Rise of The Kardashians: How a Family Created a Magazine Cover Dynasty

On Sunday, the 10th season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians premieres on E!. Love them or hate them, this family has become arguably the biggest success reality television hath wrought. Their show turned them from a mildly famous wealthy California family to global superstars. And what's so beautiful about the whole… » 3/13/15 1:30pm 3/13/15 1:30pm

Shailene Woodley Is a Beautiful Street Urchin in Love on Her Elle Cover

Who knows if wood nymph Shailene Woodley has evolved from eating mud and sunning her vagina, but she's definitely still a nomad. Woodley is profiled in the April issue of Elle magazine, and her homeless status is right there on the cover: "Beauty! Brains! Talent! Shailene has it all. Except for a place to sleep… » 3/12/15 9:30am 3/12/15 9:30am

Madonna Nixes 'Boring' Lady Gaga Feud In ​Leaked Rolling Stone Cover

Madonna is covering the March 2015 issue of Rolling Stone in a shot that leaked before its official release and there's a nifty quote about her history with Lady Gaga. » 2/25/15 11:10am 2/25/15 11:10am

Marilyn Manson's New Paper Mag Cover: Nope.

This is Paper magazine's new cover. Their last issue, with Kim K, was the #breaktheinternet edition. This issue is definitely going to #breakourpsyches. In three decades of obsessive magazine collecting, I have never seen a cover as scary as this one. » 2/09/15 11:36pm 2/09/15 11:36pm

Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue Only Slightly Less White Than Oscar Race

There are three things that are constants in this cold, suffocating life: death, taxes, and the ghostly whiteness of everyone on Vanity Fair's annual self-congratulatory Hollywood issue. And in its 15th year, on a just-released cover, we've gotten... more of the same. Vanity Fair, old reliable. All-white people in… » 2/03/15 10:50am 2/03/15 10:50am

Taylor Swift's Makeunder Mag Cover: What a Difference a Brow Makes

It took us a second to realize that it was indeed Ms. Taylor Swift on the cover of the latest issue of Wonderland magazine. In a good way. In fact, we're inclined to say that this sun-kissed 80's teen mag look is an improvement over her already-on-point style. Let it serve as a stern warning against both concealing… » 11/12/14 10:40am 11/12/14 10:40am

This Week in Tabloids: Downtrodden Kardashians Plan Mutiny Against Kim

Welcome back to Midweek Madness, in which we scavenge through the pages of Star, Us Weekly, OK!, Life & Style and InTouch. This week: the Kardashians are ousting Kim in a peaceful koup; Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber are getting married; and Mariah Carey is a "fragile fountain of tears." » 9/10/14 4:00pm 9/10/14 4:00pm

21 Things I Learned from 131 Years of Ladies' Home Journal

Ladies' Home Journal was launched in 1883 by the Philadelphia-based Curtis Publishing Group; over its lifetime, it straddled three centuries. But it's a monthly publication no more—the staff has been gutted and it'll survive as nothing more than a "special interest publication" sold only on newsstands. I.e., a ghost. » 8/21/14 2:40pm 8/21/14 2:40pm

Lawsuit: People Magazine Is 'a Discriminatory Organization'

An African-American former editor for People is suing the magazine, alleging it's "a discriminatory organization run entirely by white people who intentionally focus the magazine on stories involving white people and white celebrities." » 8/21/14 11:00am 8/21/14 11:00am

Dolce & Gabbana Ask Anna Wintour to Squash Tax Fraud Exposé

Last year in Italy, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana — the designers who founded luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana — were found guilty of tax fraud. Now they're reportedly trying to squash an exposé to be published by Vanity Fair — and asking Condé Nast artistic director (and Vogue editor-in-chief) Anna Wintour… » 8/04/14 3:20pm 8/04/14 3:20pm

This Week in Tabloids: Normals Who Dated A-Listers Spill Sex Secrets

Welcome back to Midweek Madness, in which Callie Beusman heads to the newsstand and picks up the latest issues of Ok!, Star, In Touch, Life & Style and Us so that together we may worship at the altar of Tabloid. This week: Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello continue to be hotter than the hinges of Hell; Jen Garner is… » 7/30/14 3:50pm 7/30/14 3:50pm

Janet Mock Named Contributing Editor at Marie Claire

Janet Mock, the absolutely incredible writer, trans activist and all-around inspiration to humans everywhere, has been named a contributing editor at Marie Claire. Yes! » 7/22/14 5:20pm 7/22/14 5:20pm

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

Zoe Saldana: Movies Need to Tell Stories About Women

Zoe Saldana is in the new issue of Marie Claire, promoting Guardians Of The Galaxy, and in the magazine, she insists that Hollywood give more time to stories about women. » 7/15/14 4:30pm 7/15/14 4:30pm

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

Behold, The Vogue-iest Caption In the History of Vogue Captions

Russian political activist band Pussy Riot graces the pages of Vogue this month, and accompanying their feature is probably the Most Vogue Caption of All Time. » 6/30/14 4:40pm 6/30/14 4:40pm

Glossy Mags Losing Money While Editors Chauffeured to Work

Years of romcoms and episodes of Sex And The City and Ugly Betty have taught us that a glossy magazine is a fabulous place to work, full of luxe perks and glamour. But publishing has taken a financial hit, and editors are being told to cut back. » 6/26/14 5:15pm 6/26/14 5:15pm