Lupita Nyong'o Celebrates Gorgeous New Marie Claire Cover

The May issue of Marie Claire is a sweet, fresh breath of springtime joy, with Lupita Nyong'o beaming and pretty in pink. She's one of three five coverladies; the others are Emilia Clarke, Elle Fanning, Kate Mara and Elizabeth Olsen. Last night three of them attended the magazine's "Fresh Faces" party in Hollywood;… » 4/09/14 1:40pm 4/09/14 1:40pm

Cosmopolitan Editor Wants to Cover More Politics

On the heels of magazine editors the industry across discussing ladymags' devotion to "serious journalism," Cosmopolitan editor Joanna Coles has said it's her plan to add more politics to the women's mag, which is considered by some to be only good for sex tips like what a good idea it is to leave fruit in your mouth… » 6/19/13 5:50pm 6/19/13 5:50pm

Young Women Using Social Media To Normalize And Demand More Plus-Size…

Adele's forthcoming plus-sized Burberry campaign is only one of the many factors that are leading to a new eye on mass-market retailers' plus-sized clothing, which blogs have dubbed "fatshion." For years, adult-skewed women's magazines had unchanged advice for larger women: steer away from horizontal stripes and… » 9/22/12 5:00pm 9/22/12 5:00pm

We Read So You Don't Have To: The Year's Biggest Ladymags, Rated and…

In Ladymag Land, the biggest issues of the year are the September issues. And this year, Vogue, Queen of the Ladymags, had its biggest issue ever. Nine hundred sixteen pages: Absolutely GIGANTIC. But all of the Ladymags celebrated the fall season in a huge way, and we could not let this momentous occasion pass without… » 9/06/12 4:00pm 9/06/12 4:00pm

Why Don't Women's Magazines Care More About Their Websites?

Bonnie Fuller, head of and former editor of multiple mags like Glamour and Marie Claire, has some thoughts about why most women's magazines have lackluster websites. While it should be noted that her most recent column for Ad Age is partially just a giant advertisement for her website and editorial… » 8/07/12 6:40pm 8/07/12 6:40pm

Turns Out Being Born a Woman Is a Major Financial Mistake

As if being a woman wasn't difficult enough—what with all the not having control over important decisions about our own bodies, making less money than our male colleagues, and, yes, let's play the childbirth card—we are also routinely hit with financial penalties just for having the balls to be born with a vagina.… » 3/20/12 1:35pm 3/20/12 1:35pm

There Is Only One Way To Write A Charlize Theron Profile

Oh, is it time for another Charlize Theron profile? In which we will learn that she consumes alcohol and uses swears and ? It's been like three months since the last one, and easily scandalized editors seem to still be surprised that a woman could drink and say "fuck," so why not? In fact, looking back over the long… » 11/15/11 12:15pm 11/15/11 12:15pm

The Brand New Marie Claire Claims To Have Some Insight Into Cover Star…

A practically makeup-less Kim Kardashian (whose appearance, as always, serves as a reminder to us all that she's actually really pretty underneath all that slap) is on the new cover of Marie Claire. The cover promises, "KIM KARDASHIAN REVEALS WHAT WENT ON IN HER CRAZY MARRIAGE," which, enviable restraint in not going… » 11/11/11 1:55pm 11/11/11 1:55pm

Marie Claire Recommends Fruit Prints For Spring

The weather today in New York is shitty — chilly and overcast and drizzly — which seems appropriate for a Monday. And no, the firmament won't be providing residents of the tri-state area with any particular reason to get out of bed in the morning and put on clean underwear for the rest of this week, either. But this… » 4/04/11 7:00pm 4/04/11 7:00pm

The Difference Between "Good" & "Bad" Girls, According To One Idiot

I almost feel bad picking on Marie Claire dating blogger Rich Santos because even though he's the magazine's resident expert on women, I'm beginning to think he never gets laid. And normally I would just think that was a shame, but in this instance, it's actually pathetic. I mean, the title of his column is "Sex and… » 3/08/11 11:20am 3/08/11 11:20am