Sports Illustrated recently laid off its final six staff photographers—the people who, y'know, illustrate the sports—due to "economic circumstances," promising that its "commitment to photography" would remain "as strong as ever." But as the magazine business continues to go full Titanic, you can still count on one print product to stick around: the Swimsuit Issue.
Although smoking has been on the decline for decades in the U.S., Big Tobacco is still thriving thanks to international markets and a willingness to sue any country that tries to regulate it. On Sunday's Last Week Tonight, John Oliver called out Philip Morris International for suing the small countries of Uruguay and Togo (seriously, Togo) over laws requiring health warnings on cigarette packages.
Everyone was so caught up with the Grammys' surprise announcement that Beck released an album last year (who knew?) that the return of John Oliver's Last Week Tonight went down on Sunday with very little fanfare. It was a good one, though: Oliver looked into the shadowy, $24-billion-a-year world of pharmaceutical companies peddling their drugs to doctors.
John Oliver is not happy with the casting of Jamie Dornan as "epitome of male beauty" Christian Grey in the film adaptation of popular Twilight fanfic Fifty Shades of Grey. Specifically, he's hurt that no one even considered him for the role.
It's not that Net Neutrality is boring, it's that talking about it is boring, because it edges into so many disparate areas of our technological and day-to-day lives, and so many public and private areas of our ongoing concern in this country, that unless you have personal abiding reasons to care about a given aspect of it, it can cook down to just a vague mess of concerns, ideological and otherwise.