The Weirdest Super Bowl Halftime Show Ever


I did not grow up in a football-loving family (we went to political rallies on Sundays instead), so the Super Bowl has never meant a whole heck of a lot to me. But since I became an adult, I’ve starting tuning into the big game for three obvious reasons: 1) I like the food commonly served at Super Bowl parties, 2) it’s the only time I’m actually interested in watching commercials, and 3) I want to watch the spectacle that is the halftime show. Consider me officially bummed out, then, that my parents were such pigskin-hating hippies in 1989, the year the halftime show took a significantly bizarre turn in the form of Be-Bop Bamboozled, a magic show that involved 3-D glasses and a magician-slash-Elvis-impersonator in glitter spandex. Check it out above and then go read an utterly fascinating interview with the producer behind the show over at Popdust. This year’s entertainers, the Black Eyed Peas, better bring it. [Popdust] Keep reading »

Magazine Byline Breakdown Shows The Ratio Favors Men

Men outnumbered women two-to-one in the nation’s news, culture and literary magazines in 2010 — and in some cases the discrepancy was much, much worse. VIDA, an organization for women in the literary arts, counted all the bylines in mags like The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Review of Books, Harper’s, and The New Republic and lit journals like Paris Review, Tin House, Granta, and Poetry for analysis. Literary journals Paris Review, Granta and Poetry were the most egalitarian, with a still-not-great two men’s bylines for every byline by a woman. The worst offender? The New York Review of Books, abysmally, published six bylines by men for every one byline by a woman. Pfffffffft. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: The Men Haven’t Changed, But I Have

One month back on the dating scene and I’ve gone on three dates; well, I don’t know if you can call them dates. More accurately, I’ve had dinner with three men. The first was a friend who I thought I might have feelings for. The next, with a guy I met on the subway. And the third happened last night. I walked into a restaurant to have dinner with the man who I thought was going to be my date only to discover that he had a shiny, gold wedding band on his left hand. News to me. Keep reading »

Russell Brand, The Teenage Years

I fully expect Us Weekly to include this pic of Russell next to one of a teenage Katy Perry in their ridiculous regular series, “Would They Have Dated In High School?!” Answer: I have no idea, but I’m digging his Dylan McKay-esque brooding glare. [via Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

Tiny Television Shows


Isn’t television so much more adorable when it’s tiny? Check out all of your favorite TV shows in one miniature video diorama. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

10 Super Sexy Super Bowl Spots

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When it comes to Super Bowl ads, there are two themes that come across loud and clear: women emasculating men and, of course, sex sells. Commercials during the big game notoriously toe the line of provocation. This year, Kim Kardashian will star in a sexy ad for Sketchers’ Shape Up sneakers, because nothing says “bone me” like shoes with soles shaped like boats. While the ad itself will be a surprise, the company has teased that it shows lots of sweat-kissed skin. And they released this image of the ad that will premiere during the fourth quarter of the game. [People]

After the jump, more 10 racy Super Bowl ads that we bet Kim’s new one will rival.

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