Closer: The New Magazine for Moms Who Hate the Kardashians

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. » 10/30/13 12:00pm 10/30/13 12:00pm

Allure editor Linda Wells Explains Why Her Magazine is Different

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. » 9/10/13 4:40pm 9/10/13 4:40pm

Elle Editor: Hell Yeah Women Produce 'Serious Journalism'

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. » 6/18/13 6:30pm 6/18/13 6:30pm

How We Got the Idea That Ladymags Don't Publish 'Serious Journalism'

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… » 6/17/13 12:20pm 6/17/13 12:20pm

Woman's World: Essence & Cosmo Make "A-List"

AdvertisingAge's magazine A-List is not about ad pages or circulation: Winners are magazines which "truly operate as brands." Some mags in the top 10 — The Economist; National Geographic; People — are no-brainers. But Essence and Cosmopolitan are interesting choices: » 10/19/09 11:00am 10/19/09 11:00am

Tina Fey Sheds Her Smart Girl Image In Bazaar

Tina Fey is on the November cover of Harper's Bazaar and though she's the antithesis of the cover girl who "doesn't work," the accompanying photos look like any other fashion spread. Has Tina become just another pretty face? » 10/08/09 5:40pm 10/08/09 5:40pm

Elle Highlights Women In Hollywood Who Actually Work

Last week, Aymar Jean Christian complained that women's magazines feature "women who don't work." But the November "Women In Hollywood" issue of Elle has 5 different covers, and, GASP — each features a different working actress. » 10/07/09 6:20pm 10/07/09 6:20pm