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April 24, 2004 | From Reuters
Less than two years after poaching the editor of newer rival Maxim to help draw younger readers to Playboy magazine, the middle-aged men's monthly is looking for a new editorial director. Playboy Enterprises Inc. said James Kaminsky is stepping down as editorial director of the 50-year-old magazine but that he would take on a new role as vice president of special projects at the Chicago-based company.
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April 24, 2004 | From Reuters
Less than two years after poaching the editor of newer rival Maxim to help draw younger readers to Playboy magazine, the middle-aged men's monthly is looking for a new editorial director. Playboy Enterprises Inc. said James Kaminsky is stepping down as editorial director of the 50-year-old magazine but that he would take on a new role as vice president of special projects at the Chicago-based company.
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October 20, 2002 | Reed Johnson
On Oct. 7, James Kaminsky, former executive editor of Maxim and a cousin of funnyman Mel Brooks, took over one of magazine journalism's most conspicuous gigs: editorial director of Playboy. Founder Hugh Hefner will remain editor in chief. But Kaminsky, 41, will be the hare-apparent for Playboy's day-to-day editorial operations. He told us a bit about his plans. Will you be taking any meetings wearing black silk pajamas? I'll probably be wearing my traditional urban clothes. I would like to emphasize, in no way will I be attempting to usurp Mr. Hefner in either the business, the magazine or the hearts and minds of its readers.
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October 20, 2002 | Reed Johnson
On Oct. 7, James Kaminsky, former executive editor of Maxim and a cousin of funnyman Mel Brooks, took over one of magazine journalism's most conspicuous gigs: editorial director of Playboy. Founder Hugh Hefner will remain editor in chief. But Kaminsky, 41, will be the hare-apparent for Playboy's day-to-day editorial operations. He told us a bit about his plans. Will you be taking any meetings wearing black silk pajamas? I'll probably be wearing my traditional urban clothes. I would like to emphasize, in no way will I be attempting to usurp Mr. Hefner in either the business, the magazine or the hearts and minds of its readers.
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August 7, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
Playboy Enterprises Inc. said its second-quarter loss narrowed to $905,000, or 4 cents a share, from $3.1 million, or 12 cents, a year earlier. Sales rose 7.7% to $76 million. Circulation revenue for the flagship magazine rose more than 10% under the direction of new editorial director James Kaminsky, who went to Playboy in September from Maxim. Shares of Playboy fell 33 cents to $13.15 on the NYSE
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February 27, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Maxim magazine has apologized for publishing a negative review of the Black Crowes' new album by a writer who hadn't listened to the whole CD. The review in Maxim's March issue gives the Crowes' "Warpaint" a rating of 2 1/2 stars out of five. The band posted an exasperated statement on its website last week saying the Maxim writer hadn't heard the entire album because advance copies weren't available. Maxim editorial director James Kaminsky responded Tuesday with this statement: "It is Maxim's editorial policy to assign star ratings only to those albums that have been heard in their entirety.
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October 3, 2013 | By Adolfo Flores
A former parking control officer said he was fired from the Newport Beach Police Department for reporting that senior officers were receiving free suites, spa days and alcohol from a high-end hotel in exchange for favors, according to a federal lawsuit. In his suit, Zachary McEligot alleged that the Island Hotel in Newport Center would give officers freebies worth thousands of dollars in exchange for easing the license process for massage therapists and turning a blind eye to parking violations.
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December 6, 1997 | ROBERT OURLIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A preliminary hearing for a teenager charged with vehicular manslaughter completed its first week without resolution Friday after a police officer surprised a courtroom by suggesting he had proof that water on the road did not cause a sport-utility vehicle packed with high-school teens to spin out and flip.
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April 21, 2004 | Shana Ting Lipton, Special to the Times
Las Vegas Attractive women from all walks of life -- ranging in age from 40 to 80 -- greet one another with squeals of delight: "I haven't seen you in years, you look so pretty!" Some amble into a large banquet hall whose back wall is adorned with a montage of old photographs. It's a reunion, clearly, but not your typical one. The hundreds of women assembled at the Stardust Hotel may refer to themselves, as Joyce Woodward of Winona, Minn.
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May 4, 2003 | DAVID SHAW
Forty years ago or so, someone bought me a gift subscription to Playboy. For reasons as obvious as they are embarrassing, I quite liked the magazine. Actually, to be fair to my younger self, it wasn't only the pneumatic nudes that appealed to me.
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