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Mike Hofman Named Exec Digital Director of GQ

Mike Hofman has been named GQ’s executive digital director. Hofman comes to GQ from Glamour, where he held the same role. Prior to Glamour he served as editor of from 2008 to 2011.

“With a proven track record of finding new and inventive ways to capitalize on smart web-centric content, Mike strikes the perfect balance of valuing great editorial ideas and applying those across various and ever-changing platforms” said GQ‘s editor Jim Nelson, in a statement. “As we move into 2015 our agenda is clear: make our digital presence faster, smarter, more nimble, and ultimately more engaging.”

Hofman’s appointment is effective December 15.

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Matthew Schnipper Joins GQ

GQ has added Matthew Schnipper as a senior editor. He comes to the magazine from The Verge, where he served as deputy managing editor since March. Previously, Schnipper had served as editor-in-chief of The Fader.

At GQ, Schnipper will oversee style coverage on He’ll work closely with style editor Will Welch and creative director Jim Moore.

“Matt brings a wonderful wealth of knowledge, not to mention an award winning resume, to the GQ team,” said GQ’s editor, Jim Nelson, in a statement. “He’ll be instrumental in guiding, expanding and perfecting our style coverage on”

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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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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Nic Harcourt Returns to LA Radio Morning Airwaves

It was on December 1, 2008 that Jason Bentley officially took over for Nic Harcourt as KCRW music director and host of the 89.9 FM station’s signature weekday program Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Harcourt segued in the fall of 2011 to CSUN’s 88.5 FM, where he began hosting Saturday show Connections Made by Guitar Center this spring. The Valley-side Harcourt progression is now complete and once again, it is his pal at the LA Times, Randy Lewis, who has the details:

“There’s no doubt there’s a whole generation of millennials, or whatever you wish to call them, who barely listen to radio or didn’t grow up listening to it at all,” Harcourt, 55, said a few days before jumping October 19 into a program that will have him behind the microphone from 6 to 11 a.m. every weekday. “They have friends who are turning them onto new music — it’s a completely different situation. It might be a little better here in LA because kids have to be driven everywhere and their parents have the radio on.”

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GQ Adds Editor, Promotes Two

GQ has added Kevin Sintumuang as a multimedia editor and promoted two others. Sintumuang comes to GQ from The Wall Street Journal, where he served as features editor for its “Off Duty” section. Prior to his time at WSJ, he was a senior associate editor at GQ.

“Kevin worked here for years, so he has the GQ sensibility in his bones and knows the voice of the magazine,” said Jim Nelson, GQ’s editor-in-chief. “He is one of the best and most knowledgeable editors at creating lively, slightly irreverent, and authoritative lifestyle service, which is not easy to do, and which works extremely well on I like to think of his return as a no-brainer that will actually import a lot of brains.”

Sintumuang will join GQ on September 17.

Additionally, Ted Stafford has been promoted to fashion market director, and Will Welch has been promoted to senior editor, style.

GQ Names New Fashion Editor

Jim Nelson, Editor-in-Chief of GQ, has named Justin Doss the magazine’s new Fashion Editor. Doss was most recently a menswear buyer for Barney’s.

At GQ he will be responsible for tailored clothing. Doss will report to Jim Moore, GQ’s Creative Director.

Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Something

Probably before the Internet, and its pesky quota-filling bloggers, it was a lot easier to borrow magazine images without drawing a lot of attention. No longer! In the past few months it’s been similar images of Barack Obama that have garnered the most attention. However, today we bring you two new additions the “wait, where have I seen that before” category. First, via the folks over at UnBeige comes this month’s Vanity Fair cover of Carla Bruni, which looks a whole lot 2005′s Vanity Fair cover of Paris Hilton (talk about a one-trick pony).

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Next, let us draw your attention to the (slightly less obvious) resemblance between a Harper’s 2006 “World Without Oil” cover and the images from this month’s “World Without Oil” feature from GQ (seriously, was it that hard to think up a new title?). What is also interesting to note in this case is that GQ editor Jim Nelson was Harper’s readings editor until 1997, furthermore the author of GQ‘s oil piece, Benjamin Kunkel, has written for Harper’s. Image after the jump.

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Ellies 2007: The Liveblog


After winning in five of seven nominated categories, New York editor-in-chief Adam Moss juggles his way up to the winners’ circle

FishbowlNY will be liveblogging tonight’s National Magazine Awards — the so-called Ellies — from the blingy confines of at Jazz @ Lincoln Center. Refresh FishbowlNY all night for the latest winners, losers and, of course, unhinged acceptance speeches from inside Frederick P. Rose Hall.


6:08PM: Martha Stewart arrives.
6:24PM: Adam Moss and David Remnick wrap up a long conversation.
ellies_2007_anna_wintour_sm.jpg7:28PM: Vogue editor Anna Wintour arrives. Late.
7:33PM: “Are you up for an award?” Wintour: “Best picture or something. We never win.”
7:33PM: One-half of editorial coverage [Rebecca] quakes after the other half [Dylan], while thanking her for posing for a picture, slaps Wintour on the shoulder as if we’d just spent a long night chugging beers with her. A faint halo emanates from rogue hand for rest of evening.


7:38PM: KT Tunstall prefaces performance by billing herself as one of the few musicians who can read and thanks editors for their efforts, since magazines have been partly responsible for her not commiting suicide during all the time she spends in airports.
7:40PM: Via video, Ellen Degeneres also hails magazines: “Thanks to W for enabling me to show my bra to so many people at one time.” Also pays tribute to David Remnick, Richard Stengel, Graydon Carter, and Martha Stewart, and wraps up with a rallying cry: “Give ‘em hell, Cat Fancy…”
7:42PM: Cindi Leive vows not to refer to the Ellies as “the Oscars of the magazine world.”
7:50PM: Lauded in the nominees reel for its “frightening insight,” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists wins for General Excellence under 100,000 circ. Shocker. Congrats, Mark Strauss! Seated in the nosebleeds, he takes two minutes to find the stage. Accepts award, saying it’s a “terrible, terrible name for a magazine.” Actual, physical Ellie is a menacing-looking octopus of bronzed metal resembling an oversized ninja star. Probably winds up being the weirdest-looking item in most winners’ offices.

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