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Doree Shafrir

  1. riveting trends
    Vajazzling: A Positive Economic Indicator We’d Rather Do WithoutAt first we thought people spackling their lady business might be a good thing. We have changed our minds.
  2. The New York Diet
    David Carr’s Epic Search for the Perfect Pork BunWhat better way to celebrate the publication of ‘The Night of the Gun’ than with a Night of the Bun?
  3. gossipmonger
    Jill Zarin Loses Approximately Twenty Pounds of BoobThe ‘Real Housewife’ got a breast reduction that a source said made her “feel twenty pounds lighter.” Plus more celebrity TMI, in our daily gossip roundup!
  4. in other news
    The ‘Observer’ Attempts to Part the GaysToday we learn that there are just two different types of young New York homosexual men — theater queens and everybody else.
  5. in other news
    Recent Ivy League Grads: Media GoldAn ‘Observer’ story today reminds us that we always seem to be reading shocking tales of graduates from elite schools having to do — gasp — hard work.
  6. NewsFeed
    The Night That the Lights Went Out in Allen & DelanceyA blackout at Allen & Delancey last night made it into the blogosphere.
  7. beef
    Vulture vs. Doree Shafrir and the New York ‘Observer’You say that the New York blood feud is dead? Well, we got yer blood feud RIGHT HERE.
  8. ink-stained wretches
    Is the Traditional Magazine Writer Doomed? We Say No.The Observer thinks that no young writers want to work for magazines anymore; they only want to blog. We aggressively disagree.
  9. in other news
    Meet the RipstersThe trials and tribulations of buff nerddom.
  10. ink-stained wretches
    The ‘Observer’ Takes on Phil Gourevitch, Assistant EnvyIn today’s Observer profile about Phil Gourevitch, we learn a few things about the man’s tenure as new editor of the Paris Review. He’s handsome, he’s doing a great job, yadda yadda yadda. But the best thing we learned was about the profile’s author, scribe Doree Shafrir. She is really, really excited about the editorial assistants at the Paris Review under George Plimpton. Here how she waxes poetic, not about Plimpton himself, but about the glamorous lives of his aides and interns: Some, if not most, of the magazine’s appeal never had anything to do with what was actually in the magazine; it was about the idea of the magazine, the mystique associated with it as a place where young lovers of literature, most of whom were the well-groomed and well-mannered graduates of the nation’s elite colleges, could apprentice for a year, or more, after college, and attend some glamorous parties in exchange for reading through the slush pile.
  11. The Other Critics
    One Star and Thirteen Recommended Dishes for Centro Vinoteca; BLT Market TakesAnother somewhat capricious Frank Bruni review: He gives Centro Vinoteca one star, praising nearly everything he ate (there are thirteen recommended dishes) but complaining about the noise and crowds on the first floor and presumably on that basis withholding a second star. [NYT] Danyelle Freeman is so not impressed with BLT Market. According to her, the ingredients themselves aren’t even that good! But she likes the place enough to give it two stars anyway. [NYDN] The usually harder-to-please Alan Richman, on the other hand, had a much higher estimation of the place, except for the part about it smelling like shit. But that, he hopes, will pass with the warm weather. [Bloomberg]