Male viewers whose tastes run more sophisticated than gaming and wrestling can take heart: Hearst's Esquire magazine is getting together with NBCUniversal to launch the Esquire Network for intelligent and stylish men.
Laverne Cox hosts 'The T Word,' a documentary about transgender youth in America
Avery Grey — a transgender woman from Long Island City who began identifying as female at 15 — was often discriminated against when she tried applying for jobs or went shopping when she started transitioning.
How Andreja Pejić Fashioned Her Own Version Of Womanhood
When she was 13 years old, Andreja Pejić googled the word "transitioning." Puberty was approaching, and she was loathe to see her body grow into something even further away from what she wanted to see in the mirror. Google helped her find the answers she needed. "I discovered it was a national community, and there were doctors, and medical help. It wasn't something 'freaky' or 'bizarre'; there was a system." She describes herself as a "geeky boy" eager to become physically female.
A Model’s Life, Chapter 2
Andreja Pejic, who stands 6-foot-1 in stocking feet, and a good deal taller than that in heels, looks every bit the model. She is possessed of bottle-blond hair that falls past her shoulders, full lips, a wasp waist and a pair of Cindy Crawford beauty marks just north of her upper lip. (Even Ms. Crawford has only one.)
How New York Magazine's Approval Matrix Went From The Back Page To TV
If the last page of a magazine is supposed to be a good-bye, then New York Magazine's Approval Matrix is a smack and a kiss at the same time.
New York Magazine's Approval Matrix Is Now a TV Show Hosted by Neal Brennan
The Approval Matrix, New York magazine’s weekly guide to cultural phenomena, is a systematic but lighthearted way of judging specific people, places and things in the news, such as Pharrell’s hat at the Grammy’s. Sundance TV’s new talk show adaptation takes the concept and makes it broader, looking at issues like whether political correctness is helping or hurting the public, or “has technology made us the worst people of society?”
Pop Culture on a Grid. Despicable. Brilliant.
“The Approval Matrix” is inspired by the back page of New York magazine, one of the better recurring magazine conceits of the last decade — a grid on which pieces of cultural effluvia are plotted according to their quality (Brilliant versus Despicable) and their smarts (Highbrow versus Lowbrow).
APME Announces Award Winners
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's investigation of delays in newborn screening programs captured top honors in the annual Associated Press Media Editors’ Journalism Excellence Awards.
Lifetime Orders Teen Fashion Competition 'Threads' From 'Project Runway' Producers
Lifetime is expanding its foothold on unscripted programming with four series orders: two docuseries, one reality competition from Project Runway producers and one makeover show.
New York Magazine’s Approval Matrix Will Be a Neal Brennan–Hosted Sundance Show
With every new issue of New York Magazine, the first thing I do is turn to the back page and read the Approval Matrix to find out what’s highbrow, lowbrow, brilliant, and despicable that week. Maybe you do too. And why not?
'Orange Is the New Black' Star Teams With MTV, Logo for 'Trans Teen' Doc
The transgender Orange Is the New Black actress has partnered with MTV and Logo on a forthcoming hourlong documentary, Trans Teen: The Documentary, that will air simultaneously on both Viacom-owned networks in the fall. With Cox hosting, the doc will take viewers inside the lives of four trans youths ranging in age from 14 to 24.