Washington Post mocked for Elizabeth Warren-Frederick Douglass comparison

Social media pundits scorched The Washington Post for a piece comparing Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s selfies to Frederick Douglass stately portraits. Warren’s penchant for posing for thousands of photographs with fans around the country had “smashed...

Penguin Random House hires penguin interns

They’re dipping their flippers into publishing. Two African penguins from the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore recently scored dream gigs: summer internships at Penguin Random House, despite never having read a single book between them. Though cute,...

Book helps honor 96-year-old WWII vet as Bronze Star hero

A Sherman tank will be on full display on Sixth Avenue in Manhattan on Saturday morning to honor 96-year-old Clarence Smoyer, who is the country’s newest Bronze Star hero for his role as a...

Marijuana magazines having mixed results

There has been no pot of gold for consumer publications in the cannabis market. High Times and Canadian-based Civilized are scrambling to pivot into other areas to augment media. But a trade publication named...

NY Times reporters claim Kavanaugh offered interview if they said it never happened

Two New York Times reporters​ claim Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh agreed to be interviewed for their book under the condition that they say he didn’t speak with them. Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, the...

New York Times gets caught up in billionaires’ bitter feud

As if The New York Times doesn’t have enough problems on its hands, it’s now being drawn into the bitter decade-long fight between billionaires Peter Nygard and Louis Bacon, which started out as a...

Rose McGowan writes foreword for witchcraft book

Alex KazemiConor CunninghamRose McGowan, who played a witch in the supernatural TV series “Charmed” on the WB network, is writing the foreword for “Pop Magick: A Simple Guide to Bending Your Reality,” which explores...

New York Times reporter, Brett Kavanaugh book author cops to ‘penis’ tweet

A New York Times reporter who co-wrote a controversial new book on US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh admitted Tuesday that she also penned the paper’s widely panned “penis” tweet published to promote the...

FCC backs Nexstar’s $4.1B deal for Tribune Media stations

The Federal Communications Commission OK’d Nexstar’s $4.1 billion takeover of Tribune Media Monday — paving the way for the Texas-based Nexstar to become the largest broadcast company in the US with 144 stations in...

The best books of the week

Polite Society Mahesh Rao (fiction, GP Putnam’s Sons)A charmingly hilarious modern reimagining of Jane Austen’s “Emma” set in a New Delhi high society where the houses are luxurious, everyone is scheming and secrets don’t...