Posts Tagged: Foster Kamer
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Cablevision Head Honcho Does Not Let Grudges Go Easily

Some people wait a year and then beat their tormentors silly in the parking lot in retaliation for dick jokes employed within professional contexts. But if you're as monied and powerful as Cablevision head honcho Jim Dolan, you can go the parking-lot ambush one better, and withhold your ad revenue from the media outlets that torment you — and if you're really steamed, you can get your cronies like the megapromoter Live Nation to join in on the act. The result: "In toto, a mediocre dick joke about a media acquisition has now cost [Village Voice Media] upwards of $1M in yearly advertising revenue." Um, yipes?

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The Worst Festivus Ever

Today is Festivus. Which, if you didn't know, is "a holiday for the rest of us." Beyond this, I have no real idea what a Festivus is, but I do know this: Allen Salkin wrote the book on it. And Allen Salkin was laid off from the New York Times last week.

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Applied Mathematics: By The Numbers, A Website's First Year

Numbers, charts, and graphs are all around us. What do they mean? What connections can we make from them? Who will help us understand the things they say? Our resident statisticians, that's who! They will attempt to explain the digits that shape your world. This week: We take a look at the data for a website that has recently celebrated its one year anniversary.

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Applied Mathematics: Pinch-O-Meter

Numbers, charts, and graphs are all around us. What do they mean? What connections can we make from them? Who will help us understand the things they say? Our resident statistician, that's who! He will attempt to explain the digits that shape your world. This week: The Pinch-O-Meter.

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A Quick Note Regarding Allen Salkin’s Return

As first noticed by Awl resident latke expert Doree Shafrir, it is worth quickly mentioning that the byline of Allen Salkin-once appropriately dubbed the "Seymour Hersh of the Sunday Styles"-has returned to the pages of the New York Times in today's Dining section.