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Julia Allison is a journalist, entrepreneur, public speaker, relationship expert, columnist for ELLE.com, star of BRAVO's "Miss Advised," Georgetown graduate & former WIRED cover girl. She's made hundreds of appearances on NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, CNN, MSNBC, VH1 & MTV, written for Newsweek, The Chicago Tribune, Cosmopolitan, New York magazine, Time Out New York and The New York Post & spoken at MIT, Wharton, Harvard on new media, personal branding, marketing & entrepreneurship.

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Q&A WITH ROCCO DISPIRITO – WE GRILL THE CELEBUCHEF ABOUT LOVE, LIFE AND (NOT) DOING IT ATOP THE PREP STATION



Q&A WITH ROCCO DISPIRITO – WE GRILL THE CELEBUCHEF ABOUT LOVE, LIFE AND (NOT) DOING IT ATOP THE PREP STATION
TIME OUT NEW YORK
OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 5, 2008
BY JULIA ALLISON

“Rocco’s in L.A. on Thursday, in Chicago on Friday, in New York on Saturday, then back in L.A. on Sunday,” his team explains to me.

“When will he return to New York?” I ask.

“We have no idea.”

This is the life of the Young Turk Celebrity Chef. Airline food (the irony!) and a lot of cameras.

When Union Pacific — the late Manhattan restaurant that made Rocco famous [read more...]

HOOKING UP WITH: PROFESSORS



HOOKING UP WITH: PROFESSORS
TIME OUT NEW YORK
OCTOBER 23-29, 2008
BY JULIA ALLISON
 

Professors’ wives may be the only segment of American society left untapped for the bright(ish) lights of reality-show infamy, but that doesn’t mean they’re not worthy. Joanne Rendell’s new novel, The Professors’ Wives’ Club, proves that the students aren’t the only ones steaming things up. Although a work of fiction, the book has been well researched: Rendell, 34, lives in a real NYU dorm and is herself a professor’s wife—her husband is a member of the faculty at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study.

Professors’ wives are [read more...]

HOOKING UP WITH: FIREMEN



HOOKING UP WITH: FIREMEN
TIME OUT NEW YORK
SEPTEMBER 19-25, 2008
BY JULIA ALLISON
 

The intense screeching from overly made-up girls pierces my ears as I walk into Turtle Bay, a red-lacquer divey bar on the corner of Second Avenue and 52nd Street. It’s the launch party for the City of the Brave Firefighters of NYC 2009 Calendar, and firemen—along with the women who love them—are densely packed, muscle to cleavage.

“Women come here to mingle with the men,” the PR rep explains to me as I swipe two calendars (one for the bathroom!). It does not disappoint: Each month [read more...]