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Former Newsweek Exec To Launch Three Online Magazines

Former Newsweek president Mark Edmiston is launching three online magazines of sorts later this year under his Nomad Editions brand: Real Eats, which will cover food; Wide Screen, which takes a look at all things film-related; and Wave Lines, a surfing mag .

Business Insider provides a look at the team Edmiston has assembled for these upcoming projects:

John Benditt will serve as editor in chief of all three title, drawing on his career as a magazine editor for multiple science and technology publications, including Scientific American.

Sean Elder has been named executive editor, as well as editor of Real Eats. He previously worked as an editor at magazines like Parenting, California Magazine, Elle and Premiere and was formerly the  executive producer of Totalny.com and editor in chief of New York Citysearch.com. He has been a staff writer at Salon, Details and The Wall Street Journal‘s online edition.

Laurie Kratochvil will serve as director of photography. She began her career in photography at The Los Angeles Times and later worked for the likes of Rolling Stone and InStyle.

Susan Murcko will be deputy editor, drawing on her experience at Rolling Stone, Details, Wired, and Condé Nast Portfolio.

Real Eats’ contributors include Serena Bass, Elisabeth Garber-Paul, Alice Gordon, Melinda Joe, Nanette Maxim, Justin Nobel, Susie Quick and Michelle Wildgen.

Contributors to Wave Lines include Jon Cohen (the publication’s editor),  Art Brewer, Steve Hawk, Lewis Samuels, Paul Shapiro and Matt Warshaw.

Wide Screen’s contributors are Glenn Kenny (its editor), Simon Abrams, Farran Smith Nehme, Vadim Rizov and Karl Rozemeyer.

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Chambermaid Book Party

bookcover_small.jpg Does a successful book party equal book sales success? If so, then Saira Rao‘s first novel, Chambermaid, is headed for stratospheric heights. The party was a rager, with over 200 people in attendance. Held in a Fifth Avenue Park-facing apartment, it was a delightful if homogeneous mash-up of well-heeled lawyers, bankers, media — and one actor:

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