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Clay Felker, Remembered

Last night, hundreds of New Yorkers attended a memorial service hosted by ‘New York’ Magazine and Gail Sheehy for ‘New York’ founding editor Clay Felker.

By Jessica Pressler

Tom Wolfe Remembers Clay Felker

Next week's issue of the magazine will contain an oral history of Clay Felker's career both here and elsewhere; we've got a preview.

Tom Wolfe Still Making Sweeping, Mostly True Generalizations

The writer predicts "the end of capitalism," and may be right; Ariana Huffington talks about her beef with Tim Russert; and a Manhattan lawyer does due diligence with the Other Side, all in our daily rundown of weird, wonderful finance, media, law and real-estate news.

Celebrities' Advice for the Pope

What Tom Wolfe, Evan Rachel Wood, Amy Sacco, and Carson Kressley think the Big B should do with his time in the city.

Blown Away

It Happened
As the first arctic blast of January weather whipped through town last week, the city was chilled by news that Iowans had frozen out New York’s candidates for the White House. Hillary Clinton’s last-minute plea on the first post-hibernation Letterman show —starring Dave’s new reindeer-wrangler beard—failed to help her, and she finished behind Barack Obama and John Edwards. Rudy Giuliani finished sixth behind Mike Huckabee but had left Iowa five days before the caucus anyway. Dark horse Michael Bloomberg denied that there was any significance in his attendance at a caucus of potential third-party candidates, though he took pokes at the front-runners’ lack of ideas. Fourth-place finisher Fred Thompson, who’s probably wishing he’d never quit as New York’s fictional D.A., lost his old Law & Order job to Sam Waterston.