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What does it take to be an editor of a highly-regarded magazine these days? Stephano Tonchi, editor-in-chief of W, thinks it has a Hunger Games-like complexity: "To actually create something that is not only financially independent but creates a profit, that's a complicated game. How do you do that?... If you don't create bloodlust, you're dead." Good luck, editors: May the odds be ever in your favor. [The Cut]