Over the next week or two, the January issues of monthly magazines will start hitting newsstands—or perhaps “lightly floating onto newstands like little snowflakes” would be a better way of putting it.
“A lot of people are really, really down in the dumps about what January looks like,” said Jay Lauf, the publisher of Read More
Early last week, the survival of several Condé Nast titles was in doubt.
According to sources familiar with the situation, when Condé Nast executives walked into a weekly meeting last Monday, October 27th at their headquarters at 4 Times Square, it was not clear whether chairman Si Newhouse and C.E.O. Chuck Townsend would decide Read More
"I basically started Radar because I didn’t want to work at any other magazine," said Maer Roshan, the editor of the recently folded magazine. "And after six years, all of it came down to this."
Mr. Roshan was surveying his party, the night before Halloween, which had become a kind of Night of the Living Read More
A Condé Nast spokeswoman writes in an e-mail, "Men’s Vogue will be absorbed into Vogue and published in the spring and fall, it was announced today by Charles H. Townsend, President and C.E.O of Condé Nast Publications. It will continue to be edited by Jay Fielden."
Earlier today, we reported that Condé Nast execs Read More
Call it the Five Percent Plan.
The Observer has learned that all Condé Nast publishers and editors have been told they have to cut their staffs by 5 percent and their budgets by 5 percent within weeks, according to five Condé Nast sources.
It will affect every title, including the company’s most successful: The Read More
This month’s award for Best Lede in a Celebrity Profile (Musical or Comedy) goes to Adam Green for "Fool’s Gold," his lighthearted portrait of Ben Stiller, who overcame humble beginnings as the child of famous comedians to become a $20 million-a-project star (Men’s Vogue, producer):
On a temperate, late spring afternoon, I am wandering Read More
To judge from the current crop of men’s magazines on the newsstand, comic actors are hot right now—like, Ben Affleck hot!
First out of the gate is Esquire, which features Stephen Colbert on its August cover in a re-creation of the magazine’s iconic April 1968 image of Muhammad Ali as St. Read More
What’s more fun than watching some of New York’s lithe literary leopards raid a closet and play dress-up? Not much!
John Seabrook, who normally pens for The New Yorker, has a feature in the latest issue of Men’s Vogue in which he describes his quandary of what to do with his father’s racks Read More
In the latest issue of Men’s Vogue, Will Smith tells the book that, after flirting with Buddhism and Hinduism in the past, he has started to study Scientology with Hollywood pal Tom Cruise. Adding to Mr. Smith’s recent revelation, a source apparently told US Weekly that the I Am Read More
To conjure the archetype of the Vogue man, Men’s Vogue editor Jay Fielden turned to literature. His new magazine, he had been saying, will be guided by the concept of “things that are real, things that are authentic, things that endure.”
So forget Marc or Calvin for the moment. “I was reading this obituary about Read More