This Is Cool: Get a Photo in Your InBox Every Day From a Stranger

Seriously — this is cool, not creepy. Well, it could be creepy, but it's well-curated so you're not receiving a photo of a different penis every day. Or any penises ever. Not that penises can't be beautiful and artistic. The point is — this is about cool photography, not unclothed penises*. » 7/08/13 11:30pm 7/08/13 11:30pm

These Drawings Done With Just Pencils Are So Damn Good, I Don't Even

These are not photographs — these are PENCIL DRAWINGS. Yes, they're done entirely with pencils. Like, the same ones you use to color in Scantrons and DMV tests. And yet, these fantasy portraits from Erica Rose Levine look just like freaking photographs, and they're blowing. my. damn. mind. » 5/30/13 9:39pm 5/30/13 9:39pm

Writer Goes on Stalker-y Mission to Track Down the Women in Twitter Bot…

There are a lot of personages floating around social media sites, a disconcertingly significant number of them with no more life or substance than a discarded shell whose hermit crab tenant abandoned it a long time ago. These "bots" are used to help athletes and celebrities bolster their Twitter accounts, or trick… » 8/07/12 11:55pm 8/07/12 11:55pm

Some Olympic Photographers Are Leering Pretty Hard at Beach Volleyball…

Notice anything odd about this picture of an "unknown" beach volleyball player at the Olympics, other than the fact that it literally leers at its subject's midsection? For all the objectification of Ryan Lochte that's gone on recently, all pictures of him include, you know, his face rather than his junk. Ditto for… » 8/01/12 10:25pm 8/01/12 10:25pm

Facebook Means Always Having to Look Your Best

It's easy to laugh at the endless series of duckfaces, peace signs, and other assorted poses struck in the bathroom-mirror that fill most teenage girls' Facebook feeds. But behind those kissy-faces made into laptop cameras in the middle of a Tuesday afternoon is a something darker: They're always in front of the… » 3/08/12 11:20am 3/08/12 11:20am

Picture Perfect: Why Everyone's So Anal About These Magazine Covers

Hey! Remember when Sarah Palin was on the cover of Newsweek » 10/17/08 4:20pm 10/17/08 4:20pm and got up in arms because the close-up hadn't been retouched? (Given that it was only last week, I'm gonna go with yes.) Megan very correctly diagnosed this a would-be tempest in a battered teapot, but the fracas sparked a discussion of the ethics of the…

"If You Punch Someone Really Hard In Their Fake Boob, Will It Explode?"

It's time for another installment of Pot Psychology, the advice column in which everyone's problems are solved with an "herbal" remedy. (Remember, kids: Don't do drugs!) In this episode, the Mariah to my Whitney, Rich, and put together a clips reel of outtakes with some of the dumber and more offensive questions. Got… » 7/11/08 4:20pm 7/11/08 4:20pm