Talk was a glossy magazine covering celebrity, culture, politics, and high-end fashion. It was published in the United States from 1999 to 2002.Image:talk-sample-cover


Talk was founded by journalist Tina Brown, who had previously served as the editor-in-chief of The New Yorker and Vanity Fair. The first issue of Talk was published in August 1999.

Despite high expectations and an initial circulation of over 600,000 copies, the magazine struggled to find a consistent audience. After losing money for several years, the magazine ceased publication in January 2002.

Content and Features

Talk magazine was known for its focus on celebrity culture, featuring interviews with famous actors, musicians, artists, and politicians. It also covered high-end fashion, politics, and other timely topics.

In addition to regular columns and features, Talk also published several high-profile investigative articles. Notably, a 2001 article in Talk by Ron Suskind exposed a plot by the George W. Bush administration to undermine the credibility of White House reporter Jeff Gerth.

Legacy and Impact

Despite its relatively short lifespan, Talk magazine is viewed as a significant publication of the late 1990s and early 2000s. Its high-profile editor, unique design, and mix of pop culture and politics made it stand out in a crowded market.

Furthermore, Talk's early embrace of digital media and the internet has been viewed as forward-thinking. The magazine developed a companion website, which included additional stories and multimedia content.

Revival Attempts

Since its untimely demise in 2002, there have been several attempts to revive Talk magazine. In 2003, Miramax Films acquired the rights to the magazine and announced plans to relaunch it as a monthly publication. However, this never came to fruition due to financial difficulties.

In 2018, it was announced that Tina Brown would be launching a new iteration of Talk as a podcast. The new show, titled "TBD with Tina Brown," features interviews with high-profile figures from the worlds of entertainment, media, and politics.


Talk was a short-lived but influential magazine founded by journalist Tina Brown. Known for its blend of celebrity culture, politics, and fashion, the magazine struggled to find a consistent audience and ceased publication in 2002. Despite this, Talk's innovative design and approach continue to influence the world of media today.{{Categories}}

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