New York‘s “21 Questions” possesses the city’s most finely refined formula of trollbait: Unflatteringly lit portraits of generally attractive people (allowing for divergence on appearance) and repeated weekly questions whose best answers reveal one either to be a dope or a snob (do you read the Post or the Times?!) and either Read More
On or around April 5, a group of prominent New Yorkers—including Andre Balazs, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lindsay Lohan and Harvey Weinstein—received a curious group text.
After 20 years and 30 issues, Open City is ceasing publication, co-editor Joanna Yas told The Observer.
“These things are not institutions,” said founder and co-editor Thomas Beller. “They’re always razor’s edge things.”
Ms. Yas and Mr. Beller decided to shut down the journal after multiple sources of funding pulled out. They hadn’t expected issue Read More
On a bright winter morning last January, John R. “Rick” MacArthur, publisher of Harper’s Magazine, walked into editor Roger D. Hodge’s office and fired him. It was so unexpected that when Mr. Hodge told the magazine’s literary editor, Ben Metcalf, what had happened, his colleague laughed in disbelief.
Three Fridays ago, in the offices of Read More
Kate Betts has experienced her share of ups and downs during her years in the fashion world–and honey, we don’t mean hemlines.
After beginning her career as a hard-charging reporter in WWD‘s Paris bureau and rising to the rank of bureau chief, she was hired by Anna Wintour at Vogue, where she served as fashion Read More
Print to Pixels
Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal’s latest collaboration will hopefully fare better than Love and Other Drugs – but it’s at newsstands, not the box office. The Vanity Fair “Hollywood Issue,” which traditionally features either seasoned veterans (Harrison Ford and Jack Nicholson, 2003) or bright young things (Abbie Cornish and Kristen Stewart, 2010), has Read More
The relationship between Apple and major magazine publishers ended the year on a sour note. Sales of magazine apps on the iPad, initially promising, had fallen off at a dismal rate.
This morning the Wall Street Journal highlighted Google’s efforts to build a digital newstand which would carry high end magazine apps Read More
Time Out London founder Tony Elliott has sold a 50 percent stake to venture capitalists Oakley Capital. The sale values the company at over $31.5 million and will clear the company’s debt. The move follows Elliott’s reported injection of more than $4 million of his own money into the company earlier this year to fend off Read More
Print to Digital
On Sunday, the city’s dueling broadsheets both released the debuts of their respective new editors. These ad-dense glossies are only the latest battle in the protracted newspaper war that’s been rumbling on ever since Rupert Murdoch snapped up the Wall Street Journal and set Sulzberger’s New York Times in his crosshairs. After the brainy, Vogue-trained Read More
Magazine publishers were some of the first big believers in the potential of Apple’s iPad, with Conde Nast saying they expected as much as 40% of their revenues would come from tablet devices in the future.
But the romance has quickly soured, as publishers push back against Apple’s increasingly domineering stance to subscriptions and Read More