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Glenn O’Brien to Head Up the New New Maxim

Glenn O'Brien
Glenn O’Brien

The death knell of Lucky isn’t the only media news reverberating today. After Maxim announced that Kate Lanphear would be leaving her editor-in-chief post, the magazine seems to have already found a new guy. (A Style Guy, to be more precise.) Glenn O’Brien is the new editor-at-large of the title, according to WWD. But it sounds like his job duties will be the same as Lanphear’s, just under a different name. “I can’t take that kind of pressure,” he told the paper of the EIC designation.

O’Brien has already begun (he started yesterday) to little fanfare. That low-key attitude marks a contrast to when he and GQ, where O’Brien had his longtime Style Guy column, un-amicably parted ways earlier this year. Perhaps alluding to that, he told the paper, “Men’s magazines are more juvenile now … I see a gap in the men’s market.” While we all wait to see what O’Brien does with Maxim, here’s one prediction we feel pretty confident making: We won’t be seeing any reality stars on the cover.

Glenn O’Brien to Head Up the New New Maxim