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I have friends that I know, or very much suspect, are homosexual.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia knows suspected gay people! |

(see the rest of his interview with New York Magazine here.)

Hillary CLINTON gives New York magazine first extended interview since leaving State Department

Hillary CLINTON gives New York magazine first extended interview since leaving State Department

nymag | Frank RICH | Lipstick on an Elephant | Deep behind a tangle of denial and rebranding initiatives, a GOP resuscitation plan emerges.

nymag | Frank RICH | Lipstick on an Elephant | Deep behind a tangle of denial and rebranding initiatives, a GOP resuscitation plan emerges.

Vulture | Steven SODERBERGH | 
I get the sense that…motivation is not an issue.
I was watching one of those iconoclast shows on the Sundance Channel. Jamie Oliver said Paul Smith had told him something he hadn’t understood until very recently: “I’d rather be No. 2 forever than No. 1 for a while.” Just make stuff and don’t agonize over it. Stop worrying about being No. 1. I see a lot of people getting paralyzed by the response to their work, the imagined result.
Somehow I don’t think you’re someone who worries about a legacy. But what do you think yours will be?
I have no idea. As Orson Welles said, I’m the bird, you’re the ornithologist.

Vulture | Steven SODERBERGH | 

I get the sense that…motivation is not an issue.

I was watching one of those iconoclast shows on the Sundance Channel. Jamie Oliver said Paul Smith had told him something he hadn’t understood until very recently: “I’d rather be No. 2 forever than No. 1 for a while.” Just make stuff and don’t agonize over it. Stop worrying about being No. 1. I see a lot of people getting paralyzed by the response to their work, the imagined result.

Somehow I don’t think you’re someone who worries about a legacy. But what do you think yours will be?

I have no idea. As Orson Welles said, I’m the bird, you’re the ornithologist.

Tina BROWN on Vanity Fair | 
Intellectuals and nonintellectuals alike love juicy stories. I don’t care if you have a Ph.D., at some irrepressible level you still want to read about Petraeus’s extramarital affair more than you want to read a piece that gets into the weeds of his counterinsurgency strategy. You want to know about Paula Broadwell more than you do about David Galula—the French military officer who was Petraeus’s strategic inspiration. The perfect example of that was when I sat next to Henry Kissinger one night in the eighties and he opened the conversation by saying, “I loved that piece about Debra Winger.”
There’s a tedious side to American media criticism that holds that if something is a good read—or a good read that’s accessible to a wider range of readers than a few Upper West Side or campus ­worthies—that it is therefore, somehow, unseemly. I cannot bear that strain in American journalism and have always fought hard against it. And yes, that’s the Brit in me.

Tina BROWN on Vanity Fair |

Intellectuals and nonintellectuals alike love juicy stories. I don’t care if you have a Ph.D., at some irrepressible level you still want to read about Petraeus’s extramarital affair more than you want to read a piece that gets into the weeds of his counterinsurgency strategy. You want to know about Paula Broadwell more than you do about David Galula—the French military officer who was Petraeus’s strategic inspiration. The perfect example of that was when I sat next to Henry Kissinger one night in the eighties and he opened the conversation by saying, “I loved that piece about Debra Winger.”

There’s a tedious side to American media criticism that holds that if something is a good read—or a good read that’s accessible to a wider range of readers than a few Upper West Side or campus ­worthies—that it is therefore, somehow, unseemly. I cannot bear that strain in American journalism and have always fought hard against it. And yes, that’s the Brit in me.

Newsweek | August 22, 2012 | Cute OBAMA photo wrapped around reprehensible Niall FERGUSON article

Newsweek | August 22, 2012 | Cute OBAMA photo wrapped around reprehensible Niall FERGUSON article