Sunday, October 20, 2013

Quote, unquote: The Canadian factor

"I think a lot of effective editors are outsiders and Canada's sort of halfway between Britain and America intellectually. We grew up with both cultures. I think it helps to be from somewhere else; you see America and New York with a fresh eye and appreciate it with a fresh eye."
-- Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter in an interview with Charlie Rose. Carter was flogging the book about the 100th anniversary of the magazine (a bit of a stretch since it wasn't published for 47 years,1936 until 1983). Carter's analogy of his job was that of a choirmaster: “You’re . . . trying to get the best out of everybody, and trying to get everybody to sing in unison.”



Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG. Carter is morphing into Sir John A!

9:37 am  

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