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Chris O'Shea

Chris O'Shea is a freelance writer. His work has appeared in Esquire, GQ, New York's Vulture, The Awl, The Village Voice and more. He wishes Carmelo Anthony would pass the damn ball.

Lego Thoughts | Proud Partner | Casual Look

AllTwitter: A woman created a Twitter account for a collection of Legos. Not only that, but people are paying her to run it. The world is a weird place.

GalleyCat: NASA is behind an exhibit dedicated to Marvel super heroes. Good to see the space agency is putting its money to good use.

FishbowlDC: The administrator of the U.S. Digital Service enjoys khakis.

The Most Popular FishbowlNY Posts for The Week

Time__Inc_-logo-2ED06AA15C-seeklogo.com_Here’s a look at the FishbowlNY posts that made the most buzz this week.

1) Gawker Shares Egregious Time Inc. Spreadsheet [Updated]

2) A Robin Williams Selfie Minted at SNL

3) Dick Cavett, Keith Olbermann Stir NYDN ‘Yellow Journalism’ Debate

4) NY Post: Women Should ‘Deal With’ Catcalls

5) Kirk Douglas on the Kindness of Lauren Bacall

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NY Times Publishes Odd Vogue Facts

vogue-logo-editAnna Wintour has had her iconic haircut since she was 15 years old and Reese Witherspoon posed with a skunk for a June 2003 photo spread.

That’s just two of the fun items in The New York Times’Vogue by The Numbers” feature. Below are a few more of our favorites, but click through to enjoy the entire piece.

    • $200,000 — rumored annual “clothing allowance” given to Wintour
    • 26 — number of times Lauren Hutton has graced the cover, the most ever
    • 37 — number of years Edna Woolman Chase served as Vogue’s editor-in-chief, making her the glossy’s longest tenured editor
    • 29 (and counting) — years Wintour has served as editor

The New Yorker’s Ferguson Cover

The New Yorker is the latest magazine to publish a moving cover dedicated to the Michael Brown shooting — and the aftermath — in Ferguson, Missouri.

Eric Drooker, who created the illustration, said the events brought forth disturbing memories:

As a resident of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, I witnessed the blurring distinctions between the police and military during the Tompkins Square riots of the eighties. I’ll never forget the day the N.Y.P.D. showed up in a military tank to evict nonviolent squatter friends from buildings on Avenue B and Thirteenth Street, where I grew up. This incident triggered a vivid childhood memory of the police driving a similar armored tank on East Fourteenth street, in 1968, to quell possible ‘disturbances’ after Martin Luther King was assassinated.

HuffPost Wants You to Pay its Ferguson Reporter

huffpostThe editors of The Huffington Post have lost their goddamn minds. The site is launching something called The Ferguson Fellowship, which carries the lofty goal of covering Ferguson after every other media outlet leaves. That’s great and all. Aside from the fact that HuffPost wants readers to pay for it.

Ryan Grim, HuffPost’s Washington bureau chief, explained in a post that the media will leave Ferguson, but “the local police will still be there, along with the structural inequality and racial disparities that sparked the crisis.”

That’s true! But then Grim gets to the good stuff. “With reader support, we’ll hire a local citizen journalist who’s been covering the turmoil and train her to become a professional journalist.”

There it is. HuffPost is owned by AOL, a multimillion dollar company, but the site wants you to pay for a reporter to cover Ferguson. How bold and noble of them.

Despite the Ferguson Fellowship being a complete asshole move, it’s already 24 percent funded. Well played, HuffPost. Well played.

FishbowlNY Newsstand: Your Morning at a Glance

Quick Update | Let’s Help Albert | Third Time

VineLogoAllTwitter: Vine has an update that will make it easier to upload your terrible Vines.

GalleyCat: A Kickstarter for a book titled Albert The Confused Manatee is impossible to resist.

TVNewser: Carson Daly and his wife Siri Pinter just had their third child. How will the baby deal with this TRL-less world?

Cover Battle: Fader or Harper’s Bazaar

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. This round features Fader taking on Harper’s Bazaar.

Nicki Minaj covers Fader’s latest issue. Here she is folding her arms over an invisible chair. This is tougher than it looks.

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Time, Businessweek Publish Powerful Ferguson Covers

Time and Businessweek both published brilliant and moving covers focused on the aftermath of Michael Brown’s shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. Each cover features a photo taken by Getty photographer Scott Olson, who was arrested — with no explanation — while covering the events.

Sometimes a picture says much more than a thousand words.

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Edward Menicheschi Named CMO of Condé Nast

Edward Menicheschi has been named chief marketing officer and president of Condé Nast. Menicheschi most recently served as Vanity Fair’s VP and publisher.

Menicheschi is succeeding Lou Cona, who is “leaving the company after many years of distinguished service,” wrote Robert Sauerberg, Condé’s president, in a memo announcing the change. “Lou has been an invaluable business partner and we wish him well.” Cona had been with Condé since 2008.

“Many of you have worked with Edward during his tenure here and are familiar with his deep understanding of our brands, audiences and advertisers,” added Sauerberg. “He will bring his considerable skills and experience to bear as we expand our advertising and marketing influence across all platforms.”

Condé is expected to name a new publisher for Vanity Fair soon.

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