When they're old enough, what will you tell your children about Nick Denton?
I won’t have to tell them anything. They’ll know all about him from the state-mandated History of Blogging curriculum. But on cold windy nights when spindly treelimbs claw the windowpanes and the eaves rattle and the rooftimbers creak with the passing of an age, I’ll gather them round the fire and spin dark tales of the days when posting quotas ruled the roost, when the couches were somehow overstuffed and uncomfortable and reeked of sexual violation, when I was driven from my warm blogger pajamas into the unforgiving streets of the Upper East Side to photograph dead men fallen from the sky, and how I failed, and how bad I felt about that failure, and how I felt bad about that feeling of badness, and how aren’t we all so much better here in our cabin in the mountains, and yet how it was no fault of that man’s we speak, because he was and is the man of the age, and it’s a lesson they had all best learn well, when they’re in school, so they should pay attention during that History of Blogging class because that is the history of America and
BlackBook is most pleased to announce that Joshua David Stein will be joining our team in February as our new editor in chief. Josh will take over editorial responsibility for the BlackBook brand across web, mobile, print, and any other yet-to-be-discovered media throughout the universe.
Josh comes to us most recently from Departures magazine, where he served as senior editor as well as overseeing their Black Ink premiere title. Otherwise, he has edited or contributed to Gilt Manual, Eater, Page Six, and Topic among many other venues, as well as editing Gawker and Gridskipper back in the day.
We expect great things from Josh and can’t wait for him to get started, so stay tuned and expect along with us.
that between her child- and adult-acting days, Anna Chlumsky worked as a Zagat fact checker? If that surprises you, it will surprise you even more that she ultimately "came to find this work unsatisfying." Hence Blood Car.