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"As humanity continues its migration onto the digital plane, we’re still learning how to process instant access to breaking world news, the entirety of recorded human history and 24-hour surveillance of our favorite pop singers. In order to become a belieber, I would need to adapt. So at the stroke of noon, I closed all of the usual windows on my computer screen and began waterboarding myself with Bieber-related content. And nothing else."

— our pop music critic Chris Richards, who wants to belieb. Read on.

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"While it’s difficult to imagine any of the songs on ‘Believe’ defining an era, squinting into the future feels like energy wasted. Scores of young fans love Justin Bieber right this minute, even if they don’t know who he really is. So long as he remains a blank slate, his fate isn’t sealed. And that’s the perverse triumph of ‘Believe.’ A superstar’s future has never felt blanker."

Chris Richards on Justin Bieber’s new album.

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"The Forgotten Man," by Utah artist Jon McNaughton.
(The Forgotten Man kind of looks like an adult Justin Bieber, post-fame.)
Via The Salt Lake Tribune via Hank Stuever

"The Forgotten Man," by Utah artist Jon McNaughton.

(The Forgotten Man kind of looks like an adult Justin Bieber, post-fame.)

Via The Salt Lake Tribune via Hank Stuever

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"We celebrate the arrival of a miracle child worshipped by millions around the world … Justin Bieber."

Conan O’Brien, before hosting “Christmas in Washington” yesterday.

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The Biebering continued today, with malice. The newsroom Bieberer photoshopped us — your dedicated Tumblr co-sovereigns — into a Bieber tableau. And it’s only Tuesday.

The Biebering continued today, with malice. The newsroom Bieberer photoshopped us — your dedicated Tumblr co-sovereigns — into a Bieber tableau. And it’s only Tuesday.

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Last week, our meeting room got Biebered. Then Monica’s computer got Biebered. Then Dan’s phone got Biebered (pictured at left). There is a serial Bieberer in the newsroom. Send help.

Last week, our meeting room got Biebered. Then Monica’s computer got Biebered. Then Dan’s phone got Biebered (pictured at left). There is a serial Bieberer in the newsroom. Send help.

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After we reported yesterday’s anonymous Biebering of our conference room, someone stealthily Justin Biebered our computer with a tiny cutout.
Is this a new thing now? Are all the kids doing it?

After we reported yesterday’s anonymous Biebering of our conference room, someone stealthily Justin Biebered our computer with a tiny cutout.

Is this a new thing now? Are all the kids doing it?

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Someone taped a Bieber cutout to the doorframe of our meeting space in the newsroom.
It jarred us this morning.

Someone taped a Bieber cutout to the doorframe of our meeting space in the newsroom.

It jarred us this morning.

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The first official image of Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man.
We saw him in Telluride in September, and he looked kind of pipsqueaky then. He looks kind of pipsqueaky here. (And isn’t his hair a little too…Bieberish?)
Photo by John Schwartzman / Columbia Pictures

The first official image of Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man.

We saw him in Telluride in September, and he looked kind of pipsqueaky then. He looks kind of pipsqueaky here. (And isn’t his hair a little too…Bieberish?)

Photo by John Schwartzman / Columbia Pictures

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Meara.

Stiller.

Bieber.