Capital New York has the memo. Circulated to New York magazine staffers on Monday, the communique announced the earth-shaking departure of executive editor John Homans for Bloomberg Media’s forthcoming Politics vertical. There, Homans will rejoin former colleague John Heilemann.
Personally I will miss his sly New England wit and the very warm B-side to that A-exterior. But mostly I am sure I will never stop hearing him bellow, “OK, what the fuck?” to no one in particular, by which he means what the fuck should I do now?
The phrase is basically the soundtrack to all of our lives here, and I know it’s going to follow me into my dreams. So, to answer: what the fuck? Well, the fuck is that John is leaving us. The fuck, in the particular John sense, is that he’s gonna finish out editing a couple more stories, endure our celebrations of him (a date to be named later), and then head out to his new adventure…
Read the rest of Moss’ fantastic memo here. Homans will exit New York magazine just shy of what would have been his 20th anniversary with the publication. Prior to his long New York tenure, Homans worked at Harper’s, Details, Esquire and Manhattan,inc.
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