For those of us who thought The New Yorker was "over" when Ross died, Publisher David Carey says the grand old weekly's circ now tops 900,000, "highest in its history." Circulation rose 7.8% during this year's first half. Gin all around for the Algonquin Round Table! But cut off Thurber, he's blind already.
Two-year old Dwell mag (it's in San Francisco) named Michaela O'Connor Abrams president-publisher and Allison Arieff editor in chief.
Bill Wackermann of Fairchild's Details says September, with 165 ad pages, is the title's biggest ever. Circ is up, too, by 3.8%. And this baby was just about out of business a year or two back.
Food & Wine preens. It claims to be the only mag in epicurean up in circulation Jan.-Aug. this year over last, at 2% ahead or 718,000 copies.
Martha Nelson filled new post of creative director for People with Rina Migliaccio, who used to be with Talk and worked on prototype of Maer Roshan's upcoming Radar.
Sport Fishing of Winter Park, Fla., issued its latest report on whether congressmen are good or bad for the sport. Four got "D's" but only Billy Tauzin of Louisiana, a Republican, flunked completely.