Glass took the fashion-risk-taking entrepreneur under his wing to help her find her footing in the media biz, which ultimately led her to transform her blog into Rookie. (The online mag is celebrating its one-year anniversary this September.) But despite the glitz and glam that Gevinson was subjected to at a young age, this isn't some overnight success story. It took her five years to reach this milestone. The pre-teen is now a young woman at the ripe old age of 16.
Another achievement is the 10-year anniversary of This American Life, which will soon become a TV series for Showtime, as well as a radio show. While it will still be produced by WBEZ in Chicago, the show (and Glass) have headed to New York. What is to become of the friendship between the odd couple? According to The Wall Street Journal, "These days, Glass and Gevinson mostly talk at Rookie parties or on conference calls — Gevinson sitting atop her daisy-print bed in Oak Park, Illinois; Glass padding around his kitchen in New York. His jokes are met with a not uncommon eye roll, but their rapport is a sweet one."
For an incredible he said/she said look into Tavi and Ira's relationship, check out the rest of the story on the The Wall Street Journal blog.
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