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Steve Martin Responds to ArtWorldInterviewgate

Steve Martin gave what amounted to a boring interview about art at the 92nd St Y to Deborah Solomon. The audience didn't like it, and the Y gave a refund. While I think Deborah Solomon seems like a downright-terrible person, the refund seemed a [...]

By Adam Frucci

Steve Martin Interview Ruined By ‘Philistine’ Audience

Apparently, Steve Martin's conversation with the New York Times' Deborah Solomon at the 92nd St Y in NYC earlier this week didn't go so well. It went so poorly, in fact, that the Y offered full refunds ($50 each!) to the entire audience.

By Adam Frucci

When Journalists Attack … Other Journalists

Remember Alive? The book/early–Ethan Hawke movie where the plane crashes and everyone's starving so they become cannibals? Okay, whatever we are old. The point is, we're kind of reminded of that whenever a journalist covers another journalist's missteps in that over-the-top holier-than-thou tone. Times are tough, and so they're eating their own in order to save themselves. We thought about this last week when Katie Couric clamped down on Dan Rather's "sloppy reporting" with her little white teeth, and today, the smell of media blood is in the air again. Over at the New York Press, Matt Elzweig feasted on the flesh of the Times Magazine's Deborah Solomon in a deeply self-serious "examination of the questionable ethical choices one very prominent reporter made on behalf of the nation’s top newspaper" blah blah blah blah Jayson Blair blah blah.