Sridhar Pappu; Photo - MediabistroSridhar Pappu tells the Hartford Courant about his interview with Jayson Blair - the interview where Blair admits laughing at the Times mea culpa. Pappu got the interview by leaving messages at Blair's apartment; it's interesting that Blair, so far, has agreed to speak to only young writers, like Pappu and Newsweek's Seth Mnookin. Perhaps Blair's advisers realize that younger writers might have more empathy than older veterans.

More about Sridhar Pappu, the new second best thing about the Observer, now that it seems Jason Gay is leaving. (In the number one position is and always will be Andrew Sarris...maybe Gothamist should retire Sarris to "Lifetime Best Thing About the Observer" and give the number one to Pappu.)