Following in the footsteps of recent September cover stars Kate Moss, Halle Berry, and Charlize Theron, pop singer Lady Gaga has reportedly shot the September 2012 Vogue cover. Lady Gaga was previously featured on the magazine in March 2011 (that cover is at left); perhaps, in addition to promoting her new fragrance, she’s Read More
Since 1995, Vanity Fair has released an annual gatefold cover spotlighting hot new stars (with occasional breaks for covers featuring “legends” or Barack Obama). This is a risky game: the 1995 cover featured Nicole Kidman, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Julianne Moore, while the 2000 cover Read More
Zadie Smith is going on leave for an “indefinite period” from writing the New Books column at Harper’s magazine, according to the AP. The author of Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry, will be writing it instead. Editor Ellen Rosenbush’s declared goal of getting more women published in the magazine seems to be on track, however. Read More
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, 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 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 Read More