Books

Browsing Black History

Afrofuturism: The Radical Genre Imagining a Future for Black People

Afrofuturism imagines alternative possibilities for Black people through works grounded in the harsh realities of present day. Could their creations help inspire better real-world futures?
Tajja Isen
2.12.19
Books

9 Books That Will Get You Through 2019

A guide to making activism pleasurable, a graphic novel about postpartum depression, and novels with sensual descriptions of queer sex.
Laura Winnick
2.5.19
Browsing Black History

Why White Allyship Isn't Enough

Feminista Jones' new book "Reclaiming Our Space" delves into modern Mammys, Twitter trolls, and the difference between white allyship and advocacy.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
2.4.19
Books

'Cat Person' Author Kristen Roupenian Wants to Let Women Be Bad

In its quest to give its characters "equal opportunity" to be depraved, Kristen Roupenian's new collection of short stories falls short of capturing the nuances of gender and power that made "Cat Person" so resonant.
Marie Solis
1.15.19
Culture

50-Year-Old French Author Says Women Over 50 Are 'Too Old'

Prize-winning author and TV presenter Yann Moix also said that he preferred to date Asian women and that he was "not responsible for [his] taste."
Zing Tsjeng
1.8.19
Books

Where Feminist Dystopian Fiction Falls Short

The canon of feminist dystopian writing mostly offers a narrow version of womanhood: sensationalized, suffering, and overwhelmingly white.
Tajja Isen
1.4.19
Culture

Michelle Obama Shares Her Secret to Getting Through Her Time as First Lady

"I was in such a tight bubble, where I had to be perfect and I couldn't necessarily be my full self."
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
12.3.18
Gifts

8 Gifts for Nieces and Nephews If You're Competing to Be the 'Cool Aunt'

We know—there really is no contest. But these gifts will prove that once and for all!
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
11.27.18
Books

The 10 Best Books We Read in 2018

Revelatory short stories, genre-bending prose, and more of our favorite writing from 2018.
Laura Winnick
11.14.18
Books

Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism

Kristen R. Ghodsee, the author of "Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism," explains how socialism leads to economic independence, better work/life balance, and yes, better sex for women.
Zing Tsjeng
11.13.18
sex work

Sex Workers Are the Original Feminists

An excerpt from Juno Mac and Molly Smith's "Revolting Prostitutes," a book that platforms the voices of sex workers.
Juno Mac
Molly Smith
11.6.18
Culture

Phoebe Robinson Would Like You to Stop Being an Asshole

In her new book "Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay," Phoebe Robinson talks about interracial dating, paying off $65k in student loan debt, and succeeding in comedy. Pro tip: "don't be an asshole."
Nadja Sayej
10.29.18
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