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  • Online post about refusal to pay fatal accident claim goes viral

    An online rant by a man whose sister was killed in a car crash in Baltimore went viral this week after he accused Progressive Advanced Insurance Co. of siding with the driver whose car hit his sister's vehicle in June 2010. Matt Fisher's Monday post on...
  • Mehlman makes 'New Power Gays' list

    Ken Mehlman has been an open member of the club for less than a year, but he's already made its "who's who" list. The Baltimore native who served as a campaign manager for President George W. Bush in 2004 and chaired the Republican National Committee...
  • Time has come for "spokesperson"

    Yesterday, when  a story came across the desk with spokesperson in it and I let it go through, I checked the Associated Press Stylebook, and, sure enough, the fossil prohibition against the word is still in the 2011 edition. The editors might change their...
  • NYT shocker: Times scribes discover editorial page is dull, pointless

    The natives are restless. That's the word from the New York Observer about the atmosphere in the newsroom of the once good gray New York Times, which in its financially troubled old age has adopted the showy ways of a left-leaning tabloid. For in recent...
  • Cate Blanchett Infuses 'Blue Jasmine' with Literary Complexity

    The parallels between Tennessee Williams' Blanche DuBois and Woody Allen's title character in "Blue Jasmine" have been well-documented. But the complexity of Cate Blanchett's performance puts Jasmine in a class of literary predecessors that includes Jay...
  • HBO's 'Looking' looks for understanding

    HBO's 'Looking' looks for understanding
    It was just over a week before the leads of HBO's gay-centered new series "Looking" would ultimately be seen — and examined closely — and the trio of friends (or "dream team," as they dub themselves) were too occupied to be overwhelmed by...
  • Barneys' Creative Ambassador Simon Doonan On Fashion and Show Business

    "I never understood why anybody would want to be an artist when they could be a window dresser," says Simon Doonan, the man who's been a window dresser -- and a lot more -- for some 30 years now. "If you're an artist, you're stuck in some gallery...
  • George Clooney's 'Monuments Men' no work of art, reviews say

    On paper, "The Monuments Men" has a lot going for it, including a starry cast led by director and co-writer George Clooney and a remarkable true story -- about a group of soldiers on a mission to protect priceless works of art in World War II Europe -- as...
  • Is Banksy's New York City residency over?

    Is Banksy's New York City residency over?
    The Banksy-bonanza in New York City is stalled -- at least temporarily. So far this month, the prankster British street artist has put on a colorful, frenetic treasure hunt of sorts with his monthlong “artists residency,” “Better Out...
  • Book Excerpt: Deconstructing Filmmaker Wes Anderson

    The work of Wes Anderson has been dividing critics for years, ever since his short film, "Bottle Rocket" (later expanded into a feature), played Sundance in 1994, and announced the presence of a unique new voice in the indie world, as well as calling...
  • Carmelo Anthony says he'll be a free agent, loosely linked to Lakers

    The Lakers figure to have significant spending power next summer. One of the top free agents available will be New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony. Anthony, who has an early termination option for the 2014-15 season ($23.3 million), recently told...
  • Peter Kaplan, NY Observer Editor Who Hired Candace Bushnell, Dies at 59

    The former New York Observer editor who hired a then-unknown Candace Bushnell to write a column called "Sex and the City" has died. Peter Kaplan was 59. Kaplan's wife, Lisa Chase, says he died Friday of cancer in New York City. Kaplan edited the...