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  • Cursing Up a Storm
    Mark Twain once quipped, "When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear." When longtime WNBC news anchor Sue Simmons dropped her F-bomb on poor Chuck Scarborough, she maybe should ...
  • Journalism
    I met my first citizen journalist 32 years ago. You might even call her an early blogger. Ollie Hoyes from Olyphant, Penn., wrote the "Mid Valley Medley," a free-flowing column ...
  • No Happy Ending
    Looking to get some young Russian love 24/7? Soon you may have to look further than the back pages of your favorite weekly. The adult services classifieds, long the back ...
  • Fast Forward
    I'd like to dedicate this issue of Media to Clay Felker, the legendary magazine editor who died last month at the age of 82. Without Clay Felker, there might not ...
  • Magazines
    To celebrate its 75th anniversary, Esquire became the first magazine to publish an electronic cover. Its October issue features words and images scrolling across the page, using electronic ink, with ...
  • When paper isn't
    Eventually, technology for electronic paper displays will improve, and the clunky book reader will become a flexible computer that looks like a single sheet of paper. It'll be flexible enough ...
  • A Pretty Good Spoon
    A magazine is a product. It's a tactile object. It's designed for a purpose. Thought of as a spoon, a magazine is a pretty good spoon, we posited, and asked ...
  • Dust My Broom
    It was only the eighth day of the new year when the first magazine casualty of 2009 was trumpeted to the publishing world. Taking the first bullet? Country Home and ...
  • Mobile Opportunity Knocks - for Print?
    In a nomadic world, go where the consumers are - and that's everywhere. And, if any medium is in a position to capitalize on mobile, it's magazines. They're a lifestyle-focused ...
  • Bonfire of the Vanity Presses
    This television season, it's a battle between luxurious fabrics and makeup (yay, feminism!). Who do we blame for shows with titles like Cashmere Mafia and Lipstick Jungle? ...
  • Through the Mill
    Magazine editors must often feel guilty about their role in global climate change. At least, unless they're Graydon Carter, they aren't inviting Al Gore over for dinner any time s ...
  • Lipstick Smears
    As the last bits of patriotic confetti floated to the floor of Denver's Invesco Field during the closing moments of the Democratic National Convention, little could anyone - Democrat, Republican, ...
  • The Contest
    Patti Adcroft, editorial director of Discover magazine, might wear a size-9½ shoe, but she has the smallest CO2 footprint in her office. As part of their "Better Planet Solutions" special ...
  • Trail Blazer
    When it comes to crimes against the environment, few would place the magazine industry among the worst offenders. But this is 2008, when even the pettiest eco-criminal can score points ...
  • Close Call
    Don't let the steely robotic gaze and fake Stepford smile fool you: Despite a nearly unshakable knack for oozing creamy insincerity, Martha Stewart is not perfect. Note the faux pas: ...
  • Measure of a Market
    Gay men are obsessed with large penises. Mexicans would really like their half of the country back. And now that we have your attention, please buy our vodka. ...
  • Found Poetry: Ton of Bricks
    And then it hit me," editor-in-chief Deborah Needleman prefaces her eco-epiphany in March's issue of domino. "It's not domino's job to tell you how to lobby Congress for more efficient ...
  • Why Aren't They Wearing Any Pants?
    The short answer is, we don't really know and won't hazard a guess. But the press release from T-post, the responsible party, tells us, "Subscribing to T-post is a lot ...
  • A Mag of Wealth of Taste
    His magazines have been around for a long, long time (okay, since 2004), and now Donald Trump is bringing the sweet, sweaty smell of his success to Ocean Drive. ...
  • Potrzebie! That Fershlugginer Kurtzman Is Back!
    Long before Saturday Night Live and The Daily Show, modern pop culture satire had its roots in the strange mind of the original madman, Harvey Kurtzman (1924-1993). His early '50s ...
  • Scion Keeps Rolling
    Amid a significant slide in automotive advertising, Toyota's Scion brand is launching a new ad campaign that will increase its visibility in traditional media such as television and print. It's ...
  • RIP Radar
    Radar is dead and buried. But it died with its sunglasses on and the radio playing. Services were held at the new NYC club, Citrine - the magazine went out ...
  • Holy Roller Ratings
    Putting a new twist on the intersection of church and state, Beliefnet has launched a widget to track the role of religion in the presidential race: the God-o-Meter. ...
  • Dawn of the Dead
    The undertaker has had a busy month. After being bludgeoned by Scientologists, Mort Zuckerman, Jeffrey Epstein and Ron Burkle, Radar went down for the third time. Men's Vogue sputtered and ...
  • Do It Yourself
    For their June issue, the editors of This Old House did something new: They all went to Aruba, or possibly Turks and Caicos, and instead of coming up with ways ...
  • Designers in Training
    For the cover of its October issue, Discover magazine turned to user-generated content of the crayon kind. ...
  • The Unshuttered Shutter-Bug Mag
    From picketing to marching, people have been banding together around causes they passionately believe in for decades. Never before has the scale and speed in which change can be effected ...
  • Mirror, Mirror
    As magazine publishers flail about wildly, laying off staff, canceling publications and breaking into cold sweats whenever an intern utters the word "Internet," an unlikely sliver of hope may be ...
  • Down and Out
    Don't be surprised to see homemakers and female golfers huddled en masse at your local newsstand, mourning the latest glossy casualties. As the publishing industry grapples with an economic recession ...
  • A Little Rain Never Hurt No One
    You can lead a mag to water, but you can't make it drink. Parade has brought on a new top editor. And they went straight to the well, poaching Janice ...