writing

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
Culture

Andrea Long Chu Is the Cult Writer Changing Gender Theory

"Heterosexuality is bad," and other thoughts from a rising-star writer poking holes in how we talk about power, transgender identity, and what to do after you tell the truth.
Sessi Kuwabara Blanchard
9.11.18
Sex machina

The Bizarre, Horny Messages You Get from Men When You Write a Sex Column

From "how many retweets for a date?" to "so you have a problem with libertarianism [thinking face emoji] [thinking face emoji]."
Maria Yagoda
6.13.17
women

​Book Fair Attendees Weigh in on the Emmy's and Women Missing In Writing

New York's annual art book fair seemed like as good a place as any to ask people how they feel about the Emmy's and that lack of women nominated for writing.
Lindsay Schrupp
9.20.15
Interviews

Learning to Be Less Stupid with Patricia Marx

Author and humorist Patricia Marx discusses search history shame, trying to learn Cherokee, and fighting the reality that we've all been getting dumber since college.
Anna del Gaizo
9.8.15
fanfiction

Why Do Adult Women Love One Direction Slash Fanfiction?

Although One Direction has broken up, their influence lives on in homoerotica written by female fans.
Miranda Popkey
8.26.15
Literature

Death of the Author: Ghostwriter Maya Sloan Gives Life to Celebs' Stories

Maya Sloan's intensely collaborative writing process defies conventional understandings of ownership, authorship, and the personal brand.
Lauren Oyler
8.13.15