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Spy magazine was founded in 1986 by Kurt Andersen and E. Graydon Carter. It briefly ceased publication in 1994, returned, and finally died in 1998. In its later incarnations it was edited by Tony Hendra and later Bruno Maddox. It was named for the gossip magazine in the film The Philadelphia Story. 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kurt Andersen Kurt Andersen (born 1954- in Omaha, Nebraska), co-founded Spy magazine with E. Graydon Carter. ... Edward Graydon Carter is the editor of Vanity Fair. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Tony Hendra is an English satirist and writer, who has worked mostly in the United States. ... The Philadelphia Story is a 1940 romantic screwball comedy starring James Stewart, Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. ...


Primarily a humor magazine, but also featuring some more serious investigative journalism, the New York-based Spy was modeled loosely on the British magazine Private Eye. It specialized in intelligent, thoroughly researched, highly irreverent pieces targeting the American media and entertainment industries. Some of its features attempted to present the darker side of celebrities such as Arnold Schwarzenegger (printing a nude photo of him and a picture of his father's Nazi party membership card), John F. Kennedy, Jr., Martha Stewart, and the magazine's nemesis, property investor Donald Trump, who was repeatedly described as the "short fingered vulgarian." The magazine also ran unflattering photographs and articles about Ivana Trump. The magazine was famous in its use of several lawyers to vet such potentially libelous material, but by making enemies in the entertainment business it scared away advertisers. New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the United States, the most densely populated major city in North America, and is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture. ... Private eye may mean: Look up Private eye on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Private Eye a fortnightly British satirical magazine-newspaper, edited by Ian Hislop (as of 2005) A private investigator, a private detective for hire (see also crime fiction and detective fiction) Private Eye, a song by Alkaline Trio... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (born July 30, 1947 in Thal, Styria, Austria) is an Austrian-American actor, Republican politician, bodybuilder, and businessman, currently serving as the 38th Governor of California. ... The Nazi swastika symbol The National Socialist German Workers Party ( German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei), better known as the NSDAP or the Nazi Party was a political party that was led to power in Germany by Adolf Hitler in 1933. ... John F. Kennedy, Jr. ... Martha Stewart Martha Stewart (born August 3, 1941) is a television and magazine personality known for her cooking, gardening, etiquette, and arts and crafts projects, and as a general lifestyle guide and homemaker. ... Donald Trump on NBCs The Apprentice Donald John Trump, Sr. ... Ivana Marie Zelnickova Winkmayr (born February 20, 1949), a former New York fashion model who had been an alternate on the 1968 Czech Olympic Ski Team is better known as Ivana Trump. ... In English and American law, and systems based on them, libel and slander are two forms of defamation (or defamation of character), which is the tort or delict of making a false statement of fact that injures someones reputation. ...

The nude shot of Schwarzenegger published by Spy Magazine.
The nude shot of Schwarzenegger published by Spy Magazine.

Spy was also noteworthy for its innovative, classically influenced typography and pioneering use of desktop publishing software at a magazine. Image File history File links Earlybodybuildingportraitofarny. ... Image File history File links Earlybodybuildingportraitofarny. ... Typographic work Typography (from the Greek words typos = form and grapho = write) is the art and technique of selecting and arranging type styles, point sizes, line lengths, line leading, character spacing, and word spacing for typeset applications. ... Desktop publishing, or DTP, is the process of editing and layout of printed material intended for publication, such as books, magazines, and brochures, using a personal computer. ...


Imitating Private Eye, it featured a "Separated At Birth?" column, in which resemblances between celebrities are displayed in side-by-side photographs. Private eye may mean: Look up Private eye on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Private Eye a fortnightly British satirical magazine-newspaper, edited by Ian Hislop (as of 2005) A private investigator, a private detective for hire (see also crime fiction and detective fiction) Private Eye, a song by Alkaline Trio...


Books

  • Separated at Birth? (1988, ISBN 0385247443): A collection of photos from "Separated at Birth?"
  • Spy Magazine Presents The Warhol Diaries Index (1989)
  • Private Lives of Public Figures (Drew Friedman, cartoons from Spy, 1990)
  • Spy Notes on McInerney's "Bright Lights, Big City/Janowitz's "Slaves of New York"/Ellis's "Less Than Zero" and All Those Other Hip Urban Novels of the 1980s (1989, ISBN 0385247451): A Cliffs Notes-style look at the literature of the eighties
  • Separated at Birth? 2: The Saga Continues (1990, ISBN 0385410999)
  • Spy High (1992)
  • Spy: The Funny Years (2005, ISBN 1401352391)

Drew Friedman is a cartoonist known for his stippling-like style of caricature. ... Jay McInerney (born 1955) is an American writer. ... Tama Janowitz (born April 12, 1957) is a U.S. novelist and short story writer. ... Bret Easton Ellis Bret Easton Ellis (born March 7, 1964 in Los Angeles, California) is an American author. ... Less Than Zero is the first novel by Bret Easton Ellis, published in 1985. ... // Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... CliffsNotes are a series of student study guides in the United States and all over the world. ...

CDs

  • Spy Magazine Presents: Spy Music (Vol I)
  • Spy Magazine Presents: White Men Can't Wrap (Vol II)
  • Spy Magazine Presents: Soft, Safe & Sanitized (Vol III)

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Press Control - 1992 Spy magazine article (2356 words)
Within 24 hours of the arrival at the SPY offices of an amusing photograph of Arnold, his publicist, Charlotte Parker, called SPY's editor to ask whether the magazine was doing a story on her client and was "seeking photos of a private nature." Actually, we weren't seeking such photos.
Last spring, when she discovered that SPY was going to put a photo of Arnold on its cover, she called the editors of the magazine.
When Parker called SPY to ask about photographs of a private nature, she also asked repeatedly about the story the magazine was preparing and about the reporter.
SALON | Media Circus (1330 words)
Spy does, in fact, still exist, and -- at least as of the last issue -- the porn is gone.
The October issue has a terrific old-school Spy reading of "the off-duty celebrity," which is to say the celebrity who does her best to gain attention for not wanting attention, and a pointed and well-observed parody of the New York Times Magazine.
And where the cardinal sins for the old Spy were gluttony and greed, the cardinal sins for the new Spy seem to be hypocrisy and pretense.
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