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Tired of the fluffy celebrity profiles clogging up your favorite magazines?
If the new Details is any indication, the celebrity obsession could finally be waning. So could the idea that there needs to be content inside the magazine that somehow justifies the cover choice.
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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
Bill De Blasio, the city’s second-highest elected official, has decided to willingly go without his security detail, The Politicker has learned.
De Blasio was elected public advocate last year. He is next in line to the mayoralty.
Details of De Blasio’s decision to go without security remain sketchy. Neither his office nor the New York 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 Read More
Details editor Dan Peres has recently given the magazine an infusion of fresh blood, hiring former I.D. editor in chief Jesse Ashlock as senior editor, according to Memo Pad.
Ashlock ran I.D. until last December when the title was closed. Before that he edited VMan and worked as editorial director of 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
Bill Wackermann of Glamour will be replacing Steven DeLuca as publisher of Details. But this doesn’t necessarily mean things look good for the men’s magazine, John Koblin writes:
It’ll be up to Mr. Wackermann–who was named the publishing director of Domino only weeks before it was eliminated–to try to make it a viable business. Read More
More changes at Conde Nast: We’re hearing that Steven DeLuca, the publisher of Details, will be fired today.
Bill Wackermann, the publisher of Glamour, will now be responsible for Details, while Lucy Kriz will retain her title as associate publisher. Mr. Wackermann was formerly the publisher of Details.
This is only the latest Read More
After a summer of mad speculation at 4 Times Square, Condé Nast editors and publishers are beginning to finally learn what life is going to be like in a post-McKinsey world. In the last few days, Condé Nast executives armed with McKinsey-branded binders have started to deliver budget targets for 2010 to editors and publishers. Read More
Yesterday, Advertising Age‘s Nat Ives broke the news that Alpha Media is folding Blender and moving Joe Levy, the magazine’s editor in chief, over to Maxim. This move is displacing James Kaminsky, who’s held the job as capo di laddie since 2007.
Being editor in chief of Maxim seems a bit Read More