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    December 4, 2013


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  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Condé Nast Elevator, We Hardly Knew Ye

    ​Almost as soon as it arrived, the snarky @CondeElevator Twitter account has made its exit. The account, which was allegedly composed of real quotes from inside the elevators at Condé Nast, went dark today with a contrite tweet from whoever's been controlling it:

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Condé Nast Elevator Maybe Outed?

    ​Game over. Multiple sources told The Daily Beast that the owner of the @CondeElevator Twitter is John Jannuzzi, a style editor at Lucky Magazine who also runs the popular Textbook tumblr. Jannuzzi hasn't admitted to anything, but he did tweet "This is fucking ridiculous" and "Frantic text message ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Condé Nast Elevator Twitter Really Has People Worked Up

    ​The @CondeElevator Twitter account, which purports to tweet real quotes from inside the elevators of the Condé Nast building, is attracting intense interest from a surprisingly large number of people. Are the tweeted quotes even real? A lot of them are simply too good to be true. Regardless, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Sarah Palin Emails: The (Not-So) Greatest Hits

    ​This afternoon gives new meaning to the term "news dump," as six boxes containing 24,199 printed pages of emails -- weighing 250 pounds -- from Sarah Palin's half-term as governor of Alaska become part of the public record. For each publication that filed the necessary open law records paperw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Katie Couric Out at CBS News; Engadget Crew Ditches AOL For SB Nation

    ​Every time we turn around there's a switch-up at the newly Arianna Huffington-helmed AOL and Huffington Post hybrid, with the boss simultaneously cleaning house and sprucing up, by kicking AOL-ers to the curb and hiring up a handful of big names. The Huffington reign has left a large number s ... More >>

  • Film

    February 23, 2011
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    October 29, 2010

    People No Longer Grossed Out By British Food; McDonald's to Pay Out $17,500 to Fattened Employee

    ​Peter Meehan on why he's really into Chinatown these days: Sichuan hot pot in a bag, tofu, and barbecued parts. [T Magazine] Royal Caribbean cruise line's newest ship, the 5,400-passenger Allure of the Seas, will house the first Starbucks outlet at sea. [USA Today] A recent survey reveals t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    How Angry NYT Editors and HBO's Bored to Death Make the Case for Media Reporting

    ​Well, it's media reporting day-a-palooza here, which means that seven more people are reading this blog than they are on the average day. So while we're at it, here's how to explain the relevancy and case for a great media reporter like John Koblin, which involves two angry, high-level New Yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Bon Appétit Is Moving to New York, Barbara Fairchild Is Moving On

    ​Here's a double whammy: Bon Appétit is moving itself from the wilds of Los Angeles to the Death Star Condé Nast headquarters in New York. And it is doing so without Barbara Fairchild, its longtime editor-in-chief.

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Fashion Week: DVF Courts Anderson Cooper, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Editorial Warfare; Erin Fetherston Goes Out of Africa

    Stacey AndersonSarah Jessica Parker spends another Sunday in church​Oh, to be a fly on the wall at the fashion PR houses when they plan the front rows; it must involve the most strategy since storming Normandy. Sunday's celebrity lineup at Diane von Furstenberg was the master class, conspicuou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Ben Huh of "Cheezburgur" Fame Offers to Take Reddit Off of Conde Nast's Marijuana-Hating Hands

    ​Earlier today, it started breaking that Reddit -- the user-controlled web content aggregator recently purchased by Condé Nast, which has now been accurately described as "their most visable web property" -- wasn't allowed to run "Yes On Prop 19" ads supporting pro-legalization that Facebook ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    The Observer Gives Conde Nast Digital Good "Blowie"

    ​Yesterday, New York Observer editor-in-chief Kyle Pope squeaked out on Twitter: "Running an unabashedly positive story on the front of tomorrow's Observer. When's the last time that happened?" He won't find anybody who remembers when, because "unabashedly positive" stories aren't exactly the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2010

    Conde Nast Neglecting Reddit; Social News Site Scrounging Pennies With Subscriptions

    ​Reddit, the social news website and Digg competitor, occupies a very specific and important niche in the blogosphere. The site works generally like a suped-up message board, where a very involved community can not only respond to posts, but vote every reply up or down, lending validity to mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2010

    NY Times Glosses Over Their Own Free Money While Slamming Condé Nast, Financial Industry

    ​Today's New York Times features a fascinating look into big-money New York and the constant reach-arounds given by local government to the corporations that make this city what it is, for better or worse. "Companies We Keep, and Pay For" describes the subsidization process, in the form of gia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Enjoy This Blog? Want to Write For It, Hotshot?

    ​We just posted what has to be one of the hottest job openings in the business: a full-time staff writing job, with damn good benefits, for someone who wants to join Roy Edroso and the rest of the staff in continuing the explosive growth here at Runnin' Scared. We're looking for someone who w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    The New Bone Hits the Box: Christmas Bon Appetit

    ​ The new Bon Appetit (we call it "The Bone") hit my mailbox today, and the cover made me scratch my head.

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Garden & Gun Shows Evidence of More Trouble for Food-Related Magazines

    ​Food-related magazine woes have not been limited to the Conde Nast building. The wonderfully named Garden & Gun, the Charleston publication that covers, among other topics, the food of the New South, is having trouble, too: a letter from the president and publisher details the decision to ski ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Bon Appetit: Selling Stuff

    Yesterday, we sighed over an Ad Age piece that posited that Gourmet could have made more money if S.I. Newhouse had better branded the magazine, by pushing products emblazoned with the Gourmet name. Well, what do you know? Here's what the Post has to say today about Conde Nast's remaining food tit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Gourmet Died For Lack of Branding?

    Sigh. Another postmortem analysis on the death of Gourmet, and it's a depressing one. Nat Ives writes in Ad Age that the reason the magazine had to go was because Conde Nast chairman S.I. Newhouse is too focused on magazines and not focused enough on cross-branding. In other words, instead of thou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Gourmet Dead and in the Ground, But Conde Nast Still Wants You to Subscribe!

    ​ Funny how Conde Nast was so hopped up to get the Gourmet employees up and out the door in 48 hours, even hustling out the last accountants as they were trying to write checks for outstanding freelance invoices, yet they're still flogging Gourmet subscriptions on their websites like Epicurio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    'Gourmet' a "Burden," 'Bon Appetit' an "800-Pound Gorilla"

    ​In an interview with Advertising Age, Conde Nast's president-CEO, Charles H. Townsend, shed a little light on the demise of Gourmet. The decision to close the magazine while preserving Bon Appetit was, to no one's surprise, a matter of money. Among other things, Townsend told Ad Age that "[i] ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Conde Nast Gives Gourmet Employees the Bum's Rush

    ​ A source close to the now-shuttered Gourmet magazine reports that employees have been given just 48 hours to clean out their desks and go. Some of the staffers had been there 30 years and more. Many have offices that are stacked to the ceiling with reference materials, framed works of art, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    What's the Deal With October's 'Bon Appetit?'

    ​ Has anyone else noticed how ugly the cover of this month's Bon Appetit is? It features a homely short rib (sharp focus on the clumpy sauce somehow clinging to the meat), sticking up at an unlikely angle. Usually, both Bon Appetit and Gourmet's food styling is beautiful, but maybe McKinsey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    A Presidential Lunch in Greenwich Village; 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs' Opens Friday

    ​ President Obama and former president Bill Clinton had lunch at Il Mulino in Greenwich Village yesterday afternoon. The two men were inside the restaurant for about an hour and a half. Clinton said they ate "fish, pasta, and salad." [NY Times] Two managers at Shanghai's Coca-Cola bottling pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Gourmet, Bon Appetit Are in for a Reducing Regimen

    ​"Reduction" is an ominous word in the food world, redolent with euphemistic starvation regimens and shadowy surgical weight-loss procedures. So it's difficult to shake off feelings of imminent doom when the word is applied to food magazines that are already facing financial difficulties. Case ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Jonathan Lethem's New Chronic City Covered

    Chronic City, the forthcoming novel from Jonathan Lethem, is among other things a homecoming: it's the first book of his set in New York since 2003's Fortress of Solitude. The cover certainly seems suited for a "searing portrayal of Manhattanites wrapped in their own delusions, desires, and lies." B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Cheek, In Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    Swine is the word! It started out as a mere public health emergency. Some kids got sick in Queens and they closed their school. Then it went viral, so to speak, becoming the new thing everyone's enemies caused. Another Queens school closed. A kid died in Texas. Two Brooklyn schools closed. The Israe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Condé Nast Portfolio, 2007-2009

    Condé Nast Portfolio, a classy mag, is dead. Even its web site will shut down. The enterprise had recently laid off staffers and cut its annual output to 10 issues from 12 in an attempt to forestall the reaper, but it appears the audience for an artisanal financial magazine with extensive li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    Same-Sex Couple to Trade Vows on Top of Empire State Building

    In September we told you about's Valentine's Day competition, for which the Conde Nast magazine would pick 14 couples whose stories compelled them and arrange for them to be married or commitment-ceremonied at the top of the Empire State Building. This year's winners have been announced. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009
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    December 15, 2008

    Inside The Men's Vogue Folding

    As you know, Conde Nast responded to the economic crackdown on luxury by reducing Men's Vogue to two issues a year, and for the first time in my adult life, I actually felt sorry for the menfolk. What I'm hearing is that editor Jay Fielden had a year left on his contract and they offered to pay him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2008

    Details Fucks Me Over Once Again!

    I must be on some shit list that Details magazine has of people to call for quotes that will be cut somewhere in the editing process—comments that will give the article some kind of starting point that can later be shredded down by overpaid temps who can't afford anti-anxiety meds. Throughout the ... More >>

  • News

    February 24, 2004

    Blogging Off

    Your blog's great—nice dirt on Graydon Carter!—but can it buy me a beer?

  • Theater

    November 18, 2003

    Darkness Risible

    Wicked wordsmith Anne Washburn rouses campfire chills

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    September 24, 2002
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    January 30, 2001
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    July 4, 2000
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    June 27, 2000

    Book Samaritans

    Housing Works a Hit With Lit Crowd

  • NYC Life

    May 23, 2000

    Lucky Stiff

    Getting and Spending, According to Condé Nast

  • Art

    December 21, 1999
  • News

    September 7, 1999

    Gray Hair? Pink Slip!

    At Condé Nast, If You're Postmenopausal, You're Dead

  • News

    July 13, 1999

    I Think Icon

    People Who Need People

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    June 8, 1999
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    March 9, 1999
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    February 2, 1999
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    January 5, 1999
  • NYC Life

    November 17, 1998

    In Dreams Begin Responsibilities

    The Spring '99 Collections

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    July 21, 1998
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    December 23, 1997
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