September Smackdown: Cosmopolitan Vs. Teen Vogue

Today, in the last of our matchups in the September "expensive shit" smackdown, we bring you a battle of the generations. Cosmopolitan » 8/29/08 11:00am 8/29/08 11:00am was throwing out her back with new acrobatic sex positions when was just a twinkle in Anna Wintour's eye. But can even the best-selling women's magazine in the world stand up to a…

September Smackdown: Marie Claire Vs. Glamour

Today's combatants are sort of hybrid ladymags — sure, they have fashion spreads, but they also have sex tips, and tales of woe from around the globe. Though thought-provoking pieces like "I took my friend's Xanax" ( Marie Claire » 8/27/08 1:00pm 8/27/08 1:00pm) and "Are You Normal About Your Hair?" () do eat up some precious pages, there's still plenty…

Reminders

Y'all have 30 minutes before we stop considering submissions for our Charity Case contest. Here's what you have to do: Go to this post » 8/27/08 11:30am 8/27/08 11:30am and, in the comments, guess the total dollar amount of the priced merchandise appearing in the September issues of the following ladymags: , , , , , , , & . The winner who comes…

September Smackdown: Harper's Bazaar Vs. W

Every year, we offer you up to the minute coverage of the competition between the beefed up September fashion magazines for the title of "most full of shit." In this year's second match » 8/26/08 1:00pm 8/26/08 1:00pm, goes up against , with Intern Anna and I tallying up the priced merchandise in each magazine to determine which luxury ladymag is the …

Charity Cases: How Much Expensive Shit Is In The September Ladymags?

As you know, we've been adding up » 8/26/08 12:20pm 8/26/08 12:20pm the items in the thick September issues of the major women's magazines. And the extravagance is really quite vulgar! So far we've seen a $135,000 Louis Vuitton diamond-encrusted watch, a Chanel dress which would set one back $17,355 and a Fendi 24K-gold mink coat for $64,300. All this …

September Smackdown: Elle Vs. Vogue

Last year we treated you to cage-matches » 8/25/08 11:00am 8/25/08 11:00am between the behemoth September issues of the major women's magazines. The winner: whichever bloated publication has the most expensive shit festering between its pages. The prize: our loathing. This year's first bout, officiated by myself and Intern Margaret, is between stylish …

Shameless September Ladymags: We Have A Winner, And It's Not 'Vogue'

For the past two and a half weeks we've been adding up the merchandise in the September issues of the major women's magazines and pitting one magazine against another in the ultimate Expensive Shit (Fight). » 9/05/07 11:00am 9/05/07 11:00am

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Shameless September Ladymags: 'Allure' Vs. 'Marie Claire'

Every August, the September issues of the major women's magazines hit newsstands, and every August, media watchers ooh and aah over these magazines' total page counts, cover girls, weights, etc. For the fifth installment of our Expensive Shit (Fight), Interns Maria and Cheryl compare the apparel, accessories, beauty… » 8/29/07 11:30am 8/29/07 11:30am

Shameless September Ladymags: 'Harper's Bazaar' Vs. 'W'

Both are blonde. Impossibly thin. Married (or once married) to rock musicians. Famous because of their famous parents. Say hello Kate Hudson and Gwyneth Paltrow, cover girls for the September issues of Harper's Bazaar and W magazines, the two American fashion magazines with the biggest hard-ons for high society and… » 8/27/07 12:00pm 8/27/07 12:00pm

Shameless September Ladymags: 'Cosmopolitan' Vs. 'Teen Vogue'

Every August, the September issues of the major women's magazines hit newsstands, and every August, media watchers ooh and aah over these magazines' total page counts, cover girls, weights, etc. So as a way of differentiating ourselves, we decided to put Interns Maria and Cheryl to work adding up each magazine's… » 8/23/07 9:30am 8/23/07 9:30am

Shameless September Ladymags: 'Elle' Vs. 'Vogue'

Every August, the September issues of the major women's magazines hit newsstands, and every August, media watchers ooh and aah over these magazines' total page counts, cover girls, weights, thicknesses, and yes, number of cosmetic samples. As a way of differentiating ourselves, we decided to put Interns Maria and… » 8/20/07 11:00am 8/20/07 11:00am

Shameless September Ladymags: 'Lucky' Vs. 'Glamour'

Every August, the September issues of the major women's magazines hit newsstands, and every August, media watchers ooh and aah over these magazines' total page counts, cover girls, weights, thicknesses, and yes, number of cosmetic samples. And we shake our heads. But don't people buy magazines for the editorial content » 8/15/07 11:00am 8/15/07 11:00am