Associated Press Published 11:56 PM EST Jan 22, 2019 LEESBURG, Va. — Russell Baker, the genial, but sharp-witted writer who won Pulitzer Prizes for his humorous columns in The New York Times and a moving autobiography of his impoverished Baltimore childhood and later hosted television’s “Masterpiece Theatre,” has died. He was 93. Allen Baker told The Associated Press that his father died on Monday from complications after a fall. Baker in his later years, he lived in Leesburg, Virginia, not far from the rural community of his native Morrisonville. Amiable and approachable, but also clear-eyed and street smart, Baker enjoyed a decades-long career as reporter, columnist, critic and on-air personality. He won Pulitzers in 1979 for the “Observer,” the Times column he wrote for 35 years, and in 1983 for his autobiography “Growing Up.” The Great Depression and World War II shaped Baker’s early life. He began his career as a reporter … [Read more...] about Russell Baker, Pulitzer Prize winner with New York Times, dies at 93
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Jonny Mellor finished 15th at the New York City Marathon – completing the challenging course in two hours, 16 minutes and nine seconds. The Liverpool Harrier finished as the first British and European athlete across the line with a total of 52,812 runners finishing the event, breaking the world record for marathon finishers. New York held the previous record of 51,394 finishers, set in 2016. Mellor said: “That was one of the toughest but most amazing experiences of my career to date. I thought London (Marathon) was special but the crowds were incredible along the route and made the hairs on the back of your neck stand up at times. “I was satisfied with my run, but I did want to run a little quicker with the goal beforehand to finish inside the top 10, so I fell slightly short of my target having tied up in the final three miles. Trackside: Griffiths and Penfold shine “Hitting First Avenue in Manhattan in the 17th mile was unreal. The crowds were deafening and … [Read more...] about Trackside: New York TIMES
Report says tax evasion helped Trumps build family fortune. The state of New York on Tuesday launched an investigation into President Donald Trump following an explosive report alleging that he and his family cooked up fraudulent financial schemes to help their parents dodge millions in taxes. Trump pocketed at least $413 million in today’s dollars from his father Fred’s real estate business, The New York Times reported, citing a “vast trove” of confidential tax return and financial records. “The Tax Department is reviewing the allegations in the NYT article and is vigorously pursuing all appropriate avenues of investigation,” the department said in a statement. The Times report said that much of that fortune came to Trump because he helped his parents evade taxes, setting up a fake corporation with his siblings to disguise millions of dollars in gifts from their mom and dad. During his presidential campaign, Trump promoted himself as a self-made … [Read more...] about New York launches tax investigation into Trump after N.Y. Times report
'The Hunger Games' star is reportedly dating New York art gallery director Cooke Maroney, but has so far managed to keep the relationship under the radar. According to the New York Post's Page Six column, Jennifer, 27, was apparently introduced to Cooke - believed to be 33 - by her best friend Laura Simpson. A source said: "They met through Jen's friend Laura. The relationship has been going on a few weeks. But they have been very private and careful not to be seen together." Cooke works at New York's Gladstone Gallery, which represents artists including Lena Dunham's dad, Carroll Dunham, as well as Richard Prince, Anish Kapoor, and Bjork's ex, Matthew Barney. He is known on the art party scene and previously worked at the prestigious Gagosian gallery. Jennifer's relationship comes just months after she split from 'Mother!' director Darren Aronofsky, 49, last November after dating for about a year. Their age difference is said to have come between them and they were said … [Read more...] about Jennifer Lawrence ‘quietly dating’ New York art gallery director Cooke Maroney
Kelly Jane Torrance 1 June 2018 6:46 PM 1 June 2018 6:46 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp When Mark Thompson, a Briton, took over as CEO of the New York Times in November 2012, he was under a dark cloud. He’d just served as Director General of the BBC, and the corporation had been accused of covering up the sex crimes of one of its biggest-ever stars, the late Jimmy Savile. Ever keen to demonstrate objectivity, the Times ran an opinion piece a few days before Thompson took over, asking whether he was really the right man for the job. ‘Since early October,’ wrote columnist Joe Nocera, ‘all anybody has asked about Thompson are those two most damning of questions: what did he know, and when did he know it?’ That’s precisely the sort of objectivity that the New York Times could desperately do with now, especially when it comes to reporting on Britain. Nearly six years after Thompson’s … [Read more...] about What’s the New York Times’s problem with Britain?