Been wondering what all the illustrious Daily staffers have been up to since their whirlwind hires?
They’ve been doing “full-scale dry runs” and “cranking out dummy issues” for a lucky thousand preview subscribers, reports Jeff Bercovici.
Considering nary a screenshot has leaked, the privileged issues probably came with formidable non-disclosure agreements.
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Julian Assange is under siege, and he may like it that way. Before his name was ever in the news on a daily basis the Wikileaks founder expressed strong feelings of solidarity with the persecuted. At his now-inactive IQ.org, Assange published a post citing The First Circle, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s humanist, Read More
The Wall Street Journal does a bang-up job today reporting on the fake name that’s been signed at the bottom of Citibank customer relations letters for the past twenty years. The writer’s trials in trying to find the non-existent “S. Larson” make for a great read and provide a fascinating insight into just Read More
There’s been remarkably little information to come out Anna Wintour’s fundraising dinner for Barack Obama, but that hasn’t stopped people from trying to glean whatever tidbits they can about the hedonistic back-room deal session.
By all accounts (one) the dinner was fairly intimate and the president “managed to spend time and sat at every single Read More
In honor of this week’s “secrets”-themed issue of The Observer, we give you Anna Wintour’s secret, as divulged by Mario Testino.
“Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of American Vogue, is, you imagine, the most secure person, but she is shy, too,” he tells The Telegraph. “Often people mistake her shyness Read More
In the essay “If You Sprinkle,” from her new book How Did You Get This Number, Sloane Crosley writes about a project she undertook while studying at Columbia. She visited ladies’ rooms around the city. In a bathroom at a Chinese restaurant, she ran into an old friend; at a bathroom at Henri Bendel’s, a Read More
Montclair, a leafy New Jersey suburb, has two movie theaters, three firehouses, 18 public tennis courts, 42 houses of worship and a population of about 38,000. The 6-square-mile piece of land has been called Cranetown, Speertown, West Bloomfield and, by the 1860s, Montclair; more recently the residents have nicknamed it the People’s Republic of Montclair, Read More