No flies on Vogue either. Tom Florio writes the June issue will carry 155 ad pages, "Second largest June in the magazine's history." First half pages were up 78 pages (6.5%). The news? Their first rate base increase in 14 years, going from 1.1 mil to 1.15 million in August, which will still deliver a nice bonus.
Freedom of the Press? Helluva note in The New York Times "Boldface Names" column by Joyce Wadler. At a fund-raising public event, an Asia Society Gala in a Manhattan restaurant, reporter Joyce recounts what happened when she cornered Bill Clinton and as they talked, took notes. An S.S. man broke in. "You cannot report on Mr. Clinton's conversation." Said the former prez, "It's O.K." I realize ex-presidents rate S.S. protection but where does an agent get off stopping a reporter from the Times from taking notes?
Disney Adventures polled kids for their "best book" awards. The entire "Harry Potter" oeuvre won for "best book of all time." "The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby" won for the year and for "best humor."
There's a handsome new mag, Western Interiors and Design, out of Jackson Hole, Wyo., edited by Michael Wollaeger. The publisher's Debra Brandt, CEO is Carol Decker.