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The Atlantic Gets Martha Stewart for Food Summit

The Atlantic is hosting it’s third annual Food Summit and got a pretty gigantic get for the affair: Martha Stewart. Other guests include chef and restaurateur Mario Batali; Deputy Sec. of Ag Kathleen Merrigan; and Revolution Foods’ Kirsten Tobey.

Expect panel discussions, one-on-one interviews, and keynote addresses. The Summit will explore key themes in food, including the obesity epidemic, childhood nutrition, sustainable agriculture, and the role of government regulation. Hosting the Summit will be Corby Kummer, Atlantic Senior Editor and James Beard award-winning food writer.

Media wishing to attend on May 24, please contact Natalie Raabe at The Atlantic (

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The Atlantic and NJ Snag Rosario Dawson, Sex and The City Writer, Tanzanian Ambassador and CBS News Prez

The Atlantic and National Journal are hosting several events over the course of the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner  weekend, and the guest list is starting to leak out.

Friday evening…As usual, there’s a fancy welcome dinner hosted by David and Katherine Bradley at their Washington home. The evening brings together leaders from the worlds of business, politics, and media, as well as celebs. Attendees at this point include: CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell and Mr. Norah O’Donnell, Chef Geoff Tracy; Mwanaidi Sinare, the Tanzanian Ambassador; actress Rosario Dawson (pictured above); Eric Spiegel, CEO of Siemens; Bill Burton, Obama campaign advisor/Priorities USA; and David Rhodes, president of CBS News. The evening will feature African cuisine, with a culinary discussion led by Atlantic senior editor Corby Kummer, plus award-winning portraits from renowned photographer Platon’s exhibit at the United Nations.

Also on Friday evening, from 10 pm to 2 am…The Atlantic, National Journal, and IMPACT Arts + Film Fund will host The First Amendment Party with Funny or Die at 1800 L Street, NW.  In a custom designed pop-up space in the heart of downtown DC, the party will feature an energetic Vegas vibe with elements transplanted from the über chic Cosmopolitan Hotel. Expect cocktails and projections of Funny or Die’s latest videos, including Clinton Foundation: Celebrity Division starring President Bill Clinton, Charlize Theron Gets Hacked, and Drunk History Christmas with Ryan Gosling and Jim Carrey. Food will catered by José Andrés’ Think Food Group.

On Saturday evening at the actual WHCD… The Atlantic, National Journal, and CBS News partner again to host a pre-dinner reception at the Hilton. With its prime location on the Hilton’s outside terrace, the reception typically draws a variety of bold-faced names from both Washington and Hollywood. (Last year’s celebrity attendees included Maria Bello, Don Cheadle, and Sean Penn.)  Celebrities you can expect to see this year include Rosario Dawson, Claire Danes, and Christine Baranski (the last two are guests of CBS). Other Atlantic/National Journal guests include: José Andrés; Darren Star (who created and was a writer for “Sex and the City”); Stacey Snider, co-chairman and CEO of Dreamworks Studio; and Nancy Ann DeParle, deputy Chief of Staff for Policy at the White House.

More names will be forthcoming closer to the event.

Atlantic’s New Health Channel Debuts Today

Today, introduces the Health channel, a new section aimed at health and wellness. There will be six areas of coverage: mind, body, food, sex, family, and public health. Nicholas Jackson, who was named channel editor in September, will spearhead the section.

On the site this morning are stories about men and cancer (they don’t bother to get tested), dreams healing mental wounds, alcohol leads to unsafe sex (it happens) and more. In the alcohol/sex story, studies reveal that the more you drink (women, four drinks, men, five) the more likely you are to have sex without a condom.

Regular Health channel features will include:

  • Study of the Day: From surveys about teens and sexting to whether eating more fish improves your memory, the feature breaks down research studies and provides key takeaways about the findings.
  • Vital Signs: A compilation of data-driven, health-related figures culled from leading science and health journals, news reports, and the web.
  • The Cutting Edge: A daily feature dedicated to the latest advances in medical technology.

Programming notes…The Health channel replaces the Life channel, a section of the site that was devoted to health, as well as food, design, and sustainability. Health will include coverage of the food beat, with regular contributions from Corby Kummer, Atlantic senior editor and food critic; Marion Nestle, professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University; and Barry Estabrook, a former contributing editor at Gourmet magazine. Coverage of design will now live on the Entertainment channel, and coverage of green news and sustainability will be featured across the Technology and Business channels.

Think You Can Get Accepted to Yale Summer School?

In July, Yale is offering two week-long courses: One on Book Publishing, another on Magazine Publishing. The theme for the workshops is “Leadership Strategies in a Time of Transition.” Workshop speakers have been chosen for their “flair” and “innovation.”

Sounds interesting. But it’s not cheap. The tuition fee is: $4995 includes course materials, most meals and dinner on three nights. Your on your own for housing, but deals are available such as $99 per night at the New Haven Hotel.

The number of participants is limited to 80. Admissions are rolling. The application process is  simple and includes a 6-8 sentence graph about yourself and three questions you’d like the sessions to answer.

The Magazine Session includes The Atlantic‘s Corby Kummer as well as Michela O’Connor Abrams, President, Dwell Media, Keith Clinkscales, Senior Vice President, Content Development and Enterprises, ESPN , Michael Clinton, President, Marketing and Publishing Director, Hearst Magazines, Duncan Edwards, President and CEO, Hearst Magazines International, Cynthia Leive, Editor-in-Chief, Glamour, Richard Stolley, Senior Editorial Advisor, Time Inc., Founding Editor, People, and Former Editor, Life.

The Book Session includes Michael Cader, Founder, Publishers Lunch and, Michael Jacobs, President and CEO, Abrams Books, Charles Melcher, Founder, Melcher Media, Kirsty Melville, President and Publisher, Book Division, Andrews McMeel Publishing, Nigel Newton, Founder and Chief Executive, Bloomsbury Publishing John Sargent, CEO, Macmillan David Steinberger, President and CEO, Perseus Books Group.

Apply here.

Jose Andres to Cook for Bradley Cocktail Hour

If you’re going to The Atlantic Publisher David Bradley‘s cocktail hour at his splendid Kalorama home on Friday night you’re in for exquisite snacking. Chef Jose Andres of Minibar fame will be responsible for the menu. Andres is not responsible for the dinner that follows the happy hour. That will be catered Spanish-style fare with commentary by The Atlantic‘s Senior Food Critic Corby Kummer.

Last year, cocktail hour was essentially held in Bradley’s driveway with partygoers leaning on a couple of shiny Audi’s.

The Atlantic Launches ‘Life’ Channel

Just live moments ago, The Atlantic now has a Life channel. Think online magazine, not TV.

Think rapper Flavor Flav. He opened his new fried chicken restaurant in Clinton, Iowa on Monday and they were there to witness it. Watch out, there’s a KFC next door.

Subject matter includes Food, Health, Travel, Design and Green. The idea is to build on the magazine’s Food channel, which debuted two years ago under Corby Kummer. Associate Editor Daniel Fromson will edit “Life.” Kummer will assume an advisory role. “This might be the only place on the Web where, in the course of a single day, you could find writing from a butcher, a yogi, an architect, a green tech expert, and a renowned travel writer,” Fromson writes in his intro of the project today.

Today’s stories: Plums (stop eating them so you can save them); Flavor Fav Vs. KFC, the rise of women brewers, the next great cancer drug (runs twice because the kinks are still being worked out) and more.

Watch here.

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The Atlantic’s Bradley to Kick off Prom Weekend With Green Dinner and Drinks At His Home

kale and pea soup 004.jpg Atlantic Media Company Chairman David Bradley and his wife, Katherine, are opening up their home to guests on April 30 to get Prom weekend started. In honor of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, the Bradleys are hosting a cocktail hour at their home followed by an evening of “green” cuisine with a culinary discussion led by Atlantic Food Editor Corby Kummer.

Pre-dinner cocktails are from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will be open to more guests than the dinner. Dinner will include an exclusive 150 guests comprised mostly of local business execs and government affairs heads as opposed to pols. Crashers won’t be tolerated.

See the invitation and the delicious-sounding menu full of oysters, lamb meatballs and pea soup ( to be served in shot glasses) after the jump…

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Dear Santa: The Atlantic Holiday List

From electronics to airplanes, check out what The Atlantic editors have on their wish lists this season:

Scott Stossel, Deputy Editor – Mangroomer Do-It-Yourself Electric Back Hair Shaver

James Gibney, Deputy Managing Editor – Personal Energy Generator

Bob Cohn, Editorial Director, The – iPhone Case with Built-In Flashlight

Corby Kummer, Senior Editor– Tivoli Audio NetWorks Global Audio System

Megan McArdle, Business & Economics Editor – The Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection

Marc Ambinder, Politics Editor – Surround-Sound Flight Simulation Chassis

James Fallows, National Correspondent – Icon A5 airplane

The complete gift guide can be found here.

The Atlantic & NJ’s WHCD Festivities: Fine China & Silver Spoons

Wonder what The Atlantic and National Journal Group have in the works for the WHCD? FBDC’s got the answers…

Dinner at David Bradley‘s house on Friday evening will be themed and narrated by The Atlantic’s Food Critic and Senior Editor Corby Kummer.

On Saturday, The Atlantic & National Journal Group will be holding their pre-dinner cocktail reception at the Hilton before hosting actors Rick Schroder, Ed Westwick and others at the dinner.