Brooklyn Decker’s ‘Girly Guide to the Super Bowl’ Is a Headache

To be absolutely honest, the mouth-sounds "Brooklyn Decker" seem like they should be the name of a Brooklyn-inspired sandwich with, like, four pounds of corned beef and eight slices of rye. They are instead the name of actress and former model Brooklyn Decker, a human woman with very shiny hair and an impressive… » 2/02/14 4:15pm 2/02/14 4:15pm

Gwen Stefani's Secret to Looking Good: Torture Yourself.

Gwen Stefani is on the cover of the September issue of Bazaar, and the 42-year-old mom is asked about how she keeps in shape. She explains: » 8/08/12 12:50pm 8/08/12 12:50pm

Major Mag Editors Address The Dearth Of Female Bylines

After a post last month about the gender disparity in magazine publishing, which was followed by VIDA's much more thorough and ultimately conclusive study, I, perhaps naively, expected to see a comment or two from the publications about the roots of this imbalance. Then weeks passed, and, well, basically nothing. For… » 2/24/11 11:50am 2/24/11 11:50am

Zadie Smith Takes Over Harper's Books Column, And We Are Happy

Zadie Smith will write Harper's New Books column starting with the March 2011 issue, replacing Benjamin Moser. Smith says her mission is, "not simply to describe an end product but to delineate a process, an intimate experience with a book." » 9/21/10 12:03pm 9/21/10 12:03pm

The Harper's (Bazaar) Index: The Couture Economy, Demi Moore, & Joan…

Do people get confused by Harper's Magazine and Harper's Bazaar? After all, the luxury goods industry is not so different from Halliburton — shameless, ubiquitous, and sooo fucking talented at charging more for less. So again, we're taking things to their (ill)logical end with our own "Harper's (Bazaar) Index",… » 3/31/08 3:00pm 3/31/08 3:00pm

The Harper's (Bazaar) Index: J. Lo's Diamonds, Giuliani, And The…

Do people get confused by Harper's Magazine and Harper's Bazaar? After all, the luxury goods industry is not so different from Halliburton — shameless, ubiquitous, and really fucking talented at charging more for less. So again, we're taking things to their (ill)logical end with our own "Harper's (Bazaar) Index",… » 1/17/08 3:00pm 1/17/08 3:00pm

Chanel Number Nein

From the "Readings" section of the new issue (January) of Harper's: Russian artist Yevgeniy Fiks donated copies of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin's Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism to 100 global corporations, including Amazon, Coca-Cola & Staples. Although 66 of the books were never heard from (or about) again, 14… » 12/20/07 12:20pm 12/20/07 12:20pm

How The Halliburton Rape Cases Explain Everything We Think About

"Is America establishing a culture of impunity among its contractors operating in areas of armed conflict?" That's the first line of a Harper's story on the Jamie Leigh Jones case — not to be brainfarted with the Jamie Lynn Spears case — now turning American attention to the problems created by outsourcing war to big… » 12/19/07 5:20pm 12/19/07 5:20pm

The Harper's (Bazaar) Index: January 2008

Do people get confused by Harper's Magazine and Harper's Bazaar? After all, the luxury goods industry is not so different from Halliburton — shameless, ubiquitous, and really talented at charging more for less. Once again, we're taking things to their (ill)logical end with our own "Harper's (Bazaar) Index", inspired… » 12/19/07 4:30pm 12/19/07 4:30pm

The Harper's (Bazaar) Index: December 2007

Do people get confused by Harper's Magazine and Harper's Bazaar? After all, the luxury goods industry is not so different from Halliburton — shameless, ubiquitous, and really talented at charging more for less. Following a two month hiatus, we're back with our own Harper's (Bazaar) Index, inspired by Harper's famous… » 11/29/07 1:00pm 11/29/07 1:00pm

The 'Harper's Bazaar' Index: September 2007

Do people get confused by Harper's Magazine and Harper's Bazaar? We do! After all, the luxury goods industry is not so different from Halliburton — shameless, ubiquitous, and oh so good at charging more for less. So, as usual, we're taking things to their (ill)logical end with a little mash-up of both magazines in the… » 8/28/07 2:00pm 8/28/07 2:00pm

The 'Harper's Bazaar' Index: August 2007

Do people get confused by Harper's Magazine and Harper's Bazaar? We do! After all, the luxury goods industry is not so different from Halliburton — shameless, ubiquitous, and oh so good at charging more for less! So, as usual, we're taking things to their (ill)logical end with a little mash-up of both magazines in the… » 7/27/07 12:20pm 7/27/07 12:20pm