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Adam Sternbergh

July 21, 2008 | Intelligencer
…Beckoned, by Madonna, Over the Borderline

It matters to Madge, who once again has found an ingenious way to stay in our heads.

December 8, 2008 | Intelligencer
Ignore the Dow!

Why hitch your sense of well-being to the panicky twitches of a market indicator you can do nothing about?

February 4, 2008 | Features

Goofy, inscrutable Eli Manning lacks the intensity of Phil Simms, the glamour of Joe Namath, and any apparent interest in playing the hero. But he’s all we’ve got.

January 21, 2008 | Intelligencer
The Power of Zhlub

Goose Gossage is a regular guy who did one thing well.

January 14, 2008 | Intelligencer
One Man Against a Monologue

With the return of Letterman and Leno, the writers' strike hits home.

December 24, 2007 |
40. Because Strike Be Damned, You Can See an Emmy-Winning TV Show in a 150-Seat Theater

If you’d been sitting close enough to the backstage curtain at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre you might have heard Stephen Colbert’s first word to his writers after their live performance of The Colbert Report: “Perfect.”

December 24, 2007 |
18. Because Brangelina Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

Frankly, we love New York whether they live here or not.

December 24, 2007 |
17. Because the Yankees are the New Red Sox

Less than 24 hours after the Boston Red Sox won the World Series in October a merry new meme appeared: The Red Sox are the new Yankees!

December 10, 2007 | Feature
Having a Laff Yet?

Ricky Gervais’s spoof on celebrity is more serious than you might think.

November 26, 2007 | Feature
New Labor

When did striking writers become more sympathetic than stagehands?

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