Seemed like nearly everybody dropped by . . . except Hugh Laurie. But if he's not going to collect the photo that's been sitting on a shelf for so many years, I CALL DIBBS! » 12/19/14 2:31am 12/19/14 2:31am

Happy Birthday, Mr. President

Among the thousands of words published on Prince William and Kate's trip to New York, these from the AP's description of the Carlyle Hotel are a marvel of understatement and restraint: » 12/14/14 10:19am 12/14/14 10:19am

Hey there Hip! Haven't been able to play along this season, but glad to see you're doing the live blogs. Would love to join in tonight, even if it's kinda late. » 10/23/14 8:46pm 10/23/14 8:46pm

The Joint Is Jumpin'

Page A1 of Tuesday's New York Times, that is. Years ago the paper mostly kicked its nasty habit of placing the continuation of many stories from the front page in other sections — forcing readers to "jump" across sections. Most A1 stories now stay in the A section. » 10/21/14 12:02pm 10/21/14 12:02pm

There'll Always be a New York Times

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Eustace Tilley Would Pop His Monocle!

Tucked into an interesting if somewhat behind the curve NYT Business Day story about the evolving nature of The New Yorker's cover art (which has been increasingly political for several years now) is this little gem: The venerable magazine is trying out an animated cover online. » 9/29/14 11:50am 9/29/14 11:50am

Underwhelming, including Darryl Hammond's barely audible, non-descript opening. Would have preferred another Don Pardo imitation. Or maybe start off with Pardo's voice and transition into something more personal. Was it all just a question of sound levels? Or some sort of backwards tribute by Lorne Michaels to Pardo,… » 9/28/14 11:25am 9/28/14 11:25am

Can we all enjoy the fact that at least for the moment, this post on Harvard's growing endowment comes immediately after the one on male celebs' nudes. » 9/24/14 11:23am 9/24/14 11:23am

Bad Timing + Bad Taste = Bad PR

On Tuesday, about the time the world was learning the gruesome fate of Steven Sotloff, the second American journalist to be decapitated in recent weeks by the Islamic State group, the marketing team promoting Fox series Sleepy Hollow was having some fun with "National Beheading Day." Complete with e-cards. » 9/03/14 11:20am 9/03/14 11:20am

U.S. Made Plans for a Real Life 'Red Dawn'

OK, no marauding teenagers launching guerrilla attacks on occupying Commie forces ("Wolverines!"). But in the Cold War 1950s, the government was truly concerned about a Soviet attack on Alaska — "an airborne invasion involving bombing and the dropping of paratroopers," one FBI memo said » 9/01/14 12:45pm 9/01/14 12:45pm