Normcore Is Spreading: Sweatshirts Are Now Fashionable

Sweatshirts are the hot trend for fall, you know, the time of year when you’ll probably be wearing sweatshirts anyway, because the air is crisp and long-sleeves are helpful. I, as a fashionable lazy person, am thrilled about this news. Et tu? » 9/17/14 3:00pm 9/17/14 3:00pm

Taylor Swift Photo Op Cancelled After ‘Creepy’ 39-Year-Old Troll Wins

Boston's Kiss FM has cancelled a contest to get a picture backstage with Taylor Swift because the winner was a "creepy" 39-year-old man named Charles who intended to troll Swift after securing his victory with the help of 4chan, Reddit and spambot votes. Earlier this month, someone posted on behalf of ol' Chuck: » 7/24/13 9:00am 7/24/13 9:00am

Hello Kitty Has Improbably Kept a Factory in Syria Open

Cartoon characters can perform lots of physics-defying sight gags. Sometimes, they can even cross over from Toon Town into the real-person world and cause portly private detectives no end of trouble. Or help Michael Jordan save Earth from aliens. Or scoop out large chunks of a child’s brain with all the practiced… » 5/23/13 10:50am 5/23/13 10:50am

Miley Cyrus, Mickey Mouse, and Marc Jacobs' Cigarette

So, Miley Cyrus, Mickey Mouse, and Marc Jacobs' Cigarette all walk into a bar... or, er, Jacobs' Mercedes Benz fashion week show. There's a joke in there. Or maybe a picture is worth a thousand jokes? » 2/17/13 10:30pm 2/17/13 10:30pm

Sunday Sign-Off: Celebrate the Birth of an Animated Rodent

You could watch the American Music Awards tonight, or you could celebrate the 84th birthday of Mickey Mouse, the animated rodent who, for better or worse, spawned the eventual Disneyfication of American pop culture. So, raise your glasses for Mickey, and contemplate, perhaps, how truly, deeply fucked up it is that… » 11/18/12 6:30pm 11/18/12 6:30pm

Mickey Mouse Is Totally Cool With Gay Marriage (in Japan, Anyhow)

Progressive politics isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Disneyland, which is why everyone was surprised this week when Disneyland in Tokyo said it will allow same sex couples to get married in the park—though their policy appears to be something of a work in progress. » 5/17/12 10:00am 5/17/12 10:00am

Disney Will Be Taking Your Babies Now, Thank You

The Walt Disney Company, those white-glove-wearing cartoon animals who want to brand everything you touch or consume, is making a distinct push to become America's premiere baby outfitter, moving their brand's first impression on humans closer and closer to the moment of conception. Soon, we'll all be artificially… » 1/17/12 3:00pm 1/17/12 3:00pm

Disney, Fatphobia, & The "Pooh Sized" Debate

Earlier this week, a post appeared on the blog Disney Kicks Ass, informing readers that some rides at the original Anaheim Disneyland had to be re-engineered. Oh boy. » 6/24/11 5:20pm 6/24/11 5:20pm

Disney Eggs: They're Eggs. By Disney.

We have rarely been as confused or disturbed by anything in our lives as we are by the new "Disney Eggs," which we discovered via a commercial break during the fourth hour of Today. » 2/04/09 11:00am 2/04/09 11:00am

Scarlett Johansson Visits Rwanda To Check Up On Bono's Projects

Minnie Needs Less Gigs Than Mickey • Morning Sickness Gender Myth May…

Disney's USB flash memory drives may be showing some gender discrimination » 8/19/08 5:20pm 8/19/08 5:20pm: Pink drives with Minnie Mouse on them only hold 1 GB, while blue Mickey mouse drives hold 2 GB. Hm.• Breaking down some people's preconcieved notions of Middle America: Moms in the Midwest are than Coastal moms. • Three anti-aging treatments…

Dita Von Teese Wants To Give Our Breasts A Lift

Just as we have long suspected: Elisabeth Hasselbeck is evil! Or filthy, at least? Today on The View the ladies discussed how there is an unfortunate mouse infestation problem over at ABC Studios. (And no, not the Mickey Mouse kind. A la Disney. A la ABC's parent company.) Apparently, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who is away… » 11/06/07 3:45pm 11/06/07 3:45pm

If Jezebel Was A 'Simpsons' Character She Might Look Like This