8:07AM Maureen OConnor | Of all terrible naked pregnant poses, male hand bra is my least favourite. The problem is that, when a man puts his hands on his wife’s tits, he automatically makes a grabbing motion. See how Nick’s fingers are tensed, his thumbs outstretched and gripping? That is the source of the awkwardness. This is not an elegant nude. This is a virile man getting to second base with a lady he recently knocked up. More »
8:21AM Brian Moylan | Vogue unveiled its Lady Gaga package today and her newest style is both avant-garde and classical at the same time. It’s like the Lady of Shallot and Peggy Moffitt had a pink-headed baby dressed in McQueen and Louis Vuitton. Yes, I am very much into it.
4:11AM Brian Moylan | After getting some flack for a rather homogenous cover of white actresses last year, Vanity Fair‘s new Hollywood issue is mixing things up. There are 1.5 African-Americans on the cover! That’s up from .25 African-Americans last year. More »
8:42AM Brian Moylan | Vanity Fair, a journal dedicated to dissecting the Kennedy administration, created a mockup of a New Yorker featuring its coverboy Justin Bieber. Cute. But maybe VF could go a year without a dead woman on the cover before mocking others?
12:07PM Max Read | Rolling Stone has a cover story about HBO’s vampire-sex show True Blood, and for the photo… well, they got stars Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgard and Sephen Meyer naked, and then… uh, they seem to have sprayed them with fake blood. More »
1:07AM Hamilton Nolan | Jonathan Franzen is the first living novelist to grace Time magazine’s cover in 10 years. Halle Berry is the first black woman on Vogue‘s September cover since 1989 (and her over-40 peers are suddenly popular). Three possible explanations exist. More »