TALK REDUX (1): Talk magazine may have gone the way of many other high-profile synergy strategies, but with a little luck — and a little bit of money coming from (fill in the blank if you know who it is) — more staffers are being reunited.
The latest Talk-ers to sign up at Maer Roshan’s Radar are Dina Wise and Jill Swid, who became the entertainment and fashion editors, respectively. They join former Talk senior editor Andrew Lee, who is Radar’s deputy editor, and Talk photo director Bradley Young, who joined Radar in the same capacity. Representing the similarly deceased Brill’s Content is Hanya Yanagihara, Radar’s new senior features editor. And Alexandra Marshall, a contributor to many living magazines, is now an editor at large….Meanwhile, over at New York Magazine, Roshan’s position as deputy editor has, after more than two years, been filled. Joining the staff is Jon Gluck, who had been the editor in chief at another struggling boom year start up, JD Jungle, a service magazine for law school students and junior law school students. And Deborah Schoeneman, a reporter for The New York Post, has joined as a staff writer working under Marc Malkin on the Intelligencer section.
— Greg Lindsay and Jacob Bernstein
TALK REDUX (2): As Talk staffers move on, Harvey Weinstein seems to get further under the covers with his former competition at Condé Nast. Just weeks after hosting a party with Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour, the Miramax honcho is cohosting the Golden Globes party (held with Talk in 2002) with Condé Nast’s Glamour at Trader Vics. Perhaps they’ll fill the goody bag with issues of Vanity Fair, where Miramax starlets have appeared on the cover for the last three months in a row.
TALK REDUX (3) — ITS FORMER EDITOR’S HUSBAND: The talk in the publishing world Thursday might have been about the firing of Random House Trade President Anne Godoff, but over at Time Inc., the buzz was about Harry Evans, who’d been spotted entering and exiting the building in his dapper Harry-esque suits over the course of the last week.
So what is Evans doing over there? Working on a book. Sometimes. “I’m in the building some, but I still spend most of my time out of there,” he said in a phone interview Thursday. “The book is called ‘They Made America.’ It’s about the innovators who transformed America. The important thing is that the Sloan Foundation is backing it and they’re a very prestigious foundation.”
The book, which will be released in 2004, also will be televised as a four-part series for PBS, Evans said. Working with him on the project is Gail Buckland, the respected photo historian from the Cooper Hewitt museum. The book will feature hundreds of illustrations.
“I’m following America all the way from Colonial America, asking how the U.S. became the powerhouse of the world.” Evans said that the book and series will conclude with profiles of players in the Internet age. Which ones are left?
P.S. Is it in the stars? Last year on this Friday, Talk folded.