This Week in Tabloids: Kim Cries as Kendall Is Declared 'The Hot One'

Welcome back, friends. Once again Callie Beusman assists as we "read" the tabloids so you don't "have" to. This week: Selena Gomez may have gotten boobs for Bieber; Mila Kunis is pregnant and alone; Beyoncé and Jay Z are done for real this time; and Kim Kardashian is in tears because Kendall says "I'm the hot one now." » 7/16/14 3:10pm 7/16/14 3:10pm

How To Write About Sex Without Being Boring

Sexuality is one of our most basic drives, but it's also fundamental to our identities as people. Which means sex is the subject of a million cliches, and tons of terrible writing. Not to mention, stupid prejudice. The good news? Science fiction and fantasy writers have a special opportunity to look at sex afresh.… » 7/15/14 5:43pm 7/15/14 5:43pm

This Week In Tabloids: The Hideously Cruel 'Worst Beach Bodies' Issue

Welcome back to Midweek Madness, in which Callie Beusman assists as we quaff goblets of gossip. This week: There's beef between K. Middy and HRH Liz; George Clooney is one step closer to an "I'll Raise This Baby Alone" cover; and the dreaded "Best and Worst Beach Bodies" issue is fucking awful. » 7/02/14 3:15pm 7/02/14 3:15pm

This Week in Tabloids: Ben Affleck's Gambling Addiction Out Of Control

Welcome back to Midweek Madness, in which Callie Beusman and I slog through the pages of In Touch, Us, Ok!, Life& Style and Star so that together we may inform you of what the tabloids are up to. This week: Cameron Diaz is having a Good Charlotte baby; and Prince Harry's watching reality TV; and Ben "Batman" Affleck… » 6/11/14 3:00pm 6/11/14 3:00pm

The Star of This Week's TIME Cover Is a Rape Pennant

Next week's issue of TIME tackles some pretty heavy issues — rape on college campuses ("We gotta change our school name! Rhinelander Academy for Personal Enlightenment makes a terrible acronym!), the kidnap of 276 Nigerian girls, botched executions. But perhaps most horrifying and unfathomable of all: Joel Stein's kid… » 5/15/14 10:21am 5/15/14 10:21am

Girl Crushes and Fashion's Discomfort With Authentic Lesbian Sexuality

Fashion magazines are filled with pictures of extremely hot women. That is literally their business model. And yet — even though they're ostensibly marketed to women, by women — the idea that those pictures might be sexually appealing to women is something our culture is surprisingly resistant to. » 3/11/14 4:30pm 3/11/14 4:30pm

Peggy Olson Is Topless in Overalls on New York Mag Cover

What do you call "overalls" if there's nothing under them? Overnudes? Covernones? The Nipplechafe Express? Regardless, this week's issue of New York Magazine features Mad Men star Elizabeth Moss rocking the heck out of totally 90's fashion trend. Up next: butterfly clips and flannel shirts tied around waists. » 3/10/14 3:15pm 3/10/14 3:15pm

This Week in Tabloids: Ellen and Portia to Drop Divorce Bombshell

Welcome back to Midweek Madness. Every Wednesday, the ever-intrepid Callie Beusman heads to the newsstand for the new issues of Us, In Touch, Life & Style, Ok! and Star, so that together we may study the dark magicks lurking in the celebrity grimoires. This week: Kate Middleton's knocked up with twins; Jared Leto is… » 3/05/14 3:30pm 3/05/14 3:30pm