Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Spiers Pulls a Sohn: Elizabeth Spiers gawks no more. Her much discussed vacation at New York magazine has turned into a full-time position, and our six times daily lessons in Spite & Irony will now be taught by the substitute, Choire Sicha.

What to expect? Less Vincent Gallo, more gratuitous Hilton bashing. Less of Spiers's wide-eyed New York as an alien planet, more of Sicha's knowing New York as the entire planet. Even less of real-estate and finance, and even more of star mapping. Probably no Christopher Hitchens or Gogol Bordello at all.

In retrospect, the clearest sign that this was coming was that Gawker publisher Nick Denton told Spiers to take the job at New York.