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Gay Talese

  1. The Strange, Twisted Story Behind Netflix’s Voyeur How two directors got a private peep at Gay Talese’s infamous motel story.
  2. Voyeur Fails to Add Much Insight to Gay Talese’s Notorious StorySomeone, somewhere, thinks we can’t get enough of Gerald Foos.
  3. Gay Talese to Kevin Spacey Accusers: ‘Suck It Up Once in a While!’“I feel so sad, and I hate that actor that ruined this guy’s career.”
  4. Gay Talese to Kevin Spacey Accusers: ‘Suck It Up Once in a While!’“I feel so sad, and I hate that actor that ruined this guy’s career.”
  5. See Gay Talese Lurk in the Shadows in New Clip From VoyeurA documentary about the author’s experience writing The Voyeur’s Motel.
  6. film adaptations
    Sam Mendes Scraps His Gay Talese The Voyeur’s Motel FilmWe guess you can say … he checked out.
  7. interview
    Gay Talese on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media“Get off your ass. You must show up. You must show up.”
  8. last night on late night
    Gay Talese: ‘The Washington Post Was Wrong’“I overreacted. I was very angry.”
  9. Gay Talese Explains the Voyeur’s Motel Mess“It sets me off into a great sense of despair, humiliation. But I wasn’t Jayson Blair. They compared me to Rolling Stone.
  10. bad information
    Gay Talese Goes Back on His Disavowal of The Voyeur’s Motel“If, down the line, there are details to correct in later editions, we’ll do that.”
  11. the strategist
    11 Books That Make the Best Father’s Day GiftsFrom Tig Notaro to Don DeLillo.
  12. the good kind of homework
    The Queens of Nonfiction: 56 Women Journalists Everyone Should ReadFew of us fare any better than Gay Talese in recognizing great women writers.
  13. can u not
    Gay Talese Asks Prominent Writer About Her NailsWhere is Matt McGorry’s take on this slight? 
  14. Gay Talese Just Not That Into Women WritersHe really liked Middlemarch though.
  15. chat room
    Buster Poindexter on His Return to Café Carlyle“A lot of people think Buster is a character, but it’s not really. It’s kind of a conceit.”
  16. sinatra’s centennial
    50 Years Later, Gay Talese Revisits ‘Frank Sinatra Has a Cold’Every J school has embraced Gay Talese’s 1966 Esquire write-around on Sinatra as a gold standard in New Journalism profile-writing. Fifty years later, Talese himself seems slightly puzzled by its acclaim.
  17. sports
    Gay Talese on Alabama Football’s ChancesStill swimming with the Crimson Tide, from Bear Bryant to Nick Saban.
  18. party chats
    Gay Talese: Don’t Be Surprised Atticus Is Racist“It was a period when there was very little social conscience.”
  19. remembrances
    Gay Talese on Mad Men and the Sexual Revolution“Wife-swapping, key parties, bed hoppers, communes; that was all happening around that time.”
  20. zomg gay talese’s shoes
    Gay Talese Might Own 80 Pairs of Shoes in All, But He’s Never Counted ThemNo sneakers.
  21. bons mots
    Gay Talese: ‘There Are Midgets That Are Attractive, But I Never Met One’The legendary writer explains why he’s never had sex in the back of his 1957 Triumph TR3.
  22. ink-stained wretches
    Would You Like to Imagine for a Few Minutes That There Is No Such Thing As the Internet?Gay Talese does it every day!
  23. Closings
    Lipton, Lapham, Talese, and Others Have One Last Drink at Elaine’sOur report from outside the packed send-off last night.
  24. gay talese
    A Q&A With Gay Talese, SportswriterOn the eve of a new anthology’s release.
  25. Closings
    Insult to Injury: Gino’s Will Be Replaced by CupcakesAnd other curious facts about the moribund Upper East Sider.
  26. cultural capital
    The View From Stephen Colbert’s WindowAn artist depicts the views prominent New Yorkers see every day.
  27. Mediavore
    Searching for SF’s Best Thai; Blumenthal Off the Hook
  28. Mediavore
    California Drought Means More Imported Produce; Iceland Gives Up Its LastCalifornia grows about 50% of the nation’s produce, but its output is severely threatened by a worsening drought.
  29. ink-stained wretches
    Gay Talese: Being a Drunk Maybe Doesn’t Help You Be a WriterWe’ll never believe it!
  30. gossipmonger
    Blake Lively Finds a New Outsider BoyfriendThe starlet went backstage at ‘Shrek: The Musical’ to befriend its big green star. That, and the rest of today’s gossip.
  31. the greatest depression
    Gay Talese Handing Signs Out to Homeless People NowFinally, SOMEBODY is doing something about this economic problem.
  32. gossipmonger
    Be Prepared to Learn More About the Taleses Than You Ever Wanted to KnowMariah Carey doesn’t want you to see her eyes, Pamela Anderson gets American, and Elite modeling agency goes to Utah!
  33. ink-stained wretches
    Elaine Kaufman Death Scare at the ‘Post’ — All Col’s Fault?For a short period of time last Thursday, the tabloid was thrown into a devastated tailspin at the news that the beloved restaurateur had died. Good thing it wasn’t true.
  34. ink-stained wretches
    Is the Traditional Magazine Writer Doomed? We Say No.The Observer thinks that no young writers want to work for magazines anymore; they only want to blog. We aggressively disagree.
  35. ink-stained wretches
    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!
  36. the take
    Gay Talese Writing Memoir of His … Gulp … Open Marriage?We wouldn’t be so concerned about one old man’s priapism if Gay Talese wasn’t married to Nan Talese.
  37. gossipmonger
    Thy Neighbor’s Wife, and Thy OwnNan and Gay Talese are at work on his and her memoirs about their allegedly open marriage. Jon Bon Jovi is not pleased an energy drink named Mijovi is selling well near his New Jersey residence. Ted Koppel dropped the asking price for his Potomac, Maryland, residence from $4.1 million to $2.3 million. Hillary Clinton complained about the traffic in the Hamptons during her fund-raising stint out east. Stand-up comic Phil Stellar entertained an audience at the Ziegfeld after a movie projector broke during a showing of Hairspray. Meryl Streep says she was kicked out of Yale Drama School for not working hard enough. Gwyneth Paltrow uses face cream that contains snake venom.