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In a must-read interview earlier this week, Gloria Steinem sat down with Cosmo to discuss everything from Miley Cyrus and threesomes to finding the balance of traveling and building a home, and, of course, how to respond to being called a “bitch.” Here are our favorite moments from the interview: On the lack of women who pursue top leadership positions: "Until men are raising children as much as women are, women won't be able to be equal in the work place, and we are so behind as a nation, in terms of flexible work patterns and parental leave. Read More
Before she sang the iconic Pull Up To The Bumper, or appeared as a Bond villain in A View To Kill, Grace Jones had her first orgasm. In her memoir, ironically titled, I’ll Never Write My Memoirs, Jones describes her tears and feelings of “fireflies scattered through the sky” when she arrived to the magical land of orgasm for the very first time. And that is only one of the stories we get to hear from the '70s icon who was queen before Bey–and she won't let anyone forget it.  The 384-page memoir is set to be released Sept. Read More
Punk rock goddess Patti Smith is adapting her 2010 memoir, Just Kids, for Showtime, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The limited series will be co-written and co-produced by Smith and Penny Dreadful creator John Logan.  A National Book Award winner for nonfiction, Just Kids is a moving reflection on Smith’s life as an artist in New York during the 60s and 70s, as well as her relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. If you haven’t read it, do. If you have, do it again. Read More
Driving with the windows down on a road trip, feeling the wind flipping through your hair, or curled up in a ball on your bed after a terrible break-up... there is one thing that probably remains the same: a musical soundtrack. The musicians who affect us the most are the ones who get us out of dark times, see us through, and allow us celebrate our joy. It’s a beautiful feeling to find a female musician who can be your confidant and cheerleader; whose work mirrors you and teaches you.  But sometimes our favorite musicians stop making music to pursue other careers. Read More
All around badass music icon, Kim Gordon, has not let Sonic Youth’s break-up slow her down. When she’s not rocking out with Nirvana, making cameo appearances on Girls, or touring with her band Body/Head, Kim Gordon has been working on her upcoming memoir, Girl in a Band. The cover art is shown above and the release date is scheduled for February 24, 2015 through Harper Collins imprint Dey Street Books. Read More
While I was beginning to believe only Millennials were obsessed with computers, Mickey Mouse and selfies, artist Ultra Violet (Isabelle Collin Dufresne) took these obsessions to the next level. She passed away on June 14th at 78 years old, but we can can remember her for the beautiful art instillations she created that prompted the viewer to interpret iconic symbols in our society in a completely different way.  In her day, Ultra Violet was a purple-haired artist who worked with some others you might’ve heard of: Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol, just to name a few. Read More
It’s about time we had the female-driven answer to "127 Hours". Written and spoken tales of surviving in the American wilderness have been around since the beginning of our history and are a fundamental part of our country's lore. But, as history and our modern media would have it, these tales traditionally focus on men - our Lewis and Clarks, our Jack Londons. Read More
Former frontman of The Smiths, fiercely loyal vegetarian, and generally enigmatic human being Morrissey has cancelled the publication of his memoir just three days before its anticipated September 16th UK release. A statement released by one of the singer’s fan sites, True to You, cites an apparent “last-minute content disagreement” with the memoir’s publisher, Penguin Books. A spokeswoman from Penguin has since stated that there would be no comment on the cancellation. Read More
If you’ve seen The Room, you undoubtedly have a lot of questions about Tommy Wiseau. Where is he really from? How did he blow $6 million on such a catastrophic movie? Who taught him to play football in a tux?  Greg Sestero starred in the film as Mark, the professional best friend of Wiseau's character, Johnny. Sestero's new memoir helps answer at least a few of your burning questions about the hilariously awful film. Read More
A veritable Jane-of-all-trades, Rayya Elias has been a musician, hair stylist, inmate, addict, and now, author. Harley Loco begins in 1967, when seven-year-old Elias and her family flee their home country, Syria, for Detroit. As she struggles with bullying by her peers, Elias gains the respect of her classmates by taking her first hit of mescaline at school. Drugs quickly become a source of power and help to soothe the internal rift created by the life she left behind. Read More