BURLINGTON, VT—Reports today have surfaced indicating that Trey Anastasio, lead guitarist for the band Phish, tested positive for human growth hormone and synthetic testosterone, as well as a fertility drug that acted as a masking agent, upwards of 30 times between 10/15/94 and 7/29/08. These reports cast a pallid and inglorious light on many key milestones and some of the most cherished moments in the frontman’s career, including the Salem Tweezer, the Bathtub Gin from Day 2 of the Great Went, and the now explainable one-hour Runaway Jim of 11/29/97.
The move marks a partial dismantling of Conde Nast’s strategy of creating web-only brands to house magazine content, such as Style.com, Epicurious.com and Concierge.com, and the realization that in many cases the best brand for the web is the one that’s been successful in print.
Both Details and GQ have branded sections within Men.Style.com, but Details Editor-in-chief Dan Peres said it’s been increasingly tough to run a magazine without the web.
"Our hands were tied in that we weren’t able to update the site more than once a month," he said. "Frankly, it’s been a bit of a weakness, so this is great news for us and our readers
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Andrea Kerr Redniss, managing director of digital for Optimedia, said GQ.com will be easier to justify in a media plan than Men.Style.com, just as Vogue.com would be more desirable than Style.com. Ms. Redniss recently looked at both as part of a campaign for L’Oreal designer fragrances.
“…as McNally passed by me, and we both said hello. I’m not sure what was said, exactly—he told me I’d done well to order the bone marrow. I think, while I intended to tell him how much I enjoyed the salad, I actually deciding complimenting him on a salad in a place devoted to steak would be trite, and that saying something about the steak would be cliché, and saying something nice about the tartare would be a lie, so I think I spat out something like “I enjoyed the ice cubes. And the drinks. The drinks are fantastic.””—Foster asks: Are Restaurants the New Nightlife? [AND HAS] An Existential Evening CRISIS at Minetta Tavern
The dunk-clown at My Lady of St. Carmel’s last night was so terrifying. His voice was a combination of Beetlejuice and Heath Ledger’s Joker. At one point he lit up a cigarette. He called small children fat. He was either a fireman or a cop or an evil carnie, but I like to believe he was just some former Lehman Brother’s associate who tells his wife he’s going to “therapy” every Tuesday night and then heads to the local county fair to taunt 10-year old boys. Lately, he spends more and more of his days thinking about how to torture and terrify children rather than focus on finding employment via Craigslist. I hate this guy.
"What the Power Grid has revealed to me, at least, is that a lot of people are hard to categorize," she told me via Gchat. "There are reporters who write columns, and columnists who do hard reporting. There are people who fit in a bunch of categories; there are people who don’t really fit into one (like, say, Gary Vaynerchuk). We launched it knowing it was a work in progress, and inviting people to write us with what we’ve missed or information that will be helpful. But that said, this was not thrown together willy-nilly….The tires were kicked hard on this thing."
Categorizing people in a well structured taxonomy is impressively difficult. The hardest part is keeping it dynamic and relevant. Upkeep ends up being a deathknell if you rely on deriving value from this kind of population segmentation curateditorially.
The Palins built their Lake Lucille house using Todd as the general contractor. Todd’s family owns a hardware and building supply business in Dillingham. He is no stranger to construction, or to rolling up his sleeves and doing work. The Palins used a combination of personal savings, equity from the sale of their prior home, and conventional bank financing to build the house—like millions of American families. The deeds of trust are recordable public records. Basic journalism and fact checking would confirm this.
“So how does YouTube bring in revenue? Well, it tries to sell advertisements alongside its videos. The problem is that the videos attracted by psychological Free—pirated material, cat videos, and other forms of user-generated content—are not the sort of thing that advertisers want to be associated with. In order to sell advertising, YouTube has had to buy the rights to professionally produced content, such as television shows and movies. Credit Suisse put the cost of those licenses in 2009 at roughly two hundred and sixty million dollars. For Anderson, YouTube illustrates the principle that Free removes the necessity of aesthetic judgment. (As he puts it, YouTube proves that “crap is in the eye of the beholder.”) But, in order to make money, YouTube has been obliged to pay for programs that aren’t crap. To recap: YouTube is a great example of Free, except that Free technology ends up not being Free because of the way consumers respond to Free, fatally compromising YouTube’s ability to make money around Free, and forcing it to retreat from the “abundance thinking” that lies at the heart of Free. Credit Suisse estimates that YouTube will lose close to half a billion dollars this year. If it were a bank, it would be eligible for TARP funds.”—Gladwell reviews Chris Anderson’s “Free: The Future of a Radical Price” (via)
The elephants — Bunny, 42, Susie, 46, and Minnie, 48 – will compete against Juliet Lee, 43, Gravy Brown, 30, and Patrick Bertoletti, 24. Collectively, the elephants weigh approximately 9 tons while the humans weigh just shy of 500 pounds.