Week in Culture
Bruce Wasserstein, 1947-2009
Though the Wall Street titan’s death will not have many reverberations outside of New York, the sudden passing of New York magazine owner Bruce Wasserstein has set the print media world spinning. Not only is the future of the magazine unclear, but the shakeup comes at an already precarious time for magazines—Vogue, Golf World, Brides, and others suffered layoffs this week, not to mention the continuing fallout from the collapse of four Condé Nast titles last week, including Gourmet. Wasserstein, who The Daily Beast’s Bill Cohan argues was one of Wall Street’s great men, is remembered over on New York magazine’s Web site, here.