So what happens to an editrix after Si Newhouse shuts down her magazine?
Dominique Browning wrote in The Times Magazine last weekend that her life went into a free fall after House & Garden was shuttered in 2007. She details how she spent much of her time in pajamas, how she thought about death, how Read More
Is Joanne Lipman’s shuttered Condé Nast business magazine, Portfolio, about to come back from the dead? Partially!
American City Business Journals, which is operated by Condé Nast parent company Advance Publications, “has expressed real interest in taking it over,” according to a source.
But the relaunch wouldn’t come out of 4 Read More
It turned out to be a dreary, rainy day back in 2005 when Joanne Lipman, the superstar editor from The Wall Street Journal, made her way to answer a summons to lunch at Si Newhouse’s apartment on the East Side of Manhattan.
A personal invitation from the venerable chairman of Condé Nast was unheard of Read More
In separate meetings this morning, editor Joanne Lipman and publisher William Li broke the news to the staff of Portfolio that the magazine was folding.
Mr. Li said in an interview with The Observer this morning that he was only made aware of the news earlier today. When he walked through the Read More
According to a source close to the magazine—and rumors being floated by All Things Digital’s Peter Kafka—Condé Nast is shuttering Portfolio, its two-year-old business magazine.
Edited by Joanne Lipman and launched to much hoopla in April 2007, the magazine went on to garner a National Magazine Award in 2008 for Read More
Soon after Lehman Brothers fell, and New York business writers found themselves smack in the middle of the biggest story of their careers, Fortune’s managing editor, Andy Serwer, convened a staff meeting on the second floor of their Sixth Avenue home.
He wanted to say thank you! Not only did the Read More
Is there more work to come from the late Roberto Bolaño? Leon Neyfakh reports that agent Andrew Wylie will be "flying to Barcelona next month to see what other work was left behind. Mr. Wylie said the papers in Bolaño’s residence have not yet been rigorously reviewed, but that he understands there is more Read More
What did Dov Charney do in the financial crisis?
Readers of the November issue of Portfolio, Condé Nast’s lavishly produced business monthly, might well ask the question of their magazine’s cover star this month.
Of course, there wasn’t much time between the dark day when Lehman Brothers Read More
About a month ago, Vanity Fair deputy editor Doug Stumpf took Michael Lewis out to dinner at his boss Graydon Carter’s Waverly Inn. Mr. Stumpf brought along fellow Vanity Fair editor Punch Hutton and contributing editor Bethany McLean to help split the $55 truffled macaroni-and-cheese plates for the table.
Mr. Lewis, who has been Read More
Spinoffs are well known in television. Sometimes they work: The Jeffersons spun off from All in the Family and ran for 10 years. Sometimes they don’t: Look at Joey. (You didn’t while it was on.)
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"I can’t remember a time when it had more urgency and relevance," Mr. Weisberg said. Read More