29 May
What happens when Franco gets arty with RISD colleagues

We’re not gonna lie, we’re kind of fascinated by James Franco. Sometimes it seems like he’s trying too hard to be arty, but then other times I’m just glad he’s got other pursuits going on beyond hanging out at The Double Seven and banging Polish models. Either that or going all Hansel from Zoolander — […]


11 Sep
Selena Gomez & Vanessa Hudgens lose their Disney contracts

Kids is one of those movies that’s a total anomaly, in that as great and seminal as it is none of the creative forces behind it ever did anything else worth a damn. Sure it gave the world Chloë Sevigny and Rosario Dawson (for which we’re grateful), but the duo behind Kids — director Larry Clark […]


16 Feb
Barbara Nitke's photography book on the world of 1980s XXX

Photographer Barbara Nitke began her career working in pornography in the early 80s — consider Boogie Nights, only without prosthetic genitalia and cherry red Corvettes. Nitke at the time was hired as a set photographer and saw the entire industry through a lens and perspective that very few were privy to. Besides shooting many of […]


4 Jan
Pin-up inspired bombshell calendar from a fanzine for models

Looking to do for models what fanzines like Tiger Beat and Circus did for teen idols and rock stars, nascent magazine Lovecat is a quarterly print publication dedicated to the ladies that sell us everything from mascara to push-up bras. Their 3rd issue includes a pin-up inspired calendar featuring models Damaris Lewis, Heide Lindgren, Charlotte […]


12 Dec
From Japanese art to the appreciation of well shaped derrières

The second installment of our Best Of 2011 retrospective series focuses on the Top 10 Books of 2011, including photo-heavy coffee table books, research tomes and literature. From the history of menswear staples to Japanese art to modernist architecture to the appreciation of the well shaped derrière, there were a multitude of books published covering […]


31 Oct
Taschen's collection spanning 15 years of photographer’s career

With models touting perfectly red painted lips, seductive stares and a playful sensuality, Ellen von Unwerth captures moments of sublime female sexuality in her new hardcover, Fräulein. In this collection of photos spanning fifteen years of von Unwerth’s work, women are portrayed as cute, assertive, overtly sexual, soft and contemplative to explore all expressions of […]


1 Apr
Sometimes giant samurais, mechs, dragons & blondes In schoolgirl outfits CAN save your movie

OK, I know Miss Madeleine annihilated Sucker Punch last week with a blisteringly accurate review, but after seeing it this week I just gotta throw in my 2 cents. First off, she’s technically 100% right — the movie was riddled with weakness and flaws: the acting was atrocious (Vanessa Hudgens is a Golden Raspberry frontrunner), […]


We were all up on the Sucker Punch trailer ever since we first laid eyes on it this past summer at Comic Con. After 300 and Watchmen, faith in director Zack Snyder was strong. Sucker Punch certainly had every far flung element needed to be a great flick, and maybe that’s the problem. Miss Madeleine […]