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The First Issues of Popular Magazines

The Week’s photo blog has a fun post up featuring 17 covers from the first issues of popular magazines. The first People — published in 1974 — featured Mia Farrow on the front. Playboy of course went with Marilyn Monroe. And New York? Uh, New York.

Anyway, we love magazines, and it’s always interesting to see how far a specific title’s design has come since it debuted. For example, The Atlantic’s first issue, from 1857, looks exactly as old as it sounds.

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TripAdvisor Delivers Some Ridiculous Pizza News

Is this a slice of brilliantly engineered reverse PR? Or just a laughable indictment of travel website mass-computed city rankings?

Because that’s the key here; Newtown, MA based TripAdvisor is just the messenger. It’s not the staff that voted Chicago out of the Top 10 U.S. Cities for Pizza and New York fourth; rather, it’s Jo and Julie Schmo and all the other travelers who inputted the sampled “reviews and opinions” that “determined [top spots] based on the highest average rating by city for all restaurants that serve pizza.”

The New York Daily News duo of Ryan Sit and Stephen Rex Brown put a  call into one of the winning city’s establishments. It took very little time for Peter Canora of San Diego’s Bronx Pizza to set the record straight:

When asked if San Diego had better pies, Canora, who grew up in Howard Beach, didn’t mince words.

“It’s a tough question, but I know the answer: No!” he said while taking a break from his duties in the wildly popular pizzeria that recreates New York’s ubiquitous “slice and a coke” joints.

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Cover Battle: New York or Good Housekeeping

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. The latest war is between New York and Good Housekeeping. New York went with a mashup of Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer. If this were a real person, could you even imagine the number of scandals he’d be involved with? “Anthony Spitzer Punches Elderly Woman After Sending Her Sexts, Pays Her Son to Keep Quiet.” Even the Daily News and Post would get tired of covering it.

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Changes at Newsweek/The Daily Beast, WSJ

Mondays are for editorial moves, we guess. Below are a few that were announced today.

  • Jamelle Bouie is joining Newsweek/The Daily Beast as a staff writer covering politics and national affairs. Bouie comes to the site from The American Prospect. He starts August 1.
  • Robin Givhan is covering Fashion Week for New York’s The Cut. Givhan, a Pulitzer winner, is a contributor to the Washington Post, and served as the paper’s fashion critic for 15 years.
  • Tasha Green has been named men’s style editor for WSJ Weekend and WSJ. magazine. Green comes to the Journal from Departures, where she served as fashion news director since 2010.

Ashlea Halpern Departs New York

Ashlea Halpern is leaving New York for Bon Appétit. Halpern had been a senior  strategist editor for New York, overseeing the Strategist section. At Bon Appétit she’ll serve as a special projects editor.

“One of the nice things about how generous ASME has been to us in the magazine section category was that each time I seemed to be on the podium accepting this award, it was for a different Strategist editor,” Adam Moss, New York’s editor, wrote in a memo obtained by WWD. “Next year I have no doubt we’ll be deserving once again.”

Halpern starts at Bon Appétit in two weeks. July 10.

Donald Trump Continues to Bash New York

It’s Friday, so why not discuss a moron? A little over a month ago Donald Trump ranted that New York was “boring” and “will die in the near future” and now he’s back at it again. Only this time, he added New York columnist Jonathan Chait to his list.

The problem here (well, one of the problems) is that to be a hack, you sort of have to be literate. But hey, it was a nice try.

New York’s Hurricane Sandy Cover is ASME’s Magazine Cover of The Year

Unsurprisingly, New York’s “The City and The Storm” has won ASME’s 2013 Magazine Cover of The Year award.

The stunning photograph for New York’s November 12, 2012 issue was taken by Iwan Baan. He took the picture while hovering above the city in a helicopter.

New York Magazine Declares Boston a 21st Century Microcosm

Boston — or, rather, the bombings and ensuring manhunt that occurred there a week ago — captured the cover of the New Yorker, and now it’s claimed the Big Apple’s other namesake news weekly.

Ever eager to encapsulate the zeitgeist in its glossy pages, New York‘s headline declares that the 21st Century has converged on Boston.

From questionably reliable information dissemination to the self-radicalization of young men to the voluntary foregoing of freedoms for safety, it seems the grander stories of the Boston bombings make for good magazine journalism.

Jody Rosen Joins New York as Pop Critic

Jody Rosen has been named New York’s pop critic. Rosen’s work has appeared in a variety of publications, such as Entertainment Weekly and The New Yorker. He was also previously a senior critic at Rolling Stone and the music critic for Slate.

“Jody is a sharp critic and beautiful, lucid writer with broad tastes, unerring radar and a knack for finding big ideas between pop’s niches,” said Adam Moss, editor-in-chief of New York, in a statement. “We’re excited to have him.”

Rosen — who starts June 1 — is taking the pop critic spot from Nitsuh Abebe, who is now a general culture and features writer for the magazine.

Donald Trump Blasts New York in Twitter Rant

Let the record show that if you publish slightly critical commentary about Donald Trump, he will blast back on Twitter and it will be fun for everyone involved. When New York’s Daily Intelligencer posted about Trump’s appearance on David Letterman, Trump responded by firing off a series of hilarious tweets. Here they are, for our enjoyment.

A vague insult followed by an odd prediction backed by no evidence whatsoever is a great start.

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