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2009-11-27 07:50:00

A consortium of magazine publishers including Time Inc. and Cond© Nast plan to jointly build an online newsstand for publications in multiple digital formats, according to people with knowledge of the plans. The formation of a new company to run the online newsstand "” sometimes characterized as an "iTunes for magazines" "” may be announced in early December. Time, Cond© Nast, Hearst and Meredith all intend to be equity partners in the new company, although the deals...

2009-11-25 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- GQ recently launched its first iPhone app, a digital replica of the December 2009 "Men of the Year" issue, featuring Tom Brady, Clint Eastwood, Barack Obama, Chris Pine, and The 'Hangover' Guys: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis on five different covers. In addition to providing all content from the print issue, the app includes multimedia features such as behind-the-scenes video from GQ's December photoshoots, links to download recommended...

2009-10-05 14:50:15

Conde Nast Chief Executive Officer Charles Townsend said the high-end U.S. publisher would shelve four magazines and cut publication at a fifth. Townsend said Monday Conde Nast would close Gourmet magazine, Cookie, a parenting magazine, and two bridal magazines, Modern Bride and Elegant Bride. A third bridal magazine, Bride, will go from 12 releases a year to six. With the closures, hundreds of employees are expected to lose their jobs, the New York Post reported Monday. The publishing house...

2009-09-17 09:23:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. today announced expanded roles for Lora Gier, Renee Jordan and Amber Dunn in the newly formed U.S. Affinities under the leadership of Suzanne Grimes, President. In her new position as Vice President/Publisher of the Taste of Home and Home & Garden Media Group, Lora Gier will now oversee the Home & Garden Media Group in addition to Taste of Home. In the digital space, Renee Jordan, general manager of...

2009-09-14 08:54:00

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. (RDA), today announced a series of changes to its United States business organization designed to accelerate growth and efficiency. Suzanne Grimes, currently President, Food & Entertaining, was named President of a new division called "U.S. Affinities" that will comprise her present division plus the Home & Garden affinity. Alyce Alston, currently President, Home & Garden and Health...

2009-08-25 11:29:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Conde Nast Digital announced today that it has established a content distribution relationship with boxee, the first "social" media center. Beginning today, Wired.com and Style.com video content and Style.com photo slideshows will be available via boxee's interface. "Boxee is a unique platform for users in the living room to discover new content, and maintain a relationship with sites they already love," said Richard Glosser, Executive Director of...

2009-05-20 11:00:00

Best Restaurants in Chicago to Participate NEW YORK, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Conde Nast publications -- Cookie, the lifestyle magazine for the modern mom, and Gourmet, the magazine of good living -- jointly announced that they will host the second annual Kids' Restaurant Week in Chicago to celebrate the joys of eating out as a family. Pure Via, the all-natural, zero-calorie sweetener, sponsors this year's Kids' Restaurant Week. Carolyn Kremins, VP/publisher of Cookie, says, "Meals are...

2009-05-20 11:00:00

Best Restaurants in New York City to Participate NEW YORK, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Conde Nast publications -- Cookie, the lifestyle magazine for the modern mom, and Gourmet, the magazine of good living -- jointly announced that they will unveil the first-ever Kids' Restaurant Week in New York City to celebrate the joys of eating out as a family. Pure Via, the all-natural, zero-calorie sweetener sponsors this inaugural Kids' Restaurant Week. Carolyn Kremins, VP/publisher of Cookie,...

2009-05-13 10:00:00

June 13-21, 2009 Top Restaurants in DC to Participate in New Promotion Sponsored by Destination DC NEW YORK, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Conde Nast publications--Cookie, the lifestyle magazine for the modern mom, and Gourmet, the magazine of good living--jointly announced that they will unveil the first-ever Kids' Restaurant Week in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the joys of eating out as a family. Destination DC, the official convention and tourism corporation for the nation's capital, and...

2009-04-20 08:30:00

Las Vegas Travel Blog Chronicles the Latest News for Visitors to the Strip NEW YORK, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- VegasChatter.com debuted this week, the latest addition to SFO*Media and their network of travel blogs, including HotelChatter.com and Jaunted.com. VegasChatter is a daily user's guide to the ins and outs of Las Vegas. In the most populous American city founded in the 20th century, tourism, gaming, and conventions rule the day, and VegasChatter parses the hyperbole to make sure...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'