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September 18, 1992 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forgive Jane Pratt for jiggling in her chair. Forgive the girlish squeal that sneaks into her voice. At 29, Pratt is finally queen of the prom. "Now I'm the popular kid I wasn't when I was 16," she coos, relieved at having survived the awkwardness and embarrassments that pain so many teen-agers. "I was miserable then." Now she is editor-in-chief--which sounds entirely too grown-up--of her own magazine.
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May 29, 2011 | By Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Before its launch a few weeks ago, frenzied reports of the coming of xoJane.com had the same gossipy, mythic quality that accompanied James Franco's academic career or, say, the birth of Shiloh Jolie-Pitt: confusion, rumor and a little cattiness. It isn't surprising that the website's launch was greeted with such mixed feelings, because it's the new online women's magazine from Jane Pratt aimed at the audience that she helped raise, first as founder of the teen magazine Sassy in 1988 and then of Jane magazine, aimed at the 18-34 market, in 1997.
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December 6, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sassy Gets New Owner: Los Angeles-based Petersen Publishing Co. purchased the teen-age girls' magazine from Lang Communications for an undisclosed price. Petersen's magazine holdings already include Teen, another youth-oriented publication. The first issue of the new Sassy will appear on newsstands Jan. 31. Sassy will be published monthly thereafter. It will also be redesigned. Ira Garey was named publisher of Sassy.
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December 6, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sassy Gets New Owner: Los Angeles-based Petersen Publishing Co. purchased the teen-age girls' magazine from Lang Communications for an undisclosed price. Petersen's magazine holdings already include Teen, another youth-oriented publication. The first issue of the new Sassy will appear on newsstands Jan. 31. Sassy will be published monthly thereafter. It will also be redesigned. Ira Garey was named publisher of Sassy.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 29, 2011 | By Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Before its launch a few weeks ago, frenzied reports of the coming of xoJane.com had the same gossipy, mythic quality that accompanied James Franco's academic career or, say, the birth of Shiloh Jolie-Pitt: confusion, rumor and a little cattiness. It isn't surprising that the website's launch was greeted with such mixed feelings, because it's the new online women's magazine from Jane Pratt aimed at the audience that she helped raise, first as founder of the teen magazine Sassy in 1988 and then of Jane magazine, aimed at the 18-34 market, in 1997.
NEWS
October 6, 1989
Jill Lytle, a junior at University High School in Irvine, was a winner in the "Sweet 16 Contest" sponsored by Sassy magazine and the Diamond Information Center. Her essay on why it's "cool" to be 16 and those of 15 other contestants were deemed the most creative and original by a panel of judges, which included young celebrities Lonnie Quinn from the soap opera "All My Children" and Sean Kanan of "Karate Kid III."
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October 16, 1991 | KEVIN ALLMAN
The Scene: Friday night's premiere of "My Own Private Idaho," sponsored by Fine Line Features and Detour magazine. After a reception and screening at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, guests convened for an after-party at the Hollywood discotheque Arena. The evening benefited the Los Angeles Center for Living's Project Angel Food and the Los Angeles Film Forum. The Buzz: Would "Idaho" stars River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves be at the screening? (No and no.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 15, 1992 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even though the word AIDS is so often seen in print and heard in the electronic media, one of the highest at-risk groups doesn't appear to be getting a preventive message. A recent poll taken by Sassy magazine showed that a majority of teen-agers wasn't particularly concerned about sexually transmitted diseases. An attention-grabbing new home video from Paramount, "Time Out: The Truth About HIV, AIDS and You," due out today, can make a valuable difference.
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September 18, 1992 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forgive Jane Pratt for jiggling in her chair. Forgive the girlish squeal that sneaks into her voice. At 29, Pratt is finally queen of the prom. "Now I'm the popular kid I wasn't when I was 16," she coos, relieved at having survived the awkwardness and embarrassments that pain so many teen-agers. "I was miserable then." Now she is editor-in-chief--which sounds entirely too grown-up--of her own magazine.
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July 15, 1991 | JEANNINE STEIN
The scene: Thursday night's premiere of "Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey," the sequel to "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure," in which we find the lovable lunkheads from San Dimas going through heaven and hell (literally) to win the Battle of the Bands and their Princess babes. A screening at the Chinese theater was followed by a totally bogus party at the Palladium where only a few people showed up and left after five minutes . . . Not !!
BUSINESS
September 30, 1992 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Acknowledging the unprofitable economics of its daytime programs, NBC will turn some time periods over to its affiliates as part of a major overhaul of its schedule. The move, the second time in a year that NBC has cut its daytime programming, is the strongest evidence yet of the network's retrenchment efforts in the face of stiffer competition from syndication, cable and other networks. NBC will drop its struggling afternoon soap opera "Santa Barbara" on Jan. 15.
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