Child parcels out its annual awards Nov. 10 at the Harmonie Club in NYC. Calvin Trillin, Ken Burns, and Rosanne Cash are presenters, and best-selling author Judy Blume one of the honorees.
Tonight Elle Decor salutes international design at Christie's Gallery 1 in Rockefeller Center. Presiding are Publisher Tracy Gavant and Editor Margaret Russell.
Rodale just sent me a copy of their brand new mag, Women's Health; editor is Kristina M. Johnson, with the very healthy looking Holly Beck on the cover.
A rare treat for New York theatergoers. The Abbey Theatre is in from Dublin with its staging of the J.M. Synge classic, "The Playboy of the Western World," Oct. 26-31 at NYU's Skirball Center. When "Playboy" opened in 1907 Dublin, the mob stormed the stage and both playwright and actors were threatened.
Effective with the November issue, "there's been some changes made" at More magazine, new logo, new fonts, new sections. Editor Peggy Northrop thinks they'll be delivering "a more refreshing rendition of the popular monthly targeting women in their 40s." Launched five years ago by Myrna Blyth with a circ of 320,000, it now sells more than a million copies and ad pages year to date are up 12% on top of last year's 33% increase.
Catholic Digest has a new end-of-book columnist, Susan Konig. She writes weekly for National Review Online, was a New York Post columnist, and St. Martin's Press will publish her first book next Mother's Day. Oh, yeah, she's the mom of my three grandchildren.