The Creative Cloud is now on your wrist, at least if you're one of those sporting an Apple Watch. The first reviews are just coming in but it's safe to say that many Apple-based Creative Cloud subscribers will purchase the Watch this year.
Simply spectacular. The centerpiece of \"From the Archive of Bert Stern,\" a new exhibit at the Staley-Wise Gallery at 560 Broadway, are three dozen photographs of Marilyn Monroe. Many of the pictures have never before been publicly displayed.
A trio of snaps from the famous 1962 Vogue magazine shoot known as “The Last Sitting” have orange marks drawn across them, an indication that Monroe did not want them used. In all cases, Monroe was obviously completely at ease with the late Stern, who passed away in 2013.
The Staley-Wise Gallery first began working with Stern in 1982 and continues to be the exclusive dealer for his estate. Other photos in the exhibit, which runs through May 25, feature Marlon Brando, Kate Moss, Twiggy and Elizabeth Taylor.
The exhibit comes on the heels of recent feature documentary Bert Stern: The Original Mad Man. Vanity Fair called the film an \"unflinching portrait of the first photographer superstar,\" while Seattle Times’ Moira Macdonald suggested that ‘If Don Draper had been a photographer… Well, he might have been a bit like Bert Stern.’ The documentary spawned a lawsuit last fall.
[Screen grab via: staleywise.com]
Cecily Strong’s performance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner was impressive. Not just because she opened by saying “It just feels right to have a woman follow President Obama, doesn’t it?” Her monologue was great because she asked the gathered media to do the impossible: Not discuss Hillary Clinton’s appearance during the election season.
“Alright guys, this next part is a repeat-after-me, so I’m going to need your help here,” said Strong (14:55 mark). “I want all the media to put their hands up and swear something this election season, okay? ‘I solemnly swear, not to talk about Hillary’s appearance, because that is not journalism.'”
How long do you think the media will abide by that pledge?
Among the feature documentaries to premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival was Brett Morgen‘s Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. Not so fortunate at the same event in 1998 was Nick Broomfield’s similar film Kurt and Courtney.
As Broomfield explained during a Friday interview with HuffPost Live’s Rick Camilleri, his presence on the festival jury that year was no match for another duo – Pat and Courtney:
“It was great meeting Kurt’s friends and stuff [while making the documentary] but I remember MTV [was] involved and they stopped being involved because Courtney persuaded them to pull the funding. The BBC wanted to pull the plug on the film. Sundance accepted the film and then two days before the festival chucked it out, because Courtney had managed to [derail it]. They shared the same publicist – Robert Redford and Courtney – Pat Kingsley. So it was a ghastly event and I was on the jury [at Sundance] that year.”
Broomfield wound up screening the documentary at midnight with help from Slamdunk, an event organized by a group of filmmakers rejected by the festival. From an LA Times report:
So it was that 150 film executives, reporters and critics assembled just after midnight at the Park City Elks Lodge, Slamdunk’s rented home… “They said it could not be done,” Cassian Elwes, of the William Morris Agency, told the guests. Then Elwes offered his answer to those who would keep Kurt and Courtney under wraps: an obscene gesture.
Broomfield’s latest documentary, Tales of the Grim Sleeper, premieres Monday on HBO.
God bless Jerry Seinfeld for referencing The Larry Sanders Show.
Last night on The Late Show with David Letterman, after swapping places with the retiring talk show host to interview Dave as a guest, the comedian telescoped back to the 1992-98 HBO series:
“Do you remember that line that Rip Torn had, where he’s trying to convince Garry [Shandling] not to quit or something? He said, ‘You’re a talk show animal. Half-man, half-desk.’ You remember that line? My favorite line from that series. And that’s what you are…”
When Letterman asked Seinfeld, father-of-young-teen to father-of-young teens, what he could expect from his son Harry’s forthcoming 12th year, the comedian touched on the “animated movie infinity wheel of hell.”
To mark the end of Letterman’s run, Seinfeld also repeated last night his very first stand-up routine on the show.
On the anniversary weekend of Seth Meyers’ classic WHCD barbs about Donald Trump, The Donald is getting it from another D.C. end – National Review senior editor Jonah Goldberg.
That’s the headline of Goldberg’s piece, at right. In the article, Goldberg recaps how Trump this week tweeted that the journalist should be fired for comparing the billionaire’s Twitter M.O. to that of a 14-year-old girl. Goldberg begins his riposte as follows:
Now, having Donald Trump scold me for my less-than-progressive views about women invites any number of responses. The easy way to go would be to point out the hypocrisy. But I think his hypocrisy is merely the Rose Window of the larger cathedral of Trumpian asininity here.
Arguing with Trump is sort of like dressing up an adorable toddler in a Viking outfit and listening to it say that he will raid my village and slaughter all in his path. It’s cute. It’s funny. Maybe it’s even vaguely disturbing if he goes on too long (“I shall hang you from the fence post as a blood eagle! And I have a boom-boom in my diaper, daddy!”). But, just as with Trump’s ranting, the one thing you don’t do is take it seriously.
From there, Goldberg soon gets more serious about the overall context of a Trump Twitter attack. Read the rest of this week’s G-File dispatch here.
Scarlett Johansson is on the cover. And this weekend, she will arrive in print form in her native New York City via a different Parade magazine partner.
From this weekend’s announcement:
“We are excited and honored to partner with the New York Daily News,” said Jerry Lyles of the Athlon Media Group, publisher of Parade, which previously ran in cross-town competitor the New York Post. “We look forward to serving more readers in the greater New York area than we were able to previously with the New York Post, especially the ones who called about missing the last few weeks of Parade.”
Daily News readers can look forward in coming weeks to some “life lessons” from Tom Brokaw (May 3 issue), a profile of Amy Poehler (June 14 issue) and a piece on Meryl Streep and daughter Mamie Gummer, tied to the movie Ricki and the Flash (July 26 issue). According to Athlon, the median age of a Parade reader is 54.9.
Previously on FishbowlNY:
Athlon Slashes Parade Magazine Rate Base, Ad Costs
There was a rather impressive modeling coup claimed this week by Oyster magazine.
The 21-year-old bi-annual Down Under publication, based in Paddington, on Thursday posted the first official fashion shoot featuring Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis’ 15-year-old daughter Lily-Rose. The photos were taken in Los Angeles by Dana Boulos.
Boulos, originally from London, also calls LA home now and got her big break as a photographer a few years ago via Vice magazine. The tasteful Depp pics and brief accompanying Q&A have garnered Oyster all sorts of media coverage in the past few days, from the Post to the Daily Mail to T magazine.
When you consider that dad’s version of Whitey Bulger was being teased Tuesday by Warner Bros. to a roomful of journalists at Cinemacon in Las Vegas, this spring week amounted to a full-bore reminder of the Depp household’s talents.
New York magazine hands Gabriel Sherman the national affairs editor title. He had been a contributing editor, reporting on media, real estate and Wall Street, and will continue to do so while also penning print and online features for the pub… The New York Times Magazine hires another staffer, recruiting Michael Benoist as story editor. He was previously executive editor at Matter… Phil Elliott joins Time as a Washington correspondent. He had been national politics reporter at the Associated Press, traveling to 44 states during the 2012 campaign. He’ll earn more frequent flyer miles during the 2016 campaign… People cuts six, exporting their jobs to Malaysia…
The New York Times shuffles its sales executives, making Sebastian Tomich senior vice president for advertising and innovation. He had been vice president of advertising and branded content. T: The New York Times Magazine publisher Brendan Monaghan and JC Demarta, vice president of global advertising, are new senior vice presidents of advertising… Additionally, senior software architect Jacob Harris says goodbye to NYT… Read More
LostRemote: Funny or Die is launching a news app. Please do not take it as real news.
TVNewser: The Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger is officially dead. The company’s are both asking for privacy during this difficult time.
GalleyCat: Amazon’s Q1 report shows people really love buying crap on Amazon.
This week, People.com is hiring a news writer, while Law360 needs an editor. Hogarth Worldwide is seeking a graphic designer, and Mondo Publishing is on the hunt for an editor. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro.News Writer People.com (New York, NY) Editor Law360 (New York, NY) Graphic Designer Hogarth Worldwide (New York, NY) Editor Mondo Publishing (New York, NY) Account Director HD Made (New York, NY)
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A year ago around this time, New York magazine switched from a weekly to a bi-weekly print schedule. Today, it is that publication’s turn to report on a similar industry transition.
— Accessories Council (@AccessoryNews) April 24, 2015
Per a report by The Cut’s Kristin Tice Studeman, today marks the final time WWD will be publishing a daily weekday print edition. Like Variety, the other venerable industry bible acquired by Jay Penske, the switch on the print side is being made from daily to weekly:
“Today we say goodbye to an old friend, a morning habit for generations,” writes WWD editor-in-chief Edward Nardoza in his editor’s letter…
In his letter, Nardoza remembers the good old days of journalism, when the “colossal presses in the basement cranked up and thundered through the floors\" and a copy of WWD cost a whopping penny (50 cents for a yearly subscription).”
The first Women’s Wear weekly issue is set for April 29.
Sponsored content and native advertising partnerships often involve, for folks at the participating media company end, hours of grunt work in front of a flickering computer screen. But in the case of one such alliance announced this week, there’s a mighty and glorious detour from that routine:
As part of the year-long Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Harper’s BAZAAR partnership, Waldorf Astoria will host Harper’s BAZAAR’s editors at two of the brand’s landmark properties, Southern California’s La Quinta Resort & Club, and Waldorf Astoria Chicago, to create fashion spreads inspired by each distinctive resort and destination. As part of the partnership, shoppable editorial well stories are scheduled to run in the May and November issues.
Now that’s more like it! Call it what you will: sponsored late checkout, native skinny dipping. Whichever term you prefer, we’re all for it.
The partnership will also encompass a dedicated e-mail campaign, ads across Harper’s various media channels and a co-branded e-commerce store.
[Photo via: waldorfastoria.com]
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Stop asking her about plastic surgery!
Per Glamour articles editor Emily Mahaney, during a conversation today at Tina Brown‘s Women in the World Summit, the 2015 Tony Award contender revisited her famous exchange in the 1970s with British TV interviewer Michael Parkinson, who asked her right off the top about whether her “physical attributes” hinder her pursuit of serious acting.
Brown complimented Mirren on how well she handled Parkinson’s line of questioning, while Mirren recalled how nervous she was prior to this, her first big TV interview appearance. Mirren then jumped forward to a related problem she faces, today:
While times have changed, Mirren pointed out that today you still get a version of that type of sexism. “The worst version of that, honestly,” she says, “is often being interviewed by female journalists who insist on going on and on about plastic surgery.”
Breasts, boob jobs — journalists, we can do better with our questions.
Here’s a recent example of what Mirren was talking about.
In the May issue, the 27-year-old actress and singer says things like “I do cool things with snacks” and “I’m a sucker for denim!” Just try and not pick up a copy.
Shape’s latest hits newsstands April 28.
Richard Corliss, the legendary film critic, died on Thursday. He was 71. Corliss spent more than five decades reviewing films; 35 of those years with Time magazine.
“It is with great sorrow that I tell you that Richard Corliss died last night, following a stroke,” wrote Time editor Nancy Gibbs, in a memo to staffers. “It’s painful to try to find words, since Richard was such a master of them. They were his tools, his toys, to the point that it felt sometimes as though he had to write, like the rest of us breathe and eat and sleep. It’s not clear that Richard ever slept, for the sheer expanse of his knowledge and writing defies the normal contours of professional life.”
In a piece honoring Corliss, Time theater critic Richard Zoglin described Corliss as a “voracious” writer.
“When Time.com was in its early stages and eager for copy from magazine writers, Corliss eyed the new venue like a frontiersman just discovering the Louisiana Territory,” wrote Zoglin. “In addition to supplying the website with reviews of all the films he couldn’t squeeze into the magazine, Corliss launched a series of 4,000 and 5,000-word considerations of classic pop culture, under the title That Old Feeling: thoughtful, evocative, often definitive essays on figures as diverse as Richard Rodgers, Jack Paar, Hugh Hefner, Marlene Dietrich, S.J. Perelman, Alistair Cooke, Bettie Page and Dr. Seuss.”
The New York Post columnist caught up with Barry Diller at this week’s TIME 100 bash, where Diane Von Furstenberg was among the 2015 anointed influencers. Diller casually confirmed to Kelly that he has no interest in the New York Daily News, and also added this:
IAC/Interactive Corp still has The Daily Beast, which Diller said is doing \"fine\" — but added, \"if by fine you mean losing $15 million dollars a year.\"
That’s $41,071.38 a day, kids. The Daily Beast is by no means the only Web or Web-print enterprise currently in the red. Still, it’s funny to hear Diller frame it in such a manner.
[Photo of Diller and von Furstenberg at 2015 Tribeca Film Festival: Sam Aronov/Shutterstock.com]
BuzzFeed has hired Craig Silverman as editor of its new Canada site. Silverman is the founder of Regret the Error, a blog that reports on media errors and corrections.
Silverman also serves as an adjunct professor for the Poynter Institute, which has housed Regret The Error since 2011. His work has appeared in The Toronto Star, Columbia Journalism Review, The Globe And Mail and more.
Silverman told The Globe and Mail that BuzzFeed Canada is going to start off slowly. “We’re going to start publishing things and we’re going to look very closely about how it performs,” he explained.