Archive for November, 2012


Cosmopolitan Courting Pre-teens through Boy Band

9 November 2012

Cosmopolitan magazine, long established as the publication for hip but insecure modern women, is being more aggressive about pursuing an untapped demographic: pre-teen girls.  For the very issue dedicated to achieving a sixty-minute orgasm, Cosmo features One Direction, the boy band of the moment.  That’s one way to use candy.  Somehow the magazine felt it warranted to usher 12 year-old girls from the theme of pop star crushes to the theme of performing advanced sex positions with a bored playboy of a boyfriend.  Profligate journalistic executives have no business reaching out to middle schoolers.

Others are wowed by the novely of an all-male appearance on the cover of a women’s magazine.  I cry foul.


Manly Art of Knitting

7 November 2012

Benjamin and Christopher Levisay are every bit a part of the knitting industry as the women-folk of the family.  XRX Inc., the family business, produces knitting literature and hosts shows.  Christopher isn’t at all bashful about “the manly art of knitting.”  He’s pretty good at it, it seems, judging by the $300 he fetched for a stocking cap.  For more on the Levisay’s craft, see this article from the Argus Leader.