Reporter alleges Jill Abramson lifted material for her book
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.
New TV program features interviews with Chernow, Goodwin
NEW YORK (AP) — Ron Chernow, Doris Kearns Goodwin and Walter Isaacson will be among the guests on a new television interview program, presented by the New-York Historical Society.
The society announced Thursday that "New-York Historical Society Presents" premieres Sunday on WNET, a public television station in the New York area. Hosts include philanthropist David M. Rubenstein and presidential historian Douglas Brinkley.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Historian Walter Isaacson is saluting more than 3,000 graduates at the University of Mississippi.
Isaacson is the main speaker at Saturday's commencement ceremony in Oxford.
Recent articles have discussed a proposal by the UW-Stevens Point to make cuts in the liberal arts, including majors in English, the arts and history. This proposal reflects a shift from education to job training, a focus on “high-demand career paths” rather than “high-quality lives.”
Daughter of Steve Jobs is working on a memoir
NEW YORK (AP) — Lisa Brennan-Jobs, daughter of the late Steve Jobs, has a book deal.
Grove Press announced Wednesday that Brennan-Jobs is working on a coming-of-age memoir, "Small Fry." The book is scheduled for Sept. 4.
Leonard da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
This weighty six-hundred-page biography attempts to explain why history rates da Vinci as a creative genius. With voluminous source notes and nearly 150 illustrations, it's evident that well-known biographer Isaacson has done his homework.
Author Walter Isaacson has been a chronicler of some of the world's greatest minds. He has written extensively about Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, and most recently about Leonardo da Vinci. Per Isaacson, the true masterminds of this world have one characteristic that sets them apart: Relentless, unquenchable, curiosity.
By Walter Isaacson
Special to The Washington Post
The excitement surrounding this week's auction of Leonardo da Vinci's painting "Salvator Mundi" raises the question of what makes his work so special. Why do we consider him, rightly, a genius, rather than merely a really great painter? What could possibly justify a $450 million price tag?
NEW YORK — Researching the life of Leonardo da Vinci left Walter Isaacson in a playful mood.
“He’s the most fun, joyous person I can imagine,” said the best-selling biographer, whose “Leonardo da Vinci” comes out Tuesday. “And that was the big surprise. I thought he was going to be this brooding genius.”
Isaacson’s new book celebrates genius of Leonardo da Vinci
NEW YORK (AP) — Researching the life of Leonardo da Vinci left Walter Isaacson in a playful mood.
"He's the most fun, joyous person I can imagine," says the best-selling biographer, whose "Leonardo da Vinci" comes out Oct. 17. "And that was the big surprise. I thought he was going to be this brooding genius."
Leonardo DiCaprio will play Leonardo da Vinci in a new movie.
The 'Revenant' actor will portray the legendary painter in a motion picture based on Walter Isaacson's book named after the artist, following a seven-figure bidding war, in which Paramount beat off competition from Universal.
According to Deadline, DiCaprio will produce the project alongside Jennifer Davisson.
An evening with Walter Isaacson, distinguished historian and journalist, on “The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution,” took place on Thursday, April 20, courtesy of the Historical Society.
GREENWICH — Historian and author Walter Isaacson will be the featured guest at a special Greenwich Historical Society benefit on April 20.
Isaacson, a former managing editor of Time Magazine and chairman and CEO of CNN, is the author of several highly regarded biographies.
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Walter Isaacson will give William & Mary's Commencement address in Williamsburg.
The university says in a press release Tuesday that the noted journalist and author will also receive an honorary degree at the ceremony in May.
Isaacson's resume includes editing Time magazine and being the chairman and CEO of CNN. He's currently president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a non-partisan think tank.
GREENWICH — The Greenwich Historical Society is hosting author and journalist Walter Isaacson at its spring benefit dinner.
Every year at this time, people talk about the most famous Super Bowl ad of them all, Apple's 1984 commercial that was based on George Orwell's grimly predictive novel, also named "1984."
This spot, introducing the Macintosh personal computer, is legendary because of certain believed truths. It began Apple's meteoric rise to consumer product superstardom. It kick-started the epic Super Bowl advertising game. It only aired once. It was the best TV ad ever.
Isaacson tapped to serve on New Orleans planning panel
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has chosen author and historian Walter Isaacson to serve on the city's Planning Commission.
Landrieu made the announcement in a Tuesday news release. Pending approval by the New Orleans City Council, Isaacson will serve from Jan. 1 until June 30, 2023.