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

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