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Times Writer Overshares His Lazy, Nasty Side in Column About Oversharing Dated examples, mean anecdotes

Accusing social-media addicts of oversharing is the very definition of shooting fish in a barrel. Yet New York Times columnist Roger Cohen managed to botch the job last week. In…

December 10, 2012, 9:41 AM EST

Wired Hides a Sneaky Message on the Spines of Its 2012 Issues Reader notices 1993 quote from founding editor Louis Rossetto

Wired celebrated its 20th anniversary year in 2012 with a hidden and quite old-school little print puzzle. If you stack the January through December issues with the covers facing up,…

November 28, 2012, 10:12 AM EST

Mad Magazine's Old Parody Ads Were Better Than the Real Thing Dozens of vintage spoofs

Back in its glory days, better known as the 1960s and 1970s, Mad magazine was full of awesome fake ads like the ones archived in this Flickr account. Do yourself…

November 8, 2012, 3:34 PM EST

'Where' Magazine Becomes 'Whore' Magazine Thanks to Art-Director Fail O.C. cover is found wanton

The Orange County edition of global tourism magazine Where has stripped its website of any trace of this cover, where the common art-director trick of making the art bigger by…

September 3, 2012, 12:25 PM EDT

Mentos Are Great for Covering Up Your Naughty Bits Martin ads mirror target magazines' content

After the fake Mentos commercial we enjoyed yesterday, it's time for the real thing—a new print campaign by The Martin Agency for Mentos Pure Fresh gum. Four new ads have…

August 28, 2012, 4:18 PM EDT

What 200 'Playboy' Covers Tell Us About Beauty in America Era by era, a sanitized quest for physical perfection

At this point, Playboy is a relic—an outdated self-parody, much like its creator, Hugh Hefner. But historical artifacts are valuable because they give the present some context by illuminating the…

August 22, 2012, 10:27 AM EDT

Jon Hamm and Lena Dunham Pitch 'New Yorker' iPhone App Painfully hip or just right?

There's oh so much self-consciously postmodern meta-comical hipsterism on display in this video promoting The New Yorker's new iPhone app. Given the self-consciously postmodern hipster bent of the product and…

August 9, 2012, 9:50 AM EDT

Oliver Stone Is Smoking a Joint on Cover of Latest 'High Times' Magazine's new editor promises stronger stuff

Chris Simunek, the new editor in chief of High Times, is looking to put hard-hitting, relevant War on Drugs political journalism back into the magazine, which is why he personally…

June 13, 2012, 10:01 AM EDT

5 Hilarious Fake Magazine Covers Work as Terrific Decoys Burnett creative wraps his 'Lürzer's Archive' in them

Wait, Cockhandler is not a real magazine? Not even at Condé Nast? That unsavory publication, which ostensibly follows the fowl business of cockerel and hen farming, is one of five…

June 8, 2012, 9:12 AM EDT

British Gardening Magazine Unveils Scratch-and-Sniff Issue Aroma of innovation or desperation?

It's no secret that the magazine business stinks these days. Cue British glossy Gardners' World, which just published a scratch-and-sniff issue, the latest example of print media grasping for ways…

May 31, 2012, 9:53 AM EDT

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