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Gwyneth Paltrow Rejected by Yahoo for Lack of College Degree

Gwyneth Paltrow was reportedly rejected from a contributing editor position at Yahoo Food as she does not have a college degree, according to a new piece in the New York Times Magazine. Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer allegedly “disapproved of the fact that Paltrow did not graduate college. “Mayer, who habitually asked deputies where they attended [...]


Recommended reading: A profile of Laura Hillenbrand and the effects of chronic fatigue syndrome on her writing in The New York Times Magazine, just in time for the release of the film adaptation of Unbroken.

Why Is Yahoo Still So Bad At The Basics?

I’m reluctant to cite what I’m about to cite. It’s scathing. It’s scurrilous. It’s caustic criticism that seems often overblown and, in some cases, deliberately devoid of context. It’s the New York Times Magazine‘s condensation of Nicholas Carlson’s book about Marissa Mayer, which is clearly an attempt to do to her what Hatching Twitter did to… Read More

Suggestion for writers: Don’t even think about what the comments might be

I’m surprised any journalist would take what commenters might say into consideration when writing a story or blog post. But veteran editor Jane Pratt tells the New York Times Magazine: I talk to my [xoJane] editors and writers a lot about how easy it is to get caught up in thinking about what the comments … Read More

Joel Lovell Departs New York Times

Joel Lovell is leaving The New York Times to join This American Life and digital media company Atavist. Lovell had served as deputy editor of The New York Times Magazine and most recently worked in the Times newsroom on special projects. Lovell...Show More Summary

Marissa Mayer Refused To Hire Gwyneth Paltrow Because She Doesn't Have A College Degree (YHOO)

Wednesday morning, The New York Times Magazine published a long adaptation of a book called "Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!" (Disclosure: the author of this post wrote both.) The Times story points out an interesting contradiction in Mayer. Show More Summary

Yahoo Shareholders Are Making Spreadsheets To Convince Marissa Mayer To Sell Yahoo To AOL (YHOO, AOL)

This morning, the New York Times Magazine published a long adaptation of a book called "Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!" (Disclosure: the author of this post wrote both.) Buried at the bottom of the Times story, there's this...Show More Summary

Kiss This

Hey, want to see two hot ladies make out? No, not like that. This is serious. This is for JOURNALISM! The New York Times magazine gathered 18 actors together to share 9 kisses in celebrations of…of, please, like you need a reason. You’ve...Show More Summary

Rosario Dawson and Jenny Slate's Adorable Kiss!

2 weeks agoLGBT / Lesbian :

Rosario Dawson and Jenny are selected by The New York Times Magazine as this year's notable actors. They celebrate by kissing. read more

NYT Films Great Actors Kissing For Some Reason (We're Not Complaining)

The New York Times Magazine knows how much the Internet is into random strangers kissing, so the publication recruited 18 actors, most of whom didn't know each other, to kiss each other in dramatic, slow motion fashion. The results are silly, stunning and sometimes sexy. Read more...

‘Ave Maria’: Frank O’Hara at the Movies

According to Locus Solus, there’s a nice reference to the Frank O’Hara poem, “Ave Maria,” in A.O. Scott’s article about kissing at the movies. The article appears in this Sunday’s New York Times Magazine. Here’s a preview via Locus Solus: In his article “A Brief History of Kissing in Movies” in this upcoming Sunday’s New [...]

Which New York Times Magazine Kissing Couple is Your Favorite?

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

Thanks to another well conceived, well shot and exceedingly well cast New York Times Magazine interactive feature, our headline is a question we imagine many more will be asking. All thanks to “9 Kisses,” the publication’s A-list riff...Show More Summary

Watch: Chadwick Boseman Slobs Down Kristen Stewart, Rosario Dawson Gets In Lady Lip-Lock For NYT Magazine [VIDEO]

This is…random. Notable Actors Share Kisses In Short Films For New York Times Magazine Nine possible Oscar contenders The video project includes notable actors in unexpected pairings, including Reese Witherspoon, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Kristen Stewart, GuGu Mbatha-Raw, Rosario

Kristen Stewart Attacks Chadwick Boseman For a Kiss - Watch Now!

Kristen Stewart leans in to kiss Chadwick Boseman for The New York Times Magazine – Great Performers Issue, which includes other well-known performers sharing kisses! For the kissing shoot, the 24-year-old actress attacks the 38-year-old actor while he is showcasing his guitar skills on stage. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kristen Stewart Others [...]

Watch the Year’s Best Actors Kiss Because the New York Times Asked Them To 

Every publication has its own end-of-year traditions. But the New York Times Magazine has a particularly strange one: honoring the year’s best actors by casting them in seemingly random videos that tell us little about their actual talents. Show More Summary

Benedict Cumberbatch & Reese Witherspoon Make Out in a Hot Video - Watch Now!

Reese Witherspoon and Benedict Cumberbatch share a passionate kiss for The New York Times Magazine – Great Performers Issue, which features great performers sharing kisses! Even better – each kiss was filmed in a dramatic way, and Benedict and Reese‘s is amazing. Benedict plays a masked man who seems to have lost Reese. She looks [...]

Watch Jenny Slate And Rosario Dawson Share The Perfect New Year's Kiss

New York Times Magazine recruited 18 of the year's most notable starts to participate in its annual special, "Great Performers." This year's interactive features nine short films, directed by Elaine Constantine, about a single kiss. A masked Benedict Cumberbatch kisses Reese Witherspoon. Show More Summary

Mark Leibovich Is Here to Talk Politics, Media, and DC Villainy

Mark Leibovich, a national correspondent for the New York Times Magazine, is one of the few prominent "mainstream" political reporters who does not make you despair for journalism. He's zesty! And he's here now to answer your question on Washington, politics, power, and his new book. Read more...

Jessica Lustig named deputy editor at NYT Mag

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

New York Times staff editor Jessica Lustig will be a deputy editor at The New York Times Magazine, according to a staff memo from Jake Silverstein, the magazine’s editor-in-chief. Lustig, who currently works for The New York Times Op-Ed/Sunday...Show More Summary

The true heroes of science aren't always the people we remember.

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The true heroes of science aren't always the people we remember. Over at the New York Times Magazine, Veronique Greenwood has a beautiful, fascinating essay about her great-great aunt, who worked with Marie Curie and discovered the element Francium. The story of her mostly-forgotten life in science is a must-read. Read more...

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