The first thing to say about it is it’s huge and heavy. When The Observer handled the magazine clumsily the other day, we thought the cover came right off the Read More
Vogue editor Anna Wintour is one of President Obama’s 27 mega-bundlers–individuals who collected $500,000 or more in donations apiece for a joint account for Obama’s 2012 campaign and the Democratic National Committee, reports Politico.
Other mega-bundlers include former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine and Hollywood producer Jeffery Katzenberg.
With phone calls and Calvin Klein-co-hosted dinner parties, she’s Read More
Seth Plattner, assistant to Elle editor in chief Robbie Myers, has a thoughtful first person piece in the September issue about why he, a gay guy, makes out with girls.
One reason is simply because women are nicer to guys who flirt with them–even at Elle. Read More
Marie Claire editor Joanna Coles is to be the official mentor on the upcoming Project Runway: All Stars. The perhaps misleadingly titled show presents past fan favorite designers still struggling to make it in the fashion game; Ms. Coles’s role will be analogous to that of Tim Gunn in the regular-flavor Project Runway. Read More
Alison Tocci, longtime president of Time Out North America, is leaving after nearly 15 years to run a nonprofit. She’ll become the president of the City Parks Foundation, the organization behind Central Park SummerStage.
Ms. Tocci’s move follows the purchase in late May of a controlling stake in the company by Oakley Capital Investments Ltd., a London-based private equity fund, from founder Tony Elliot, who retains a minority interest. Oakley is run by run by Peter Dubens, an entrepreneur who made his fortune with T-shirts that change hue based on body temperature, advertising the wearer’s perspiration with brightly colored patches. Read More
As we wait in sleepless excitement for Dasha Zhukova’s new magazine, Garage, we’ve discovered the field of garage-referencing print journalism to be surprisingly crowded. Ms. Zhukova’s magazine is named for the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, the contemporary art space she opened in the old Bakhmetevsky Bus Garage in Moscow. Garage is supposed to combine Read More
For the first time since January 2008, the cover of Vanity Fair this month features an individual working actress under the age of 30. Hello, Emma Stone! (We’re still kind of figuring out which one you are!) One wonders if something’s gotten in the water at Vanity Fair–the magazine’s typical nostalgia for dead celebrities (last Read More
“What about my job turns me on?” Hearst editorial director Ellen Levine asked herself as she delivered a lecture at the Columbia Journalism School last Thursday.
“I like to be around smart people,” she said without missing a beat. Ms. Levine’s first magazine job was at Hearst’s Cosmopolitan, so it’s no surprise she knows Read More
'New Yorker' Writers Are 'Brooklyn' Writers Too! The Self-Loathing Gentrifier and Friends Launch Borough Glossy
If you think a Brooklyn magazine that was not made out of your friend’s Bushwick garage with an antique letterpress is for arriviste poseurs, prepare to hate Brooklyn Magazine, a quarterly published by the team behind the freebie listings pamphlet The L Magazine, which launches today.
For some, the magazine’s professions of borough cred Read More
On a bright winter morning last January, John R. “Rick” MacArthur, publisher of Harper’s Magazine, walked into editor Roger D. Hodge’s office and fired him. It was so unexpected that when Mr. Hodge told the magazine’s literary editor, Ben Metcalf, what had happened, his colleague laughed in disbelief.
Three Fridays ago, in the offices of Read More