Monday, October 17th, 2011

Peter Kaplan on Jill Abramson

“Jill always had a swagger. It was as if she were in a romantic comedy. She had the same feeling that Rosalind conveys in 'As You Like It.’ In the last act, everything would work out. She wasn’t like the other girls at Harvard. Most of my crowd were either wonks or tough feminists who would chew your balls off. But Jill was the witty cosmopolitan who gave running commentary that was like a voice-over narration from a Billy Wilder movie."
Fairchild fashion group honcho Peter Kaplan assesses New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson in today's New Yorker.

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RonMwangaguhung (#3,697)

While reading this post I suggest the gentle reader listen to a lush, grandiose tango, ideally orchestrated by one of the more reputable big bands of that era (Averted Gaze).

City_Dater (#2,500)

No doubt it's generational and he truly means it as a compliment, but being summed up as a non-threatening, ladylike, drag king is hardly flattering.

ericdeamer (#945)

This guy.

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