Time Out Chicago have confirmed that it’s Stillman and he explains why he uses so many seemingly un-Stillman-like abbreviations:
“It’s helped me follow the whole Juicegate controversy in all its fascinating details.” As for his use of words like “2nite”: “I have been meaning to ask whether using txt abbreviations in tweets is bad form. I like concision & find it a fun game; as I was in Europe when sms took over – years before it did in the States – I became v used to that and grew to love it.”
“Juicegate”? Michael Wolff (Vanity Fair contributing editor and author of a Rupert Murdoch biography) took a carton of juice into a screening of Damsels and the police were called. Many column inches were subsequently filled with varieties of outrage. It looks like Stillman has successfully taken Wolff to a subsequent screening. I’m sure we’re all relieved.