Department of Complaints
The summer travel issue of T, the Times‘s luxury magazine that was included in this Sunday’s paper, drew some reader criticism, public editor Margaret Sullivan noted today in a blog post.
The cover showed a rather slender model dressed in a lace one piece, with wet hair and a leather jacket slung over one shoulder and the accompanying feature, which was a round-up of models in black bathing suits and leather cover ups, promoted readers to declare the model too thin and too young, and the feature too bondadge-y.
Has the moment passed? Oliver Strand, T‘s coffee enthusiast and writer of the ‘Ristretto’ blog, posted on Twitter that today’s post on the V60 Drip Scale from Hario would be his last. Mr. Strand said that his editor at T, the Times luxury mag, told him that they are ending all columns for the Moment page.
Mr. Strand, who is currently working on a book about coffee (what else), has gained a loyal following in his time as the chief coffee critic at the Times. His Ristretto column coincided with the rise of New York’s boutique coffee shops that roast their own beans and coffee drinkers who care.
The luxury magazine musical chairs continue. Kristina O’Neill, Harper’s Bazaar’s executive editor, is leaving Hearst to edit WSJ. Magazine. Last month, The New York Times poached former WSJ editrix Deborah Needleman for T: The New York Times Style Magazine. Ms. Needleman replaced Sally Singer at the Times’s luxury glossy.
Ms. O’Neill, who held editorial roles at New York magazine and Time Out New York before moving to Harper’s Bazaar in 2000, will report to Ruth Altchek. Ms. Altcheck will oversee the Off Duty lifestyle section and WSJ. Magazine in the newly created role of editorial director for WSJ Weekend.
Deborah Needleman will leave WSJ, the Wall Street Journal‘s glossy mag, to become the new editor of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, it was announced today.
The not-unexpected news comes after the abrupt departure of Sally Singer at the end of the summer.
Art World Follies
2011: “Are you ready for the next art star? Even if it happens to be Lindsay Lohan?,” asks T magazine in advance of a video, by painter Richard Phillips, of the beleaguered actress, to play at the Venice Biennale. Mr. Phillips, to T: “She’s a combination of the fantastic and the real, which is Read More
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
The story of one small landfill’s attempts to make itself less smelly–by trucking in deodorant and spraying it onto heaps of garbage–has sure been making the rounds on the Internet. Yes, the dumps of New Jersey are smelly, and New Jersey is, in general, a dreary, shopping-plaza-filled landscape. But we’d like offer Read More
Just over four years ago, The New York Times’ magazine empire was getting bigger and richer, and a reward was in order. In March 2006, executive editor Bill Keller announced that his old friend Gerry Marzorati would be put on the newspaper’s masthead, a gilded spot alongside the other top editors at the newspaper. Mr. Read More
The Daily News’ Gatecrasher column reported today that Anne Christensen is leaving The Times, after many had regarded her to be the front-runner to take over T after Stefano Tonchi left for W. Then The Times made the surprising announcement that it had hired Sally Singer away from Vogue, and all bets were off, and Read More
Arthur Sulzberger Jr. just stunned the city.
Sally Singer, the features and fashion news editor at Vogue, the ear to Anna Wintour and regarded as one of the biggest talents in fashion publishing, is the new editor of T Magazine.
Ever since Stefano Tonchi left T for W, the search has been a long one, and it was expected Read More