How The Most Iconic Photo In Women's Soccer Was Almost Never Taken

It was arguably the biggest moment in the history of American women’s sports, and the single most memorable and reproduced image of the celebration. Brandi Chastain had just converted the penalty kick that cemented the 1999 Women’s World Cup for the United States over China. She then experienced a fit of irrational… »6/08/15 12:05pm6/08/15 12:05pm

Body Ritual Among the Swimsuit Models in the Horny Hell of SwimCity

SWIMCITY, U.S.A.—The climate of SwimCity is humid subtropical, with temperatures hovering around an equatorial 78 degrees between the hours of 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. It is a small city, boasting about 60 full-time residents, though quadruple this number in tourists and drifters clog its thoroughfares at any given time,… »2/13/15 2:29pm2/13/15 2:29pm

Sports Illustrated Will Feature Plus-Sized Bikini Model for First Time

This month, Sports Illustrated will release their annual swimsuit issue, delighting dads across the world and reminding all of us that it's cold as hell outside. This year, the magazine's making a historical change, however. It's featuring plus-size model Ashley Graham in a string bikini on pages usually reserved for… »2/04/15 11:00pm2/04/15 11:00pm

FYI readers of InStyle, Time, Sports Illustrated, Entertainment Weekly and People: Time Inc. is offi

FYI readers of InStyle, Time, Sports Illustrated, Entertainment Weekly and People: Time Inc. is officially being spun off from parent company Time Warner, leaving the publications' fates even more in flux. The new company is already $1.3 billion in debt and the editorial budget across all titles is being cut 25%, yet… »6/09/14 10:30am6/09/14 10:30am

What Bizarre and Depraved Things Did You Subject Your Barbies To?

If you have been on the Internet in the past few weeks, it's likely been brought to your attention that Barbie, a little hunk of plastic shaped like a woman with synthetic hair on it, appeared in Sports Illustrated. Many feminists see this unholy union as a perfect reification of the problems with both crumbling… »2/21/14 1:20pm2/21/14 1:20pm

Sports Illustrated Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Ass-Centric Cover

Yes, we saw Barbie on the cover of Sports Illustrated, but it was just a promotional ad. Obviously SI wants real live flesh-and-boob ladies on the cover of the 50th anniversary issue. Here they are: Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen. And while traditionally, Sports Illustrated covers showcase breasts, this… »2/14/14 10:50am2/14/14 10:50am

BBC Apologizes For Shitty Thing It Said About Bartoli And Her Dad

Today, gentlemen, we were reminded why we lug our reputations as troglodytes well into the 21st century. A woman named Marion Bartoli proved athletic enough to win a singles title at Wimbledon and was thereupon described to BBC Radio 5 listeners as something other than "a looker." Because, you see, it is not enough to… »7/07/13 12:30pm7/07/13 12:30pm

Sports Illustrated Loves Models. Female Athletes? Not So Much

A recent study by the Department of Sociology at the University of Louisville asks a very good question: Where are all the women in Sports Illustrated? Unless they're models wearing bikinis, they're certainly not on the cover. Researchers found that of the 716 SI issues published between 2000 and 2011, a mere 35 of… »5/10/13 5:45pm5/10/13 5:45pm