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Sarah Douglas Named New Culture Editor of The New York Observer

Just yesterday we reported that New York Observer‘s culture editor Christian Lorentzen was heading to the London Review of Books. And just like that, he’s been replaced.

The Observer announced today that Sarah Douglas, currently a staff writer at Art+Auction magazine and its affiliate website, will be the new culture editor at the Observer.

Editor Elizabeth Spiers said about Douglas, “She has a great eye for a story and I know she’ll produce a smart, sophisticated culture section that I look forward to reading.”

Douglas also ran the U.S. editorial office of the London-based The Art Newspaper and has contributed to New York magazine online, The Economist’s quarterly Intelligent Life and The National, among others.

“I’m excited to bring my knowledge of the arts to a leading paper that covers all of the cultural disciplines that thrive in this city,” Douglas said.

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New York Observer Culture Editor Christian Lorentzen Heads to the London Review of Books

New York Observer Culture Editor Christian Lorentzen is heading to London to join the London Review of Books, Adweek reports.

You may know Lorentzen from his semi-notorious piece in 2007 called “The Hipster Must Die: A Modest Proposal to Save New York Cool,” where he makes the important point: “I propose that the only hope for a reanimated bohemia, if not a dezombified hipsterdom, is civil war.”

True that.

Lorentzen joined the Observer in May of 2010, and prior to that was senior editor at Harper’s Magazine. And now he’s moving to London to work for the LRB. Admittedly, FishbowlNY is sort of jealous. There, we said it.