Ex-Spy master goes to Colors
Kurt Andersen, a founder of the satirical magazine Spy and former editor of New York magazine, is getting back into publishing, this time as editorial director of Colors, the once-provocative glossy published by fashion company Benetton.
Andersen, 49, who reenters the magazine world after a few years of hosting a cultural program on public radio and completing his second novel, will try to restore buzz to a publication that has failed to attract much attention recently.
The Benetton magazine has a circulation of about 500,000, according to current editor-in-chief Renzo di Renzo. Sold primarily at newsstands and Benetton’s retail stores, the magazine will go to quarterly publication instead of bi-monthly beginning with the revamped April issue, Andersen said.
He said he will continue as host of the weekly public radio show “Studio 360.”