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Peter Kaplan

  1. obit
    The Wizard and the City: Very Good Times in Peter Kaplan’s Enchanted New YorkLooking back at the career of the New York Observer editor, who died on Friday at age 59.
  2. sad things
    Former New York Observer Editor Peter Kaplan Has Died He was 59.
  3. ink-stained wretches
    John Koblin Leaves Observer for WWDThe media reporter will remain on the beat.
  4. twitter
    Signs That You Are Too Involved in the Insular New York Media World Include …The fact that you find the “Wise” and “Cranky” Peter Kaplan Twitter feeds hilarious.
  5. ink-stained wretches
    Peter Kaplan to Head Fairchild Fashion GroupWell, cross one name off of the list of potential replacements for Tina Gaudoin at ‘WSJ’ and Gerry Marzorati at ‘The New York Times Magazine.’
  6. ink-stained wretches
    Who Will Succeed Gerry Marzorati at The New York Times Magazine?This is an exciting opportunity for a handful of talented editors.
  7. ink-stained wretches
    As New Observer Editor Takes His Old Chair, Peter Kaplan Sits Down With Charlie RoseEverything from Jared Kushner’s changes to the ‘Observer’ to the Internet’s assault on print was on the docket, plus Kyle Pope of course.
  8. ink-stained wretches
    The Mayor Loves Plucky Observer ReportersOr, he did until last week.
  9. ink-stained wretches
    Peter Kaplan at the Observer: An Oral HistoryFarewell to all that: The longtime editor of the salmon-colored weekly is remembered by his former writers.
  10. ink-stained wretches
    Observer Vet Tom McGeveran Will Be Interim EditorHe’ll hold the post, soon to be vacated by outgoing editor Peter Kaplan, either temporarily or permanently.
  11. ink-stained wretches
    It’s Official: Peter Kaplan to Condé NastThe former ‘Observer’ editor will officially take over the No. 2 spot at ‘Condé Nast Traveler.’
  12. ink-stained wretches
    Peter Kaplan’s Ultimate SacrificeAccording to ‘WWD,’ it was pay cuts that eventually forced ‘Observer’ editor Peter Kaplan to leave.
  13. ink-stained wretches
    Observer’s Kaplan to Land at Condé Nast TravelerBut according to ‘Women’s Wear Daily,’ his departure wasn’t as chummy as it seemed.
  14. gossipmonger
    Levi Johnston Lawyers UpPlus, Gwyneth Paltrow offers Mario Batali a free gym membership that may be either a kind gesture or a really catty move. In our gossip roundup!
  15. ink-stained wretches
    Observer Editor Peter Kaplan Quits After Fifteen YearsThe editor who defined the paper’s tone and charisma is stepping down.
  16. in other news
    Peter Kaplan Writes! About Tony Soprano!Perhaps the surest sign — after all the Internet chatter and unfounded Post hysteria and exclusive Star-Ledger interviews from France — that the Sopranos finale was the most significant event in recent media-land memory is that it has brought out the truly big guns to cover it. Two weeks ago The New Yorker put Tony on its cover and devoted its “Comment” item to a meditation on the show not from Nancy Franklin or Anthony Lane or even designated meditator Adam Gopnik but from the capo himself, David Remnick, who more typically writes about the Middle East, or Bill Clinton. And then comes today’s Observer, with a cover essay on the show’s demise under the byline of Peter W. Kaplan, who Nexis shows last wrote for the paper he edits two and a half years ago (and, says Nexis, which might well be wrong, only once before that!*), when the then-broadsheet left its longtime townhouse home on East 64th Street for the officebound confines of the Flatiron district. (The two editors-in-chief are both, like Tony, Jersey boys, which may or may not explain anything.) We learn that Kaplan liked the ending and that Bogdanovich, though shocked by it, did, too; we learn that David Chase, Kaplan says, “embraced ambiguity and looked for poetry in the Bush administration” (like Jacob Weisberg!) and that “[i]t was, so far, the best last episode in TV history.” We can’t say we disagree with any of that. Tony’s Blackout [NYO] * Um, yeah, wrong. Simply clicking on his byline on the Observer site yields four citations.