Married Thirtysomethings Test-Drive Seventeen's Ultimate Guide to Guys

A publicist emailed me recently and asked me if she could send me this book and I said "Sure, as long as I can make fun of it from the point of view of a married person who is literally twice that age." "Sounds interesting!" she replied diplomatically, and sent me the book anyway. » 2/13/14 6:50pm 2/13/14 6:50pm

France’s First Lady Wins Suit Against French Celebrity Magazine for…

France's brand-new first lady and well-known journalist Valérie Trierweiler recently won damages of 2,000 euros from the French celebrity weekly VSD for breaching her privacy and image rights by publishing a cover photo of her sunbathing, building sandcastle scale models of the Châtaeu d'If, bodyboarding, and whatever… » 9/05/12 10:25pm 9/05/12 10:25pm

Newsweek Recycles Porny Stock Image Photo for This Week’s Cover

Does Newsweek's indecent asparagus cover photo seem a little familiar to you? If so, it means that you either have something to share with all of us about your relationship with asparagus, or you recognize this picture of two slimy asparagus spears dangling over the sexualized maw of a hungry and anonymous woman from… » 8/07/12 9:15pm 8/07/12 9:15pm

The Five Stupidest Articles in Fox News Magazine

Did you know that Fox News has a magazine? For the ladies? It's called Fox News Magazine, and it's an online magazine full of magazine articles from the people that brought you Fox News! But in a magazine! Do you like reading PARADE but think it's just a little too risque? Are you befuddled by normal everyday tasks,… » 6/21/12 5:20pm 6/21/12 5:20pm

David Beckham Is the First Man to Make the Cover of British Elle

A shirtless and soaking wet David Beckham appears on the cover of British Elle. As promised, Beckham is the first man to score a solo cover of the women's magazine — ever. Inside, the soccer star says such insightful things as, "How would I sum myself up? I don't know, I prefer other people to do that. Erm, a little… » 5/29/12 12:10pm 5/29/12 12:10pm

Are Women's Magazines the Key to Nurturing More Women Writers?

There's been an ongoing discussion about how poorly represented women are among the ranks of magazine writers. For instance, women wrote just 26.44 percent of New Yorker stories last year and only 16 percent of those in Harper's. But Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation (which does a bit better women-wise than… » 5/02/12 9:15pm 5/02/12 9:15pm

This Week In Tabloids: Kanye Kourts Kim Kardashian For Both Bed and…

Welcome back to Midweek Madness! Every Wednesday, we search for unblemished "news" in the pages of In Touch, Us, Ok!, Life & Style, and Star. This week, Angelina is pregnant with twin boys and planning a wedding; Jennifer Aniston is pregnant and planning a wedding; and Kanye West is planning Total World Domination —… » 3/14/12 3:00pm 3/14/12 3:00pm

Cosmo Mangles Dianna Agron, Says 'Sorry' With A Whole New Body

We've discovered "what your va-jay-jay is dying to tell you": Don't pose for the cover of Cosmo unless you want to have your arms lopped off and reattached at an awkward angle. The mag did thoughtfully draw Dianna Agron a new, curvier silhouette — even though there's nothing wrong with her actual torso. » 8/25/11 12:45pm 8/25/11 12:45pm

Tina Fey Subjected To InStyle Photoshop Makeover

We're always excited to see Tina Fey on the cover of a magazine, but more often than not her face is mangled via Photoshop to the point that she doesn't look like herself. InStyle's April 2011 cover is one of the most egregious examples. » 3/17/11 12:12pm 3/17/11 12:12pm

Elle MacPherson Proudly, Stupidly Eats Rhino Horn

The Magazine For Fun, Fearless (Muslim) Females

The name translates to "sensible and intelligent." The motto is "Modest and Fabulous." The first issue features the headline "women on top." And a model appears to be doing a sexyface. Muslim ladies, meet your new fashion mag. » 4/23/10 3:00pm 4/23/10 3:00pm

College Guys Read Sports Illustrated, Women Prefer Cosmo

A survey of 900 undergrads found 37% subscribe to magazines, but there's a huge gender divide: Sports Illustrated is the top title for men, Cosmo ranked first with women, and only Time made the top ten for both genders. [Mediabistro] » 2/26/10 2:40pm 2/26/10 2:40pm

Carey Defies Vogue Editrix; Steve Madden, Misunderstood Creative Genius…

Dam It!

"It's only been in the last two years or so that it's been a problem...'Beaver' is one of those key words students are denied access to...". That, and, apparently, "oral sex". [NYT] » 1/25/10 1:30pm 1/25/10 1:30pm


It seems that Cosmopolitan's long-standing position as the top magazine of choice for college students has worn off: a new survey reports that Time has replaced Cosmo as the favorite college magazine. The reason? Possibly Barack Obama, whose message of change may have sparked collegiates to focus on more serious… » 12/01/08 9:20am 12/01/08 9:20am