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magCulture Live Speakers confirmed

magCulture Live Speakers confirmed

magCulture Live, We love New York is almost here! Book to join us on 9 June.

Since we can’t get to New York for our annual NY conference, we’ve gathered together the best of New York magazine publishing to share with the world. Our speakers come from both long-established and recently launched publications, demonstrating the ongoing cultural role of magazines in the city as well as New York’s leading contribution to contemporary magazine-making.



Talks will cover process and theory, creativity and business, and are aimed at at people in the magazine industry, people who wish to be a part of that industry, and people wondering what the deal is with magazines today. Why do they still matter?

As well as the live speaker line-up, we are inviting a number of special guests to contribute thoughts on their favourite New York magazines to further broaden the scope of the event.


Confirmed speakers:


Françoise Mouly
Art editor, The New Yorker
Françoise has overseen more than 1400 New Yorker front covers since joining the magazine in 1993. As well as winning multiple American Society of Magazine Editors cover of the year awards, the covers have established a duel role as instant barometer of New York’s mood and intelligent playground for contemporary illustration.
Françoise is also publisher, designer and editorial director of TOON Books, an imprint specializing in children’s comics, which she founded in 2008. In 2017, she launched Resist!, a collection of comics and graphics primarily by women, coedited with her daughter, writer Nadja Spiegelman.


Stella Bugbee
Editor-at-large, New York magazine
Stella was responsible for the magazine’s recent ‘New Yawk Style’ cover story. She was previously SVP and editor-in-chief of The Cut, the premier women’s media brand, and before that worked across design and editorial for many of the big brands and names in the city.


Kim Hastreiter
Editor, The New Now
Kim is a cultural anthropologist, a role built on her co-founding of seminal NY magazine Paper in 1984. She’s written books, advised corporate clients and used her enthusiasm for creativity, design, and rule-breaking to push culture forward.
In 2020 she launched The New Now, an analogue black and white newspaper, free of charge, free of ads and free of the internet. She runs the project from her favourite bench in Washington Square Park, Greenwich Village.


Lavaille Lavette
President and Publisher, Ebony
Lavaille recenty compiled the book ‘Ebony: Covering Black America’, a collection of front covers from the groundbreaking magazine launched in 1945 to present a postive view of African-American life. Together, the covers tell the story of Black America, from fashion to civil rights and enteratinment and sport.


Lucas Mascatello
Editor, Civilization
Lucas is an artist, strategist, and writer as well as co-founder of Civilization and an editor at Interview. His writing has also been featured in Buffalo Zine, Dazed, Kaleidoscope, 032c, Spike, Business of Fashion, and more.


Caitlin Thompson
Publisher and co-founder, Racquet
Caitlin has held digital and multimedia roles at Time, the Washington Post and in public television. In 2016 she helped launch Racquet, the highly influential print quarterly and media company about tennis culture.


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Wednesday 9 June, Online
5–8pm London time, 12—3pm New York time
Ticketholders in all timezones will have access to a video of the entire event.

Ticket prices are £60 or £40 for students, and we offer a 25% discount for group bookings of 5-10 people. For larger groups please email

Full access details and Zoom invite will be emailed to ticketholders the day before the event.


Book your ticket here:




This event was originally scheduled for 19 May. We’ve updated all ticket holders by email, but in case you missed that, tickets are valid for the new date.


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