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By Tao Lin Melville House Publishing Tao Lin is notorious for being a writer who enjoys a good gimmick. He has delighted in making his fans uncomfortable at book readings by repeating the same word or phrase over and over for six minutes, and for storming Brooklyn with viral marketing campaigns such as plastering any found surface with stickers that simply read, 'Britney Spears. Read More

Hump-day Treat Time!

BY Web Intern in General

I think it's funny my hump-day treat is right after a post featuring an almost naked dude (oww oww!). Read More

Come To This Tomorrow!

BY Callie in General

Ligerbeat Magazine is having the first Ligerbeat Coverdude Contest tomorrow at Happy Endings! This is gonna be bananas! Also, down to the last 30 copies of issue 1 so order now ladies if you haven't beaten off with us yet!   All the details after the jump! 2 for 1 drinks 10-11. Contest sign up closes at 1 and the contest begins at 1:30. Its gonna be like America's Next Top Model sitting on the lap of American Idol. No nudity required...yet. Read More
All news sources are having a field day with the supposed results of a gender test on 18-year-old track and field athlete Caster Semenya. It has many jaws dropping, but I think what is more important is the discussion of gender classifications. Many were suspicious of Semenya because of her masculine build and appearance, and when she dominated an 800-meter race caused enough questions from officials that she underwent gender testing. The tests found that her gender was in fact ambiguous. Read More


BY Web Intern in General

As much as I respect and support the men and women in our military, US military policy is sometimes a silly one. For example, it forbids women from serving in military units whose primary object is direct ground combat. Whaaaaat?! I would assume there are some women who join the military thinking they'll be able to serve their country in the exact same way men do. It turns out a group of female support soldiers got around this policy and ended up fighting alongside Marines in the Iraq War. Read More