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Forget how many trend pieces it takes to make a genre: how many staff departures does it take to make an exodus?
Details entertainment editor David Walters resigned late last week to take a job at The Daily, according to a Conde Nast source. Mr. Walters, formerly of GQ, is the third high-level departure Read More
WWD reports today that Details has replaced its annual garden party at the Bulgari hotel in Milan for Men’s fashion week with something more modest: two late-night parties.
“[The Bulgari garden party] just didn’t feel right for the brand,” publisher Bill Wackermann told WWD.
“Details isn’t prime time … we’re late night,” he said. Read More
Old media overtook the Four Seasons restaurant on Wednesday, April 6, celebrating the release of Vanity Fair contributing editor Vicky Ward’s book The Devil’s Casino: Friendship, Betrayal, and the High Stakes Games Played Inside Lehman Brothers, wherein the Cambridge-bred beauty, who recently split from her husband, Matthew Doull, chronicles the demise of the ill-fated investment Read More
On an unseasonably warm April evening at the Four Seasons restaurant—not to be confused with the hotel five blocks north—a bastion of old media congregated to celebrate the release of Vicky Ward‘s debut novel, The Devil’s Casino: Friendship, Betrayal, and the High Stakes Games Played Inside Lehman Brothers. In her revealing roman à clef, the Read More
At 9 p.m. on March 1, under a full moon at the hippest bar in town, the Boom Boom Room at the Standard Hotel, Dan Peres and Bill Wackermann embraced. The editor and publisher of Details were celebrating what they were calling its 10th anniversary (even though it wasn’t). The room was packed. There was Read More
On Monday, Oct. 26, Daniel Peres, the chummy 38-year-old editor in chief of Details, was standing in his carpeted office on the eighth floor of Condé Nast’s 42nd Street tower, cupping his hands around his eyes and squinting through his wall-size window.
“We were always looking in, you know, watching this party happen,” he Read More
Dan Peres stepped to the podium at the Columbia Journalism School on Thursday night and said, “I’ve had a difficult day, but I’m going to do my best to snap out of it.”
The Details editor didn’t offer too many, well, details, leading some to wonder if perhaps his magazine might be going the way Read More
Just when we weren’t looking, Details got all straight-acting on us. Surely editor-in-chief Dan Peres hasn’t exhausted Hollywood’s bottomless supply of fresh-faced actors. Or maybe he has.
On the cover of the book’s latest issue, which touts a “Power and Influence” theme, Britney Spears’ ex, Kevin Federline, isn’t photographed Read More
Details editor in chief Dan Peres was caught in a journalistic quandary on Tuesday afternoon, left wondering about misquotes—whether one was made by himself, or by one of his freelancers, Bart Blasengame.
In the letters section of the magazine’s December issue that hit newsstands Tuesday, Mr. Peres wrote in an editor’s note: “Our November Read More
Who actually misspoke?
Dan Peres, the editor-in-chief of Details magazine, wrote in an editor’s note in the letters section in the December issue: "Our November issue’s cover interview with Ben Affleck quoted him as saying, ‘I’ve gone out and directed a movie and made it really fucking good,’ about his Read More