In this moving essay, Robyn Kanner reflects on achieving 90 days of sobriety at the end of 2018. After realizing that alcohol was not helping her cope with her personal sadnesses and professional disappointments and that everything wasn’t at all fine, she decided to make a change and went for a run. Seeing the beautiful minutia of others’ lives helped inspire her to get to AA, get a sponsor, and above all, stay sober.
What happened when the Spice Girls decided to make Spice World, their first feature film, twenty years ago? It’s a zany tale involving “Cool Britannia,” one of the highest selling female pop groups of all time, paparazzi, and Meat Loaf as a bus driver who defuses a bomb.
A profile of author Daphne Merkin, whose new memoir, This Close to Happy: A Reckoning With Depression, chronicles her six decades living with deep depression and suicidal thoughts.
Joanie “Chyna” Laurer changed American professional wrestling. She was the first woman to combat men in the WWE, she won multiple championships, and helped women who struggled with body image by challenging America’s perception of female beauty. But she struggled, and her legacy risks being that of a reality show actress and Hollywood casualty.
After a year of defeats and unforeseen complications, one domestic violence attorney realizes she’d failed to help the abused women she’d set out to protect, and she reassess her objectives.
Isabella “is not a woman, she is a locomotive—with a Pullman car attached,” Henry James once remarked. Lyz Lenz investigates the woman behind the eponymous Boston museum.