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Anthony Weiner Remains Unlikeable

It’s almost impossible to like Anthony Weiner. He’s pompous, egocentric and — though there is plenty of evidence that he’s not the brightest bulb in the pack  — he continues to act as if he’s a brilliant, gifted man. In a new GQ profile, Weiner remains extremely unlikeable. Here are some quotes:

On the theory that he’s his own worst enemy:

I’ve heard that. Thought about it quite a bit. No doubt the obstacles in my way were obstacles I created. But I don’t think so. I just didn’t think of it all as a capital offense. And I rationalized it. I thought, ‘This person’s my friend. Why would they turn on me?’ But it isn’t about harm I’ve done to the world — it’s about harm I’ve done to my wife. So rationalizing it is asinine.

Even when he admits to doing something wrong he finds a way to say it wasn’t really that wrong.

On failing to become mayor:

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GQ Editor Moves Over to Medium

MediumFrontNice mini-scoop for newly arrived Capital New York media reporter Johana Bhuiyan. She was the first to report that GQ editor Mark Lotto has moved over, effective Wednesday, to San Francisco-based start-up medium.com:

It’s a big move for Lotto, a print veteran who also has worked as an op-ed page staff editor at the New York Times before joining GQ in 2011. Now he will be working alongside new media mainstays like Twitter co-founder and Medium founder Evan Williams, and director of content Kate Lee

Lotto’s title at Medium is senior editor, a spokesperson for the site confirmed.

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Ladies’ Home Journal and GQ Are Most Accurate Magazines

Grammarly, a proofreading service, surveyed the “top” women’s and men’s magazines and found that Ladies’ Home Journal and GQ featured the most grammatically correct content.

Overall, the men’s magazines had less (fewer!) mistakes on average (.9 mistakes per 100 words) than the women’s (1.4 mistakes per 100 words).

Please note that this post scored an 86 out of 100 via the site’s “Grammar Check” tool. We strive for excellence.

The full graphic is below.

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GQ Publishes Special ‘What to Wear Now’ Issue

Your FishbowlNY editors are dudes (not dude-itors) who sometimes have a tough time figuring out how to dress fly, which is why we rely on experts like those at GQ to help us out. Enter GQ’s special “What to Wear Now” issue.

The glossy features “Every coat, shoe, accessory, color, styling trick, and sweater (just to name a few) you’re going to want on your body this fall,” according to the official announcement.

This is a smart move by GQ. A lot of men are like us in that they want straightforward advice on what to rock, and GQ is providing that. Nothing complicated, just “Yo, wear this and try not to say anything stupid.” Now if someone could just publish a magazine titled Smart Things to Say to People, we’d be set.

What to Wear Now hits newsstands August 27.

British GQ Puts One Direction on Cover, One Direction Fans Get Very Mad

British GQ just unveiled their September issue, featuring the members of the very talented and not at all flash in the pan boy band, One Direction. The reaction from their fans, called “Directioners” (yes we’re serious), has been instense. And not in a good way.

The tweets have come fast and furious, with most upset about Harry Style’s cover, which calls him “Up all night to get lucky.” The Directioners didn’t like that at all, and so they unleashed their preteen angst upon GQ and GQ staffers. Here’s a roundup of some of the best reactions.

Threatening to break a nail file is serious business. Try finding a two pack of those for under $2.50. You can’t!

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GQ Celebrates Jim Nelson’s 10 Years as Editor

Jim Nelson has been the editor-in-chief of GQ for a decade now, and that honor called for a celebration. So on Saturday, during Milan Fashion Week, the magazine threw a party. A few of the fashion heavyweights who made an appearance include Domenico Dolce and Stefano GabbanaAnna ZegnaGiorgio Armani and John Varvatos.

That’s an impressive list. The closest this FishbowlNY editor has come to having a fashion icon at a birthday party is by wearing Calvin Klein boxer briefs.

And now that we’ve made everyone uncomfortable, below are some photos from Nelson’s shindig. There’s a lot more here. Congrats to Nelson.

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Amanda Bynes is Thankful for GQ

GQ’s latest issue features Drake as its cover dude. Knowing that former actress, current oddball Amanda Bynes has at times called Drake ugly, GQ decided to let Bynes know that her man was gracing the cover, so they tweeted the following:

Bynes noticed, and thanked them:

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More Condé Video Channels are On Their Way

Condé Nast already has digital video channels for GQ and Glamour, so if you’re a fan of those, we have good news for you: There’s more on their way. WWD reports that channels for Vogue and Wired will launch in the next couple weeks; Vanity Fair’s will debut in June; and by the end of the year, Teen Vogue, epicurious.com and style.com will have their own channels.

The new channels will be much like GQ and Glamour’s, in that they’ll try to emulate TV:

Vogue’s digital channel, to debut shortly after the Costume Institute Gala on Monday, will in all feature ten non-scripted Web series, including behind the scenes footage of events like the Met Ball; a cooking series with the model Elettra Wiedemann; a documentary-style chronicle of designers competing for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund — it is called ‘The Fund’ — and ‘Vogue Jeanius,’ a series on denim trends. Programming on Wired includes ‘Codefellas,’ an animated scripted series and ‘The Window,’ about engineering stories.

Everyone will tell you that the future of the web is video, so this is a smart move by Condé. As with anything though, if the content isn’t good, people won’t care. That’s going to be the challenge: Presenting quality programming. That’s easier said than done, as you can see by checking the cable listings. Lord knows we don’t need another Married to Medicine.

GQ Names Fashion Editor

Kelly McCabe is joining GQ as fashion editor. She most recently worked as a senior men’s stylist for Gilt Groupe. McCabe has also served as fashion and market editor for Complex.

According to a release, McCabe will be tasked with “covering the American designer collections, active sportswear, and sneakers markets, as well as styling photo shoots for the magazine.”

“We are thrilled to have Kelly join the GQ fashion team,” said Jim Moore, GQ’s creative director, in a statement. “Her previous magazine market experience combined with her strong styling skill set make her a robust and stylish addition to the magazine.”

McCabe will report to Moore.

Condé Nast Launches Digital Video Network

Condé Nast doesn’t want you to just read GQ and Glamour; it wants you to watch them too. To accomplish that goal, the publisher has launched a customizable digital video network, featuring mini-movies from the two brands. At GQ’s site, visitors will find behind-the-scenes moments from “the women of GQ” photo shoots, a video featuring Rocco Dispirito and much more. Glamour’s site provides editorially-influenced videos as well.

GQ and Glamour are the first of many Condé magazines to get the video treatment. It’s a smart move by Condé, because if the fact that everyone alive has made a Harlem Shake video proves anything, it proves that people love watching video. No matter what it is.

And now for statements from the editors.

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