FishbowlDC TVNewser TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser GalleyCat SocialTimes

NY Times Chock-Full of LA Goodness

What’s happening? Sunday’s New York Times was strangely full of Angeles-ness. In Styles: Paul Haggis has a tame night out, Cruise and Holmes get analyzed, a WASPy screenwriter gets married, a second-hand store sells fancy clothes, and, lo, a screenwriter discusses her online dating experiences.

Then, in the Magazine, there’s Hamburger Hamlet and Gigi Levangie Grazer! This last item is worth an excerpt about the whirlwind of activities Grazer takes writer Alex Witchel along to:

The only activity we did not have time for — the pediatrician put a crimp in that plan — was a visit to the personal shopper at Neiman Marcus. When it became clear that that opportunity was lost, Grazer admitted that Elena Zennaro, the couple’s assistant and the children’s nanny, a woman Grazer calls her wife, had offered to go to the store first and preselect the clothes Grazer was supposed to like. See, Grazer doesn’t like to shop. Zennaro shops for her. By telling me this story and exposing the contrivance of Hollywood wifedom, Grazer seemed to figure she was being authentic. Or was it just another layer of artifice: Can you see how outside I really am?

Anyway, how could so much of Los Angeles be stuffed within that taut, blue NYT home delivery wrapper? It’s like a magical sausage– a sausage which I’m still digesting.

Mediabistro Course

Middle Grade Novel Writing

Middle Grade Novel WritingStarting January 15, work with a literary agent to write your middle-grade novel! In this course, you'll learn how to develop strong characters, write compelling dialogue, master the art of revision, and market your work to publishing houses and agents. Register now!