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Alessandra Stanley

Pretty Funny (Minus the Funny)

Erin Gibson | Posted 04.20.2012 | Comedy
Erin Gibson

What a skill! Calling out the average looks of one woman by insulting the "conventional beauty" of another. It's like a weird competition all women are participating in, where no one really knows the rules and there are no winners and everyone is sad.

Oscars and the War Against the Aging

Warren Adler | Posted 05.01.2012 | Media
Warren Adler

For us decrepit folks over 55, the age of AARP eligibility, we have endured the long reign of movies pointed primarily to kiddies, teenagers, and dating couples and a starvation diet of films addressed to mature audiences.

Aphorism Of The Day

The Huffington Post | Nora Ephron | Posted 01.30.2012 | Divorce

It crosses our mind that there's far too much attention paid to aphorisms about falling in love and not nearly enough to those about falling out of lo...

The Delusions of Alessandra Stanley

Barry Levinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Barry Levinson

I am about to do something that, for the most part, is never done. I am going to criticize a critic. Filmmakers are never supposed to respond to a critic about their work. But in this case, I feel compelled.

NYT's Public Editor Explains How 5 Editors Handled Error-Filled Cronkite Story | CLARK HOYT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

THE TIMES published an especially embarrassing correction on July 22, fixing seven errors in a single article �" an appraisal of Walter Cronkite, th...

Walter Cronkite: A Yet Further Reappraisal

Bill Barol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Barol

It has never been confirmed that Mr. Cronkite and Frank Sinatra engaged in a drunken, floor-clearing brawl over Ava Gardner at Mike Romanoff's Beverly Hills restaurant.

Katie Couric Slams NY Times For Error-Filled Walter Cronkite Appraisal

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Katie Couric slammed the New York Times for running an error-filled article about CBS News legend Walter Cronkite. In her "Notebook" on o...

To Tweet or Not to Tweet

Bill Barol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Barol

What's most frustrating about Alessandra Stanley's take on Twitter -- aside from its insufferable tone and lack of reporting -- is that there's a smidge of truth in it.

What's Giamatta With Paul? Roger Friedman Disses Alessandra Stanley

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Someone oughta open up a window! Alessandra Stanley is getting called out for yet another TV column, this time from Fox News gossip columnist Roger Fr...

Alessandra Stanley: No Credibility

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Stanley's error -- attributing the slogan "the best political team on television" to MSNBC and not CNN -- is so egregious, and leaps off the page at the reader who is even remotely familiar with this stuff.

NYT: "Pleasant But Bland" Vieira Is No Couric On "Today"

New York Times | Alessandra Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Changes on "Today" have also smoothed out some of the more interesting quirks, making the new format seem even longer than four hours. Ms. Vieira, who...

Gossip Girl: Why Alessandra Stanley Got It Wrong And What You Can Look Forward To Tonight

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The show, as many of you will learn tonight, is nothing short of spectacular, and the parental subplots Stanley finds so disarming actually help drive the show's plotlines in important ways.