Nerve Media Kinda Launches Something and Celebrates With Too Little Absinthe

Slut Machine · 11/16/07 05:53PM

Last night the company formerly known as Nerve Media held a party held in the Nerve offices to celebrate the launch of a third online magazine and to unveil their new corporate name: Material Media. Great name for an online company, right? But while they were able to come up with a new name for their empire, they couldn't settle on one for their new green-lifestyle site. No name means no URL. And no URL means no real launch. The mock-ups projected on the wall looked kinda nice though. Nikola Tamindzic and I showed up for the free hooch and the rumored absinthe.

'House & Garden' Dead On The Vine After 106 Years

Maggie · 11/05/07 12:45PM

Conde Nast's House & Garden will publish its last issue in December, so sayeth Fishbowlny. Word is the fold came as a big surprise to staffers at the interior design mag, and there's no word yet on whether employees are getting the ax or being transferred elsewhere within the Condé Nast empire. But it looks like the "Grand Opening" of "The House & Garden Store" is more auction than enterprise. Conde bigwig Chuck Townsend reportedly gave a speech to the staff which was summarized by an attendee as such: "Sometimes the financial burden becomes too great for a small company to bear." We see!

Battle Of The Indie Girl Mags

Emily Gould · 06/12/07 01:28PM

"We've always thought we should save all our ire for corporate-controlled pap, rather than aiming it at our feminist comrades. But contentwise, these gals have recently sported some gnarly green between their teeth—er, pages," reads the introduction to an article in the Summer issue of Bitch magazine entitled "Et Tu, Bust?" Catfight alert! Wait... does saying stuff like "catfight alert" reify gender norms and undermine the possibility for serious discourse about dissent within the feminist movement? Or is it sometimes okay not to take everything feminism-related soooo damned seriously? This month, we read Bust and Bitch in search of the two independently published magazines' answers to those questions. Bitch's answers are: yes, no. Bust's answers are: no, and here is how to do your own highlights! Who will win? Hint: Not women.