Quintessentially Magazine – I Adore NY: Meghan Asha & Julia Allison On All the Skinny
JA: Is there anything more New York than the Four Seasons? I had one of my best ever dates here. He bought me the cotton candy- so romantic!
MA: Where else do you eat?
JA: The Waverly Inn. I’m obsessed with it, although I realize it’s not cool to be obsessed with something so trendy. Small, amazing West Village atmosphere. There’s an understated class and air about it. But its still homey. I go once every couple of weeks. The maitre’d there, Larry, is [read more...]
November 2008 – Elle UK
By David Sarno & Maria Russo
Over the last half-decade, enterprising Web auteurs have created — and we’re ballparking, but this feels right — hundreds of original Internet TV series. There are production companies that churn them out, websites that warehouse them, and vast armies of amateurs who own a camera and aren’t afraid to use it. But from that crowded landscape of Web TV shows, who among us can name more than, we don’t know, two? Even the standouts — “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog,” “Pink,” “You Suck at Photoshop” — fade quick: When [read more...]
The tech magazine’s August issue sold about 103,000 copies on the newsstand, according to numbers filed with ABC Rapid Report. That makes it the second-biggest seller of the year, after the April issue, which featured a cover story about every tech obsessive’s favorite topic, Apple, and sold 105,000 newsstand copies.
In fact, since 2000, only two other issues have sold more on the newsstand: February 2007, which featured “PC Guy” John Hodgman on the cover, and August 2006, [read more...]
Julia Allison talks to PRWeek about the tricky business of being a Web celebrity in the age of personality journalism.
PRWeek: Your Wired Magazine cover generated a lot of controversy. What are your thoughts on being the poster child for Internet celebrity?
Julia Allison: It was a great to be a part of that. But … my true goal was never fame. I wanted two things: for editors to publish my work and for people to read my work. I think the piece may have [made it look] like I wanted to be [read more...]
I am five minutes late to catch Julia Allison’s latest publicity stunt — literally five minutes — but I can see from two blocks away that she has already drawn a crowd. There she is, at the epicenter of Times Square. About a dozen tourists surround her, and more join every minute. All around them, theater marquees and building-sized billboards jostle for attention, but they are no match for Allison.
She has asked a few friends to join her this afternoon — former hedge-fund analyst Meghan Asha, handbag designer Mary Rambin, and Randi Zuckerberg, the sister of [read more...]