NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson is facing allegations that she lifted material from other sources for her new book, "Merchants of Truth." Abramson and her publisher are promising to investigate.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Actresses Whoopi Goldberg and Anne Hathaway, comedian Chris Rock, "Seinfeld" star Jason Alexander, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and Anthony Bourdain are among the latest nominees to the New Jersey Hall of Fame.
The organization announced its list of 50 nominees for the 11th class Friday. Inductees will be announced in January, and the indication ceremony will be held in May.
NEW YORK (AP) — A mistake that caused the name of New York City's Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge to be misspelled for more than 50 years has finally been corrected.
On Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill adding a second letter 'Z' to the name of the country's longest suspension bridge, which links Brooklyn with Staten Island.
NEW YORK (AP) — You only had to look at him — in his white suits and two-tone shoes — or read such books as "The Bonfire of the Vanities" and "The Right Stuff" to know that Tom Wolfe was like no other.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Wolfe, the white-suited wizard of "New Journalism" who exuberantly chronicled American culture from the Merry Pranksters through the space race before turning his satiric wit to such novels as "The Bonfire of the Vanities" and "A Man in Full," has died. He was 88.
Wolfe's literary agent, Lynn Nesbit, told The Associated Press that he died of an infection Monday in a New York City hospital. Further details were not immediately available.
NEW YORK (AP) — Some reaction to the death of journalist and author Tom Wolfe.
"He was an incredible writer. And you couldn't imitate him. When people tried it was a disaster. They should have gotten a job at a butcher's shop." — Gay Talese, in an interview.
"What I hope people know about him is that he was a sweet and generous man. Not just a great writer but a great soul. He didn't just help me to become a writer. He did it with pleasure." — Michael Lewis, in an email.
NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of filmmakers thought they'd be capturing celebrated writer Gay Talese taking a literary victory lap in their new documentary. Instead, they got something more like a journalistic car crash.
In the intriguing and thoughtful "Voyeur," Myles Kane and Josh Koury explore the 30-year relationship between Gerald Foos, a former Colorado motel owner who spied on his guests, and Talese, known for his novelistic profiles and bespoke suits.