Tag archives: tabloids

Fond Farewell
By Richard Mineards   |   November 16, 2021

On a personal note, I remember fellow gossip Liz Smith, who left us in New York at the age of 94. I first met the irrepressible Texan in 1978 when I became gossip columnist on Rupert Murdoch’s newly launched Star magazine, when she scribed at the Daily News, eventually becoming an on screen regular on […]

Letters to the Editor
By Montecito Journal   |   August 27, 2020

Save Those Trees Walking along upper San Leandro Sunday, just west of the bridge, I noticed that many oak trees that line the road are dying. These are the beautiful trees whose canopy stretched over the road and made for a spectacular tree tunnel. But they won’t be there for long. It looks as if […]

“Tabloid Culture” – A True Oxymoron
By Gwyn Lurie   |   August 20, 2020

For a few decades before and one decade after the Millennium, there was a well-known restaurant in New York named Elaine’s, known as the “it” celebrity hang-out and “the private place where public people go to be private in public.” There was a rigorous selection process to get in (which was conducted by Elaine herself). […]

Rest in Peace
By Richard Mineards   |   July 4, 2019

On a personal note, I remember legendary reporter Steve Dunleavy, who died at his Long Island home aged 81. Sydney-born Dunleavy was a hard drinking, heavy smoking conservative columnist for Rupert Murdoch‘s New York Post, famed as a door-kicking reporter who introduced the U.S. to tabloid TV with the show, A Current Affair. He was […]