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Mad Men Star Ribs London Hotel

The conversation for the Jon Hamm British GQ September cover story took place at New York’s Mandarin Hotel.

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But for Alice Howarth‘s more recent Web sidebar, it was a London boutique hotel with the seemingly perfect name for the occasion. So that’s where the conversation started:

GQ: Is it a coincidence that we’re in the Ham Yard Hotel?

Jon Hamm: [Laughs] it is a coincidence! They spelled it wrong which is retarded, I mean, come on you guys! No double m, what a shame. I can see a gold pineapple from my room on the roof of another building, so it’s like ham and pineapple – very Hawaiian.

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Time Launches ‘The Answers Issue’

answers-coverTime’s Answers Issue is here, and it looks like a good one. The magazine explores a wide variety of subjects through the lens of big data.

In the cover story, Michael Grunwald explains:

In this issue, we’ve tried to use the new tools and data sets at our disposal to ask and answer questions that seemed important (When will Congress reach gender parity?), as well as fun (Where exactly should I sit to catch a foul ball?). We ended up answering some questions we didn’t know we had (Why don’t we get heart cancer?). We also used data to investigate the issues that define our times and tell us who we are. But what’s most exciting about our age of answers is its potential to change the quality of our lives.

There’s also an interactive element available at Time.com/answers. We used the “How Safe Are You From a Natural Disaster?” feature to figure out that the safest place in the nation is Sweet Grass County, Montana. Oh, and Californians? You’re all pretty much f*cked.

Time’s Answers Issue hits newsstands tomorrow.

Hunter Lewis Named Editor of Cooking Light

Time Inc. has named Hunter Lewis editor Cooking Light. Lewis had most recently served as executive editor of Southern Living since 2012. Prior to that, he was food editor of Bon Appétit and kitchen director of Saveur. 

“Hunter has rich experience spanning both journalism and the culinary world, as well as a profound skill for translating storytelling to digital, social and event platforms,” said Evelyn Webster, Time Inc.’s executive VP, in a statement. “His vision, talent and passion will take Cooking Light and its expanded offerings to the next level.”

Lewis — who starts September 22 — is succeeding Scott Mowbray, who is retiring after 17 years with Time Inc.

New Yorker Publishes Lena Dunham Book Excerpt

lena_dunham--300x300Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s ‘Learned,” the Lena Dunham memoir, doesn’t hit book stores until September 30. Luckily for Dunham fans (and Dunham haters!) The New Yorker has published an excerpt, which Dunham described as “about the therapists who raised me.”

“I am used to appointments: allergist, chiropractor, tutor,” writes Dunham. “All I want is to feel better, and that overrides the fear of something new, something reserved for people who are crazy. Plus, both my parents have therapists, and I feel more like my parents than like anybody else.”

The piece is titled “Difficult Girl.” You can enjoy it or hate it — or secretly enjoy it but publicly hate it — by clicking here.

Harris Celebrates Successful Launch of Naturally, Danny Seo

A press release today from Harris Publications insists there is such a thing as “sustainable print.”

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The tricks, according to the New York-based special interests publisher, include starting small (350,000 first-issue circulation), charging a premium newsstand price ($9.95) and connecting the publication to a recognizable brand name in the field being covered:

“We are thrilled with the early performance of Naturally, Danny Seo,” says Ben Harris, president of Harris Publications. “In what is generally thought of as a difficult time for print, it’s reassuring to see we developed a product that connects with readers.”

Naturally, Danny Seo is exploring expansion opportunities including international licensing with foreign publishers, a companion television show of the same name hosted by Danny and unique corporate co-marketing relationships with some of the most prominent national brands.

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Rodale Searches for Next Women’s Health Editor

Now that Michele Promaulayko has left Women’s Health for Yahoo, Rodale is in the unfortunate position of trying to fill the editor’s role at one if its most popular titles. WWD reports that for now, Amy Keller Laird is serving as acting editor-in-chief.

Should Keller Laird not be a perfect fit, Rodale is considering other candidates. Here are just a few names being tossed around:

A Ripp-Roaring Time Inc. Yarn

There are more than a half-dozen standout quotes in the dog-days-of-print examination by Gabriel Sherman in this week’s New York magazine. Two of the zingers belong to Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp and, in both cases, connect the company’s august history with the disruptive challenges currently being sorted through.

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“If you have a church and nobody shows up, it doesn’t work so well,” Ripp tells Sherman at one point, referring to the appointment of Norm Pearlstine as chief content officer and a new reporting structure that has removed the wall between church (editorial) and state (advertising). Later on, when the specter of company co-founder Henry Luce is brought up, Ripp has this to say:

“You know the great thing about Henry Luce? He didn’t have to worry about what Henry Luce would have done. He wasn’t held to his past.”

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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.

High Times Magazine Cheats Its 40th Anniversary Date

ChrisSimunekPicDenver Post marijuana editor Ricardo Baca, who made a lot of headlines when he was selected for the job, has re-checked in with his High Times counterpart Chris Simunek (pictured) to talk about that magazine’s upcoming anniversary issue. And while it’s still early, FishbowlNY readers may want to start blocking out the night of Thursday October 16 and currying favor, when High Times will host a big 40th anniversary bash.

EIC Simunek has no problem admitting that he tacked on a few extra months to the correct 40th-anniversary High Times date. All so the celebration can be optimally leveraged:

“The actual anniversary of the first issue was in June, I think. We’re having this in November because we wanted to keep doing stuff that builds up to it. If we put the issue out in June, and this is a publishing thing, it’s not a great-selling month for us because people have other stuff to do in the summer and we’d be missing out on half a year of anniversary promotion. We have the [November 2014] issue coming out in September. Someone’s putting out a coffee table book in October. And we’re having our 40th anniversary party October 16 in New York.”

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