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Show off: The NY Times’ David Carr profiles John F. McDonald who knows a thing or two about running successful, popular restaurants and popular, award-winning magazines…and how the two endeavors are different.


“It’s tougher than the restaurant racket because there are circulation and distribution issues that are out of your control,” he said. “And if you open up a restaurant and something doesn’t connect, you know right away and you are done. Publishing is a much longer-term investment. It takes endurance.”