Many, many moons after performing at the opening of the RFK Triborough Bridge, Tony Bennett is gracing another local launch. The 88-year-old legend looks sharp, as usual, on the cover of Q magazine, a brand new quarterly events and entertainment guide unveiled this week by newspaper the Staten Island Advance.
We’re here to tell you that there’s a lot happening on Staten Island. You don’t always have to go to “the city” or elsewhere to find fun things to do. The Q print publication will capsulize entertaining Staten Island happenings for you four times a year — fall, winter, spring and summer…
Time is expanding its International team with seven promotions and three hires. Details are below.
- Bryan Walsh is promoted to foreign editor. Walsh was formerly a Tokyo bureau chief and a Hong Kong correspondent.
- Nikhil Kumar is promoted to South Asia bureau chief. Kumar was most recently a senior editor.
- Aryn Baker has been named Africa bureau Chief. She most recently served as Middle East bureau chief.
- Eliana Dockterman is promoted to writer. She has been with Time since 2012.
- Sam Frizell is also promoted to writer. He previously served as a reporter covering business.
- Noah Rayman has also been promoted to writer. He most recently contributed to world coverage.
- Alexandra Sifferlin is yet another staffer promoted to writer. She had previously reported on health issues.
- Leading off the additions, Conal Urquhart joins Time as senior editor. He most recently worked for The Independent as a deputy editor.
- Claire Howorth has been named books editor. Howorth has previously worked for The Daily Beast, The Daily and Vanity Fair.
- Ryan Teague Beckwith joins Time as a senior editor in its Washington bureau. He most recently worked as news editor for the Washington Examiner.
Cooking Light has added two. Details are below.
- Sean Kelley has been named managing editor. Kelley was previously director of content and video for Sharecare, a health information startup. He begins October 22.
- Katie Barreira joins as director of the Cooking Light Kitchen. Barreira was formerly food editor of Every Day with Rachael Ray. Her appointment is effective immediately.
Vogue China’s latest cover features model Liu Wen and — more importantly — the Apple Watch. We think the Watch is completely unnecessary and rather ugly, but apparently Condé Nast does not. In fact, Vogue China’s editor, Angelica Cheung, thinks readers will love it.
“I just thought that they combined technology, style and functionality and were very modern and, therefore, perfect accessories for the modern-day woman which is what the Vogue China woman is about,” Cheung told Business of Fashion.
Well, that’s one opinion.
Penelope Cruz — the 40-year-old actress known for her roles in Blow, Vanilla Sky, The Counselor and more — is Esquire’s “Sexiest Woman Alive.” She’s the 11th women to receive the title.
In the accompanying profile, Cruz is described as “impossibly beautiful.” Esquire also notes that “When she walks into a room, men start walking into furniture.” Hopefully she apologizes to them.
Esquire’s “Sexiest Woman Alive” issue hits newsstands October 21.
New Yorker fans, breathe easy. David Remnick, the glossy’s editor, told WWD that there are no plans to cut back on publishing and make it a biweekly.
“I think the combination of a weekly print magazine and a daily website is perfect for us now I think if you go to a biweekly, you lose your seat at the table of what’s going on in the world a little bit,” he explained.
The entire interview is well worth a read, but below are some highlights.
On his relationship with Anna Wintour:
She has been nothing but supportive of what we do. If I need advice, I know that I have an extremely smart magazine person [whom] I can rely on, and she has been nothing but supportive of The New Yorker doing what it should be doing.
Cosmopolitan and its editor, Joanna Coles, are bringing a single-camera comedy to NBC. According to Deadline, Coles will serve as an executive producer, along with Leslye Headland (who is also writing and directing), Ruben Fleischer and David Bernad.
The show center on a down-on-her-luck political blogger who restarts her life as a sex editor for a progressive women’s magazine. That’s where Cosmo comes in.
“Cosmo was a must read for me growing up,” Headland told Deadline. “Under Joanna’s influence, the magazine embodies topics for every modern female, which makes this a perfect union.”
The team around relatively new — and official — Women’s Health editor-in-chief Amy Keller Laird is starting to take shape. Keller Laird has named Theresa O’Rourke executive editor and has promoted Jacqueline Azria to creative director.
O’Rourke comes to Women’s Health from Victoria’s Secret, where she served as editorial director. She has previously served as executive editor of Every Day With Rachael Ray and Whole Living. O’Rourke joins Women’s Health October 27.
Azria was most recently fashion director, a role she had held since joining Women’s Health in 2011. She previously served as creative director of CosmoGIRL.
“I am excited to work with Theresa and Jacqueline to move the brand forward and add new franchises to the content our readers love,” says Keller Laird, in a statement.
In honor of its 40th anniversary, People recreated its first cover — featuring Mia Farrow — with Taylor Swift. We have to say, the art department at People did a solid job. Though we do think Farrow was better at conveying the “I’m so hungry I’ll even eat my necklace” look than Swift.
Highlights from the 40th anniversary issue include editors selecting their favorite People covers; celebrities (such as Julia Roberts, Angelina Jolie and Matthew McConaughey) dishing out advice to their younger selves; and Memorable Hair Moments from the last 40 years (You get one guess if “The Rachel” is included in that list).
The celebratory issue hits newsstands today.
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