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Jane Pratt's eponymous Conde Nast magazine may have folded this summer, but the recent sale of her Greenwich Village townhouse might console her. She got more than the $3.65 million asking price for the three-bedroom, 2,200-square-foot townhouse, the Wall Street Journal reported. She bought it six years ago for nearly $2 million.
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Bad (or maybe good) news for the forthcoming The Fashionista Diaries, a SOAPnet reality series following the travails of six assistants in the glamour biz: Two of its cast members, Rachel Jacoby and Andrew Kanakis, were employed at Condé Nast’s “edgy” women’s magazine Jane, which was founded a decade ago by Jane Pratt and shuttered Read More
"Jane spent 2006 essentially on death watch, as ad pages cratered by 20.9%, according to the Publishers Information Bureau," reports Crain's.
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The first time The Observer met Mandy Stadtmiller at her Chelsea studio, the contents of her trash were strewn all over the floor. While Ms. Stadtmiller had been at a friend’s art opening, Samsung, her rescued pit bull, had thwarted his owner’s quickie attempt to clean up. Before we could examine the contents of the mess, Ms. Stadtmiller ushered us into the hallway to wait while she located a trash bag in a cabinet next to a pair of high heels and picked up the refuse.
Inside, her crystal collection sat on a shelf above a bin of bras. A couple of stuffed animals, inspirational sayings and books with titles like Use Your Body to Heal Your Mind decorated the room. A file cabinet served as a combination bedside and dining room table next to a double bed with a plush green velvet headboard. Read More
In last week’s installment of her Vice column, “Amphetamine Logic,” Wild child blogger Cat Marnell announced that her time at the hipster web mag was coming to an end.
“I’m writing my last columns,” Cat Marnell explained when we reached her late Friday afternoon .“I almost feel addicted to them, like I could go on forever.”
However, Ms. Marnell, who celebrated her 30th birthday earlier this week, is ready for her next venture. She said she has become a perfectionist. “I’ve just got to do it right. When you are writing weird, it’s make it good or go home, you know?” Ms. Marnell noted she scrapped this week’s column because she wasn’t happy with it and missed her deadline.
“I miss my deadlines all the time, and my editor just has to deal with me like Jane did.” Ms. Marnell was the Beauty Editor at xoJane.com until June. Ms. Marnell said she still talks to Jane Pratt all the time, and they plan to have dinner soon.
“I love her, she’s the great love of my life,” Ms. Marnell said of her erstwhile mentor. Read More
Have we come to the day when Gawker Media’s hard up for pictures of an Olympic swimmer’s pool noodle (a euphemism for “penis”)? Maybe it’s just decided to use that money to hire people (like its competition). And speaking of budgets, do we know what really rocked the relationship between Sally Singer and T to its anticlimactic end yesterday? We don’t, but does someone else? Do you? Did we put “Gawker Media” in the headline instead of “Deadspin” because more media wonks will read it? We have the answer to approximately 3.4 of those five questions, but will only answer two, right here in your Wednesday Evening Press Clips: Read More
A real-talking editor gets a really visible new gig. One Hollywood mag honcho may want to watch his shoes. Which uncorruptable writer took money from the Koch Brothers? Which Daily Beast editor changed her last name … on Twitter?! Which Fareed Zakaria conspiracy theory holds water? Is everyone out to get him? Is everyone out to get you? Is everyone out to get everyone? Maybe they are. Maybe they aren’t. Maybe you’re just projecting on these Tuesday Afternoon Media Briefs: Read More
Ousted xoJane beauty editor Cat Marnell—whose relentless documentation of her PCP and pill habits alternately captivated and enraged the women’s blogosphere—has landed a column at (where else?) Vice. It’s called Amphetamine Logic and its first installment, “The Aftermath,” went online Thursday.
The title refers to Ms. Marnell’s public falling out with xoJane editor-in-chief Jane Pratt and parent company SAY Media, who asked Ms. Marnell to go to rehab a month before she left. She announced her departure (a mutual decision with Ms. Pratt) in a Page Six item, saying that she couldn’t spend another summer meeting deadlines when she could be on the roof of the Standard Hotel “looking for shooting stars and smoking angel dust with my friends and writing a book.”
Talk about red flags. Though hardly known for its strict decorum, Vice does have more suits walking around since partnering with big shot TV executives and expanding internationally. Off the Record asked editor-in-chief Rocco Castoro if he had any concerns about the new hire. Read More
New York Times op-ed contributor Elizabeth Mitchell Armstrong joined TIME in favor of breastfeeding, as a stance against Big Pharma/Big Formula. Look at the restraint of the Times’ art directors! Don’t forget to call your mom on Sunday and thank her for breastfeeding you/not breastfeeding you/not writing about it. [NYTimes]
Gawker quoted an anonymous source saying Robin Roberts didn’t even want the Obama gay marriage interview because she thought it might shed light her own (undisclosed) homosexuality, which is exactly what Gawker did. When Matt Drudge linked to their story, they outed him too. Me next! Me next! [Gawker] Read More