Category Archives: Print is dead

The best way to get a copy of Harper’s Bazaar? Steal it from the doctor’s office.

I used to like Harper’s Bazaar, but since they decided to have famed douchebag and child molester Terry Richardson photograph so many of their shoots, I really haven’t had a copy of Bazaar in my lap until this afternoon, after … Continue reading

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Evidently Cosmo suspects that their article titles are ridiculous.

Christmas came early for me! And not just because I have the 2011 Slingshot Collective day planner (with a menstrual calendar, and tips on how to resist the police), but because Cosmo has created an online survey about their FR* … Continue reading

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Day 24, Part One: If you made this image, please let me know!

Commenter Madelyn brough this awesome picture to my attention: This is infinitely better than any of the Jezebel “Cover Lies”, and really does summarize everything that is so messed up about Cosmo: Everything is about sex, (horrible) sex advice, and … Continue reading

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Reading Between The Lines

Thank God for DeviantArt. While this image deals with the bad messages fed to teens, it’s all applicable to the type of messages featured on the cover of Cosmo. I now feel inspired to somehow find the time to do … Continue reading

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Day 23, Part Three: Matte Lipstick Done Right

Thanks to Brit, I didnt’ have to suffer through the ordeal of putting powder on my lips. But I did buy a tube of Lancome Color Design Lip Matte, in Corset (yes, I did buy it solely because of the … Continue reading

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Day 23, Part Two: “Shocking Confessions” aren’t shocking, just stupid

Cosmo has their own, not particularly grown-up version of the “traumarama/embarrassing moments” fluff pieces found in teen magazines. Cosmo’s “confessions” (pages 64-66). Here are some lowlights: “I needed to get a bikini was before a hot date…I decided to do … Continue reading

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Day 22, Part One: Adventures in Mad Matte Lipstick and More

I am tied up with finishing a PhotoShop assignment, but my good friend Brit has a guest post, on some horrible matte lipstick advice. xoxoxo Elena Greetings blogosphere! In case you haven’t figured it out, I’m the “lucky” friend that … Continue reading

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