October 25, 2012 |
British publisher Hamish Hamilton, which is behind the literary magazine Five Dials , is going where it has never gone before: to the record bin. The magazine has issued a limited-edition album, Five Dials 001. The magazine's first-ever release on vinyl is, it says, "a 10-inch dub remix of Hollis Hampton-Jones' novel, 'Comes the Night.'" Hold up: A dub remix of a novel ? Hard to imagine. Luckily, they have a detailed description: "For this one-off audio experiment, Hollis is backed by Ryan Norris, a member of the Nashville-based band Lambchop.
January 6, 2010 |
The latest turn in the saga of gate-crashers at a state dinner offers a tour of a Washington social universe in which everyone is an entrepreneur, every party is for a good cause, every photo ends up online, and knowing the right names can get you almost anywhere -- even into the White House. It's the world inhabited by both Michaele and Tareq Salahi, the Virginia couple made famous for slipping into the dinner without an invitation, and Carlos Allen, an enterprising party promoter now believed to have done the same.
November 9, 2012 |
At the age of 15, fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson noticed that there wasn't a magazine that tapped into the real, honest, substantial, and oftentimes comedic, experiences that come with being a teenage girl. So, she set out to change that - creating the online publication Rookie Magazine . While it may have seemed like an overwhelming task for any teenager to tackle, Tavi already knew what it took to be on the frontline of a creative endeavor (she started her fashion blog at age 11 and was featured in Teen Vogue, French Vogue and The New York Times Magazine)
November 23, 1994 |
In its first month on the Internet's virtual newsstand, HotWired--the ambitious electronic offspring of the ink-and-paper magazine, Wired--is taking something of a beating in the on-line reviews. Billed as "the Net's first cyberstation," "way new journalism," or, as Wired publisher Louis Rossetto described it in a press release, "live, twitching, the real-time nervous system of the planet," HotWired, the consensus seems to be, is a little too hip for its own good.
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November 27, 1999 |
Continuing a prolonged push into cyberspace, the Ventura County Farm Bureau recently made the leap into the next millennium with an online version of its quarterly magazine, the Broadcaster. The virtual publication, one of the first of its kind in the state, is the latest step in the Farm Bureau's efforts to keep pace with changing technology and help its 1,500 members discover speedier, more cost-efficient ways of doing business.
January 14, 1996 |
The first issue of Salon offers a thoughtful interview with author Amy Tan, a harangue by essayist Camille Paglia and a round-table discussion about race in America by seven prominent thinkers and activists. But don't look for Salon on your local newsstand. You'll find it, instead, at http://salon1999.com. Salon is the latest but far from the last effort to create virtual magazines on the Internet--magazines without paper, without postal muss and fuss, without limitations of length.
June 18, 1997 |
When Michael Kinsley announced that he was leaving the media hothouse of Washington for Redmond, Wash., in late 1995, it was difficult to tell whose reaction was more fervid--his former colleagues in the establishment punditocracy, who gave him the print equivalent of a ticker-tape parade, or his new colleagues in cyberspace, who gave him the digital equivalent of a raspberry.
January 21, 2003 |
The parties at Salon.com have been rather lean lately. Late last year, the pioneering online magazine celebrated its seventh anniversary with a small gathering in its downtown office here. In 1999 Salon had leased two floors in a new office tower just off Market Street.
October 22, 2010 |
When he was the ruthless military commander of El Salvador's leftist guerrillas two decades ago, Joaquin Villalobos was a big fan of body counts. The higher the death toll, he would say, the closer to victory, because it meant the enemy was being eliminated. Today, the man U.S. officials once called "the baby-faced killer" has emerged somewhat improbably as one of the key advisors behind conservative Mexican President Felipe Calderon's military crackdown on powerful drug cartels.
June 25, 2005 |
Public radio show "Marketplace" dropped a San Diego-based financial advisor as a commentator after concluding that he lifted language from online magazine Slate. Gabriel Wisdom had been providing commentaries for the nationally distributed program since 2003. His last appearance on June 13 mentioned the economic theories of author Michael Panzner. Executive producer J.J.