Headlines at radaronline.com on Tuesday, Oct. 28, included: “Jessica Simpson: Major Movie Star, Comrade”; “Vanessa & Zac Back in the U.S”; “Sean Penn’s Gay History Closeted.”
Radar has ever been sold as an heir to Spy: poppy and irreverent and, most of all, smart, as though Read More
As of 3 P.M. all Radar staffers were expected to leave from their East 45th Street office.
According to a source, editorial staffers have spent the last 90 minutes or so boxing up their belongings, laughing and drinking from bottles of Stella Artois. While they pack, there are apparently some careful eyes watching what Read More
"I never worked with a better or more dedicated staff in my life. I’m sorry that we couldn’t achieve the potential that I know this magazine has—had."
Media Mob just spoke with Maer Roshan, the editor of Radar, which is folding.
"What is so frustrating is that we seemed to have reached a Read More
Radar editor Maer Roshan convened his staff late this morning and announced that the magazine would be shutting down immediately. Staffers are expected to clear out their desks by the end of the day.
"The magazine is gone and the Web site is being reincarnated," said a Radar staffer who attended the meeting.
The web Read More
That news about Moe Tkacik joining Radar? Never mind.
Apparently, Ms. Tkacik has changed her mind and rejected the offer from Radar. She’ll leave Jezebel and begin writing for her company’s flagship site, Gawker.com.
Reached by Media Mob, Radar editor Maer Roshan, who is currently not in the office, told us that the memo Read More
“Three or four people leaving is not a big deal,” insisted Maer Roshan, founder and editor in chief of Radar.
Actually, it’s five: Senior editor Tyler Gray, en route to Blender, just had his last day at the magazine, as did managing editor Leigh Ann Boutwell, who is joining her boyfriend on the West Read More
Late this afternoon, Radar editor Maer Roshan announced that the magazine’s deputy editor Chris Tennant is out. He’ll stay "onboard" as a contributing editor. Here’s the memo:
I am sad to announce that Chris will be leaving his position as Deputy Editor of Radar next month to concentrate on his upcoming book and other projects. Read More
Around 9pm at the New Museum on Bowery, Radar editor Maer Roshan, dressed in an extremely well-fitting John Varvatos suit, was standing next to the bar. The suit was dark, but it wasn’t entirely clear what color it was in a dimly lit room on the ground floor.
Mr. Roshan’s magazine was throwing a party Read More
Before getting into what’s wrong with Malcolm Gladwell, it helps to talk about what’s been right about Malcolm Gladwell. Mr. Gladwell, the nimbus-haired New Yorker reporter specializing in the coverage of ideas, has laid down a significant number of the milestones by which the educated, New Yorker–reading citizen of the year 2006 has found his Read More
Radar editor Maer Roshan said that he is standing by his magazine’s story that former CBS producer Mary Mapes is going to work with Dan Rather at HDNet.
Both Ms. Mapes and HDNet’s owner, Mark Cuban, denied the arrangement today
“The reporter, who’s a trusted one here, did speak to her,” Mr. Roshan said Read More