Smith, who died Nov. 12, was known for many things and by many names, notably the “Grande Dame of Dish.” The title “New Yorker” would have pleased her (a Fort Worth, Texan) too.
Katy Tur’s book, "Unbelievable," is an account of her almost two years on the hectic, sleepless, heady and sometimes dangerous day-to-day campaign trail covering Trump, the first national network reporter to do so.
Both books — all of Daniel Silva’s books (he has written 20) — are as up to the minute as the latest sound of a car bomb exploding somewhere in the world.
Even in these Days of Trump, Halloween 2017 was normal, the old and buzzing and traditional normal, in which “trick or treat” still means a little girl with a lit pumpkin or bags for candy saying thank you, and nobody really tricks anybody.
Today, distrust in government, the media and most institutions, including universities, is high. Many believe these disconcerting times of mistrust began with the assassination of JFK and Robert F. Kennedy in the 1960s.
It looks like the beginning of an intense debate, from which there is no returning to a status quo where the outrageous activities of a Harvey Weinstein go unnoticed or are excused as locker-room normalcy.
There were countless reported acts of heroism Oct. 1 — people throwing themselves on others to protect them, others applying bandages and pressure to bleeding wounds.
The founder of the Playboy empire had the resources to live his youth over and over again, Dorian Gray with a pipe.
The heavy dose of Trump talk at the Emmys reinforces certain facts of daily cultural life in America during the age of Trump. You can’t get away from him even when’s gotten away from you.
Friends, colleagues, big shots and regular folks came to the cathedral to celebrate the life of the late WRC anchor, who on this day appeared not to have left our consciousness.