Vulture is an American entertainment news website. It is the standalone pop culture section of New York magazine. Its tagline is "Devouring culture".[1]

Editorial directorNeil Janowitz (2015–present)
CategoriesEntertainment journalism
PublisherVox Media
Founded2007; 17 years ago (2007)

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Vulture debuted in April 2007 as an entertainment blog on, the website of New York magazine.[2] Melissa Maerz and Dan Kois were the founding editors.[2][3] The initial focus was television and film news, especially recaps of recent TV episodes.[4][5] Over time, it expanded to publish news and criticism in other areas of high and low culture, such as music, books, comedy, and podcasts.[4]

In the process of spinning off from New York, Vulture's website was redesigned in 2010 from a blog format to look more like a "full-fledged" online magazine.[1][6] Vulture moved to an independent URL/domain,, in February 2012.[7]

The first Vulture Festival, an annual two-day event featuring celebrities from various pop culture fields, took place in New York City in 2014.[8]

Vulture's parent company, New York Media, bought the comedy news site Splitsider from the Awl Network in 2018 and folded some of its coverage and its editor Megh Wright into Vulture.[9]

Vulture became a property of Vox Media when New York Media was acquired by Vox in September 2019.[10]

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People who have held the title of editorial director (editor-in-chief)

References edit

  1. ^ a b Peters, Jeremy W. (September 19, 2010). "Culture Vulture Stands Alone". The New York Times. Retrieved February 9, 2023.
  2. ^ a b " Launches Culture Vulture, Agenda". April 24, 2007. Archived from the original on September 27, 2013.
  3. ^ Shafrir, Doree (May 29, 2007). "'New York' Culture Blogger Flees To 'Rolling Stone'". Gawker. Archived from the original on July 13, 2007.
  4. ^ a b "Vulture – About Us". Archived from the original on February 1, 2023.
  5. ^ Stableford, Dylan (September 20, 2010). "New York Magazine Spinning Off Vulture". TheWrap. Retrieved February 9, 2023.
  6. ^ Cohen, David (September 22, 2010). "Vulture Evolves from Blog to Full-Fledged Entertainment Site". Adweek. Retrieved February 9, 2023.
  7. ^ Pompeo, Joe (March 13, 2012). "Vulture snags Slate's Jessica Grose, 'Time' mag's Gilbert Cruz as editors". Politico. Retrieved February 9, 2023.
  8. ^ Zelaya, Ian (May 17, 2017). "How Vulture Festival Is Upending the Magazine Pop-Culture Event Model". Retrieved February 9, 2023.
  9. ^ Wright, Megh (March 22, 2018). "A Note About Splitsider". Retrieved February 9, 2023.
  10. ^ Tracy, Marc; Lee, Edmund (September 24, 2019). "Vox Media Acquires New York Magazine, Chronicler of the Highbrow and Lowbrow". The New York Times. Retrieved February 9, 2023.
  11. ^ Cohen, David (October 29, 2009). "Josh Wolk Walks to". Adweek. Retrieved February 23, 2023.
  12. ^ Kenneally, Tim (March 29, 2014). "Yahoo Taps Vulture Chief Josh Wolk as Executive Editor of Entertainment". TheWrap. Retrieved February 23, 2023.
  13. ^ a b Levy, Nicole (May 28, 2015). "Neil Janowitz joins New York magazine's as editorial director". Politico. Retrieved February 23, 2023.
  14. ^ Crugnale, James (May 6, 2014). "NY Mag Promotes Lane Brown, Gilbert Cruz". TheWrap. Retrieved February 23, 2023.

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