Staffer Poses as a Lady Blogger to Defend Assemblyman Against Sexual…

A New York State Assembly staffer's admirable attempt at subterfuge failed pretty hard on Monday, when it was revealed that he'd impersonated a female blogger in order to more convincingly defend Speaker Sheldon Silver. As some of ye faithful readers may remember, according to the New York Times, Silver had authorized… » 9/25/12 9:30am 9/25/12 9:30am

Adorable Lunch Blogger Will Team with Celebrity Chef to Make Better…

It's been a busy weekend for intrepid Scottish food blogger Martha Payne. First, humorless adults at Lochgilphead Primary School in western Scotland told the nine-year-old she could no longer photograph her disarmingly Euclidean school lunches because she was apparently jeopardizing the jobs of innocent lunch ladies.… » 6/17/12 3:30pm 6/17/12 3:30pm

Puerile Blogger Dan Riehl Finds a Way to Make Even Ickier

Have you heard of this charming gentleman named Dan Riehl? If you haven't, let me have the honor of pointing him out to you — he's the blogger for who recently fired off a series of misogynistic tweets apparently insinuating that Salon editor Joan Walsh perform oral sex on him instead of speaking, and… » 5/27/12 1:30pm 5/27/12 1:30pm

Tumblr to Ban Pro-Eating Disorder Blogs and Content

Blog hosting service Tumblr announced today that a new type of content will be banned from its platform: blogs that promote self-harm, like eating disorders or suicide. In addition, users who search for tags associated with that sort of site — thinspo, for example — will be directed to an announcement that will… » 2/23/12 9:00pm 2/23/12 9:00pm

Who Is Penelope Trunk?

Career blogger Penelope Trunk was already a little bit infamous when she tweeted about her miscarriage during a board meeting. Now, she's written an astonishingly raw post about her abusive marriage, complete with a photo of her bruised body. Yet this is the same blogger who routinely issues tidy, didactic lists about… » 12/29/11 4:50pm 12/29/11 4:50pm

Sartorialist Calls Fashion Blogger "Curvy," Shitstorm Ensues

Scott "The Sartorialist" Schuman snapped these two photos of Milan-based fashion blogger Angelica Ardasheva. Schuman called Ardasheva "a bigger, curvier girl than most of the other bloggers who you see in the press," and remarked that "[t]he subtle thing she achieves so successfully in these two looks is to complement the… » 3/29/11 2:30pm 3/29/11 2:30pm

FBI Raids Home Of Condé Nast Fashion Hacker

Last December, Condé Nast sued a fashion blogger for posting unpublished pictures from Vogue, Teen Vogue, and Lucky. The culprit? 22-year-old fashion-obsessed community college student Ross Ulrich, who once said his "heroes" were Bruce Weber, Steven Klein, and Mario Testino. » 12/20/10 5:39pm 12/20/10 5:39pm

"Crowdsourcing Revenge" Works For Celebs And Civilians

First M.I.A. tweeted her interviewer's number, then a disgruntled subject put a blogger's contact info on Craigslist Casual Encounters. Is "crowdsourcing revenge" the new way of lashing back at unfavorable coverage? » 6/01/10 1:30pm 6/01/10 1:30pm