What is a monster? What isn’t a monster? What happened to Rebekah Brooks? What happened to Walter Kirn’s G.Q. story? Why is Buzzfeed so great? Rhetorical questions you never wanted answered, answered. Here are your Tuesday evening Media Briefs.
GQ editor Jim Nelson was the foreman on the jury that found Trevell Coleman—a.k.a. Bad Boy rapper G Dep—guilty of fatally shooting John Henkel last month.
“I did not want to do jury duty,” Mr. Nelson wrote in his June letter from the editor. “I said a prayer to baby Jesus the night before, asking him to use his baby Jesus powers and to please Lord not let them pick me like they always do.”
Fashion Week Observed
First Daughter of Mustique Elizabeth Hilfiger shouted “Is BryanBoy here?” The elusive Philippine blogger may not be, a P.R. type informed her. “BRYANBOY,” she groaned, exhibiting a classic vocal fry. Nearby, Bradley Cooper discussed football with New York Giant Victor Cruz–”I’m an Eagles man myself,” said the Limitless star–between posing for snaps with Read More
off the record
When Hugo Lindgren poached GQ story editor Joel Lovell for his revamp of The New York Times Magazine late last year, one bonus was that John Jeremiah Sullivan’s byline migrated alongside him. A”Southern editor” and essayist with a National Magazine Award under his belt, Mr. Sullivan was seen as a rising star among GQ Read More
Rolling Stone owned the media world for one week in June, when the magazine published Michael Hastings’ profile of General Stanley McChrystal. The piece instantly became national news when it hit the web on Tuesday, and by Wednesday General McChrystal was in President Obama’s office tendering his resignation.
We’ve learned that Mr. Hastings originally shopped Read More
Emily Poenisch will be GQ‘s new West Coast editor. She’s replacing Chris Huvane, who is leaving the the magazine (and journalism) to join Management 360.
Here’s the release:
NEW YORK – GQ Editor-in-Chief Jim Nelson announced today that Emily Poenisch, formerly of Vanity Fair, will become the magazine’s new West Coast Editor effective April 1. 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 like being Read More
If GQ’s second annual Best New Menswear Designers in America competition Wednesday night, held in a sprawling loft in Rockefeller Plaza, had been a popularity contest, it’s safe to guess whom the winner would have been: Andre Benjamin, known to fans of the genre-bending hip hop duo OutKast as Andre 3000, and to members of Read More
A little after 6 p.m. at the Frederick P. Rose Hall, Condé Nast president Richard Beckman was sharing a drink—vodka, olives—with Condé Nast CEO Chuck Townsend. The two were discussing the same thing everyone in the lobby of Jazz at Lincoln Center at the Time Warner Center was talking about: What the National Magazine Awards Read More
Last night at around 8 p.m., André Benjamin (a.k.a. André 3000) showed up at a party space in Rockefeller Center, where GQ and the C.F.D.A. co-hosted a celebration honoring the best new menswear designers in America. After Mr. Benjamin, 32, said hello to GQ’s editor-in-chief, Jim Nelson, the ever-nattily-clad OutKast musician-actor-designer spoke with the Daily Read More