The New Cosmopolitan & the Slow Climb Out of Lipstick-and-Lasagna Land

"I am so fucking excited to see you all!" Joanna Coles, clad in a pair of leather leggings, yelled from the stage of the David H. Koch theater at Lincoln Center at 9:30 a.m. on a brisk Saturday in November. Coles, the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, was kicking off the New York version of the publication's … » 12/09/14 9:00am 12/09/14 9:00am

Taylor Swift's Makeunder Mag Cover: What a Difference a Brow Makes

It took us a second to realize that it was indeed Ms. Taylor Swift on the cover of the latest issue of Wonderland magazine. In a good way. In fact, we're inclined to say that this sun-kissed 80's teen mag look is an improvement over her already-on-point style. Let it serve as a stern warning against both concealing… » 11/12/14 10:40am 11/12/14 10:40am

Evan Rachel Wood Says She ‘Felt Like Meat’ During 2003 VF Photo Shoot

For some of us, Vanity Fair's 2003 "It's Raining Teens" issue, featuring a number of future Hollywood stars, counts as a life event: maybe you were curled up in bed, eagerly flipping through the slippery pages. Maybe that mag felt like all you needed to keep living. Or maybe you were participant Evan Rachel Wood,… » 10/17/14 12:30pm 10/17/14 12:30pm

Profile About How You Shouldn't Hate Anne Hathaway Makes You Want To

"She won an Oscar, got married, and was hazed by the mean girls. But Anne Hathaway is going to keep on living." That's how Harper's Baazar's Laura Brown starts off her new profile of the actress: naming two amazing things that happened to her and one incredibly vague bad thing, before suggesting that Hathaway… » 10/09/14 1:50pm 10/09/14 1:50pm

Hearst Magazines Is Going After Every Last Lady Millennial Reader

In a surprising development (at least it's surprising for those who didn't catch wind of the "reorganizing" Hearst did last week), Hearst announced Monday that they were giving Cosmopolitan editor Joanna Coles an additional job: she's now also editorial director of Seventeen, a change Hearst says is part of their… » 9/29/14 3:40pm 9/29/14 3:40pm

Who Is the New Self Magazine for, Exactly?

Depending on who you ask at what time of day, the new Self magazine is either for a "more mature readership" or has gone through a major revamp to specifically focus more on fashion or is still for millennial readers. Alternatively, perhaps it sits in the middle of a venn diagram of all three of those groups, as most… » 9/24/14 5:40pm 9/24/14 5:40pm