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Cheater Nancy and Trader Joe’s

TraderJoesLogoThe newest item tagged on The Cut with “Both Sides of a Breakup” involves a pair of lawyers, Ian and Nancy. On the eve of the couple’s planned marriage, the whole thing came undone thanks to Nancy’s behavior at the home of two-buck Chuck with a two-timing Charles:

IAN: My best friend’s wife called me and said she was in a terrible position but she had to tell me something. She said, “Did you and Nancy break up?” And I said, “No! Why?” And she said, “I saw her with Charles… you need to ask her what’s going on.” She had seen Nancy and Charles making out at Trader Joe’s. Trader fucking Joe’s. It was like a scene from a movie. Suddenly, everything came together. It was literally like that last scene in The Usual Suspects.

And how do New York magazine readers feel about TJ’s role in all this? One suggests the grocery chain should be thought of as “Traitor Joe’s,” while another puts this aisle-mess on the level of Lisa Raye at a Turks and Caicos fish market.

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Jennifer Senior on What Makes for the ‘Worst Interview’

JenniferSeniorPicNew York magazine contributing editor Jennifer Senior picks and chooses her interviews. But when she publishes one, it’s always memorable.

Traveling from New York to Florida for this weekend’s Sanibel Island Writers Conference, she took a few moments to chat with Florida Weekly‘s Nancy Stetson. Senior proved to be a pretty good interview herself, quickly expounding when asked, ‘What makes a good interview?:’

“The worst interviews are the ones where you have two collisions of sensibility. Either the interviewer has an adversarial point of view, or they’re not empathetic, so what happens is that you don’t actually get to experience the world from the point of view of the subject.”

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Kevin Roose Frames Fusion with Impressive Vote of Confidence

KevinRooseTwitterProfilePicSpeaking with the kind of clarity and directness that informs his prose, departing New York magazine writer Kevin Roose explained to Re/code’s Edmund Lee what drew him to Fusion TV, his next professional home:

“Fusion is the most ambitious experiment happening in media right now, and I just wanted to be a part of it,” Roose said. “It was that simple.”

Roose will report to Fusion’s Silicon Valley bureau chief Alexis Madrigal, who recently came over from Atlantic Media. And continue to mine the fertile beat that he described in a recent interview with the Daily Californian:

“Technology has become this enormous gold rush filled with hucksters and charlatans and visionaries and geniuses, and I am interested in what is going to come from all of this. Are we just going to end up with 16 great social networks, or are we really going to make the world a lot better?”

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Cubes: Take a VIP Tour of New York Magazine

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The folks at New York Magazine let MediabistroTV take a tour of their offices at 75 Varick.

Nestled next to the entrance to the Holland Tunnel, the writers, artists, photographers and digital types inhabiting the sunlit space sit surrounded by the vigilant ghosts of covers past. The whole scene gives the impression Bernie Madoff in Joker makeup, Alex Rodriguez staring straight ahead and a suspicious looking Joaquin Phoenix are there to remind everyone to do something memorable, like watch this episode of Cubes.

Morning Media Newsfeed: Snyderman Back to NBC | World News Skips Midterm Coverage

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Despite Criticism, Dr. Nancy Snyderman Will Return to NBC News (TVNewser)
NBC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman will return to work, but it won’t be until next month. NBC News president Deborah Turness informed the network’s employees of the decision in an internal email Wednesday evening. CNNMoney The timing is noteworthy because Snyderman’s apparent violation of a voluntary quarantine scared some members of her New Jersey community and stoked a major controversy earlier this month. Questions about her credibility have lingered and she has not addressed those questions publicly. The Washington Post / Erik Wemple In the memo, Turness celebrates the recovery of freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo and the impending end of the 21-day quarantine binding on Snyderman and NBC News crew members who reported several weeks ago from Liberia. “While in Liberia Dr. Nancy and her team delivered first class, first-hand reporting from the front lines of this tragic and monumental story,” writes Turness. While with Snyderman and co. in Africa, Mukpo contracted the Ebola virus and was flown to a Nebraska hospital. Deadline Hollywood Tuesday, Mukpo, officially declared Ebola-free by experts at the Nebraska Medical Center bio-containment unit, celebrated by attempting to rescue Snyderman from the career-nuking situation she created when she violated the voluntary quarantine she’d agreed to, on-air, tweeting “Be nice to her plz.” TVNewser Expect to see Mukpo on NBC News. The network is already promoting “exclusive interviews” with him.

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These Playboy Playmates Became Journalists

There’s an interesting wrinkle to this week’s New York magazine photo feature highlighting six Playmates from Playboy‘s vintage era. Two of them are now journalists while a third works in public relations.

Chicago society columnist CandaceJordanTagCandace Jordan writes that because the photos for the article were shot in New York way back in February, she had become convinced the piece would never run. But it’s finally out, spotlighting some unusual life trajectories and the work of a very qualified photographer. From Jordan’s column:

Nadav Kander was flown in from England for this feature. He’s a London-based photographer, artist and director, known for his portraiture and landscapes. His work is included in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum and others. He even shot President Obama for the cover of Time magazine as its “Person of the Year.” To say he’s talented is an understatement.

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Time Out New York Film Critic Keith Uhlich Moves On

KeithUhlichLinkedInToday is Keith Uhlich‘s last day at Time Out New York. And in film journalism terms, fall is generally a pretty good time to exit. Last week came Gone Girl; this week arrives another high-aiming adult drama, The Judge, heralding the debut of the production company created by Robert Downey Jr. with his wife.

When Uhlich recently announced his exit, he referenced another movie:

As Quint says in Jaws, “You all know me. Know how I earn a living.” I’m a film critic by trade, and my byline isn’t going to go away. I’ve promised myself that you’ll see at least a weekly post from me with thoughts on the movies. Writing reviews is a crucial part of my life, and I don’t ever want to give that up. It’s what I do.

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Morning Media Newsfeed: ABC Debuts New View | CNN Ordered to Rehire Union Staff

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The View Premieres With New Co-Hosts, Queen Barbara Walters (TVNewser)
A revamped The View premiered Monday morning with its original co-executive producer sitting in a Queen’s throne getting doused with affection. “Thank you my pals,” Barbara Walters said as co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell, Nicolle Wallace and Rosie Perez looked toward her throne. LostRemote On social media, fans were not really feeling the new View. The biggest complaints were about the new format. Many complained about the new hosts, although Perez was an all-around favorite. THR / The Live Feed Goldberg kicked off the premiere of its 18th season by introducing it as “the newer View,” filmed in an ABC Broadcast Center studio space and featuring a tweaked logo. “We’re gonna try a lot of new stuff — some of it will work and some of it won’t, but the thing that will never change is its great conversations with great women.” Mediaite O’Donnell caught the audience up with what’s been going on in her personal life since then. They then gave the floor over to Perez and Wallace to introduce themselves. Perez talked about a Broadway show she’s working on and her philanthropic efforts, while Wallace got to share her background in politics and the Bush administration. When Wallace mentioned she was a Republican, O’Donnell piped up, “I really like her, I swear to God!” Variety The audience is more prominent and appears more frequently during the program. A new producer, Bill Wolff, who once oversaw MSNBC’s flagship Rachel Maddow, will now run proceedings.

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Writer Thoroughly Commits to Matchmaking Service Story

TawkifyLogoWe were not familiar with the gilded matchmaking service Tawkify before reading Maggie Lange‘s fantastic first-person New York magazine narrative.

Lange agreed to give the company’s XY chromosome concierge-ing a whirl, and despite the failure of her chosen mate to identify himself by holding either a copy of the New York Times or New York Times Magazine, the date was headline-worthy. That’s because, to spice things up from the usual Starbucks drill, Lange and the guy went to Tiffany’s on their first date and pretended they were recently engaged!:

E. Jean [Carroll] is selling this Tiffany’s idea. She has given it an impressive title: “The Most Dangerous Date in New York.” It writes its own headline, she seems to indicate. Do I dare to shop dangerously at Tiffany’s with a man I’ve never met?…

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New Catholic Religion Site Features Very Appropriately Titled Advice Column

CruxLogoThe column, “OMG!”, belongs to New York magazine contributor Lisa Miller. It can be found at Crux, a site from Boston Globe Media Partners that heralds as its mission “Covering all things Catholic.”

It definitely makes for a different kind of advice-column read. Here’s part of Miller’s answer to “OMG!” query #1, from someone wondering what to do about the discovery of a friend’s adulterous relationship:

There is no question where Catholic teaching stands on the question of adultery. Marriage is a sacrament and fidelity is required of those who undertake that union before God. But your friend is the adulterer here, not you, and it is he who needs to make amends before God and to his spouse. You are not your friend’s priest or confessor, nor are you his intercessor or his wife. You are merely a nice person who tried to help him out of a tech jam.

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