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Ex-Spy master goes to Colors

From Reuters

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.”

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