How New York Magazine takes the temperature of the city

All below NYC’s huge tent

New York Magazine is NYC’s thermometer. Begun 1968 in a bit room with 18 individuals. Now there’s 207. Editor David Haskell says: “New York’s a circus — 50 sq. miles of high-pressured drama, stress, battle, posturing, self-importance, disgrace, anger in the most metropolitan space on Earth. All bigger than life characters. Their tensions, powers, struggles, ambition is what we’re overlaying.

“Best are dinner events. Hanging with buddies. Listening in. Hearing how life’s talked about. We additionally steal tales from the Times and The Post. The tabloid perspective’s a persona. It’s alive.

“Tuesday 11 a.m.’s our weekly assembly. Pitching a narrative’s not simply saying ‘let’s do a bit on air conditioners.’ Yeah — however what?! Fixing them, they too costly, unhealthy for the planet? What? The concept’s flat until it develops an fascinating level of view for the reader. Then you want discover the author who could make it occur. Through a load of conferences you must course of a ton of mediocre concepts.

“Like we did one on fridges. You study an individual by their fridge. Champagne in a single? Diet meals? Leftover pizza? Not everybody’s proud of the protection. Like our piece on the first ‘Bachelorette’ of shade Rachel Lindsay. Had a lot perspective however she didn’t prefer it. She was sad. And she let the complete world know.

“This city will come back again. The change could take years for us to pull apart and dissect.”


Welcome to her ‘Jungle’

In historical civilization — when girls’ hems lined their navel — “The African Queen” film existed with Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. The concept’s again with Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt in the new “Jungle Cruise.” The location modified. Now they’re schlepping down the Amazon — the South American river not the supply service — looking for some historical tree that has therapeutic powers. A discovery that may change the future of drugs. Lotsa luck. May grouchy Fauci be their pharmacist.

Édgar Ramírez, Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson attend the World Premiere of Disney's "Jungle Cruise" at Disneyland on July 24, 2021 in Anaheim, California.
Édgar Ramírez, Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson attend the World Premiere of Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” at Disneyland on July 24, 2021 in Anaheim, California.
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Emily: “It’s like a film you saw growing up. That’s why it feels perfect. It’s infectious.”

Miss Blunt: “To be blunt, ‘infectious’ is the wrong word right now.”


Purr-fect friends

Four-legged companions are household. Mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa’s studio condo homes 16 cats.

Republican mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa, along with his wife Nancy, live in a upper westside studio apartment with 15 rescue cats which they rotate out as they get adapted
Republican mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa and his spouse Nancy stay in a studio condo with rescue cats.
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Christina Ricci as soon as purchased hers a menorah . . . Paris Hilton’s was named for designer Dolce . . . Even allergic Carol Burnett owned one . . . Animal Fair journal’s Wendy Diamond: “Celebrities are close to their pets because pets don’t know how famous they are” and reported Kim Cattrall as soon as refused a measly sedan. “Her kittens had to go in a limo.”

Scarlett Johansson’s Gerkin, touring all over the place together with her, had a passport. Per The Globe, Cameron Diaz dreamt individuals tried to harm her cat . . . Judy Collins’ black Persians had been Midnight and Sunshine . . . Drew Barrymore squatted below a desk to feed hers shrimp . . .… Vivica A. Fox: “My Tigger’s stuck up, Snookie’s a lover, and Sheba’s quite talkative.”


Now hear this

These are solely my opinions so that you needn’t agree with me. But: Could somebody stick a fork in Prince Empty and his me-me-me-Meghan?

Also, hasn’t time come to put in a toll sales space onto Lady Lopez?

Stand-up comedian Leighann Lord’s pee on Jeff Bezos: “Listen, if I didn’t have to pay taxes I could go to space too.”

Still locked up at dwelling? Stop grumbling. Read Daniel Silva’s “The Cellist” and John Grisham’s “A Time for Mercy.” Beats any reheated day-old hamburger you’d get at a good friend’s home.


Politicians can not develop into animals but the world’s full of those that are asses and pigs.

And not Only in New York, youngsters, not solely in New York. 

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