Tag Archives: Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair – or Foul? – in Native Advertising Launch

Say hello to yet another mainstream publisher that’s gone native (advertising). From today’s New York Times: A Message That Tries to Blend In AS Madison Avenue continues debating the pros and cons of a hot trend in marketing known as native … Continue reading

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Will Brand Publishers Surpass News Publishers?

From our Sign o’ the Times desk  Advertising Age recently featured an alarming piece about the Brave News World of digital publishing. Flipboard Hits 90 Million Users, Nearly Doubles Since April Selling Digital Ads For Print Ad Rates Just two weeks after … Continue reading

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Taylor Gives Cape House The Swift

Taylor Swift has made a rapid exit from Cape Cod homeownership, which the local dailies are on like Taylor on . . . whoever. From the Boston Globe’s Namesniks: Taylor Swift on serial boyfriends, home buying in Vanity Fair Singer Taylor Swift tries … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney: I’m The Luckiest Presumptive GOP Presidential Nominee On The Face Of The Earth

One more reason for Mitt Romney to fire up the jet ski and further pollute Lake Winnipesaukee in that celebratory way of his: The publication this week of two news reports that are extremely damaging both to his image and … Continue reading

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Arianna’s Adventures In Bizarro World

Earlier this year the hardworking staff noted that two Democratic Party apparatchiks – Peter Daou and James Boyce – had filed a lawsuit against Arianna Huffington, accusing the Blogeteria Queen of stealing the idea for the Huffington Post from them back … Continue reading

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The Warren Watch (pat. pending)

Lots of media action around Elizabeth Warren – good, bad, and . . . unattractive (ugly is such an ugly word). The good: This largely laudatory profile in Vanity Fair. The bad (for Tim Geithner): This flashback via techPresident. This … Continue reading

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Hitch-86: Losing An Indelible Voice

The inimitable Christopher Hitchens in the June edition of Vanity Fair: Unspoken Truths I have seen the moment of my greatness flicker,  And I have seen the eternal Footman hold my coat, and snicker, And in short, I was afraid. —T. … Continue reading

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Keller Apt?

From our Late to the Party desk: The hardworking staff continues to believe that New York Times executive editor Bill Keller’s column in the paper is a bad idea. Previous transgression:  His column last month that included this unfortunate lede: … Continue reading

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The Scufflington Post

The acquisition of The Huffington Post by AOL has generated a wave of reactions – from Wow! . . . to . . . Huh?? The $315 million deal has also raised questions about the future of the blogeteria founded by … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging Tina Brown’s MFA, Er, Talk

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Museum of Fine Arts Wednesday evening to catch its Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Celebrity Lecture featuring Daily Beast diva Tina Brown. Of course it should’ve been called the Ruth and … Continue reading

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