Sure, you’ve seen a hundred shots of Katie Holmes celebrating at The New York Observer‘s 25th Anniversary Party by now. If you didn’t know what Rex Reed looked like, now you do. And those pictures of Spike Lee, Mayor Bloomberg and Chuck Close? Sure, we could see how some Read More
M, the magazine for “The New Class of Man” hit newsstands on Monday. The relaunch of the men’s lifestyle glossy with heavy matte paper stock was excitedly heralded by a profile of M editor (and former longtime New York Observer editor) Peter Kaplan in The New Republic.
But nobody has been more fired up about the new mag than the Twitter feed @real_kaplan. The parody feed, which is written by former Observer staffers Peter Stevenson and Jim Windolf, has long furthered the legend of Mr. Kaplan’s New York, old-school sensibility.
Punch!, a Spy-inspired iPad “appazine” that paired long-form journalism with short comedy segments and interactive games, has scrapped its editorial content to focus entirely on an authoring tool for apps.
With New York Observer alum Jim Windolf at the helm and featuring contributions from George Gurley and Mark Ames, Punch! put out three issues before announcing that it was going on hiatus on August 14.
Tyler Rush, The New York Observer’s production manager and a 13-year veteran of the paper, died on Saturday at the home he shared with his partner, Melanie Hogue, in Cairo, N.Y. The cause was a heart attack. He was 49 years old.
Merger talks between Newsweek and The Daily Beast are back on—but then again, they were never off.
The New York Post’s Keith Kelly reported this morning that “after a three-week cooling off period, talks are back on.” Two sources close to the search for the next editor of Newsweek tell the Observer that Read More
Well, not really. But they might as well.
All Things D blogger Peter Kafka turned up this funny faux subway warning on the Tumblrs, as well as another that pretty accurately encapsulates the most recent round of service cuts and fare hikes. Both declare what we New Yorkers have Read More
“I’m a media guy, not a fashion guy,” said Peter Kaplan, the new editorial director of Fairchild Fashion Group. “What I want to be thinking about is how to take these brands and get ahead of the culture in media terms.”
Though Mr. Kaplan emphasized again and again that he is not taking over Read More
Former Observer editor Peter Kaplan is replacing Patrick McCarthy as the editorial director of Fairchild. In the role he will oversee Women’s Wear Daily, Footwear News, Menswear, Fairchild Summits and Fairchild Books. Mr. Kaplan, who left the Observer last year to become the creative director at Conde Nast Traveler, was brought in by Gina Sanders, the Read More
Hitting the Big Time
This week New York‘s Approval Matrix calls readers’ attention to the CrankyKaplan Twitter feed. A extended parody of the former Observer editor, CrankyKaplan chronicles the hardships of Peter Kaplan’s daily life.
For example, “USED TO BE, IN AMERICA, YOU COULD HOWL WITH LAUGHTER AND WHOOP AT Read More