Helen Gurley Brown

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    Lena Dunham's Book Reading Included Little-Known Comedian Amy Schumer (And a Baby)

    Better Than: Eating ice cream and pickles with Jemima Kirke Lena Dunham's book Not That Kind of Girl (Random House, September 30) is full of homages to Helen Gurley Brown, the Cosmopolitan editor who drew ire from feminists and "smut police" alike for "having it all." So maybe it's only fitting ... More >>

  • Film

    March 6, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Are More Celebrities Dying These Days?

    Or am I just reading the obits more? All in July and August, there's been the sad passing of Andy Griffith, Ernest Borgnine, Norah Ephron, Ron Palillo, Sage Stallone, Sherman Hemlsey, Celeste Holm, Joan Roberts, David Rakoff, Judith Christ, Anna Piaggi, Maeve Binchy, Mark O'Donnell, Sylvia Woods, M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Helen Gurley Brown, RIP

    Helen Gurley Brown, who taught "mouseburgers" how to become "Cosmo girls," has died. She was the original Carrie Bradshaw, a lady intent on telling the single gal how to get everything out of life--including lots of meaningful sex with desirable men. (Well, people just didn't talk about same-sex s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Kids Working in Endowed, Spiffy Garden Controversial for Some Reason

    ​Letting schoolkids grow things in gardens has become controversial, the Times informs us today. Alice Waters, who runs Chez Panisse in Berkeley, has a foundation that endows programs in which children raise gardens at school. One of the "Edible Schoolyard" projects is starting in Gravesend, g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Clip Job: The Alarmingly Casual Nature of Casual Sex

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 24, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 19 Larger than Life, Less than Human By Marlene Nadle This is the age of pop sex. Of two dimensional relationships played out by comic strip people with comic strip emotions. Of sex that is larger than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Clip Job: Susan Brownmiller Laments the Money Woes of WBAI

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives July 15, 1965, Vol. X, No. 39 WBAI: Mastering the Art of Eking Out a Living By Susan Brownmiller They had a marvelous time, those plucky non-conforming radio kids over at WBAI. They suspended regular programming with the evening news, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    It's Silly Season -- Let's Relax With Rightbloggers on Dylan, Helen Gurley Brown, and the Jackson-Lee Cell-Phone Outrage

    In the latest round of health care town hall protests, rightbloggers.... Hold on a second. Isn't this August? Though we are new to this journalism racket, it's our understanding that August is the height of the "silly season" -- that is, per Wikipedia, the time of year "typified by the emergence ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Sex and the Single Village Girl

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 26, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 40 In Greenwich Village, Sex Is Where You Find It By Stephanie Gervis "Sex and the Single Girl" is not a how-to-do-it book but a how-to-get-him book. What it would help you get, however, is not what most Greenw ... More >>

  • Columns

    February 8, 2005
  • Theater

    December 7, 2004


    Celebrities theatrically pleasure themselves on Broadway

  • Columns

    August 5, 2003
  • Books

    July 29, 2003

    Gurley Talk

    Rereading 'Sex and the Single Girl'