We knew that Mindy Kaling was inspired by the work of Nora Ephron — When Harry Met Sally in particular. But we really had no idea. A fun fan-made video shows the many parallels between the two (some moments even appear to be almost shot-for-shot mirrors of each other), all... More »
The New York Post reports that the Washington Post’s Richard Cohen, a friend of Nora Ephron’s since the seventies, when she began dating Carl Bernstein, will write Ephron’s biography. A judge has approved the final two settlements in the e-book price-fixing case, calling Macmillan and Penguin’s deals “fair, adequate and reasonable.”...read more
While Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen has spent much of his time as of late offending people, perhaps he's found an opportunity to redeem himself. Described by the New York Post as Nora Ephron's "longtime friend," Cohen has apparently been given the blessing from her family to write the biography of her life. His obit for Ephron was very nice. Read more...
Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen will write a biography of the late filmmaker Nora Ephron. Cohen was a longtime friend of the filmmaker, who wrote the screenplay for When Harry Met Sally and directed Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail. Show More Summary
Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen is planning to write the late Nora Ephron's biography — after receiving her family's blessing, according to the New York Post's "Page Six." The two originally met in Washington after she began dating his friend, her first husband Carl Bernstein. Per her request, Cohen was the... More »
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"DON'T KILL the messenger," wrote Sophocles in "Antigone." • Holding the actual New York Times these mornings and reading it in bed, I finally decided I know now why newspapers and printed hand-held material are being banished. There...Show More Summary
When Nora Ephron died in 2012, many who wrote to mourn her passing gave the impression of feeling they had...
"Everyone thinks they have good taste and a sense of humor, but we can't all possibly have good taste!" -Nora Ephron Nora wrote gems like that. Some were used in movies while others were part of her column or books that she penned later in life. Show More Summary
The Swedish startup didn't do itself any favors by disclosing what it pays for streamed music. In her memoir, I Feel Bad About My Neck, the inimitable Nora Ephron likens the thought of death to "considering the alternative." Sure, your skin is sagging and your bones are about to break, but hey. Show More Summary
1. "Being Nora Ephron." For The New Review of Books, Francine Prose reviews a a new collection of Ephron's essays, and unearths a more astute and acerbic voice than could be found in the late writer/director's bubbly rom-coms. "Threatened...Show More Summary
Improv Everywhere — known for staging flash mobs nationwide — surprised diners at Katz’s Delicatessen by recreating the famous scene from the beloved Nora Ephron film When Harry Met Sally, in which Meg Ryan shows Billy Crystal how a woman fakes an orgasm at the iconic New York City restaurant. Show More Summary
Once, Katz's Deli was the scene of an imitated orgasm in a 1989 Nora Ephron movie. And so forevermore it was branded as the home of cinematic fake pleasure, and the people would flock there to think about ordering whatever everyone else was having. Now, crowd-torture organization Improv Everywhere placed... More »
Lena Dunham interviewed Mindy Kaling for Rookie: Yearbook Two, and the interview covers what you'd expect those two to cover: showrunning, pop culture, moms, feminism, Nora Ephron, women's magazines. They also both expressed their exasperation with institutionalized misogyny.Dunham: Do you ever get embarrassed to point out gender bias? I always... More »
'The Most of Nora Ephron' is a dizzying final act of control, to be the heroine of her own death. Amid the tributes that poured out after Nora Ephron's 2012 death, one anecdote was repeated often. It was about Phoebe Ephron, Nora's hard-driving...Show More Summary
(Congratulations to sonk, who joins 18 or so Cannonballers who have reached or exceeded 52 reviews so far this year. Want in? Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for details about Cannonball Read VI. --mswas) And just like that-I've completed...
Over a year later, it is still difficult to accept the fact that Nora Ephron is no longer around. The author, director, journalist, novelist, and just about anything you came up with might be remembered by many as the person who shaped the modern romantic comedy, but she was really so much more than that,… Read More
New this week: The Most of Nora Ephron; At Night We Walk in Circles by New Yorker 20 Under 40er Daniel Alarcón; S., a novel written by Doug Dorst in collaboration with J.J. Abrams (which naturally has a trailer); and The Gorgeous Nothings, a full-color facsimile of poems that Emily Dickinson drafted on the backs of […]
Happy birthday, Rita Wilson! The actress, producer, writer, singer and Huff/Post50 editor-at-large turns 57 today. In her own birthday well wishes to us here at Huff/Post50, Rita recalled a toast her dear friend Nora Ephron gave herShow More Summary
Tom Hanks' number one fan Sarah Moretti got to meet her idol a few months ago while he was making his Broadway debut in Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy. Read more...