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Ezra Klein Talks Shop

New York’s Daily Intel has a great, wide-ranging interview with Ezra Klein that will no doubt be picked apart as the day goes on. So why not start now?

You should, of course, read the whole piece, but below are some highlights.

On those Vox Cards, which are getting plenty of good (and bad) attention:

If media professionals look at this and think, That’s ridiculous, I already know all of this, that’s wonderful for us. It’s great on two levels. One is that if we are not aiming beneath our colleagues’ knowledge level, we’re making a huge mistake. We’re leaving tons of readers behind. Two: The more folks in the media feel like it’s beneath them to answers questions like, “What is marijuana?” or “What is Ukraine?” the more we don’t have to compete with them.

Hilariously calling a Card that answered questions about Gwyneth Paltrow “culture:”

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

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Condé Nast Sponsors Opening Day of 9/11 Memorial Museum

Condé Nast is sponsoring the opening day of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. When the center opens its doors on May 21, entrance will be free to anyone who has reserved their spot at 911memorial.org. Tickets for the event went on sale today.

“Condé Nast is privileged to play a role in the renaissance of an area that has held a distinct place in our nation’s history for centuries,” said Charles Townsend, Condé’s CEO, in a statement. “As the birthplace of New York City, the site of President Washington’s first inaugural address and the highly anticipated reopening of the WTC site, lower Manhattan has been — and will be — the home to many important events which shape the character of our country.”

Admission to the museum will be free for 9/11 families and 9/11 rescue workers who have registered.

Monocle Bolsters Fashion Team

Monocle has named a new fashion director and bolstered its fashion team. Below are the details.

  • Akio Hasegawa joins Monocle as fashion director. Hasegawa has been with the magazine since it was founded in 2007. Hasegawa succeeds Takeharu Sato.
  • Kyoko Tamoto has been named Monocle’s fashion markets editor. Tamoto will work closely with Hasegawa and will co-ordinate all of Monocle’s fashion shoots.
  • Tom Morris will combine his design editor role with that of fashion news editor.

Clinton Spokesperson Provides Stupid Answers for BuzzFeed’s Stupid Questions

During a speech on Monday, Hillary Clinton mentioned how she hadn’t driven a car since 1996. A political editor at BuzzFeed thought this comment opened the door to send several stupid follow-up questions to Clinton’s spokesperson, Philippe Reines. Reines then rightfully shot back answers that matched BuzzFeed’s inanity.

Here are some of the questions that BuzzFeed felt were relevant:

  • Has she ever bought something on the Internet?
  • Has she ever eaten Chipotle?
  • Has she used Facebook?

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‘Selfie’ is The Word of The Year

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Well, you’ve done it, Internet. The publishers of the Oxford English Dictionary have unanimously — unanimously — selected “selfie” as 2013′s word of the year. A selfie is a self portrait posted online or on a social network. Taking a selfie involves about 17 different levels of narcissism.

Selfie beat out other terrible words for the honor, such as “twerk” and “bitcoin.” Publishing a photo of yourself and having strangers fill the hole in your soul where self-esteem should be has escalated so much in the past year that Oxford had no choice. According to experts, use of the word “selfie” has jumped by 17,000 percent since 2012.

“The decision was unanimous this year, with little if any argument,” explained the dictionary’s editors. “This is a little unusual. Normally there will be some good-natured debate as one person might champion their particular choice over someone else’s. But this time, everyone seemed to be in agreement almost from the start.”

There you have it. Pat yourselves on the back, Internet nerds. Your constant need for approval has reshaped the dictionary.

See below for a list of other words that selfie beat.

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Go from Manuscript to Published eBook in Three Weeks

Self-Publishing Intensive

In Mediabistro’s Self-Publishing Intensive, kicking off December 5th, aspiring authors will be able to transform their manuscript into a published eBook over the course of the three-week class.

Each week will feature live webcasts led by industry experts including Mark Coker, Founder of Smashwords, and New York Times bestselling author Melody Anne, among others. Webcast topics include setting up your author platform, pitching and budgeting, and reviewing your manuscript. View all webcast speakers here.

Through the online class portal, students will have the opportunity to participate in discussion forums, ask questions, post comments, and interact with other students. In addition to the weekly live sessions, Self-Publishing Intensive registrants can get individual feedback from class leaders, review archived sessions, and work on small group assignments to help sharpen newly-acquired skills. View the full agenda here.

Become a published eBook author – Register Now!

 

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New York’s The Cut Adds Beauty Editor

Kathleen Hou has been named beauty editor of New York’s fashion/lifestyle blog The Cut. Hou will oversee all trend pieces, news, and product reviews that fall under the beauty umbrella.

Hou was most recently the beauty and wellness editor at The Upswing. She was also a fashion and beauty contributor to Fashionista.com.

Hou’s appointment is effective immediately.

NY Times Correction of The Day: Super Mario Bros.

The New York Times has issued a Super Mario Bros. correction:

An obituary on Sept. 20 about Hiroshi Yamauchi, the longtime president of Nintendo, included a quotation from a 1988 New York Times article that inaccurately described the Nintendo video game Super Mario Bros. 2. The brothers Mario and Luigi, who appear in this and other Nintendo games, are plumbers, not janitors.

The pixelated brothers, though nonplussed, have accepted the apology. Bowser had no comment.

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