In your spirited Wednesday media column: George Stephanopoulos should listen to his kids, Conde Nast forswears frequency cuts, France has a wacky newspaper scheme, and we have the menu for GQ's dinner tonight.
"DC Journos Talk Halloween Costumes." Fantastic. George Stephanopoulos says his daughters "are pushing for me to be a pizza deliveryman!" They weren't talking about Halloween, dude.
John Koblin says that Conde Nast has no plans to reduce the frequency of any of its monthly magazines. Good news for magazines still publishing, and the staffers still employed at those magazines.
France! Look what they're doing there: Giving free yearlong newspaper subscriptions to 18-24 year olds. Maybe French papers will learn from the USA by hiring a bunch of consultants to come in and retool their papers until they appear indistinguishable from US Weekly in order to appeal to these valuable younger readers. It worked for us!
A tipster has sent us the menu for tonight's "GQ dinner." (What dinner? We're not sure. Let us know). Here it is:
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
The Edison Ballroom
228 West 47th Street, New York City
OVANDO, New York City
Arugula, Endive and Radicchio Salad with Shaved Parmesan
Miso glazed Bronzino with Parmesan Risotto Cake
Grilled Filet Mignon with Grilled Asparagus and Scallop Potatoes
Recommended pairing: Stella Artois
Passed at Ketel One vodka After Party
A mix of mini cannolis, petit fours, fruit tarts