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Kurt Andersen

  1. books
    Alec Baldwin and Kurt Andersen Are Already Writing a Satirical Book About TrumpBaldwin will, of course, read the audiobook version in character.
  2. ‘Spy’ Magazine Is Back for the Final Month of the Presidential CampaignSpy magazine has made a glorious but limited return to cover the election. Spy co-founder Kurt Andersen announced today that the magazine has […]
  3. twitter
    Does Retweeting Your Own Praise Make You a Monster?“If you need someone to tell you not to RT praise, you’re a monster.”
  4. Check Out ‘The Harvard Crimson’s Comedy IssueHarvard’s daily newspaper The Crimson published a new comedy-centric issue of its weekly magazine Fifteen Minutes dedicated to the university’s […]
  5. clickables
    Hear an Audio Adaptation of Kurt Andersen’s ‘Human Intelligence: A Holiday Tale’It’s a holiday extraterrestrial-spy story.
  6. exclusive
    Kurt Andersen and Lawrence O’Donnell Pitched a Rich-People Comedy to HBOThey’re awaiting word from HBO on the fate of a comedy pilot they’ve quietly been collaborating on.
  7. the industry
    Jack Bauer to Kill Terrorists on the Big ScreenPlus: Tim Robbins to sire Peter Sarsgaard.
  8. gossipmonger
    Victoria Beckham Will Have to Act If She Wants to Be in the Sex and the City MovieWho knew that was required? Also, Robert Plant gets knighted, and more celebrity transitions, in our daily gossip wrap-up.
  9. countdown
    Kurt Andersen Wants Hugh Jackman in ChainsThe ‘New York’ columnist will team up with Danny Elfman and David Yazbeck on a new Broadway musical about Harry Housini.
  10. intel
    Tonight: Blogging the Super Tuesday ResultsIn honor of the orgy of voting that is going on all over the country today, Daily Intel is staying up late tonight. Really late. Starting at 8:30 p.m., New York columnist Kurt Andersen is going to be live-blogging the primary results. Then, later in the evening, Chris Smith will take a look at voting in our home state and what it means, and John Heilemann will analyze the national results on both the Democratic and Republican sides of the table. So tonight, when you get home from the gym, after your friends have arrived to watch the results and you’ve ordered pizza and uncorked that magnum of Cavit Pinot Grigio that someone random dragged over, go ahead and log on to Nymag.com. After all, as the hours go on, even Lou Dobbs’s voice starts to pound against your eardrums like a Q-tip during a hangover (you know, like Chris Matthews’s voice does every day). We’ll be quietly examining what today’s voting means for the candidates and, more importantly, what it means for you. P.S.: Last night, we were at the Met watching Carmen, and we totally spotted MSNBC’s Chuck Todd out of the office, on a date. Slacker!
  11. gossipmonger
    City Free of ‘Sex and the City’ Movie! …For NowMets pitcher John Maine asked an attractive clubgoer at Touch if he could try on her black dress in the bathroom. Sex and the City wrapped up shooting in New York with a party at the Royalton Hotel. Bill Clinton swapped seats with Oscar de la Renta so he could sit next to Penélope Cruz instead of Anna Wintour at the Spanish Institute Gold Medal Gala. Lame duck Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz is annoyed that his name wasn’t included in a recent Post article about 2009 gubernatorial contenders. Tommy Hilfiger made $8.5 million when he sold the East Hampton home he bought a year and a half ago for $26.5 million. Bobby Cannavale dropped his 47-year-old girlfriend for 22-year-old Alison Pill. Fans of Law & Order: SVU are annoyed that Richard Belzer doesn’t have as much screen time as he once did.
  12. the industry
    Gus Van Sant Drinks the ‘Kool-Aid’
  13. the industry
    Mel Brooks Assembles Monster Cast for ‘Young Frankenstein’
  14. gossipmonger
    Boobs at ‘Jane’Jane magazine asked girls to bare their breasts for a picture spread but canceled after a staffer mistakenly unveiled the identities of the participants. Jake Gyllenhaal and David Fincher had some “artistic differences” on the set of Zodiac. Phillip Bloch was not impressed by how Vogue’s André Leon Talley styled Jennifer Hudson’s thighs at the Oscars. Rosie O’Donnell and Elisabeth Hasselback got into (another) fight at The View, which ended with Hasselback (again) in tears. Graydon Carter and Jim Kelly hosted a book party for Kurt Andersen at the Waverly Inn, and a lot of media bigwigs showed. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are not looking to buy an apartment in the Dakota, according to a rep. Spike Lee hung out with Mayor Bloomberg at City Hall.
  15. in the magazine
    Anna Nicole and ‘New York’: A No-Love-Lost StoryWe said yesterday that there was no particular New York connection to Anna Nicole Smith. But as it turns out, there is a New York connection. Savor, if you will, our August 22, 1994, cover (click on it for a larger version), which featured the then- already-former Playboy Playmate illustrating a Tad Friend analysis of the ascendant “White Trash Nation.” Miss Smith wasn’t pleased with the depiction, filing a $5 million defamation suit against the magazine in Los Angeles Superior Court that October. “She was told that she was being photographed to embody the ‘All-American- woman look’ and that they wanted glamour shots,” her lawyer told the Times then. The avec–Cheez Doodles pic, he charged, was a just-for-fun outtake and wasn’t supposed to be used.