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J.Crew has turned to real men for its November catalogue.


MOVING ON: People senior writer Mark Dagostino left the magazine after 10 years before the company began a round of layoffs this week. For the past few months, he’s been working from New Hampshire as a contributor, but left this week to start a new gig. He will become a senior editor for, a Web site about good news. (Who doesn’t need that these days?) The site reports upbeat celebrity, human interest, technology, science and business info.

“There are lot of people out there who are working hard to make the world a better place,” said Dagostino of the site. “And yet the stories of people doing ‘good things’ are afterthoughts in most newspapers, or reduced to two-minute quickie segments at the tail end of the evening news.”

The site also has an e-commerce arm that sells eco-friendly goods where a portion of sales goes toward various charities. The site has collaborated with designers Donna Karan and Luella Bartley for various product offerings.

— Stephanie D. Smith

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