Katrina vanden Heuvel Gets Most of Her Talking Points From Jezebel

MEDIA

• Katrina vanden Heuvel, the editor of esteemed political magazine The Nation, cribbed notes for a TV appearance on Hillary Clinton from Anna Holmes, an editor of esteemed lady journal Jezebel. [Jezebel]

• Oprah, the talk-show queen who rarely gives interviews herself, sits down with Black Enterprise to discuss the business lessons she's learned over the years. [WWD]

Esquire editor David Granger says he didn't e-mail Bill Clinton in the wake of the former president's public meltdown yesterday. [Politico]

FINANCE
• Mayor Bloomberg announced his plan to start NYC Seed, a venture firm for early-stage technology companies in the city. It will provide up to $200,000 of investment for New York-based tech start-ups. [Cnet]
• Former New York Stock Exchange chairman Richard Grasso heads to court today, hoping that he may be able to keep the $185 million package awarded to him by the A-list board members who eventually fired him. [NYT]
• Remember the secret $50 billion plan for the takeover of Dow Chemical? New legal documents reveal that a surprising cast of Wall Street characters worked on the deal, including Henry R. Kravis, Martin Lipton, and Jamie Dimon. [DealBook/NYT]

LAW
• Gossip blogs such as Above the Law, Greedy Associates, and AutoAdmit are, unsurprisingly, the enemy of law firms. [Law Journal]
• Almost every big firm has women's initiatives and committees. But they may do more harm than good. [Law.com]
• Prosecutors investigating the Upper East Side crane collapse have seized documents and computers from the offices of the crane's owner, New York Crane and Equipment. [NYT]

REAL ESTATE
• A Chinese real-estate company is the first private company to agree to lease space in the new 102-story Freedom Tower. [NYT]
• Vantage Properties wants people to believe it doesn't harass low-income tenants out of their apartments. [NYDN]
• First, it was a Starbucks. Is a W or a Westin now going up on Orchard Street? [Hotel Chatter]