A Special Message From Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook

Tom Bernthal
Sheryl and her Dad
Dave Goldberg


Second Half Of Eliot’s Day. Will Post Our Visit To Blue Miami Tomorrow

Lunch at Leku Restaurant in the Rubell Family Collection Museum. It’s our new favorite restaurant. Kind of like the crowd at Fred’s in Barney’s NYC but totally gourmet food.

Katie Couric Explains Why Uber And Lyft Prices Are Up, And The Number Of Drivers Are Down

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Finding an Uber or Lyft these days may more of an undertaking than you might think. (Getty Images)

Hitching a Ride

Have you found it difficult or pricey to grab an Uber or Lyft lately? You’re in good company: The number of drivers has plunged during the pandemic, even as cities start to recover and more people look for rides (paywall). 

By the numbers: There were roughly 54,000 ride-hail drivers in New York this past April, compared with 79,000 in February 2020, according to one transportation analyst. This could be because a lot of ride-hailing employees filed for unemployment during the shutdown, and found jobs elsewhere.  

The result: The drop in the number of drivers has led to a serious hike in fares. Prices have surged as much as 40% across the U.S. this past year. Sunny Madra, who visited NYC in late May, told the NYT that an Uber to the airport cost him almost as much as his $262 plane ticket. 

Are higher fares here to stay? That depends. Ride-hailing companies expect the price surge to be a temporary problem as cities continue to reopen, and offered $250 million in bonuses and incentives to recruit more drivers nationwide. 

Still, others believe these higher rates aren’t going anywhere. “They (price increases) are part of the long-term business plans for the major ride-sharing companies,” consumer advocate Christopher Elliott told the Fort-Worth Star-Telegram


The Kibble Sculpture

Our List

Before Covid, During Covid, And Now. Any Recommendations?

Mare of Easttown

Little Fires Everywhere

Big Little Lies

HandsMaid’s  Tale 

Dirty John

The Split

The Good Fight

Killing Eve


A Place To  Call Home

Good Behavior

 Olive Kitteridge

Downton Abbey

Mr Selfridge


Scott & Bailey

The Americans

The Morning Show

Halt and Catch Fire


Orange Is The New Black


Pieces of a Woman



The Last Thing He Wanted


Call My Agent

The Laundromat 

Emily in Paris 

Gerald’s Game



I Care A Lot

Pretend It’s a City


The Prom

The Dig

Dangerous Lies

The Trial of Chicago Seven

The Life Ahead


David Foster, Off The Record, 

Crime Scene,The vanishing at the Cecil Hotel

The Show Must Go on 


Deadly Illusions

I’m Thinking of Ending Things

Why Did You Kill Me?

Kominsky Method

Grace and Frankie  

The Queens Gambit 


Losing Alice—Israeli 

Possession —Israeli —HBO

Behind Her Eyes —Apple

The Irishman

The Danish Girl

 Lady Bird


Iron Lady

The Woman In The Window

The Father 

The Crown


Dead to Me


Breaking Bad


Wild Oats

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society

House of Cards


Happy Valley


House of Flowers

Last Tango in Halifax

Gaga: Five Foot Two

American Son



In The Shadow of the Moon


The Royal House of Windsor




The Family

The Czars Last Daughter


Stranger Things



The Center Will Not Hold

The Staircase

The Five

The Money Heist

The Honorable Woman

Sensitive Skin



My Friend Meg’s Obituary

Doug Garr, Meg’s husband, was a business associate of mine. He became a close friend a number of years ago. Eliot and I were big admirers of Meg. She was a remarkable gal, so beautiful, so smart. We will miss her. Doug is lost without Meg. He was a devoted and very special husband. We wish him only the best


Meg Perlman, First Director of the Pollock-Krasner House

By Mark Segal

June 11, 2021

Three years after Lee Krasner’s death in 1984, her executors deeded the house she shared with Jackson Pollock to the Stony Brook Foundation. When The New York Times announced the donation, it noted that Meg Perlman, an art historian and curator, had already been appointed director of what became the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center.   

In November 1987, after removing a small piece of Masonite from the floor of the property’s studio, Ms. Perlman had a hunch, “aroused by a story told by the East Hampton painter Alfonso Ossorio and augmented by the study of Hans Namuth’s series of photographs of the studio,” The Star reported at the time.     

Within a month, conservators removed both the Masonite and a layer of tar paper that had covered the wooden floor since 1954. “It’s a document of Pollock’s presence here,” Ms. Perlman told The Times. “Cezanne had an easel, and if you go to Cezanne’s studio, you see an easel. But if you come to Jackson Pollock’s studio, you see a floor, because that’s where he worked.”     

The floor’s surface is marked with splashes and trails of paint. “There’s so much energy on that floor, it’s amazing,” Ms. Perlman said, but she also stressed that while it might resemble some of Pollock’s paintings, it was not a work of art. It signifies “the activity of the artist, which is often recorded by what doesn’t make it onto the canvas.”     

“Meg foresaw what the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center could become, and laid the firm foundation for its realization,” said Helen A. Harrison, who has been the center’s director since 1990. “She discovered the buried treasure that is the studio floor, oversaw its conservation, created the studio exhibition that illuminates the two artists’ lives and work, established public programming, and began building the research collections. I’m honored to have helped fulfill her vision.”     

Meg Perlman, who was the house and study center’s founding director until 1989, died on June 1 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan at 71. Her death was attributed to complications of an aortic dissection that occurred in January.

She and her husband, Doug Garr, who survives, rented in East Hampton for three years before buying land and building a house in Settlers Landing in 1984.     

“I knew Meg had hit nirvana,” Mr. Garr wrote, “when we got lost somewhere on the way, and Meg said, ‘Let’s ask this guy on the bicycle for directions.’ It was an older gentleman in painter’s appropriately spattered coveralls. Meg just gasped and said, ‘That was Willem de Kooning!’ ”     

Ms. Perlman was the director of the James Brooks and Charlotte Parks Brooks Foundation from 1998 to 2005. During a 40-year period beginning in 1980, she served as the curator of a number of important private art collections, including those of William A.M. Burden, Mrs. John D. Rockefeller III, Sandra Rockefeller Ferry, Senator and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller IV, and the Pierre Noel Matisse Trust, among others.     

Meg Perlman was born on Jan. 18, 1950, at Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan to Jack M. Perlman and the former Marilyn Cohen. She grew up in Scarsdale, N.Y., attended public schools there, and earned a B.A. with honors in art history at Brandeis University.     

In 1973, after attending the Institute in Arts Administration at the Harvard Business School, she received a master’s degree in 20th-century art from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. A year later she was awarded a certificate in museum training by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Institute of Fine Arts.   

Mr. Garr recalled that when his wife first learned that Pollock and Krasner’s house was in jeopardy because Krasner had no direct heirs to inherit the property, “she said, ‘Somebody has to do something about this.’ I gave her this look, like, why don’t you?”     

She and Mr. Garr were married on June 29, 1979, in New York City. They have one son, Jake Perlman-Garr of Manhattan. Other survivors include a sister, Beth Perlman of Montclair, N.J., and a brother, Noah Perlman of Sudbury, Mass., as well as nieces, nephews, and “too many wonderful first cousins to mention,” her husband said.

Memorial donations have been suggested to the Stony Brook Foundation, Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, 830 Springs-Fireplace Road, East Hampton 11937, or the American Stroke Foundation, 6405 Metcalf Avenue, Suite 214, Overland Park, Kan. 66202