The Year Observed
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We sexted, we filibustered, we shot selfies at Nelson Mandela’s funeral. We made bad websites. We were led astray by cronuts and tempted by imaginary girlfriends, and we shamed our dogs on Facebook. Let he among us who has not twerked pop the first hip bump! We hurled epithets at photographers, stunk up the basketball court and humiliated our spouses. Atonement in January’s harsh glare is nigh, but first, a salute to some of the year’s more colorful newsmakers. Read More
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Guess who’s back (back again)? It’s Bryan Goldberg, the rather clueless Bleacher Report founder who’s decided his next big moneymaking venture is to spend small amounts of capital on large amounts of work produced in a kitschy Williamsburg apartment by young women writers. The New Yorker has a long feature on Mr. Goldberg and Bustle, the much-maligned women’s site he announced last month in a
press release column posted on PandoDaily.
Bleacher Report founder Bryan Goldberg has just raised $6.5 million for a site that will cover a topic he knows a ton about: being a woman.
In a post for PandoDaily, Mr. Goldberg expounds upon why he’s becoming the CEO of a publishing company named after a Victorian fashion contraption devised to make women’s butts look shapelier. For one, the current offerings for women online are just hollow replicas of the glossies of yore.