Gay Talese Shames Us at the Launch of ‘Lapham’s Quarterly’As expected, reproofs of modern American journalism were flying Wednesday night at the launch of Harper’s editor emeritus Lewis Lapham’s new magazine, Lapham’s Quarterly, the first issue of which contains essays and correspondence on the topic of war from writers as diverse as Sun Tzu and Mark Twain. Needless to say, neither of them was at the party. But Gay Talese was!
Giuliani Asks Press to Back Off His Third WifeMEDIA
• Presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani asks the media to lay off his wife. Media laughs to itself and continues writing. [WCBS-TV via Mediabistro]
• In an effort to make viewers stick around for commercials, Fox will experiment with running short programming clips during the break. [WSJ]
• The entire Harper’s archive is online, a cornerstone of the magazine’s relaunched Website. [Harper’s]