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Michiko Kakutani

  1. 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.
  2. sick burns
    The All-Time Best Burns of New York Times Book Reviewer Michiko KakutaniThe legendary New York Times book critic made a lot of enemies during her 38-year tenure.
  3. books
    Legendary New York Times Book Critic Michiko Kakutani Is Stepping DownAt the same time as Kakutani’s depature, Parul Sehgal has been named book critic.
  4. cable news news
    New York Times Destroys Roger Ailes Book“Slapdash … familiar … oddly defensive.”
  5. ink-stained wretches
    Michiko Kakutani Lives to ‘Limn’ AgainThe book critic’s favorite word returns.
  6. books
    Michiko Kakutani, Impersonating the Family Guy Dog, Reviews a BookAndrew O’Hagan’s novel narrated by Marilyn Monroe’s dog,
  7. decoded
    Jay-Z’s Decoded Made Michiko Kakutani Realize That ‘Even Rhymes About Guns and Girls Have Hidden Meanings’Hova got a rave in the ‘Times’ today.
  8. loose threads
    Anna Dello Russo’s W Rumors; André Leon Talley Takes L.A.Also, check out Dolce & Gabbana’s sexy new men’s campaign.
  9. gossipmonger
    Meghan McCain Has a Temper Just Like Her Father’sThe daughter of the presidential hopeful sulked outside the White House Correspondents’ Dinner the other night, and more in our daily gossip roundup.
  10. ranters and ravers
    Michiko Kakutani Writes Worst-Ever Jacket Copy for ‘The Sister’A first-time novelist gets a Donna Tartt comparison, but Knopf publicists are likely slapping their foreheads nonetheless.
  11. apropos of nothing
    The New York ‘Times’ Hates ChildrenThis morning, in her always thoughtful and eloquent Post column, Andrea Peyser finally blows the whistle on the New York Times’ long-standing bias against children.
  12. countdown
    A Talmudic Reading of Michiko’s ‘Harry Potter’ ReviewParsing the New York Times for clues.
  13. apropos of nothing
    ‘NYT’ Wins the Race to Review the New ‘Harry Potter’Setting a new land-speed record for book reviewing, the New York Times’ Michiko Kakutani somehow managed to read all 759 pages of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and crank out 1,135 words on the tome in less than one day
  14. ranters and ravers
    For Ian McEwan’s Wordy Critics, Shorter Is Better
  15. gossipmonger
    Norm!Norman Mailer still hates Michiko Kakutani, dislikes Janet Maslin, too, and did an interview with Martha Stewart for her TV show. CNN execs went on a corporate retreat to the Bahamas, and “Page Six,” presumably on behalf of Fox News, mocks them for it. If you complain at Nobu, Drew Nieporent might blacklist you. Peter Cook, Christie Brinkley’s soon-to-be ex-husband, went grocery shopping. (Cindy Adams, meantime, dubs Brinkley Professor Emeritus in How to Handle El Piggo, which she actually means as a compliment.) Retired Ford Models vet Neil Hamil to run Elite Models. There’s a reality show being shopped in which ten virgin men compete to lose it to “a celeb.”
  16. cultural capital
    The Book Reviewer’s SongIn all the brouhaha over Christopher Hitchens’s paean to poop jokes in the new Vanity Fair, you might have missed the Proust Questionnaire with literary warhorse Norman Mailer. The venerable writer-cum-political agitator dishes on his hatred for Reagan, Bush, Hitler, and — oh, yeah — Pulitzer-winning Times book critic Michiko Kakutani: What is your greatest fear? That I will never meet Michiko Kakutani and so not be able to tell her what I think of her. She has an unseemly haste to rush into print with the first very bad review of any book I write. She does this ahead of publication. That is a strategy. If the first review of a book is dreadful, an author needs at least three good ones to change that first impression. Hitler, in comparison, gets off easy. Not that we’re surprised: We hear he thought pretty highly of The Naked and the Dead. Proust Questionnaire: Normal Mailer [VF]