Bros Editing Bros

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You know who really doesn’t get enough attention these days? Dudes. And you know what’s really noteworthy and unusual? The fact that dudes (and mostly white dudes, weird) edit most of the major magazines and newspapers in the United States. Glad Women’s Wear Daily is on top of it.

NEW YORK — A few weeks ago, Bon Appétit editor in chief Adam Rapoport and New York Times Magazine editor Hugo Lindgren went out to dinner at Veritas with Times food critic Sam Sifton and Random House editor Andy Ward. It was, in Rapoport’s words, a “very dude dinner.”

Once the waitress came around to take drink orders, Lindgren made the great faux pas of ordering a sparkling wine.

“I was like ‘Dude! What? You want a sparkler?’” said Rapoport.

Sh-t talk began. The other dudes had ordered vodka and bourbons.

Sparkling wine?! Haha. It’s just more interesting from there.

God bless Ann Friedman for giving us the lady version.

9 comments for “Bros Editing Bros

  1. gretel
    May 18, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    More like dud-itors.

    Bah-dum-dum.

  2. samanthab
    May 18, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Apparently Adam Moss was not a dude when he was the NYT mag editor? I guess “dude” is code for “straight dude” in the WWD world? Women’s Wear Daily, every “dude’s” bible for the policing of masculinity.

  3. Tawny
    May 18, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    “…meet the dudeitors”

    #andthat’swhenIclickedclosetab

  4. May 18, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Dude is a four letter word in my book.

  5. preying mantis
    May 18, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    I feel weird seeing guys who look like they’re in their 50s tagging themselves as “dudes.” It’s like, dude, for reals?

  6. konkonsn
    May 18, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    I was going to play a drinking game where I drink every time “bro” and “dude” are uncomfortably fitted into a sentence or tagged onto a word and made me feel embarrassed for the author – sort of like when you’re 16 and your Dad says, “That’s da bomb!” – but I have a low tolerance for alcohol and passed out at the title.

  7. Tessa
    May 19, 2011 at 7:15 am

    Thank you for posting that picture. There are not enough jpgs of Saved By the Bell in my life right now. :)

  8. Jim
    May 19, 2011 at 10:56 am

    preying mantis: I feel weird seeing guys who look like they’re in their 50s tagging themselves as “dudes.” It’s like, dude, for reals?

    Quoted for agreement, coming from a GUY in his 50’s. It’s pretty sad, isn’t it? “Dude” is the male version of dressing 30 years too young.

  9. Matthew Jameson
    May 21, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Comrade Kevin:
    Dude is a four letter word in my book.

    Why?

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