It’s finally autumn here in the Northern Hemisphere, and though it’s HOT AS CAN BE in Los Angeles and will be through, like, October, I wish you all mulled wine-y and pumpkin-spiced weekends. While you wait:

– ALERT: You have less than a week remaining to snag The Royal We e-book for $3.99! Pick it up now or…well, pay more for it later! I’M TRYING TO SAVE YOU MONEY!

- We did a lot of writing for Cosmo that ran over the weekend that you may have missed. For example

– We were delighted to be the guests on Tom and Lorenzo’s Pop Style Opinionfest podcast this week, talking about The Royal We, fashion criticism, and EMMYS FASHION.

– At Fashionista:  How the ‘Empire’ Costume Designer is Dressing the Lyon Family in Season 2. Spoiler: DRAMATICALLY!

– Speaking of autumnal booze, here’s your Recipe of the Week: Spiked Apple Cider. I LOVE. (The Stripe)

– I think this will appeal, from Vulture: This BBC Promo Has Benedict, Idris, and Tom Speaking in Their Real British Accents (Swoon)

– Over at Girl of a Certain Age, Kim France picks out some new sneaks for fall, all under $100.

It sounds like Robert DeNiro is being a little jerky to Anne Hathaway, and although I am not a huge Hathaway fan, HIM being jerky to her makes me like HER more, so maybe this is actually just a brilliant PR ploy they cooked up together. (Pajiba)

– This is amazing, at Atlas Obscura: How a Fake Typhus Epidemic Saved a Polish City From the Nazis. The doctors who came up with this didn’t even reveal that it had happened until 1977.

Vanity Fair’s Kanye interview is Peak Kanye. “Sportswear is less than 100 years old, so we are in the middle of the expression right now for what this will say for human existence. There’s something that the Romans, they presented, that the Egyptians, they presented. With us, we have a time now that’s a mix between music, the advent of rock ’n’ roll to hip-hop, the 808 drum machine, the concept of tennis shoes or the sweatshirt. Where can that go?” That is one of those sentences where I think, Kanye is obviously really smart and super creative and sometimes everything he thinks comes out of his mouth AT ONCE. (Which interestingly does not happen in his music, which is probably because he has years to work on an album and one minute to answer an interview question.)


– I really liked this interview on ESPN with Lena Dunham about how running and exercise is changing her life.

Amy Poehler and Nick Kroll are dunzo, opening the door for her to get together with Jon Hamm, which is all I want for Christmas. (Celebitchy)

– At The Millions: Scenes From Our Unproduced Screenplay: ‘Strunk & White: Grammar Police.’ This is so great. For example: “STRUNK: Unless you mean you’re sickening to contemplate, you mean ‘nauseated.’ Now get out of  my crime scene before you puke all over it.”

– We are so sad that Jackie Collins died. This tribute from The Economist (I know!) is great: “She lived life on her terms, absolutely. Her schooldays had come to an abrupt end when she was expelled for slipping off to bars in Soho. Every sexual position and practice she wrote about—in taxis, in elevators, off dinghies, en plein air or, best of all, tantric—had been personally researched. Her heroines were insatiable. They also had balls of fire, as they never did in fiction before she got started. They kicked ass, and so did she.”

At Open Culture, David Bowie paper dolls!

– I love this, at Buzzfeed: 24 Books That Perfectly Match New York Fashion Week Looks

– Also at Buzzfeed: If Nancy Drew Had Instagram.