The change we’ve been waiting for is here.
The reality show shot within the walls of Cosmopolitan just wrapped up, with no news about whether it’ll get a Season 2. But for those who enjoyed the faux-drama that delivered, the scripted show based on the same publication is forthcoming from Freeform. The title appears to be a bit of a clumsy play on words for a…
Joanna Coles, who has served as Cosmopolitan’s editor-in-chief since 2012, is set to become Hearst’s answer to Anna Wintour as the company’s first “chief content officer,” the company announced on Tuesday. Michele Promaulayko, who previously served as editor-in-chief of Yahoo Health, has been announced as Coles’s…
The Spirit Weavers Gathering, a women-only “celebration of cultures past” in the idyllic redwoods of Mendocino County, CA, was founded in 2013 by Amy Woodruff, whose photo of herself breastfeeding while doing a naked headstand went viral a few years earlier. Judging by a recent Harper’s Bazaar write-up by Marissa…
Women’s magazines, like the print business overall, have a notoriously poor history of foregrounding people of color, whether inside their pages, as subjects of their features, or of course, on their covers. Progress creeps along at the most marginal pace. Are the issues through the first half of 2016 any indication…
Wow! Just wow! Women’s Health editor-in-chief Amy Keller Laird announced this week that the magazine is replacing words like “shrink” and “diet” with words like “toned,” “strong” and “sexy” on their covers. They’re also entirely getting rid of the infamous women’s magazine coverlines “Bikini Body” and “Drop Two Sizes.”
"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 …
Anna "Nuclear" Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, did a "73 Questions" video for, uh, Vogue. It has a surreal, forced, rehearsed, uncomfortable faux-documentary quality but the notoriously fierce fashion magnate is a rather good sport.
Are models slowly returning to the covers of ladymags? Joan Smalls was on the January cover of Elle; now Lara Stone graces the April cover of Bazaar. Back in September, People editor Larry Hackett said: "The era of the A-List movie star is over." So does the future of fashion mags look like the (model-driven) past?
Wednesday is a great day for older female grocery shoppers who despise young people who aren't their progeny, because Bauer Publications has launched a new women's magazine called Closer. As this week is it's debut, it's going for only 25 cents. A steal, basically.
Gee gosh oh golly McGillicuddy — I wonder what this is lampooning?
In an extensive interview with the Business of Fashion, longtime Allure magazine editor Linda Wells reflects a bit on her success with the fashion and beauty publication she's helmed since it was started in 1991, the one that most recently made headlines for putting actress Zoë Saldana's weight on its cover.
On this day, the hearts of women in journalism grew three sizes. Despite the fact that some people question whether or not women's magazines produce any"serious journalism", numerous female editors are coming out of that hole in the ground where they belong to sing the praises of their vagina-bearing employees.
Women's magazines aren't serious. That's the perception that exists anyway. It might be a matter of what consumers think about them, or maybe it's just how the people who work at them are judged by their peers in the media. But they're not taken seriously, and it's not because of their content. It's because our…
This will shock you: The women portrayed in ladymags don't reflect their readership. In this case, when it comes to age.
Women's magazine editors have taken another step in their ongoing campaign against reality. While we mortals are raking leaves, sipping pumpkin spice lattes, and breaking out the sweaters, airbrushed beauties are frolicking in floral dresses on sun-drenched magazine covers.
The request had been that I "dress like a feminist" for a photo spread in a mainstream women's magazine, where I'd represent the next generation of feminism, or be, as they keep putting it, "the next Gloria Steinem."
Do sexy men and smart writing make for good reading? After spotting Filament magazine on my local newsstand - featuring the tagline "the thinking woman's crumpet" - I unwrapped what I thought was a new ladymag and, well, rediscovered porn.