Clothing reseller Sasha Smith, 20, claims to dress like a “pink 2000s bimbo Harajuku ballerina.” She’s inspired by dolls, the Playboy universe, and the now-defunct Japanese street style magazine FRUiTS. The day she was photographed, Smith was headed to a hangout with a friend. She was covered head to toe in her favorite rosy hue, […]
We Need to Talk About Cosby
The narrative doesn’t shy away from Cosby’s acclaim and beloved status—nor should it.
The last idiot standing
Cartoonist Johnny Sampson finally got his dream job at MAD magazine. Now he’s one of the only artists keeping the legendary publication going.
Essential listening for Pride Month
From Stravinsky to Wendy Carlos, six instances where music has shaped our conception of queerness, whether we’re aware of it or not.
Attorney and former Playboy model Corri Fetman calls out ‘body-shaming’ attack ad in judicial campaign
A Facebook video mocks Fetman for bodybuilding, calls her a “poser.”
A longtime Playboy editor on working for Hugh Hefner
“It wasn’t about the models for me. The mystique of the world I was living in was the writers,” says Barbara Nellis.
How Chicago shaped Hugh Hefner and his Playboy empire, and other news
Also, Governor Rauner signs a bill expanding abortion coverage.
The printed relics of Chicago’s predigital gangland
The book Thee Almighty & Insane: Chicago Gang Business Cards From the 1970s & 1980s is a snapshot of the city’s street gangs during a period of transition.
Chicago readies Alexander Hamilton statue for Hamilton musical premiere, and other news
Also, the ultimate guide to Playboy’s Chicago.
Layoffs possible for Chicago Public Schools teachers and other Chicago news
Also, the city surpasses 100 homicides for 2016, and the mysterious killing of three young Muslim men in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
One primary race could be key to Illinois’s budget crisis, and other Chicago news
Also, body of missing tourist from London found on top of retired Metra train, and Hugh Hefner fights CPS budget cuts to his high school with donation.
David Bowie’s ex-girlfriend discusses their love affair, interracial dating, Mick Jagger, and the infamous Labyrinth bulge
A Q&A with David Bowie’s ex-girlfriend Ava Cherry
Sixteen fun facts about 16 cartoonists who changed the world
Local illustrator/designer Monte Beauchamp has two excellent new books out for devotees of comics and pulps.
A mushroom-shaped party pad by the designer of Playboy’s headquarters
North Center’s “mushroom house,” a 60s party pad by the designer of Playboy‘s headquarters
RIP author and Harvey Milk speechwriter—and former Chicagoan—Frank M. Robinson
The sci-fi author and behind-the-scenes gay activist passed away yesterday.