MOST RECENT ARTICLES BY:

Shawn McCreesh

  1. stop the presses
    Would Joan Didion Have Liked her Memorial Service Much?As those who would claim her legacy convene, she’d likely just roll her eyes.
  2. stop the presses
    Everybody Wants a Raise at the New York TimesAnd they might just strike if they don’t get it.
  3. stop the presses
    What Will the London Press Do Without Boris Johnson?They party on. And secretly mourn a little, too.
  4. stop the presses
    Lis Smith Loves Politics (If Not All Politicians)The fearless political operative on Mayor Pete, Andrew Cuomo, Bill de Blasio, Joe Biden — and her new book, ‘Any Given Tuesday.’
  5. stop the presses
    Among the Media Billionaires in Sun ValleyReading one of the world’s most exclusive gatherings from the reporters’ pen.
  6. stop the presses
    How Leslie Wexner Helped Create Jeffrey EpsteinA new documentary traces the relationship between the predator, his benefactor, and the New York media.
  7. encounter
    Tribeca Festival’s Post-Film RebootJane Rosenthal has run it from the start and now has Murdoch money. And yes, it still shows movies.
  8. stop the presses
    Why is the Financial Times Trying to Hide the Wealth Porn?How To Spend It, the house organ of the golden calf, has suddenly lost its sybaritic nerve, rebranding itself HTSI.
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    The Most Powerful Person in Media Missed the Media Power Person PartyBut his model mom, Maye Musk, was there.
  10. stop the presses
    Despite Everything, Anna Wintour Will SurviveWe probably still need her to.
  11. stop the presses
    Everybody Isn’t In On the (Same) Joke in D.C. AnymoreExcept maybe Kim K.
  12. the internet
    The Best Moments in Twitter HistoryWhat makes Twitter great? Chaos, madness, hilarity.
  13. the media
    CNN Minus CNN+Nope, you weren’t going to watch it either.
  14. the media
    The Inside ManMeet Joe Kahn, the enigma who will now run the Times.
  15. stop the presses
    Graydon Carter Hosts a Vanity Fair Ancien Régime ReunionAt Dana Brown’s book party for Dilettante, Carter came out as pro-union and said he wouldn’t have let Will Smith into his Oscars after-party.
  16. magaudacity
    Has Goldman Sachs’ Dina Powell Finally Gone Too Far?She’s helping her husband, David McCormick, run a shamelessly Trumpy campaign in Pennsylvania. Some of her insider pals are appalled.
  17. encounter
    Hollywood’s Cancel-Culture ConsultantLacey Leone McLaughlin is hand-holding anxious execs afraid of their young assistants.
  18. stop the presses
    Of Course Taylor Lorenz Welcomed Herself to the Wash Post With a Twitter FeudShe goes after Maggie Haberman. Meanwhile, the Times considers a crackdown on brands on its payroll.
  19. iron curtain call
    The Met’s Big Breakup With the Bolshoi“Even at the height of the Cold War, artistic exchange was possible. But now all bets are off.”
  20. stop the presses
    Manhattan’s Maskless Machers Love The Music Man — and The MayorEric Adams is getting raves: “Hot, compassionate, strong, determined” — Diane von Furstenberg; “Pitch-perfect” — Barry Diller.
  21. stop the presses
    The Jane Hotel to Reboot As an Outpost of an Elite Hollywood Private ClubJeff Klein’s San Vicente Bungalows is, he says, only for interesting people.
  22. stop the presses
    The Mystery Behind the Zucker ShockerHis office romance has been an open secret for years. So why is he really leaving?
  23. stop the presses
    Sarah Palin Paints the Town COVIDShe shocks the capital of blue America, unvaccinated and unashamed.
  24. media
    The New York Post Gets Its Own Tabloid ScandalA former top editor sues, saying the paper’s notorious former boss was welcomed back after sexually harassing her.
  25. art
    How Agnieszka Pilat Became Silicon Valley’s Favorite Artist“It’s our obligation to have a relationship with machines so they grow up to be good citizens.”
  26. stop the presses
    Ben Smith Goes GlobalThe Times media columnist — defecting for a news start-up — was never an institutionalist anyway.
  27. stop the presses
    ‘The Media Variant’ Hits New York CityIt began in the group chats. Everyone seemed to know someone who’d tested positive. Then it hit Twitter.
  28. stop the presses
    A Real Housewife of New York Dined and Dashed at D.C.’s Sceniest RestaurantStaff and diners at Le Diplomate were shocked when Luann de Lesseps vanished after an expensive meal. (She did pay up a few days later.)
  29. stop the presses
    I Was the Only Man Allowed Into Joanna Coles’s Power 100 LunchWell, just for cocktails.
  30. politics
    Party Like It’s January 6A night out with Rudy Giuliani, Paul Gosar, and New York’s Young Republicans.
  31. stop the presses
    BuzzFeed Is About to Go Public — and Its Employees Are Walking Out in ProtestThe small but high-profile BuzzFeed News unit is using the occasion to register dissatisfaction with management.
  32. stop the presses
    Welcome to the Beach Cafe, the Upper East Side’s Republican CheersAnn Coulter, Cindy Adams, and Donald Jr. hang out there; try the (Roger) Stone Burger.
  33. performing arts
    Who Will Give Peter Gelb $2 Billion to Guarantee the Met Opera’s Future?All of Gelb’s big problems running the opera house only got bigger during the pandemic.
  34. stop the presses
    I Hung Out With Both Curtis Sliwa and Eric Adams on Election NightIt was the best of parties, it was the worst of parties.
  35. rebuilding
    Some Tree Buffs in D.C. Took It Upon Themselves to Help Rebuild Notre-DameA truss constructed with 12th-century techniques. On spec.
  36. reckonings
    When the Capitol Riot Came HomeA police chief’s words to a reporter on January 6 upended a little New Hampshire town and roiled state politics.
  37. capitol riot
    What the MAGA Mob at the Capitol Had to Say for Itself“This is what Trump wanted,” said one supporter outside the overrun building.
  38. media
    A Visit With Andrew Neil, The Spectator’s Publisher and Boris Johnson’s Old BossThe TV interviewer and chairman of Britain’s ancient conservative magazine is taking a whack at America.
  39. encounter
    Talking Instagram, Trump, and Old New York With Michiko KakutaniFor three decades, hers was the most influential voice in publishing. With the release of The Death of Truth, she now finds herself being reviewed.