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Last night Atlantic Media chairman David Bradley had a couple dozen of New York’s non-fashion elite to dinner at Eleven Madison Park, kicking off a new monthly series that aims to capture the engagement with Atlantic cover stories demonstrated online by Facebook recommendations in a more intimate, in-person format.
Unlike the ill-fated salons proposed by The Washington Post in 2009, lobbyists can’t buy a seat at these off-the-record dinners; The Atlantic picked up the tab. The aim of the series, which may move to Los Angeles, Chicago, Silicon Valley, or Washington, D.C., depending on the cover story’s content, appears more earnest.
“There aren’t many dissenters in the room,” said another young man at the party Monday night for Steven Brill’s new book, Class Warfare, about education reform in the United States. The young man, blond, worked with one of the schooling organizations celebrated in the book.
“But, us two,” he continued to The Observer. “We’re certainly Read More
Dressed in a black coat, black-and-white shawl, and white-tipped black heels, actress Tovah Feldshuh wiped tears from her eyes after the U.S. premiere of The Baader Meinhof Complex, a docudrama directed by Uli Edels that follows the downward path of young German terrorists in the 1970s. The event was sponsored by The Atlantic.
“I was Read More
Are you still looking for the mystical sixth borough—that El Dorado of cheap rents, decent bagels and authentic street life? Well, you can officially forget Philadelphia, recently designated as a possible contender for borough No. 6. How about Newark? It’s closer to Manhattan than parts of Queens, and it costs only $1.50 on the PATH Read More