Five Things We Liked on Wednesday
The tents are a little less A-list-y from nine to five, for obvious reasons: If you're a celebrity, those are the hours during which you sit around in sweatpants, order your assistants to get you coffee, and figure out what the hell you're going to wear when the real action starts at the evening shows. So at times, a person may feel a little celeb-starved (we should note, however, that if you really keep your eyes peeled, famous folk are everywhere; they're just a little less obvious during the day), and this may prompt some bizarre behavior, like what we saw while waiting for this afternoon's 3.1 phillip lim show.
There was still superb pirate material to be had — and too little critical coverage of it. That's where we come in!
Who's up? Who's down? Who's had his Oscar dream destroyed by Manohla Dargis?
• It's not really Fashion Week until PETA rolls out the sexy policewomen.
At the go-see for 3.1 Phillip Lim, eager-to-work models show off their best catwalk stalk.
MEDIA • Atlantic owner David Bradley sent ponies to Jeffrey Goldberg's kids to help lure him away from The New Yorker. Seriously. [WP] • Just before the Dow Jones deal went through, the Bancrofts voted to double this quarter's dividend for themselves [NYP] • Murdoch and Ailes's next move? All-out war? (Wait, they're not at war with everyone else already?) [Newsweek]
FINANCE • The big private-equity guns are sounding warning shots of a bubble. Henry Kravis and David Rubenstein believe the good days are waning. [WSJ] • Despite the bullish market, Goldman Sachs initiated a "pause" in hiring. Is an industry-wide freeze likely to follow? [Breaking Views via DealBreaker] • Wall Street firms are having trouble keeping analysts because the work is boring and the pay better elsewhere. [NYS]
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