Short Takes: Oct. 12, 1992

MAGAZINES

New Menu at Tina's Place

WE HAVE JUST HEARD FROM OUR OLD friend the Magazine Maven. "The NEW YORKER," he writes, "is the journalistic equivalent of a restaurant under new management. The new maitresse d' is Tina Brown, lately of Vanity Fair, where she offered a heady mix of roadhouse and haute cuisine. She has replaced Robert Gottlieb, whose fern-bar ambiance left customers hungry for less. Brown's detractors have been hoping for the souffles to fall and the drinks to be watered at Tina's Place, but her debut last week will disappoint them.

"True, there is James Wolcott's ghastly hype-hop...

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