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Eat This, Not That! Magazine Launches

The empire of Eat This, Not That! — which started as a Men’s Health column penned by David Zinczenko — continues. The latest development is a quarterly magazine carrying the brand name, published by Meredith and Zinczenko’s media company Galvanized.

Eat This, Not That! will be sold at roughly 80,000 newsstands across the nation beginning today. The debut issue features standard healthy eating content, plus Zinczenko’s guide to choosing the healthiest options in restaurants.

The magazine is the first of what promises to be many joint projects between Meredith and Galvanized. “David has done an excellent job bringing the best of the Eat This, Not That! brand to life in a magazine format, and has created exciting new features that will entertain and inform,” said Meredith National Media Group president Tom Harty, in a statement. “We’re excited to be working with Galvanized and look forward to creating more products in the future.”

Rolling Stone Names U2 Album that Pissed Everyone Off Best of 2014

Out of all the albums released this year, Rolling Stone has named U2′s Songs of Innocence the best. Never mind that the album enraged almost every iPhone user for automatically being included on a software update. Never mind that only old white dudes like U2. Never mind that Wu-Tang’s latest album comes out tomorrow. Songs of Innocence is the cream of the crop.

In what we hope was an unintentionally hilarious description of the album, Rolling Stone notes “Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. put their lives on the line: giving away 11 songs of guitar rapture and frank, emotional tales of how they became a band out of the rough streets and spiritual ferment of Seventies Dublin.”

U2 put their lives on the line! Sure, they were paid $100 million by Apple. But that doesn’t matter! What matters is Songs of Innocence is “emotionally raw rock” and therefore the best album of 2014. Please dear god, let 2015 be a better year.

Lucky Cuts Three

Lucky 11-1Lucky has cut its editorial team by three. According to WWD, the magazine has cut accessories director Julia Kalachikoff, fashion features editor Hayley Phelan and special sections director Liz Kiernan.

Condé Nast spun off Lucky last August. The newly created company — called The Lucky Group — is a joint venture between Lucky and the e-commerce platform BeachMint.

A Lucky Group spokesperson told WWD that the void left by Kalachikoff, Phelan and Kiernan would be filled internally, via “promotions.”

That sounds like a code word for “Staffers who will do more work for the same amount of money.”

Christian Bale Covers WSJ.

Christian Bale is WSJ.’s newest cover star. He looks unhappy about that.

In an interview with Andrew Goldman, the 40-year-old actor took some time to call out another big name: George Clooney. Bale described Clooney’s complaints about the paparazzi as “boring,” and added that a better strategy is to just keep your mouth shut.

“It doesn’t matter that he [Clooney] talks about it,” said Bale. “It’s like, ‘Come on, guys, just shut up. Just get on with it and live your lives and stop whining about it.’ I prefer not to whine about it.” Cat fight!

A New York Times Magazine Exhibit Opens in Tennessee

Beginning today at Chattanooga’s Hunter Museum of American Art, visitors will have the chance to enjoy “The New York Times Magazine Photographs.” Running through March 22, the exhibit was curated by magazine photo editor Kathy Ryan and organized with help from New York’s Aperture Foundation.


From the exhibit notes:

Focusing primarily on the last fifteen years, Ryan provides a behind-the-scenes look at the collaborative, creative processes that have made this magazine the leading venue for photographic storytelling within contemporary news media.

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Next Week’s Brilliant New Yorker Cover Takes on Ferguson

This stunning New Yorker cover seems destined to take its place among the magazine’s pantheon of illustrations that merge iconographic simplicity with sharp social commentary. As the artist, Bob Staake, explains to the magazine, his overt depiction of a city’s division is accompanied by a wish:

At first glance, one might see a representation of the Gateway Arch as split and divided, but my hope is that the events in Ferguson will provide a bridge and an opportunity for the city, and also for the country, to learn and come together.


[Image via The New Yorker]

NY Lands Four in Rolling Stone’s ’15 Worst Owners in Sports’ List

James Dolan GIt will come as no surprise to fans of the Knicks, Islanders, Mets or Jets, but the owners of those franchises were all chosen by Rolling Stone as among the “15 Worst Owners in Sports.” Luckily for New Yorkers, none landed the top spot; Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has that on lock.

The Knicks’ James Dolan was ranked as the worst New York owner, at number three. He was even voted the worst owner by ESPN experts. As Rolling Stone notes, the Knicks have been garbage trash since 2000, and “Most of that can be put down to Dolan’s colossal mismanagement.”

Charles Wang was ranked 15, so feel better Islanders fans, he’s the best of the worst! The Wilpons were next at 14, followed by Woody Johnson at 12.

Click through for the entire list. Unless you’re a Knicks, Islanders, Mets or Jets fan. You don’t need to be reminded of your hell.

Travel + Leisure Names Digital Director

Travel + Leisure logo GTravel + Leisure has named Sarah Firshein its digital director. Firshein comes to T+L from The Wall Street Journal, where she oversaw online content for the paper’s Personal Journal and Off Duty sections. She previously served as the founding editor for Curbed’s national site.

“Sarah is a highly skilled and creative professional who blends deep experience in digital strategy with refined editorial judgment,” said Nathan Lump, T+L’s editor, in a statement. “She’s the perfect choice as we continue to evolve Travel + Leisure and grow our digital offerings across channels.”

Firshein’s appointment is effective December 8.

Leadership Changes at Seventeen

Michelle Tan won’t take over as editor of Seventeen until next week, but there are already major changes at the magazine. According to WWD, Seventeen has cut managing editor Jo Ann Liguori; fashion market editor Jasmine Snow; beauty director Yesenia Almonte; and fashion assistant Rachel Lowe.

Joanna Coles, who was named editorial director of Seventeen in addition to her role as editor of Cosmo, has filled some of those holes with Cosmo staffers.

Leah Wyar, Cosmo‘s beauty director, has been promoted to group beauty director, and will add Seventeen oversight to her role. Likewise, Cosmo fashion director Aya Kanai has been upped to group fashion director for both Seventeen and Cosmo.

New Yorker Puts a Holiday Stamp on Redskins Fracas

The noun “kerfuffle” is one of those words that makes you want to look up the etymology. When FishbowlNY did just that, we came upon the following citation example: Don Imus has thrown the capital into a kerfuffle.


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