Bookshelves Give Daters Yet Another Way To Be Judgmental

A new literary matchmaking service lets people hook up based on their book preferences. But is this just as superficial as anything else? » 8/31/10 9:30am 8/31/10 9:30am


Breaking news! Former Elle fashion director Nina Garcia is (purportedly) unemployed no more. Apparently we'll be hearing any minute now that she's taken a "major position" at Marie Claire. Marie Claire, you might remember, is also rumored to be taken over the sponsorship spot once held by Elle for the sixth season of … » 5/08/08 5:20pm 5/08/08 5:20pm

Elle magazine seems to have found itself the victim of a pretty cruel prank. Ginormous "RETRACTION" stickers have been placed over the May story "The Believers", which turns a very critical eye on radical eco-activists and their practices. (These activists are most likely the perps behind the sticker crimes… » 4/25/08 2:40pm 4/25/08 2:40pm

Has everyone at Shape overdosed on endorphins? Folio points out that the October and November covers of the magazine are basically identical. (Seriously, the only difference is that Sheryl Crow's head is attached to the body on one and Heather Graham's face on the other.) Shape says it's just "a coincidence." We say… » 10/25/07 11:45am 10/25/07 11:45am

'Elle' Magazine: Now The Prettiest Girl On The Fashion Mag Block

I am an outrageously partial reader when it comes to Elle. Which, uh, sorta happens when the magazine was your first post-college professional experience. However I will say in all sincerity and honesty: The newly redesigned Elle? Absofuckinglutely gorgeous. Though small changes had been made to the magazine following… » 8/17/07 2:40pm 8/17/07 2:40pm

'Justine' Magazine: Just Because We Haven't Heard Of It Doesn't Mean It…

Just because we've never heard of teen magazine Justine before doesn't mean that we didn't want to learn all sorts of things about it from the good peeps at MediaPost's 'Magazine Rack'. After all, we were once teenage girls. And while our parents made YM forbidden — they said it was demeaning to women — we did pore… » 8/15/07 5:30pm 8/15/07 5:30pm

The Numbers Are In And 'Elle' Is In The Lead

Even pre-redesign (more on that Monday!), Elle magazine sure must be doing something right: Elle fared best amongst the magazines in its field for newsstand sales for the first part of 2007. Elle's figures went up by 9.1%, while Vogue saw only a 4.6% increase, Harper's Bazaar only increased its sales by 2.0%, and W » 8/10/07 5:00pm 8/10/07 5:00pm

Lindsay Lohan On Cover Of September 'Elle': Way More Than 'Adequite'

The folks over at Women's Wear Daily are worried about Elle. The paper's media-gossip column 'Memo Pad' is concerned about what Lindsay Lohan's latest DUI arrest means for the Hachette fashion magazine, which is featuring the actress on the cover of its advertiser-heavy, September fashion extravaganza for the 2nd year… » 7/26/07 11:00am 7/26/07 11:00am

'Elle' Magazine's Fashion News Department: Now With Fewer People Than…

Elle's "fashion news" department has lost yet another member of its staff. Ordinarily we would not care, but Elle's fashion news department is helmed by one inimitable Anne Slowey, she of the occasional three-olive-a-day diet. Anne is blonde and, we hear, very spiritual, so we know she is handling the loss of senior… » 5/30/07 4:46pm 5/30/07 4:46pm

Between The Covers: Anne Slowey's Kinda Nasty-Ass "Elle" Office

The May, "Green" issue of Elle has just hit newsstands and last night, we found a delightful and revealing little article by Elle editorial assistant Lindsay Talbot, who toils for the magazine's Fashion News Direcdtor (and notorious under-eater) Anne Slowey. » 4/13/07 12:45pm 4/13/07 12:45pm