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Maureen Dowd Denies Showing Column to Amy Pascal’s Husband

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

The latest scandal to emerge from the massive cyber-attack on Sony Pictures concerns an email exchange between studio co-chair Amy Pascal and New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd regarding a column published earlier this year about women in Hollywood. Show More Summary

Sony Leak: How Your New York Times Fluff-Piece Sausage Gets Made

How do you get a quote from Sony Pictures chair Amy Pascal for a column you want to write about her? It helps if you're good friends with her husband—and it helps even more if you show him your column in advance to assure Pascal that the coverage is positive. Read more...

Sony Leak: How Your New York Times Fluff-Piece Sausage Gets Made

2 weeks agoEntertainment : Defamer

How do you get a quote from Sony Pictures chair Amy Pascal for a column you want to write about her? It helps if you're good friends with her husband—and it helps even more if you show him your column in advance to assure Pascal that the coverage is positive. Read more...

Central-bank credibility, reputation and inflation targeting in historical perspective

Central bank credibility is critically linked to communication and commitment. This column analyses the historical evolution of credibility, showing its prewar peak and the subsequent dip from which it did not fully recover until the 1980s. Inflation targeting has played a key role in establishing credibility in both developed and emerging market economies.

Eco Alert: Warming Pacific May Release Greenhouse Gas Sealed for Millions of Years

Sonar image above shows methane bubbles rising from the seafloor off the Washington coast. The base of the column is 1/3 of a mile (515 meters) deep and the top of the plume is at 1/10 of a mile (180...

Global banking: Structural change vs fragmentation

The Global Financial Crisis has triggered a reduction in cross-border bank lending. This column uses evidence from an updated bank ownership database to show that global banking is not becoming more fragmented. It is rather going through structural transformations. Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: Sticking to the Point

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Having been away from the online world for the past week, I didn't notice until just now that my question was featured (and answered) in this past week's column. I am so honored! I kind of want to show everyone I know... and absolutely...Show More Summary

"The tens of thousands of people who both read my columns and listened to my radio shows through two decades in the media know this has been a carefully orchestrated attack..."

"... to remove a conservative Republican from a major leadership role in State government. The deliberate character assassination and the politics of personal destruction have totally distorted my views and record."Said Lee Hansen, who'd said a lot, in print and on the radio over the past 2 decades. You can see "the tip of the iceberg" here.

Rattner on Income Inequality

Steve Rattner gets many things right in his NYT column on income inequality. (Okay, I'm going soft because he used a chart from CEPR on mandated vacation.) But there is one point worth correcting. His charts showing income inequality before taxes and transfers across countries is misleading. Show More Summary

Foreign Exchange Settlement Shows the Lessons Banks Have Learned

Perhaps the biggest lesson from the settlement was seen after other cases involving big fines -- there will be little real change in how global banks act, Peter J. Henning writes in the White Collar Watch column.

NYT corrects: ‘She is a performer from the show, not a drag queen from the show

3 months agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

An excellent correction rides below Michael Powell’s Oct. 8 column about the San Francisco Giants: An earlier version of this column, using information from the San Francisco Giants, described incorrectly the cast member of “Beach Blanket...Show More Summary

The illusion of choice: Evidence from Barcelona

The Boston mechanism for school assignment is well studied and widely used. This column shows two crucial failings of the variation that gives priority based on neighbourhood, using an exogenous policy change in Barcelona. Since assignment to any school not picked first is unlikely, most parents make the ‘safe’ pick and rank the local school first. Show More Summary

Were we wrong about Gillespie’s strategy?

What should be the takeaway from a new survey by the respected Quinnipiac University showing Sen. Mark Warner (D) beating Republican challenger Ed Gillespie by only 48-39 among likely voters? In our recent column, we questioned the rookie...Show More Summary

Fox's Outnumbered Defends Forbes Contributor Fired For Offensive Campus Sexual Assault Column

From the September 25 edition of Fox News' Outnumbered: Related: Forbes Fires 'Drunk Girl' Columnist Previously: The Show That Sexism Built: Fox Drops All Pretense With Outnumbered "Let Men Be Men": Fox News Hosts Defend Catcalling Fox Host: "Why Should There Be Anything Controversial" About Telling Women Not To Drink To Avoid Sexual Assault?

Scenic Routes: Unforgiven offers a three-act drama in one crackerjack scene

As I’ve mentioned before, the idea for this column came from an annual movie clip party that a friend of mine and I have been throwing for the past 16 years, to which guests bring favorite short scenes. (In the old days, people showed up with VHS tapes cued to the scene in question. Show More Summary

Chiropractors who sell 'cures' for diabetes

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

To the editor: I think David Lazarus shows some intestinal fortitude in writing this column, given that his employer (The Times) is deriving advertising revenue from one of the very advertisements Lazarus cites. ("A cure for diabetes? Don't look to chiropractors, state says," Column, Sept. 15)

Terrifying Images Of Whirling Firenadoes From All Over The World

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Fire whirls, commonly known as "fire tornadoes" and "firenadoes," can make destructive fires even more horrifying as the flames are swept up into a swirling column of fire. These images show this frightening phenomenon during various fires.http://io9.com/breathtaking-a... Read more...

Criticism Of Louis Van Gaal’s Leadership From Fans And Media Shows Their Naivety

4 months agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Following Manchester United’s draw against Burnley, Sunday Mirror columnist Andy Dunn took to his column to criticize manager Louis van Gaal and claim that “the clock was ticking” on the Dutch boss’ time at Old Trafford. Dunn chose to to … Continue reading ? Criticism Of Louis Van Gaal’s Leadership From Fans And Media Shows Their Naivety is a post from World Soccer Talk.

The most popular fact checks of July

This month’s round-up of the most popular Fact Checker columns covers a wide variety of topics, from taxes to Obamacare to diplomacy, and once again shows the enduring interest in the Clintons. Programming note: Just as Congress goes on recess in August, so does The Fact Checker. Please keep sending tips for fact checks, especially […]

Listen Up, Nerds! 5 Lessons from 30 Rock on How to Make Your Characters Down with the In-Crowd

5 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

"Remember everyone, just don't be yourselves..." and other wisdom from the hit TV show, '30 Rock.' Column by Naturi Thomas-Millard I'm not a creative type like you, with your work sneakers and your left-handedness.... [Continue Read...

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