Aug 14, 2012 @ 12:49:00 am
Members of the imprisoned Russian punk band Pussy Riot
Longtime Cosmo editor Helen Gurley Brown died in Manhattan on Monday. “She was 90,” the New York Times reported, “though parts of her were considerably younger.” After getting her start as an ad copywriter, Gurley Brown, the author of the 1962 bestseller Sex and the Single Girl, edited Cosmo for more than three decades until her retirement in 1997. She is credited with giving the magazine its voice, and introducing candid (if airbrushed) conversations about sex to the American public, as well as coining the term “mouseburger.” To learn more about Gurley Brown, we direct you to Bookforum’s 2009 review of her unauthorized biography, Bad Girls Go Everywhere.
Earlier this year, three masked women stormed a Moscow church and staged an impromptu punk rock performance, in which they sang “Our lady / Chase Putin Out
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