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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
Books

'Ask Polly' Advice Columnist Heather Havrilesky On How To Survive 2018

"What If This Were Enough?" author and professional advice-giver Heather Havrilesky tells us how to make it through the present doom-filled moment.
Marta Bausells
10.29.18
Books

An Excerpt of 'Night Moves,' Jessica Hopper's New Memoir

"Night Moves" is a look at life in the mid-2000s told by a narrator getting her start as a writer, living in crumbling apartments, navigating Chicago's music scene, and cruising the world on her bike.
Jessica Hopper
10.26.18
Books

3 Witchy New Poems That Find Art in the Occult

Some magic words from poets Jen Calleja, Dorothea Lasky, and Amy Key, courtesy of the new collection "Spells: 21st Century Occult Poetry."
Amy Key
Jen Calleja
Dorothea Lasky
10.25.18
Books

How Evangelical Purity Culture Can Lead to a Lifetime of Sexual Shame

Former born-again Christian Linda Kay Klein combines personal reflections with years of research to trace the psychological effects of purity culture on women in her new memoir, "Pure."
Stephanie Dubick
10.16.18
Books

9 Intimate, Revelatory Books About Queerness

Recent must-reads outside your basic heterosexual canon.
Laura Winnick
9.28.18
Books

How Feminist Bookstores Changed History

In their printing presses and bookshops, women once owned the means of production—in their literature, at least.
Lucy Uprichard
9.25.18
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