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5+5: Glynnis MacNicol | Lady Lister. Media Savant. Glamorpuss.



Glynnis, cofounder of The with our last featured 5+5er Rachel Sklar, is the kind of New Yorker who renews my faith in the idea that there are some great things about our fair city that'll never change. She came to New York City willing to be lucky and worked her way up to becoming a media powerhouse. But there are many things I adore about her: she's an inveterate pedestrian who's game to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge no matter the weather and one of my favorite people to break bread with. Look for us in the back booth at Russ & Daughters Cafe having midweek brunch (because we can!) or tucking into some fries late night on a Tuesday at Balthazar because we can do that too! - Jen Bekman & Team 20x200

5 Perfect Picks

1) Juke Joint, Melrose, Louisiana, by Marion Post Wolcott 
I don't know what I love more about this, the sensation of being on a road trip, or the saturation of color, which to me so distinctly screams America.

2) plain, by Tom Kondrat 
West With the Night is one of my favorite books, and this makes me think of it.

3) Praia Piquinia 28/08/11 15h24, by Christian Chaize
I would like to live in this picture.

4) Untitled (Santa Barbara) (2008), by Liz Kuball
Somehow the stillness of this photo still manages to capture all the potential of a car. This is not a commuting car. It's a road trip car. I want to know the places it will go.

5) Black Marble (Europe and Africa), a 20x200 Space Edition
Perspective is important.

5 Q's + 5 A's

1) What's your favorite museum?
The Picasso Museum in Paris, International Center of Photography in NYC, and I never get tired of MoMA.

2) Most coveted coffee table book?
Kate: The Kate Moss Book.

3) You've got $5M to spend on one piece of art. What would it be?
For photography, Stephen Shore. Lacquers, Jean Dunand.

4) Favorite color?

5) Do you prefer a single statement piece or a salon wall?
Salon!! I want everything to look like the wall at Sardis.

The 411 on Glynnis MacNicol
Glynnis MacNicol is a writer and co-founder of The Previously she was the Media Editor at Business Insider and a founding editor of In 2014 Glynnis co-edited and contributed to Amazon Kindle essay collection The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Women. Her work has also appeared in print and online for publications including Capital New York,, Marie Claire, The Daily Beast, mental_floss, Outside, Macleans, and Aol Opinion. During the 2008 election year she was a regular contributor to She began her media career as the editor of FishbowlNY and prior to that was an associate editor at the Huffington Post media blog Eat the Press. Before that she was a book publishing spy. Glynnis frequently speaks on the intersection of media and politics and has appeared on Fox News, MSNBC, NBC, CBC, Al Jazeera, and CNN's Reliable Sources.

Professional Site: Glynnis MacNicol   Twitter: @GlynnMacN    

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