• Magazines, Media

    The Binn Supremacy

    Jason Binn is a lot of things, the foremost being the owner of Niche Media, publisher of Gotham, Los Angeles Confidential, Capitol File, Hamptons, Boston Common, Aspen Peak, Mississippi Delta, Nodes of Scranton and other titles. The specific “Niche” is inanity, as Binn’s magazines cover the cavorting and consumption of the wealthy. Niche Media is […]

    / Jun 25, 2007 at 10:19 AM
  • Magazines, Private Equity

    Maxim makes room for squares

    Maxim, once the leader of the lad-mag genre for teens who hadn’t discovered the uncensored glory of the internets, is being kicked out of the cool kids table for good, to permanently sit with the squares. The New York Post reports that Dennis Group is selling Maxim, Stuff and Blender to Quadrangle for $250mm. Former […]

    / Jun 15, 2007 at 2:14 PM
  • Magazines

    Pecker blows up in response to giant arms

    It’s no surprise that Andy Roddick’s arms are not on the latest cover of Men’s Fitness (pictured). The resulting fallout has been plastered all over the internets since the cover came out a couple weeks ago. Roddick even jokes about the cover on his personal blog, exclaiming, “Little did I know I have 22-inch guns […]

    / May 29, 2007 at 1:53 PM
  • Magazines, Media

    Penthouse finally produces barely legal issue

    Penthouse International settled with the SEC yesterday, over charges of accounting fraud and financial reporting violations. Of course Penthouse settled without admitting any wrongdoing, like improperly booking a $1 million payment from a Web site management agreement as revenue or changing a quarterly loss to a net profit in the 2003 first quarter 10-Q. Penthouse […]

    / May 11, 2007 at 11:39 AM
  • Magazines

    Burkle Looks to Shape AMI, perhaps Flex

    When he isn’t corrupting the nation’s youth (the 27 year-old mayor of Pittsburgh) or jetting around with Bill Clinton on “Ron Air,” supermarket billionaire Ron Burkle is trying to snag up magazine distributors. The latest target in his crosshairs is American Media Inc (AMI), the struggling magazine publisher of Star, National Enquirer and a whole […]

    / May 3, 2007 at 9:30 AM

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