Brian Braiker

Pretty Tasty

'Adweek' explores the world of food styling—with a backstage pass to the 'Bon Appétit' test kitchen

Ever wondered how the dishes featured in food magazines always look so good? We did. So we asked Hunter Lewis, food editor at Bon Appétit, for a behind-the-scenes tour of…

A Plus-Sized Model Search Gets Punk'd

Tumblr tapped to parody American Apparel contest

When American Apparel launched its plus-sized model search (with the somewhat tone-deaf title “The Next BIG Thing”), it got more than it bargained for in Nancy Upton. A 24-year-old student with…

Data Points: What, Me Unplug?

Just two in five adults say they will vacation this summer

Turns out we're a nation of workaholics. Just 40 percent of American adults plan on taking a vacation this summer, and of those, nearly half say they will do some work.…

First Mover: Mark Whitaker

CNN’s new managing editor on the challenges facing cable news and weekly newsmagazines

How do you see your role at CNN? CNN has all these platforms: domestic, a robust international network, and we’re so strong on the Web. All of those parts of the…

The Murdoch Maelstrom Comes West

Did News Corp. properties break any U.S. laws?

Editors at the New York Post pulled junior staffers into two closed-door meetings on Tuesday and told them, "We have to be on our P's and Q's and not engage…

Advertisers Abandon 'News of the World'

Murdoch-owned paper charged with hacking missing girl's phone

Two businesses are reportedly reviewing their advertising relationships with the British tabloid News of the World in response to revelations that newspaper had hacked the cell phone of a missing…

'Village Voice' Avoids Strike

Staffers had planned a walkout over salary and benefits

The show will go on . . . for now. Village Voice staffers have reached a tentative agreement with management, staving off a threatened strike this weekend over salary cuts and declining…

Publications Experiment With Bundling

Charging a premium for digital and throwing in print for little or nothing

So much for giving it away for free online. Increasingly, publishers are charging premium prices for digital content and throwing in the print product at little or no additional cost, reports…

CNN Anchor Comes Out

Don Lemon reveals in an interview that he is gay

"Do I want to be 'the gay anchor'?" CNN weekend anchor Don Lemon asked a reporter rhetorically. "Why the hell not?" Lemon—a 45-year-old African-American Baton Rouge, La., native—revealed publicly for the first…

FriendFinder Gets No Love From Wall Street

Owner of Penthouse magazine has flaccid IPO

Despite offering some fairly steamy content, the company that owns Penthouse magazine failed to generate much heat at its initial public offering yesterday.  FriendFinder Network's stock opened at $10 a share…