Interview (magazine)

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Interview
Interview (magazine cover).jpg
Categories Pop Culture
Frequency Monthly
Publisher Dan Ragone
First issue 1969
Company Brant Publications
Country United States
Based in New York, NY
Language English
Website interviewmagazine.com
ISSN 0149-8932

Interview is an American magazine which has the nickname "The Crystal Ball of Pop". It was founded in late 1969 by artist Andy Warhol. The magazine features intimate conversations between some of the world's biggest celebrities, artists, musicians, and creative thinkers. Interviews are usually unedited or edited in the eccentric fashion of Warhol's books and The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again.

History[edit]

Covers displayed in the Andy Warhol Museum.
Andy Warhol Period

In the early days, complimentary copies of Interview were often given away to the "in-crowd"; this was the start of the magazine's circulation.[citation needed] Toward the end of his life, as Warhol withdrew from everyday oversight of his magazine, a more conventional editorial style was introduced under editor Bob Colacello). However, Warhol continued to act as ambassador for the magazine, distributing issues in the street to passersby and creating ad hoc signing events on the streets of Manhattan, New York City.

Brant Publications Period

The magazine's format has remained consistent at 60% features and 40% glossy advertising. It has been published by Brant Publications, Inc since shortly after Warhol's death in 1987. It was helmed for 18 years by Ingrid Sischy, until she and Peter Brant's ex-wife Sandra became lovers and left the magazine, selling Ms. Brant's half-ownership stake in the parent company Brant Publications.[1] For a year and a half the magazine was in flux, edited by Christopher Bollen.[2]

2008 and Present

Interview "relaunched" under Co-Editorial Directors Fabien Baron and Glenn O'Brien in September 2008, with an iconic cover featuring Kate Moss. Stephen Mooallem and Christopher Bollen serve as the working editor-in-chief and editor-at-large, respectively. The publication's content can be found online and via an app, Other Edition, available on iTunes.

As of 2014, Fabien Baron is editorial director; Karl Templer is creative director; Keith Pollock is editor-in-chief. In December 2013, Stephen Mooallem left Interview to join Harper’s Bazaar as its executive editor.

In other media and popular culture[edit]

The magazine is featured in The CW's television series The Carrie Diaries, a prequel to HBO's Sex and the City. The protagonist, played by actress AnnaSophia Robb, vicariously explores New York City through the glamorous fashion editor of Interview, played by Freema Agyeman.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ingrid Sischy and Sandra Brant to Helm ‘Vanity Fair’ Abroad". New York Magazine. 17 March 2008. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Management Changes at Interview Magazine". The New York Times. 19 July 2009. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 

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