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Ken Auletta

Rita Wilson at the Café Carlyle: Picturing Tom Hanks

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.26.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

"I'm in a roomful of people I know," Rita Wilson began her intimate set at the Café Carlyle on Thursday. Though this was not opening night, the room took on an extra glow: On one side sat Michael J. Fox, on the other, Tom Brokaw, Carolina Herrera, and Ken Auletta.

Michael Calderone

New Yorker's Ken Auletta Didn't Mention That Tom Brokaw's Vacation Plans Included Him | Michael Calderone | Posted 03.09.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- Veteran New Yorker media writer Ken Auletta reported last month how former "NBC Nightly News” anchor Tom Brokaw played a key role in the...

Rainbow Ceilings and Pink Pay Gaps

Pete Dorogoff | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Pete Dorogoff

I'm left to ponder if it's my big gay voice, or the way I dress, or the way I flail my hands during presentations that might put others off or deterred my ability to fit into the traditional executive mode.

Stuff Happens: Errol Morris' Unknown Known

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.29.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Donald Rumsfeld, for no apparent reason, agreed to allow Fog of War documentarian Errol Morris to interview him. Was it to assure his legacy? We may n...

Sergey Brin Is Force Behind Google's Showdown with China, Ken Auletta

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.10.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Google co-founder Sergey Brin, the son of persecuted Russian Jews, has been the driving force in the the company's showdown with China, says Ken Aulet...

Mayor Bloomberg and the A-List Celebrate the Observer @ 25

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.15.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Yes, the Observer fete had everything, including a British contingent: author Amanda Foreman served on the 2012 judging panel for the esteemed literary award, Man Booker Prize for Fiction, with Dan Stevens.

Nathan Lane Gets a Guild Hall Lifetime Achievement Award; Cinderella on Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.05.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The award season is all about superlatives and thank you speeches but for East Hampton's Guild Hall Lifetime Achievement Awards, it is about community and family.

Sheryl Sandberg's Lessons to Succeed and Savor Work and Life

Kare Anderson | Posted 04.23.2013 | Women
Kare Anderson

Taking stands for what you believe in is core to Sandberg's credo in her new book, Lean In. She urges women to "lean in" to their career and not hold back, as she feels that women have been conditioned to do.

Washington Politics Remains Uncomfortable With Latino Affairs

Pablo Manriquez | Posted 08.11.2012 | Latino Voices
Pablo Manriquez

Like a pimple between the shoulder blades of the American body politic, this election year Latinos rise beyond the reach of both left and right.

The New Yorker's Ken Auletta Talks about Google, Facebook, and the Future of Content

Anis Shivani | Posted 02.09.2012 | Books
Anis Shivani

Ken Auletta has constructed probably the best narrative yet about Google's rise and rise. But to what extent is the company in control of its destiny?

Top New Yorker Writer's Email Account Hacked

Adweek | Gabriel Beltrone | Posted 06.18.2011 | Media

Ken Auletta, author of best-selling book Googled and venerable media columnist for The New Yorker, fell victim to a common digital crime Monday mornin...

AOL's 'Dirty Little Secret': 60% Of AOL's Profits Come From Misinformed Customers

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

UPDATE: This post originally assumed that all of AOL's subscribers received dial-up. According to AOL's corporate communication office, there are var...

Candace Bushnell Parties in the Hamptons With Alec Baldwin and More

The Daily Truffle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
The Daily Truffle

It's a smorgasbord of over 100 writers at the East Hampton library who patiently sign copies of their newest novels at the 5th Annual Authors Night. ...

Thank God I'm Not In Sun Valley!

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stanley Bing

This week was mogul fest in Sun Valley. Of course, I wasn't invited. But just the thought of it gave me a welcome shiver in all this heat. There are people who fight for an invitation to the thing. Me, I'd rather be stabbed in the head.

The Atlantic's Vision Of The Future Of Books

The Millions | Lizzie Skurnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The cover of Fiction 2010 offers, to say the least, a provocative vision. To our left glides a gentleman in pegged red pants holding an honest-to-God-...

Why Doesn't Ken Auletta Want My Money? (the Case for Selling Books by the Chapter)

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Quigg

Ken Auletta recently noted, without any apparent evidence to support his claim, "no one, with the possible exception of students, will want to buy a single chapter of most books."

Martha Stewart's Kindle: What Is She Reading?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Martha Stewart answered 20 questions for the Financial Times on Thursday, and in one of the questions, Stewart dished on what she's reading right now:...

Knowing Know-It-Alls

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

The know-it-alls in our lives have read and listened to the entire Western Canon yet still find the time to go to every new restaurant, club and museum exhibit.

Googled: An Excerpt From Ken Auletta's New Book

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Googled by Ken Auletta On a sunny July afternoon in Sun Valley, three friends who had competed and cooperated for a quarter century -- Robert Iger,...

Ken Auletta Has Done It Again

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

Ken Auletta has written another enlightening book that explains what's going on in the media: Googled: The End of the World as We Know It. If you want to understand the new world, buy it and read it.

Google, Group Polarization, and Jon Stewart

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

Today wing nuts can easily go on Google and create their own hate-filled echo chamber. Therefore, Google, the king of search, is unintentionally aiding in group polarization.

Ken Auletta; 10 Things Google Has Taught Us

Fortune | Ken Auletta, Contributor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In researching his new book, Googled: the End of the World as We Know It, to be published next week by Penguin Press, author Ken Auletta had extensive...

Ken Auletta "The Best Media Writer Around": Critic

MarketWatch | Jon Friedman, MarketWatch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I'll get this out of the way right now: Ken Auletta is the best media writer around. In fact, nobody really comes close....

Ken Auletta's Google Book: Eric Schmit Wants To Build "$100 Billion Media Company"

TechCrunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Googled is not published yet, but I managed to get my hands on a copy of the uncorrected proofs. One of the most startling assertions Auletta makes ri...

Making Money In Yogaland

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

Yogaworks has opened a new studio in New York, at the corner of Broadway and Grand Street. It's got bamboo floors and showers with impressive pressure. The only thing missing? People.