NEW YORK — The most pugnacious editor’s letter page, hands down, belongs to Greg Gutfeld, editor in chief of Stuff magazine, which has a 1.1 million circulation. Gutfeld — who boasted, "I use my magazine for revenge," in his July...
NEW YORK — The most pugnacious editor’s letter page, hands down, belongs to Greg Gutfeld, editor in chief of Stuff magazine, which has a 1.1 million circulation. Gutfeld — who boasted, "I use my magazine for revenge," in his July editor’s letter — has introduced a new sidebar on his August letter page called the "Stuff Summary," where he takes jabs at his colleagues in the media world.The debut item is a cartoon mockery of Ken Auletta’s interview with New York Times executive editor Howell Raines, which ran in the June 10 issue of the New Yorker. In Gutfeld’s rendition, Auletta rains a deluge of praise on Raines, who simply grunts assent to each flattering remark. The two media honchos, rendered in the comic strip as fat, bald men, then cuddle up together on the beach to watch the sunset in nothing but their Speedos. "We wanted the cartoon to express a central truth about the New Yorker article — basically that it was an act of total brown-nosing on Auletta’s part," Gutfeld told WWD. "Everyone I know who read that New Yorker piece was like, ‘Why do I feel so dirty?’ And the answer is because it reeks of influence peddling."Gutfeld then launched into a characteristic Dennis Publishing rant against the Media Establishment. "That New Yorker piece typifies what you find in these older magazines, where people just pat each other on the back endlessly." Gutfeld is planning at least three more installments of the "Stuff Summary," where he will take aim at other articles that sickened him. "I’ll definitely be addressing that pretentious Vanity Fair profile of Benjamin Bratt," he warned.Gutfeld claimed to have "no clue" whether Raines or Auletta read his poisoned-pen comic. "If Howell Raines knew about Stuff, it would no longer be cool to work for Stuff. As for the New Yorker, I don’t ever want to work at Condé Nast, and they don’t want me either. Basically, we’re just doing this because it makes us feel good." Auletta claimed no knowledge of Gutfeld’s stunt until told of it. Upon reading the comic, Auletta said: "I’m glad the guy has a day job as a writer/editor, because he’s not about to put comic artists out of work anytime soon. I thought it was kind of lame — I wanted it to be funnier."Rebel that he is, Gutfeld still didn’t go quite as far as he would have liked. "In the original version, both Raines and Auletta were naked."
“I grew up in New York but I hadn’t really experienced the city in any type of touristy way…This was probably the first museum I really explored and took the time to see,” said @haileybaldwin of the @whitneymuseum. On Tuesday night, Baldwin was joined by Jemima Kirke and more at the annual Whitney Museum Gala and Studio Party, which honored Lorna Simpson, Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo and Beth Rudin DeWoody. See more photos on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
Displayed starting this week at the @fashiontextilemuseum: An exhibition on designer @orlakiely titled “Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern,” which spans two decades and contains more than 150 pieces. “I want people to come away loving pattern and print. It’s something that makes you feel so good,” said the designer during a preview of the exhibit. Also on show are mood boards, samples, sketches and more. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @dsquared2 signs fragrance licensing agreement with Euroitalia, with the first effort of the new partnership being unveiled in September. The brand will launch two scents – one for men and one for women – in Italy. Read our interview with designer Dean and Dan Caten on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@louisvuitton has officially renewed Nicolas Ghesquière’s contract as artistic director of women's collections. "I am very pleased to open the next chapter of the story I started with Louis Vuitton almost 5 years ago," said Ghesquière, who first signed on to design the French luxury brand's women's line in 2013. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
“I learned then and there that I had to figure out a way in life to maintain and preserve my sense of pride when I felt good about what I did or what I represented or created,” said @saintrecords on how being bullied for wearing capri pants inspired her to be the artist she is today. Knowles was at the 70th Parsons Benefit last night where she outbid the room for a Dapper Dan customized @gucci experience. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“There’s this amazing braintrust of people who know the whole universe so well. So we talked to them and they gave us more input,” said actor Alden Ehrenreich on playing the young Han Solo in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The cast was at NYC’s SVA Theatre last night for an advanced screening of the film, which hits theaters this week. #wwdeye #starwars #hansolo (📷: @aurorarosedecrosta)
@asaprocky spent nearly two hours in a Plexiglas box Sunday night at @sothebys putting himself through a series of “tests” to demonstrate the process of completing his new album called “Testing.” Get all the details and see all the pictures on WWD.com. #wwdeye
“I’ve struggled my whole life to find a bathing suit that fits me that doesn’t look like a maternity bra. I’m proud of the line because it’s an accurate representation of me rather than me putting on someone else’s clothes,” says @atlantabean of her swimwear collaboration with @piaarrobio, LPA X ATL. The two decided on a swimwear collab and increased the industry standard size for the pieces. Read more about the line — and our interview with de Cadenet Taylor and Arrobio — on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Dan Doperalski)