Interbreeding among the cultural elite

By Dogtown Commoner | Posted at 8:32 pm, July 22nd, 2007 | Topic: books, gossip, the press

Or, why the New York Times is still indispensible:

Meghan Elizabeth O’Rourke and James Michael Surowiecki were married last evening in Fairfield, Conn., at the home of Eleanor and Andrew Beer, friends of the bride’s parents.

…Ms. O’Rourke, 31, is keeping her name. She is the literary editor of the online magazine Slate and a poetry editor at The Paris Review. She is the author of “Halflife,” a collection of poems that was published this year by W. W. Norton & Company.

…Mr. Surowiecki, 40, is a staff member at The New Yorker, where he writes The Financial Page, a business column. He is the author of “The Wisdom of Crowds” (Doubleday, 2004) and the editor of “Best Business Crime Writing of the Year” (Anchor, 2002).

Full announcement can be found here. (Connecticut gazetteer may come in handy.)

In related news from a couple of weeks ago:

IT was no billet-doux. Certainly, there was nothing in the e-mail message Andrew Solomon sent John Habich six years ago, as they were arranging their first meeting, to suggest that they would one day publicly wed at an English country house.

“I understand you might write something about my book,” Mr. Solomon — the author of “The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression” (Scribner 2001), examining depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms — recalled writing to Mr. Habich, then on the staff of The Minneapolis StarTribune. “Do let me know if you have any questions of a nature such that the author might be of assistance.”

Solomon (himself an erstwhile New Yorker writer) and Habich wed at Althorp, Princess Diana’s family estate, with Uma Thurman there to lend the shabby venue some needed glamour.