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‘There’s a Double Standard’: André Leon Talley Talks Possible Eviction and Pay Inequity at Vogue in Discussion With Tamron Hall

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris for Marc Jacobs (Getty Images) One of the most formidable forces in fashion is also known for his forthcoming commentary—legendary editor André Leon Talley rarely minces words, whether giving incisive commentary on a runway look, or writing a bestselling (and bombshell) memoir, 2020’s The Chiffon Trenches. The latter is making its debut […]

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American Beauties: Naomi Osaka and Amanda Gorman Confirmed as Co-Chairs of a Distinctly Diverse 2021 Met Gala

Naomi Osaka, left; Amanda GormanPhoto: Clive Brunskill (Getty Images), Ben Gabbe for Glamour (Getty Images) In years past, today, the first Monday in May would typically find our eyes trained on the steps of Manhattan’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, as we waited to see what incredible ensembles the celebrity set would be wearing at the […]

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The Vanished Glamour of Midcentury Print Media

In a city whose news kiosks have become glorified chewing gum emporiums, where the Grand Central newsstand shelves are overtaken by chips and phone chargers, one of my few remaining happy places is Casa Magazines. It’s a hole of a shop on the corner of Eighth Avenue and 12th Street, and every wall and every […]

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The Funk Boutique: Untouchable Forces in Fashion

Balenciaga tank, boot, pant, and chain dress. Chopard jewelry.Photo: Lelanie Foster for The Cut Effortlessly lounging by a poolside dripped in Balenciaga chains and Chopard jewelry, the lady of the hour Andra Day speaks with Angela Bassett for the cover story of The Cut’s April edition about how her life has changed since the release […]

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The Glow Up 50 2021: Celebrating Our Pioneers of Style

Black creativity is not and never has been a trend—though we have certainly launched more trends than we could possibly count, or have ever rightfully been credited for. Accordingly, in March 2020 we launched The Glow Up 50 to celebrate our own—the tastemakers, trendsetters and boundless creators who elevate our organic aesthetic on a global […]

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Carol Prisant, Elegant Design Writer, Dies at 82

She had anxious, perseverating thoughts about death and worried that she might kill her own child. Her fears were nearly realized one day when, while she was at the wheel of a car in which her toddler son was riding, a driver drifted into her lane, forcing her to swerve and hit a tree. For […]

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The Glow Up 50 2021: Meet the Innovators of Image

The Glow Up 50The Glow Up 50Our annual celebration of the black tastemakers, trendsetters and innovators elevating the world of style. The category is: Image. We hear it over and over again: “Representation matters.” But an ongoing racial reckoning and inventory of the fashion, media and beauty industries (among others) has confirmed what we’ve long […]

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Frank Jacobs, Mad Magazine Writer With a Lyrical Touch, Dies at 91

Frank Jacobs, an inventive satirist who in his 57 years at Mad magazine mocked popular culture and politics, often in pitch-perfect verse and lyrics, died on April 5 in Tarzana, Calif. He was 91. His son, Alex, confirmed the death. Mr. Jacobs brought a quick wit, a deep well of ideas and a love of […]

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Former Condé Nast Editor Plans a Vanity Fair for the Substack Era

A former editor at Vanity Fair has been working for more than a year to create a digital publication with a business twist: Its writers will share in subscription revenue. Think of it as Vanity Fair meets Substack, the subscription newsletter platform that has attracted big-name authors. The new company behind the publication, Heat Media, […]

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Inside America’s Most Interesting Magazine, and Media’s Oddest Workplace

It was, for Harper’s, a sensation, receiving 2.5 million views. The magazine — whose paywall is now more porous, but is still years behind the kind of digital subscription machine that drives The New Yorker and The Atlantic — grew its subscription base 13 percent and bounced back above 100,000 subscribers. It is still far […]

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The Funk Boutique: What Does Black Girl Magic Look Like Now?

Image: Steven Meisel for British Vogue After a year of ongoing lockdowns and traumatic racial reckonings, many of us have wondered: When will joy be back on the menu? Now that spring is officially upon us (and the promise of vaccinations, as well) some of us are seeing the light at the end of the […]

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Paris Review Names New Editor

The Paris Review said on Tuesday that Emily Stokes will be its new editor, making her the sixth person to lead the prestigious New York-based literary magazine since its founding in 1953. On March 3, the magazine announced that its previous editor, Emily Nemens, was stepping down less than three years after she had assumed […]

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Marianne Carus, Whose Cricket Magazine Reached Young Readers, Dies at 92

“They were aghast at what Dick and Jane had done to American reading,” John Grandits, Cricket’s first designer, said in a phone interview. The Caruses tried a different approach a decade later with Cricket, starting with their advisory board, which they stacked with literary heavyweights, among them the children’s author Lloyd Alexander; Virginia Haviland, the […]

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‘Conde Nast and I Have Decided to Part Ways’: Alexi McCammond Exits Teen Vogue

Alexi McCammond attends day 2 of Politicon 2019 at Music City Center on October 27, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee.Photo: Ed Rode for Politicon (Getty Images) Last week, we told you about Teen Vogue’s latest hire, Alexi McCammond, who was set to take on the role as the digital platform’s new editor-in-chief. Advertisement We also noted […]

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Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief Alexi McCammond Wants to Be Held Accountable for Previous Anti-Asian and Homophobic Tweets

Alexi McCammond speaks onstage during day 2 of Politicon 2019 on October 27, 2019.Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Politicon (Getty Images) Following up on an internal email sent to Teen Vogue staff earlier this week, incoming editor-in-chief Alexi McCammond has published an expanded letter addressed to the Teen Vogue “community, staff, readers, writers, photographers, content […]

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‘There’s No Excuse for Language Like That’: Teen Vogue Editor-In-Chief Alexi McCammond Apologizes for Previous Anti-Asian and Homophobic Tweets

Alexi McCammond attends day 2 of Politicon 2019 at Music City Center on October 27, 2019.Photo: Ed Rode/Getty Images for Politicon (Getty Images) Content Warning: The following article contains screenshots with anti-Asian and homophobic language. Alexi McCammond was named Teen Vogue’s new Editor-In-Chief on Friday, which was a major career move for the political reporter. […]

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Teen Vogue Staff Members Condemn Editor’s Racist Tweets

A group of Teen Vogue staff members raised concerns on Monday over decade-old racist tweets by their new editor in chief, Alexi McCammond. Ms. McCammond, 27, a political reporter for Axios and a contributor for MSNBC and NBC, was named the top editor of the Condé Nast publication on Friday. Over the weekend, offensive tweets […]

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Teen Vogue Selects Its Next Top Editor, the Political Reporter Alexi McCammond

Alexi McCammond, a political reporter at Axios, will be the next editor in chief of Teen Vogue, Condé Nast announced Friday. Ms. McCammond, 27, made her name covering the 2018 midterm elections and Joseph R. Biden’s presidential campaign for Axios, a site known for its punchy Beltway coverage. She has also been a frequent contributor […]

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Did Black Lives Matter Change the Fashion Industry Yet?

Want to hear more on this topic? On March 11, join Vanessa Friedman, New York Times fashion director, and industry leaders like Olivier Rousteing and Pierpaolo Piccioli, as they debate how the industry can make real change. R.S.V.P. here. But There Is Still a Very Long Way to Go When it comes to the power […]

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The Gospel According to André: Amid an Eviction Dispute, the Fashion Legend Says He Is ‘Healthy in Mind and Spirit’—and Doesn’t Need Crowdfunding

André Leon Talley attends the Blue Jacket Fashion Show to benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation on February 05, 2020 in New York City.Photo: Craig Barritt (Getty Images) Ahh, fashion…one day you’re in, the next day you’re out—but for those concerned about André Leon Talley being thrown out of his longtime home in White Plains, N.Y., […]

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‘Rebirth of an Icon’: Ebony Magazine Set to Digitally Relaunch Today, No Plans for Print Just Yet

Screenshot: Ebony Magazine Homepage On Monday, Ebony Magazine relaunched in digital format and announced a subsequent panel discussion set to touch on all things new at the legendary magazine. Per The Chicago Tribune, the site will be completely ad-supported and updated with daily stories centering around Black news and culture. Freelance writers will be in […]

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Britney Spears and the Era of Celebrity Reappraisals

Such reappraisals have become common over the past several years. In the midst of #MeToo and a reckoning over racial injustice, people have begun to re-examine the art, music, monuments and characters on whom cultural significance has been placed. But this current wave revolves not around individuals so much as the machine that produced them: […]

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From Britney Spears to Janet Jackson, the Era of the Celebrity Reappraisal

Such reappraisals have become common over the past several years. In the midst of #MeToo and a reckoning over racial injustice, people have begun to re-examine the art, music, monuments and characters on whom cultural significance has been placed. But this current wave revolves not around individuals so much as the machine that produced them: […]

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The Empire of Ebony: Lisa Cortés to Direct Documentary on the Rise and Impact of the 1st Black Media Empire

A supporter holds up an issue Ebony magazine featuring Barack Obama before a speech at a campaign event billed as a town hall meeting August 19, 2008.Photo: Sara D. Davis/Getty Images (Getty Images) The first-ever Black media empire, Ebony, is getting its own documentary. Lisa Cortés (All In: The Fight For Democracy, The Apollo) will […]

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A Case of Bad Manors: André Leon Talley Embroiled in Eviction Battle

Screenshot: Ugg (YouTube) André Leon Talley has much to be proud of in his storied career: being mentored by legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, blazing a trail as one of the first Black talents on Vogue’s masthead, and being both a bestselling author (of 2020’s The Chiffon Trenches) and a bonafide fashion legend, garnering his […]

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After Going Virtual in 2020, Essence Festival Announces a ‘Hybrid’ Format for 2021

Kamala Harris speaks on stage at 2019 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola on July 06, 2019 in New Orleans, La.Photo: Paras Griffin (Getty Images) The Girls Trip must go on—primarily online. After a year of lockdowns, we could all use a getaway, and miss our yearly turn up sojourn to the world’s biggest, Blackest and […]

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‘Sorry, Britney’: Media Is Criticized for Past Coverage, and Some Own Up

Some are now asking for direct apologies from people who made jokes at Spears’s expense or interviewed her in ways now viewed as insensitive, sexist or simply unfair. On social media, there have been calls for apologies from prominent media figures, including Diane Sawyer, who, in a 2003 interview grilled Spears on what she might […]

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PageTurners: Where There Is Strength There Is Joy

The Gilded Ones; Between Two Kingdoms; DoppelgangbangerImage: Penguin Random House, Penguin Random House, Haymarket It’s Lit!It’s Lit!Where all things literary live at The Root Strength and joy go hand-in-hand, and this week’s literary releases beautifully celebrate both. In certain parts of the country, we’re knee-deep in snow and ice, and finding the strength to feel […]

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