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Posts Tagged ‘Amanda Dobbins’

Amanda Dobbins Gets the Wunderbar Vulture Sendoff

Score one for Gilbert Cruz. The Vulture editorial director, in tandem with his New York magazine colleagues, put together a memorable sendoff Friday for departing editor Amanda K. Dobbins: a personalized site page.

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The above taste, with its hilarious list of “banned” subjects, is just part of the fun. Also headlined on the Vulture farewell tear-sheet is some contentious business involving Gillian Flynn and Gone Girl.

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Vulture Debate Club, Holiday Edition: Les Miz or Les Mis?

We can safely predict that no review of Les Misérables will be as entertaining a read as today’s hilarious mock debate on Vulture between staffers Kyle Buchanan and Amanda Dobbins. Apparently, he kicked off the website’s house-style preference for the abbreviation Les Miz while she, despite being in the clear Vulture minority, continues to steadfastly cling to Les Mis.

Their back-and-forth transcribed conversation is good for a half-dozen memorable zingers. Here for example is Buchanan’s retort to Dobbins’ observation that Universal Pictures has the URL lesmiz.com redirecting readers straight to lesmis.com:

“But just look at those URLs! Which is more fun to read, and more pleasing to the eye? It certainly is not “Lesmis,” which sounds like a short-lived sapphic club founded at Radcliffe College in the late fifties.”

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