Observer Entertainment & Lifestyle

For a little under two years, I ran two verticals, Entertainment and Lifestyle, at Observer (f.d.b.a. The New York Observer). The gig was wild: I got to set the mix and tone of two verticals, manage two great staff reporters, and even edit the famously tendentious critic Rex Reed (a typical hed: “‘Free Guy’ Is a Zero-Star Ryan Reynolds Vehicle With Zero Imagination“). I kickstarted a few things that seemed to endure past my time — a TV recommendations column, a raft of smart freelancers I introduced to the site, and (I hope) an energetic sensibility — and a few things that didn’t.

Here are some edits I look back fondly on:

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