In the publishing world, it's not Black Friday or the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting that officially kicks off the holiday season, but rather Condé Nast Chairman S.I. Newhouse Jr.'s annual bash at the Four Seasons Restaurant for his top editors, publishers and executives.
Often seen as a bellwether of who's in or out among the Nasties, many in publishing pay particularly close attention to who's seated near Newhouse.
This year, of course, all anyone wanted to know was where Joanne Lipman, the embattled editor-in-chief of Condé Nast Portfolio, was seated.
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