Stella Bugbee’s sunlight-filled office is an inviting oasis amid the dim, cubicle-filled landscape of New York Media’s offices. “I’ll come back from meetings and find people in here or glitter all over the place from a video shoot,” says Bugbee, who has led the women’s vertical of New York magazine since 2012 and was recently promoted from its editorial director to president and editor-in-chief.

A modern white couch (which came with the space when she moved in a year ago) and perfectly arranged Perspex coffee table are straight out of a home decor mag, though rows of uneven shelving above her desk give it charm. The thread throughout is books — from a retrospective on the photographer Sarah Moon to “The Armies of the Night” by Norman Mailer, a 1960s-era read about the March on the Pentagon that The Cut used as a point of reference during the Women’s March.

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