2519 posts categorized "MAGAZINES"

Sep 15 2014
On The Cover Of A Magazine: Madonna's 200+ Greatest Magazine Covers Comments (0)
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Above: A gallery of 30 more, unranked Madonna mag covers! 

Unlike any star since—and unlike only a precious few before—her, Madonna has made the act of being on the cover of a magazine into an art form. A gung-ho participant in creating a visual record of her beauty, her aesthetic, her political and quasi-punk challenging of social norms and her status as a visual icon, Madonna has always taken her covers seriously, in some cases as seriously as other rockstars take music videos or even albums.

As a rabid collector of Madonnabilia, I specialize in ephemera, especially in magazine covers. I would hate to be presented with a calendar and shown exactly how many months of my life I've spent tirelessly pursuing new, old and new-to-me old magazines with Madonna on their covers, valuing some for their uniqueness (she posed specifically for the cover!), some for their status within her career (it was her very first time on a cover!), some for the exotic nature of their home countries (Japan! Japan! Japan!), some for being totally weird (ugliest Madonna cover ever!) and some just for the sake of fulfilling my desire to have one of everything.

Song Hits May 87 copyChoosing Madonna's best covers took forever, and it will take another forever for us to duke it out in the comments over my rankings, over which ones I forgot, over which ones I personally detest and excluded on purpose...these kinds of lists are a recipe for dissent.

But if you're into this shit, you're into it, and the time spent is as good as the time spent inhaling and exhaling oxygen.

V Summer 2014Madonna's still causing a cover commotion in 2014...

Please enjoy this list, and please comment on it. If I have forgotten any major ones, I'll happily amend my list. And if you have Long Island's Nightlife and/or Hamptons '85, I'm all ears and am ready to buy them.

Each entry contains the magazine's title, the country (it's the United States unless otherwise specified), the date of publication and then a credit for the cover photographer. In cases where I was unable to quickly determine the ID of the shooter, it's listed with a question mark. If you think you have info on any of who any of these photographers may be, I'm all ears for that as well.

One more thing: This 32,000-word post is my gift to you. But I would appreciate it if you would consider contributing any amount to my Kickstarter so that I can produce a 20th anniversary edition of my book Encyclopedia Madonnica. Click here! Tell your friends!

Thanks! Now, on with the list...

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Sep 12 2014
Unique Mystique: Russell Wilson For MEN'S HEALTH Comments (0)
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Football star Russell Wilson covers Men's Health (October 2014), appearing in a spread shot by Ture Lillegraven. Inside, he offers advice:

“Be unique. Do something that not very many people have done before.”

I'm okay with being conventional if you're good at it. Looking good is a plus.

 
Sep 10 2014
Dat Ass & Dose Muscles Comments (0)

Nicki MinajThe Chanel you say?

Nicki Minaj, who shows off her two sides (by which I do not mean the left and right cheek) on the cover(s) of the new Dazed and Confused, is also behind the latest viral video from Ellen:

In case you're more into dudes, check out Ellen's guest this week, superhot, superbuff, supernice Bill Reilich after the jump...

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Aug 19 2014
Need To Know: The Gay Youth Of Tomorrow + Ice Bucket List + Ferguson News + City Council Speaker Speaks Out + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureAdvocate's “40 Under 40” issue stars Web personality Tyler Oakley.

*widget boy cultureWhere ice-bucket challenge champ Chris Pratt slept when he was homeless.

*widget boy cultureWhy you should sleep naked with your boo.

*widget boy cultureCigar theft was never reported to Ferguson police in Brown case.

*widget boy cultureBrown may have had arms up in surrender when shot 6-8 times.

*widget boy cultureQueen Latifah gets some sugar on vacation. Still not officially out.

*widget boy cultureNYC City Council Speaker Viverito opens up about HPV diagnosis.

*widget boy cultureRich bitch who was ripped off only had fakes in her zillion-dollar closet.

*widget boy cultureBoy band strips for ALS ice-bucket challenge:

*widget boy cultureRuPaul's Drag Racer goes full-backal nude.

*widget boy cultureStop militarizing local police. Service

*widget boy cultureMan who tortured gays in Russia is in prison...for a little while.

*widget boy cultureNovel called Service with that cover needs to be bought.

*widget boy cultureAduba beat out Cox and others for an Emmy.

*widget boy cultureBI-BI!: Can bisexuality become “past tense?”

*widget boy cultureLGBT film-review writing contest.

*widget boy cultureOut artist Troye Sivan's debut EP is out, so's his “Happy Little Pill” video.

Troye-SivanNot-so-jagged little pill

 
Aug 16 2014
Need To Know: Over The Topless Reaction + Shazbottom + Half-Baked Alaskan + Beyoncé vs. Baby Mama + MO Batter Blues + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureIf you are “horrified” by the above cover, grow up.

*widget boy cultureRobin Williams + gay hustler = must-see movie.

*widget boy cultureIs Beyoncé really not Blue Ivy's mom after all?

*widget boy cultureInsane racist woman in death threat-laden viral video.

*widget boy cultureHOT guys, HARD at work.

*widget boy cultureJames Franco is playing insane ex-gay Michael Glatze, who really hates the gays.

 *widget boy culture'90s teen heartthrob Andrew Keegan invented a religion.

Andrew-KeeganBad religion

*widget boy cultureLady Gaga's lesbian fan letter.

*widget boy cultureChris Martin's got a type: Annoying blondes.

*widget boy cultureChristian singer Vicky Beeching comes out swinging in 1st post-coming out interview.

*widget boy cultureFerguson cops beat a suspect, charged him for bloodying their uniforms.

*widget boy culturePapal selfies are the latest thing.

*widget boy cultureGay blogger thinks gay men need to grow up and stay out of the bars.

*widget boy culturePioneering skateboarder Jay Adams dies @ 53.

Jay-AdamsHe was a sk8er boi, see ya later, boy...

 
Aug 12 2014
Where It's Pratt Comments (0)

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Snazzy Chris Pratt for Esquire (September 2014).

 
Aug 08 2014
Where There's A William... Comments (0)

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William Levy, lookin' good, for People en Espanol (September 2014). Two shots from inside, after the jump...

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Need To Know: Ginger? Roger! + Straight White Male Discrimination + Shower Power + Turtle Time Goes Back Into Its Shell + Naked ROCKY + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureGreg Rutherford goes bare-assed for Attitude. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureRon Paul < Rand Paul < ... RuPaul???

*widget boy cultureChicago White Sox LGBT Pride Night inspires outrage (in-rage?) online.

*widget boy cultureFun in the shower.

*widget boy cultureKARMA'S A BITCH: Ramona Singer officially divorcing Mario.

*widget boy cultureRenisha McBride's killer found guilty of murder. Finally...sanity.

*widget boy cultureKevin Spacey & Julia Louis-Dreyfus are drag versions of each other for EW.

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*widget boy cultureTrust me: This boy is one of the hottest you'll see today.

*widget boy cultureFranco thinks speculating someone might be gay is “homophobic.” Adrian-Aguilar-boxer-naked-nude-Rocky-Out

*widget boy cultureMen of Rocky, which is closing in a week or so, for some reason got naked for Out anyway.

*widget boy cultureJustin Bieber FaceTimes with Malala.

*widget boy cultureUgandans pushing to reinstate Kill the Gays law.

*widget boy cultureEbola is God's punishment for (guess?) homosexualism.

*widget boy cultureGay men completing transformation to mindless bimbos: