | JOBS Most of you did not have to work on Monday. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 12.19.07 - Posted December 19, 2007
Good morning Washington. On this day in 1998, the House of Representatives sent articles of impeachment against Bill Clinton to the Senate. Oh, and Alyssa Milano turns 35. (Hat tip: MicCheckRadio) Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 10.24.07 - Posted October 24, 2007
Good morning Washington. You think global warming is no big deal. An ABC release announced, "For the twenty-fourth time in twenty-six weeks, 'World News with Charles Gibson' was the #1 evening newscast among Adults 25-54. The ABC broadcast averaged a 2.1/9 a... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 10.15.07 - Posted October 15, 2007
Good morning Washington. Thank you notes on paper are a sweet gesture. "FBN: The Schedule" Drudge reports that Imus is bac... [FishbowlDC]

Hitchens May Win National Book Award - Posted October 11, 2007
...and, as this AP article notes, "Should Christopher Hitchens win a National Book Award, you can be sure he won't thank any higher powers. "The author, columnist and commentator was nominated for 'God Is Not Great,' a polemic with a self-evident theme." Side note: Hitchens recently penned a piece for Vanity Fair that... [FishbowlDC]

Kaplan Changes TNR Role, Will Launch New Journal - Posted August 24, 2007
FishbowlDC has learned that New Republic Senior Editor Lawrence Kaplan is stepping down as a staffer at the magazine, although he will remain a contributing editor. Kaplan will be launching a new, DC-based foreign policy quarterly journal called "World Affairs," which will include such authors as Christopher Hitchens, David Rieff and George... [FishbowlDC]

God Losing to Skeptics in Battle for Book Sales - Posted August 13, 2007
Since Richard Dawkins' THE GOD DELUSION and Christopher Hitchens' GOD IS NOT GREAT have been big sellers the past year (not to mention Sam Harris's books) it's no wonder the Guardian's David Smith has picked up on Amazon's report that sales of books that explore religion or spirituality have grown by... [GalleyCat]

Morning Reading List, 07.30.07 - Posted July 30, 2007
Good morning Washington. Washington Post reports, "Four days after the Democratic debate in Charleston, S.C., more than 400 questions directed to the GOP presidential field have been uploaded on YouTube, as Republicans are scheduled to take their turn ... [FishbowlDC]

Atlantic and Plum Form Summer Reading Partnership - Posted July 19, 2007
The monthly magazine Atlantic has announced a partnership with Plum, the media network of America s most influential destination communities, that celebrates books, ideas, and the spirit of community. The first installment, called BOOKMARK 2007, launched on Nantucket on July 14 and run through the end of August. 10... [GalleyCat]

Journo Ringtones - Posted June 19, 2007
This is, admittedly, a trend we'd like to see more of: Media ringtones. You can have Chris Matthews yell "Let's play Hardball!" every time your cell phone rings (but, come on, we'd much rather hear his "HA!" laugh. Who will make FishbowlDC's day and send us a .wav of that?!?). What are... [FishbowlDC]

Hitchens On Hitchens - Posted June 4, 2007
Christopher God Is Not Great Hitchens is still doing publicity rounds for latest controversial tome, stopping by BookExpo America this weekend to promote the b... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Hitchens On Hitchens - Posted June 4, 2007
Christopher God Is Not Great Hitchens is still doing publicity rounds for latest controversial tome, stopping by BookExpo America this weekend to promote the b... [FishbowlNY]

BEA Day Two: Ethics in Book Reviewing - Posted June 4, 2007
Immediately after moderating the blog panel, Bud Parr took out his video camera and taped the panel proceedings, which he's edited into the above highlight show. And considering the star wattage assembled for the panel, highlights abounded. Moderator and Philly Inquirer book critic Carlin Romano began by... [GalleyCat]

BookExpo America Preview: Christopher Hitchens, MySpace and Book Bloggers Who Like To Party - Posted May 31, 2007
BookExpo America 2007, the nation's largest publishing convention, kicks off at the Javits Center today. One of this year's major convention sponsors will be, of all things, MySpa... [morningmedianewsfeed]

BookExpo America Preview: Christopher Hitchens, MySpace and Book Bloggers Who Like To Party - Posted May 31, 2007
BookExpo America 2007, the nation's largest publishing convention, kicks off at the Javits Center today. One of this year's major convention sponsors will be, of all things, MySpa... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List, 05.17.07 - Posted May 17, 2007
Good morning Washington. In your opinion, the Fox debate had much better format and questions than the MSNBC/Politico debate. TNR opines that Rupert Murdoch's ... [FishbowlDC]

Lunch at Michael's: Tina Brown's Bathroom Promise - Posted May 16, 2007
We were expecting a celeb sighting or two since it's Upfront time — the week the networks trot out their overpaid and underfed stars to shill for their supper — but alas, there were no signs of McDreamy or Matthew Fox anywhere. (Thankfully, we d... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch at Michael's: Tina Brown's Bathroom Promise - Posted May 16, 2007
We were expecting a celeb sighting or two since it's Upfront time — the week the networks trot out their overpaid and underfed stars to shill for their supper — but alas, there were no signs of McDreamy or Matthew Fox anywhere. (Thankfully, we d... [FishbowlNY]

Is Vanity Fair The Next News Organization To Drop Out of WHCA Weekend? - Posted May 8, 2007
When Christopher Hitchens was recently told of the NYT's decision to drop out of the WHCA weekend, he said: "How did I miss that?" he exclaims. "I'm upset, is my reaction." He explains that he'd wanted Vanity Fair, in whose name he hosts an annual after-party, to be the first to pull... [FishbowlDC]

Video: Inside The Ellies - Posted May 2, 2007
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Video: Inside The Ellies - Posted May 2, 2007
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National Magazine Awards - Posted May 2, 2007
It was a big night for locally-based magazine National Geographic, which took home two awards. New York magazine won five and -- gasp! -- the New Yorker took home a big fat zero (other losers: Newsweek, Time, Atlantic). Foreign Policy magazine (also locally-based) picked up an award as did Christopher Hitchens... [FishbowlDC]

Ellies 2007: Handicapping The Races - Posted May 1, 2007
New York's Adam Moss [left] and the New Yorker's David Remnick [right] flank Rolling Stone's Jann Wenner at the 2006 National Magazine Awards Counting down the hours to tonight's National Magazine Awards in New ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Ellies 2007: Handicapping The Races - Posted May 1, 2007
New York's Adam Moss [left] and the New Yorker's David Remnick [right] flank Rolling Stone's Jann Wenner at the 2006 National Magazine Awards Counting down the hours to tonight's National Magazine Awards in New ... [FishbowlNY]

Christopher Hitchens: Va. Tech Shootings A 'Non-Story' - Posted April 30, 2007
Virginia Tech was a "non-story," no more important than news of a "traffic accident." Magazine editors should be ashamed of themselves for not publishing the Danish cartoons. Anna Nicole was a "fat slut." Religion "poisons everything." Oh, and women? They still aren't funny. Some words of wisdom offered by Vanity Fair contributi... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Christopher Hitchens: Va. Tech Shootings A 'Non-Story' - Posted April 30, 2007
Virginia Tech was a "non-story," no more important than news of a "traffic accident." Magazine editors should be ashamed of themselves for not publishing the Danish cartoons. Anna Nicole was a "fat slut." Religion "poisons everything." Oh, and women? They still aren't funny. Some words of wisdom offered by Vanity Fair contributi... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List, 04.10.07 - Posted April 9, 2007
Good morning Washington. New York Times' Brad Stone reports, "The conversational free-for-all on the Internet known as the blogosphere can be a prickly and unpleasant place. Now, a few high-profile figures in high-tech are proposing a blogger code of conduct ... [FishbowlDC]

Mixing Wellies with Bikinis - Posted February 5, 2007
That's about my favorite line from Robert McCrum's summary of the 2nd annual Cartagena Literary Festival, the result of Colombia's quest for a fresh international narrative coinciding with the Hay Festival's ambitions to take off from Wales and bring contemporary literature to the wider world.According to Hay festival director Peter Florence,... [GalleyCat]

Jack Shafer's Friend Ranking, Version 3.0 - Posted November 20, 2006
UPDATED 2/20/07: David Hammond, Steven Poole and Eric Klinenberg join the list! Jack Shafer has more friends than we originally thought. With a little help from Wonkette, some from ... [FishbowlDC]

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