Welcome back to The Daily Courant, your pocket guide to the latest reporting from Puck.
Today, Tara Palmeri’s charts the quiet transformation of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from progressive iconoclast to party-line-toeing company woman. Is A.O.C. gaming her way to the Senate, or is she simply earning her stripes on the Hill?
Plus, below the fold: Matt Belloni illuminates why Tom Cruise’s Oscars no-show is the talk of the town. Teddy Schleifer chronicles how Ron Conway rallied Silicon Valley’s SVB response. Peter Hamby taps Bill Cohan to unpack the market dimensions behind SVB’s implosion. And on The Town, Deadline’s Justin Kroll joins Matt to analyze which young Hollywood stars saw the biggest career “bumps” from Oscar noms.