The Trump Prophets Regroup

When you are in the business of prophecy, what do you do when prophecy fails?

#books-and-literature, #charisma-media, #christians-and-christianity, #content-type-personal-profile, #god-and-cancel-culture-stand-strong-before-its-too-late-book, #magazines, #news-and-news-media, #pentecostal-churches, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #strang-stephen-e, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Ibrahim Kamara Found His Place in Fashion

After a journey that began on the war-torn streets of Sierra Leone, the Dazed editor in chief is now one of fashion’s most influential stylists.

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At Top Magazines, Black Representation Remains a Work in Progress

Last summer’s racial reckoning brought calls for an industrywide overhaul in fashion. But change is slow.

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Mel Ottenberg Takes Over Interview Magazine as Top Editor

The fashion stylist talks about superficiality, Instagram résumés, celebrity and carrying on the infamous Warhol legacy.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #interview-magazine, #magazines, #ottenberg-mel

Ebony Returns to Chronicle a New Moment

A leading publication covering Black life in America has emerged from bankruptcy with a new owner and ambitious plans.

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Hiro, Fashion Photographer Who Captured the Surreal, Dies at 90

He juxtaposed the mundane and the exotic, transforming ordinary objects into the desirable — an approach he took in his still-life images as well as in fashion.

#art, #avedon-richard, #deaths-obituaries, #fashion-and-apparel, #harpers-bazaar, #hiro, #hiro-photographs-book, #japanese-americans, #magazines, #photography

Percent raises $5M, aiming to become the ‘Stripe for donations’ to good causes

What with the planet collapsing and democracy under constant attack from all quarters – you know, just the usual – one or two members of the global population have, idly or not, wondered if the private sector might want to step up? I mean, as well as shooting billionaires into space. At the same time, even! Luckily, many businesses want to do better. But there are one or two hurdles. Incorporating “purpose” into their digital offering, such as donating to a non-profit at the end of a moving documentary, is harder than it looks. Businesses don’t have the capacity to build in donation software; they can’t continually verify and audit good causes; and processing donations is fraught with legal complications, compliance, and regulatory risk. What is to be done?

Pennies is one organization that bills itself as the digital equivalent of the traditional charity collection box. However, perhaps what we need is… drum roll… an API?

Step forward Percent. Founded in 2017, Percent provides an API allowing firms to customers to donate to good causes, matching a donation made when making a payment, or rounding up a financial transaction, for instance.

It’s now closed a $5M venture round led by Morpheus Ventures, allowing it to expand in the US, as well as its existing presence in the UK and Australia. The UK’s Nationwide Building Society – also an early investor and customer of the product – is a co-investor in the round.

The company says its API-first platform takes care of auditing and compliance processes to prevent fraud and money-laundering whilst also parsing tax-efficient disbursements of funds into 200 countries worldwide. It says 7 million non-profit causes have been added to the platform and it’s vetted the potential recipients of donations.

Henry Ludlam, Founder, and CEO of Percent, said: “Percent was founded to become the global API-first infrastructure behind all giving. This will be the foundation for a better, fairer future of capitalism in which every financial transaction has social and environmental good built into it.”

In an interview I asked him if the pandemic had accelerated the opportunity: “Because of COVID, suddenly now we have brands that are really desperate to build purpose into their business in a way that they just weren’t doing 18 months ago. It’s really been an amazing shift. We’ve just seen a huge shift in what consumers expect from businesses. Consumers expect businesses to build purpose into what they do now.”

He said that the product could be even built into – surprise! – streaming services: “Say you’ve seen a documentary. And at the end of the documentary, you feel particularly moved, like you watched a David Attenborough or something like that. You could then actually be able to quickly and easily build donations into the end of it. So using our API, it would pull up a list of nonprofits, so right there and then the customer could make a donation. We’re also working with a crypto platform where you can round down your transactions and donate to any nonprofit as well. There’s loads of really cool stuff we are working on which is coming out soon.”
 
Kristian Blaszczynski, Managing Partner of Morpheus Ventures, said: “With the events of the last several years, it has become more apparent that aligning brands with purpose is driving consumer behavior and spend. However, today, the process of donating to non-profits is incredibly archaic, manual, and inefficient… Percent’s API-first platform abstracts away all of these complexities and automates the processes, allowing businesses to align closer to their stakeholders and focus on their core business.”

Percent could well be pushing at an open door. Kantar Research says that only 22% of people could name a brand they thought was doing a good job addressing issues such as climate change, plastic waste, and water pollution. On the flip side, 95% of businesses think that “purpose” is at the heart of what they do. The disparity could not be more stark.

Is Percent the stripe for donations? We’re about to find out.

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Danny Shanahan, Cartoonist With an Absurd Touch, Dies at 64

He drew about 1,000 cartoons for The New Yorker, populated by clowns, snowmen, cats, dogs, Elvis and more. But his career with the magazine ended under a cloud.

#cartoons-and-cartoonists, #comedy-and-humor, #deaths-obituaries, #magazines, #new-yorker, #shanahan-danny-1956-2021

Romulo Yanes, Whose Photographs Captured the Beauty of Food, Dies at 62

Best known for his long tenure at Gourmet magazine, he brought a sense of elegant realism to his job and let his delectable subjects take center stage.

#conde-nast-publications-inc, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #deaths-obituaries, #food, #gourmet, #magazines, #photography, #yanes-romulo-1959-2021

Stephen Graubard, 96, Journal Editor and Provocative Historian, Dies

He edited the scholarly journal Daedalus for decades and wrote books on the presidency, sparing neither Kennedy nor Clinton nor the Bushes.

#american-academy-of-arts-and-sciences, #books-and-literature, #daedalus, #deaths-obituaries, #graubard-stephen-r, #magazines, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #writing-and-writers

Richard Stolley, Founding Editor of People Magazine, Dies at 92

He also scored a major journalistic coup by securing the rights to the Zapruder film of John F. Kennedy’s assassination for Life magazine.

#deaths-obituaries, #life-magazine, #magazines, #news-and-news-media, #people-magazine, #stolley-richard-b, #time-inc, #zapruder-film

New Yorker Union Reaches Deal With Condé Nast After Threatening to Strike

Condé Nast, the venerable magazine’s parent company, agreed to a minimum salary of $60,000 by April 2023, the union said. The deal also covers workers at the digital publications Ars Technica and Pitchfork.

#ars-technica, #collective-bargaining, #conde-nast-publications-inc, #magazines, #new-yorker, #newsguild, #organized-labor, #pitchfork-media, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries

Why The New Yorker’s Stars Didn’t Join Its Union

The 96-year-old magazine, known for its revered writers and sophisticated audience, is being consumed by a labor dispute.

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New Yorker Employees Stage Protest Outside Anna Wintour’s Townhouse

After more than two years of negotiations with the magazine’s parent company, Condé Nast, more than 100 demonstrators marched on the editorial director’s quiet block.

#ars-technica, #conde-nast-publications-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #magazines, #new-yorker, #newsguild, #organized-labor, #pitchfork-media, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries, #wintour-anna

The Next Great Image Makers

Four young photographers talk creativity, opportunity and race.

#barber-ahmad, #black-history-continued-2021, #black-people, #carter-kennedi-photographer, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fashion-and-apparel, #lemons-quil, #magazines, #maurice-donte, #photography, #your-feed-fashion

The Vanished Glamour of Midcentury Print Media

Great examples of photography and editorial design abound at the Jewish Museum. (Catch the catalog, too.)

#fashion-and-apparel, #harpers-bazaar, #jewish-museum-manhattan-ny, #magazines, #manhattan-nyc, #museums, #photography, #stern-grete-1904-99, #vogue

Carol Prisant, Elegant Design Writer, Dies at 82

She was a 51-year old former antiques dealer with no experience as a writer when she wrote to the editor of The World of Interiors magazine about a job. She was hired.

#deaths-obituaries, #hogg-min, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #magazines, #prisant-carol, #world-of-interiors-magazine, #writing-and-writers

Frank Jacobs, Mad Magazine Writer With a Lyrical Touch, Dies at 91

He deftly mocked pop culture, politics and more for 57 years. He also wrote new lyrics for familiar songs, which led to a lawsuit from Irving Berlin and others.

#comedy-and-humor, #deaths-obituaries, #jacobs-frank-1929-2021, #mad-magazine, #magazines, #writing-and-writers

Former Condé Nast Editor Plans a Vanity Fair for the Substack Era

A new publication from a Vanity Fair veteran aims to attract writers with a revenue-sharing plan. The project has attracted backing from private equity firms.

#jon-kelly, #magazines, #private-equity, #start-ups, #substack-inc, #vanity-fair, #writing-and-writers

Inside America’s Most Interesting Magazine, and Media’s Oddest Workplace

The publication of the “Harper’s letter” attracted huge attention. Most people had stopped reading the magazine, which is stranger and better than you might expect.

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Paris Review Names New Editor

Emily Stokes, previously a senior editor at The New Yorker, is succeeding Emily Nemens at the literary magazine.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #books-and-literature, #magazines, #nemens-emily, #paris-review, #stokes-emily

Marianne Carus, Whose Cricket Magazine Reached Young Readers, Dies at 92

Her lively monthly publication, often called “The New Yorker for kids,” paired stories by the likes of John Updike with drawings of bugs and birds.

#books-and-literature, #carus-marianne-1928-2021, #children-and-childhood, #cricket-magazine, #deaths-obituaries, #magazines

Teen Vogue Staff Members Condemn Editor’s Decade-Old, Racist Tweets

Offensive posts that Alexi McCammond made in 2011 when she was a teenager were recirculated over the weekend on social media.

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Teen Vogue Staff Members Condemn Editor’s Racist Tweets

Offensive posts that Alexi McCammond made on Twitter in 2011 when she was a teenager were recirculated over the weekend on social media.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #conde-nast-publications-inc, #discrimination, #magazines, #mccammond-alexi, #race-and-ethnicity, #social-media, #teen-vogue

Did Black Lives Matter Change the Fashion Industry Yet?

Tracking an industry where Black representation has been rare.

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Teen Vogue Selects Its Next Top Editor, the Political Reporter Alexi McCammond

Ms. McCammond’s relationship with a former Biden press aide, T.J. Ducklo, recently made news after he threatened a reporter and was forced to resign.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #axios-media-inc, #conde-nast-publications-inc, #ducklo-tj, #magazines, #mccammond-alexi, #news-and-news-media, #teen-vogue

Is This the End of French Intellectual Life?

The country’s culture of argument has come under the sway of a more ideological, more identity-focused model imported from the United States.

#books-and-literature, #france, #magazines, #philosophy, #politics-and-government

Britney Spears and the Era of Celebrity Reappraisals

Monica Lewinsky. Janet Jackson. Lindsay Lohan. Whitney Houston. We are living in an era of reappraisals.

#metoo-movement, #bullies, #celebrities, #documentary-films-and-programs, #hilton-paris, #houston-whitney, #jackson-janet, #lohan-lindsay, #magazines, #spears-britney, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-selfcare

From Britney Spears to Janet Jackson, the Era of the Celebrity Reappraisal

Monica Lewinsky. Janet Jackson. Lindsay Lohan. Whitney Houston. We are living in an era of reappraisals.

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Are Magazines Dead? Not at This Exhibition

“Magazines and the American Experience,” at the Grolier Club in Manhattan, explores the rich, colorful and sometimes deeply strange history of American periodicals.

#grolier-club, #magazines, #magazines-and-the-american-experience-exhibit, #manhattan-nyc

‘Sorry, Britney’: Media Is Criticized for Past Coverage, and Some Own Up

Conversations about the relentless focus on the pop star’s mental health, mothering and sexuality have begun anew following The New York Times documentary “Framing Britney Spears.”

#celebrities, #documentary-films-and-programs, #framing-britney-spears-tv-program, #glamour-magazine, #magazines, #media, #mental-health-and-disorders, #people-magazine, #pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney, #us-weekly

Larry Flynt, Who Built a Porn Empire With Hustler, Dies at 78

As the publisher of a notorious sexually explicit magazine, he found himself at the nexus of a cultural and legal war and became an unlikely free-speech hero.

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Washington Post, Reuters and Los Angeles Times Search for New Top Editors

In an industrywide changing of the guard, other big newsroom jobs that have come open include the No. 1 slots at Vox, HuffPost and Wired.

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Sharon Begley, a Top Science Journalist, Is Dead at 64

Long at Newsweek, she was regarded as one of her generation’s pre-eminent science writers. An “Enlightenment-era figure,” Jon Meacham said.

#begley-sharon, #deaths-obituaries, #magazines, #news-and-news-media, #newsweek, #science-and-technology, #statnews-com, #writing-and-writers

My Totally Normal Addiction to Buying Teen Magazines on eBay

Sassy magazine helped me get through my teens. Now I turn to my collection for a different kind of comfort.

#computers-and-the-internet, #fashion-and-apparel, #magazines

The Story of 2020 in 52 Magazine Covers

We spent a year documenting our design process. Looking back, we realized we were telling a bigger story, too.

#design, #magazines, #new-york-times, #two-thousand-twenty

Anna Wintour on the Kamala Harris Cover

Vogue’s editor-in-chief gives an exclusive on the cover and discusses diversity at Condé Nast.

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Vogue Cover Did Kamala Harris Wrong, Internet Says

The vice president-elect is on the cover of the U.S. fashion magazine. Many people are not happy with the result.

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The Cut Finds Its New Top Editor at Teen Vogue

Lindsay Peoples Wagner will leave her job as the editorial leader of the Condé Nast publication to take over New York Magazine’s style and culture site.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #fashion-and-apparel, #haskell-david, #hiring-and-promotion, #magazines, #new-york-magazine, #peoples-wagner-lindsay

Paige Rense, Trendsetting Editor of Architectural Digest, Dies at 91

Showcasing the lavish homes of world leaders and celebrities, she and her magazine became powerful forces in interior design.

#architectural-digest, #deaths-obituaries, #design, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #magazines, #noland-paige-rense

Barbara Rose, Critic and Historian of Modern Art, Dies at 84

She wrote a celebrated college textbook, but, extending her reach beyond academia, she preferred exploring the unfolding art of the present.

#art, #art-in-america-magazine, #books-and-literature, #deaths-obituaries, #magazines, #new-york-magazine, #rose-barbara, #stella-frank, #vogue

Condé Nast Puts Anna Wintour in Charge of Magazines Worldwide

The veteran editor gets more power and two new job titles — chief content officer and global editorial director of Vogue — as part of a broader shake-up.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #astley-amy, #conde-nast-publications-inc, #enninful-edward, #lynch-roger, #magazines, #marchetti-simone, #thani-divia, #vogue, #welch-will, #wintour-anna

Ben Bova, Science Fiction Editor and Author, Is Dead at 88

As editor of the magazines Analog and Omni, he was a champion of a new generation of authors, including George R.R. Martin.

#analog-science-fiction-and-fact-magazine, #books-and-literature, #bova-ben, #deaths-obituaries, #magazines, #martin-george-r-r, #omni-magazine, #science-fiction, #writing-and-writers

Restaurants Forge Ahead Without Indoor Dining

The second wave of the coronavirus has brought a new hardship for restaurants, which now confront a winter with no indoor dining.

#brooklyn-magazine, #cuomo-andrew-m, #magazines, #new-york-city, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional

Biden and Harris Are Time’s Persons of the Year for 2020

The magazine chose the president-elect and the vice president-elect over frontline health care workers (along with Dr. Anthony S. Fauci), the racial justice movement and President Trump.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fauci-anthony-s, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #harris-kamala-d, #magazines, #media, #national-institute-of-allergy-and-infectious-diseases, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020, #time-magazine, #today-tv-program, #trump-donald-j

Bad Sex in Fiction Award Is Canceled, as 2020 Was Bad Enough

Editors of the Literary Review, which has given the award for almost 30 years, said the public had been “subjected to too many bad things this year to justify exposing it to bad sex as well.”

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #books-and-literature, #contests-and-prizes, #great-britain, #literary-review-the, #magazines, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sex, #writing-and-writers

The Atlantic Plucks Wired Magazine’s Top Editor as Its New C.E.O.

Nicholas Thompson is leaving Condé Nast for the top business job at the venerable publication owned by Laurene Powell Jobs’s Emerson Collective.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #atlantic-the-magazine, #bradley-david-g, #conde-nast-publications-inc, #emerson-collective, #goldberg-jeffrey, #jobs-laurene-powell, #magazines, #thompson-nicholas-1975

Endless Subscribers: Pro Surfers Follow a New Path to Stardom

In the digital era, a carefully crafted persona has become more valuable than contest results.

#magazines, #surfer-magazine, #surfing, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #world-surf-league

Emily Ratajkowski, Nude Photographs and Justice

Emily Ratajkowski accused the photographer Jonathan Leder of assault and using photos against her wishes. Other women say they have similar experiences.

#advertising-and-marketing, #art, #brooklyn-nyc, #domestic-violence, #fashion-and-apparel, #magazines, #models-professional, #nudism-and-nudity, #photography, #ratajkowski-emily, #woodstock-ny, #your-feed-fashion, #your-feed-internet-culture, #your-feed-selfcare