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Rex Sorgatz

Trying really fucking hard to not be part of the problem.

nov 1
2008

The Affluencer: Zalaznick

The NYT Mag's cover story profile of Lauren Zalaznick -- president of Bravo, Oxygen and iVillage; producer of Kids and Swoon; another Brown semiotics grad; masstige's greatest impresario; and ultimately the person behind Top Chef, Pop-Up Video, Project Runway, and so forth -- is actually pretty fascinating. Snippets: "Like a softer version of its MTV cousin Beavis and Butt-head, Pop-Up Video was television that let the viewer enjoy the medium while also enabling him to feel a little bit superior to it." And: "Zalaznick's innovation was to make the actual narrative itself about people selling stuff, and buying it too"

3 comments

hey! are you a Brown semiotics grad?

posted by MHB at 1:10 PM on November 1, 2008

Nope, but I feel like everyone else is.

(I'm a philosophy/literature grad from a midwest state school.)

posted by Rex at 1:17 PM on November 1, 2008

lol, im not either, but my biz partner is, and yup i too keep meeting more...

posted by MHB at 2:55 PM on November 1, 2008




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