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Fatimah Asghar Questions What It Means to Be American

In her debut book, "If They Come For Us," the Pakistani-American poet articulates the fractured feeling of growing up as a Muslim orphan with an immigrant background in the US.
Sarah Burke
2 days ago
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In the Future, I'm Fat

An excerpt from Virgie Tovar's new book, "You Have the Right to Remain Fat," about the hard-won accomplishment of discarding the idea that she should one day be thin.
Virgie Tovar
2 days ago
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What We Can All Learn from Polyamorous Relationships

"Many Love," Sophie Lucido Johnson's new memoir chronicling her years of polyamorous partnerships, is actually a lesson on what it means to be committed.
Laura Winnick
7.26.18
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Learning to Accept All the Unexpected Ways Anxiety Can Shape Your Life

In 'First, We Make the Beast Beautiful,' author Sarah Wilson chronicles her struggle with severe anxiety and all the ways she's tried to tame it.
Abigail Bereola
7.9.18
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'Moan' Offers Honest, Sexy, Uncomfortable Stories About the Female Orgasm

Emma Koenig's new collection of anonymous essays about coming will make you want to laugh, cry, masturbate, and rethink all your sexual experiences.
Laura Winnick
6.21.18
Culture
Culture

Men Are Still Spending Obscene Amounts of Money to Become Pick-Up Artists

For "Seduction," the first book-length study of PUAs, Dr. Rachel O'Neill trailed coaches and their clients to illuminate an industry that has fallen out of the public eye.
Zing Tsjeng
6.15.18
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Why America Is So Obsessed with Dead Girls

In her new collection of essays, "Dead Girls," author Alice Bolin examines entertainment about dead women to help us understand how misogyny shapes media—and how media feeds misogyny.
Rebecca Renner
6.1.18
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The Things We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Motherhood

We spoke with the author of "Motherhood," Sheila Heiti, one of the strongest voices in a new literary wave discussing the shame, guilt, and expectations surrounding parenthood.
Marta Bausells
5.30.18
history
history

The World's First Author Was a Chill Priestess to an Even Chiller Goddess

Meet Enheduanna, the Mesopotamian princess and religious leader whose poetry celebrated a celestial goddess who could smash mountains and change people's gender.
Dee Cunning
5.3.18
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A Depressed PhD Student Meets the Merman of Her Wet Dreams in 'The Pisces'

In this exclusive excerpt from Melissa Broder's highly anticipated debut novel, protagonist Lucy meets an eerily sexy swimmer.
So Sad Today
Melissa Broder
5.1.18
Weed Week 2018
Weed Week 2018

A Feminist Weed Farmer's Guide to Growing

The weed industry is notoriously male-dominated. Madrone Stewart wants to change that.
Zing Tsjeng
4.20.18
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From Serena Williams to Michelle Obama: How Do We Portray Black Womanhood?

"The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic" features more than 60 writers unraveling dominant ideas of what Black women are "supposed" to be.
Vanessa Willoughby
4.17.18