Cosmo's Joanna Coles Wants to Talk Politics, Not Just Sex

Trashy ads out, political coverage in

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It’s been just over six months since Joanna Coles took over as editor in chief of Cosmopolitan, bringing with her a long list of goals from reviving the legacy of Helen Gurley Brown to “reclaiming” the conversation around sex to boosting career coverage.

At first glance, the magazine itself doesn’t seem to have changed drastically. The April cover, for instance, features tabloid queen Kim Kardashian surrounded by cover lines like “The Sex Move That Brings You Closer” and “How to Talk Dirty.”

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