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  1. the literary world
    The Paris Review Has Finally Found a New EditorTo replace disgraced former editor Lorin Stein.
  2. wintour wonderland
    See All of Anna Wintour’s Seatmates From Fashion MonthNicole Kidman, Valérie Trierweiler, Blake Lively, and more.
  3. meet the new designer
    How This Clever Designer Got His Chic Bags Into the Right HandsRemember this if you ever decide to launch your own line. (Or just need a nice, new carry-all.)
  4. editors
    Is Bridget Foley Good for WWD?“I don’t know that today the paper resonates in the way that it did when Mr. Fairchild was there.”
  5. ins and outs
    Elle Hires Carmen Borgonovo and Lori GoldsteinAs consulting editor and fashion editor-at-large, respectively.
  6. q&a
    Hamish Bowles: Vogue Editors Are ‘Infinitely Less Scary’ NowadaysAlso, his mysterious book project!
  7. carine!
    Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book Sells OutNot too shabby.
  8. ink-stained wretches
    Washington Post Publishes Story Online With Editor’s CommentsOuch.
  9. ink-stained wretches
    How Magazines Really Work, From a Disgruntled Designer’s Perspective“Sleeping With the Boss” is two rungs above “Does All the Work, Gets No Credit, Tells Everyone About It.”
  10. ins and outs
    Suze Yalof Schwartz Leaves Glamour to Work on Her Tennis ServeBut it looks like she won’t be out of the limelight for long.
  11. season's giftings
    December ‘Vogue’ Gift Guide Items All Under $500Hamish Bowles confirmed the rumor last night. Who says the magazine’s out of touch?
  12. nuclear wintour
    Industry Types Fear the Wrath of WintourAn artist is asking passersby at the tents to sign his Anna portrait. Editors and buyers are afraid to.
  13. cult of personality
    André Leon Talley on Anna Wintour, Bungalow 8, and TMZ“My relationship with Anna is one where we understand each other. We can communicate silently.”
  14. ink-stained wretches
    Marcus Brauchli Tapped to Edit Washington ‘Post’As was widely anticipated, the ousted ‘Journal’ managing editor has found a new home.
  15. ink-stained wretches
    Washington ‘Post’ Editor Leonard Downie Jr. to RetireThe man who steered the Post’s newsroom for seventeen years will step down to spend more time with his wife. A successor will be named soon.
  16. ink-stained wretches
    Memo: Marcus Brauchli Thinks News Corp. Should Pick a Managing Editor They LikeThe outgoing ‘Journal’ editor officially announces his resignation in a letter to his staff.
  17. party lines
    The Sartorialist’s Show, by the NumbersThe fashion, art, and Web worlds seem to be enjoying a tantric threesome as of late, happily tangled in a mutual embrace. First there was the Met Costume Institute’s blog.mode exhibit, and now Sartorialist Scott Schuman has his Danziger Projects exhibition.
  18. right-click
    Velvet Revolver Gets Mechanical
  19. show and talk
    Real-Life Fashion Editors on Madame Alexander’s Fashion-Editor Dolls Couture doll maker Beatrice Alexander Behrman is long gone, but her cheeky spirit lives on at her Harlem doll factory, Madame Alexander. We were recently notified of additions to the company’s collection of so-called fashion-editor dolls, pictured above, which prompted us to check in with some real-life fashion editors for a reality check. After the jump, Linda Wells, editor-in-chief of Allure, Eva Hughes, editor-in-chief of Vogue Latin America, and Cleo Glyde, style director of Marie Claire present their reviews.
  20. right-click
    Mandy Moore Embraced By Hipsters
  21. intel
    Jane Pratt Spurns Hagiographers, Disses AtoosaJane Pratt can’t seem to take a compliment. Kara Jesella and Marisa Meltzer are the authors of How Sassy Changed My Life: A Love Letter to the Greatest Teen Magazine of All Time, a just-published 128-page mash note to the dearly departed title founded by the precocious Pratt in 1988. They sent a galley copy to Pratt and might have hoped for a few kind words. Didn’t happen. “There has been no ‘good job,’ or ‘I love the book,”” says Jesella. “She spoke to our editor. And she did have a bunch of [factual] changes that we eagerly changed. And then there were some matters of, um, opinion. Which we did not change.” But Pratt did make one thing clear when she was interviewed for the project: She — and not former Sassy intern and Seventeen topper Atoosa Rubenstein, whom the authors dub “Jane Pratt #2” — was the younger editor-in-chief. “[Pratt] would note that she was only 24 and Atoosa was, what, 26?” said Meltzer. And another onetime Sassy editor is quoted noting that Rubenstein “was rejected for every position” she applied for at Sassy. Now you know. —Emma Pearse
  22. NewsFeed
    Murray Hill Restaurant Set to Make Cinematic Debut What would Katz’s Deli be without When Harry Met Sally? Tom’s Restaurant without Seinfeld? Trio, without, well, Trio? If the last reference eludes you, that’s because the shoot for director Danny Aiello III’s short film is just now wrapping up at the Croatian-owned Italian eatery in Murray Hill. “The movie is named for the bar, as well as for the trio of characters in the bar,” producer-star Jennifer Bogush tells us. “It’s about a young woman who is haunted by the memory of her ex-boyfriend and can’t move on with her life, but it’s actually much better than that sounds.” Bogush, who knows the owner, wrote the script herself after tiring of auditioning for unappealing projects — which might be why she plays the lead. Aiello — whose father starred as a Tribeca restaurant owner in the movie Dinner Rush — came on board, and they hired David Fumero (One Life to Live) and Amy Carlson (Third Watch, Law & Order: Trial by Jury) as cast members. Bogush, who plans to take the film to festivals like Telluride and Cannes, hopes “the short version will be a vehicle for the feature length for us … I am in the midst of writing that.” Say you saw it first by (quietly) stopping by the shoot this weekend — though we’re sorry to report there’s no orgasm scene. — Lori Fradkin
  23. in other news
    Forget the Columbia Course; Aspiring Editors Should Work on FarmsVenerable Knopf editor Gary Fisketjon received major treatment in The Oregonian last week (sorry for the delay, but it is Oregon, after all), and the mildly fawning look at the boot-shod margin-scribbler and his high-toned stable of writers and friends — Sonny Mehta, Gay Talese, T.C. Boyle, Richard Ford, Jay McInerney — duly documents his rise from a childhood on a mink farm to publishing powerhouse. The editor is famously beloved by his writers, and the profile kicks off as Fisketjon receives the Maxwell E. Perkins Award for “discovering, nurturing and championing writers of fiction” and then goes on to make much of the fact that a simple farm boy has risen to become heir to that famous editor. Here’s a brief Oregonian description of those early days: The mink ranch always came first. It was labor-intensive, and Fisketjon was the laborer from the time he was 4, feeding, checking and cleaning up after hundreds of aggressive animals that love to eat and bite the hand that feeds them. “It was hard work,” Fisketjon says. “Our ranch bordered on a park, and I remember looking out and watching my friends play while I was shoveling mink [manure].” Nurturing a pack of needy animals, trying to keep them from biting the hand that feeds them, shoveling their shit endlessly. Shocking he works well with writers (and with Sonny Mehta), ain’t it? Is Gary Fisketjon the Best Editor in America? [Oregonian]