…to be nice to, and to send lovely cars for, in the near future. I ended my one-week Likability Tour this morning, with a brief appearance on CNN’s Michael Smerconish Show. The studio was in the spanky new Hudson Yards building on 33rd street and 10th Avenue, which was also fun. The first thing I saw … More Potter to Media: You Won’t Have Me….
Is briefly featured on El Rushbo’s show today. In case you didn’t know it, “El Rushbo” is short for Chief Waga-Waga El Rushbo of the El Conservo Tribe, otherwise known as Professor of the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies. The professor in question from the leftist New School would be me.
What I love about Jill Lepore’s These Truths? Her argument that nations are built on both ideals and ugly contradictions – and that historians have an obligation to both: read it here. Read other commentaries by David Hollinger and Malinda Maynor Lowery: tomorrow, Lepore responds.
Today it was a very enjoyable half hour on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show, taped in front of a live audience: you can listen to it here. I was paired with Jay Caspian Kang, a writer-at-large for the New York Times Magazine who wrote this piece about Pete Buttiegieg. Jay is laid back, smart and … More Mediapalooza, Part Eleventy: the Brian Lehrer Show
The follow up to this piece has been renewed media interest in the difficulty that women presidential candidates have meeting the likability standard. Today was Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC: you can watch it here. They sent a car for me and everything: and yes, you can wear jeans under the desk. A loved one … More They Like Me
According to Jennifer Schuessler of the New York Times. Is it a field that is just not dealing with white supremacy? You decide.
…what it feels like to wake up in the morning, go downstairs to walk the dog, and see yourself on the front page of the New York Times Sunday Review, it feels fabulous. So far, the hate mail has been surprisingly light, given how many potential readers there are. This is the only personal email … More In case you ever wondered….
Those of you who follow this page haven’t seen much in a while: I’ve been busy writing a book, editing Public Seminar, and getting some cyborg tuning done. But I’m back. You’ll notice I’ve cleaned up the site: that urge I had to have everything available has dissipated. Also I am ditching pictures: too much work, … More A Hankering to Blog Again