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 9:00am12/09/14 9:00am


Are models slowly returning to the covers of ladymags?

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? »3/11/14 11:50am3/11/14 11:50am

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 12:20pm6/17/13 12:20pm