“He’s shot her like this: her black dress black as the scrim behind her so that, but for her face, she is in fact part of that darkness, emerging from it as from the depths of memory.”
“You learn, at some point, how to perform being non-threatening and you learn that often it matters less how well you perform and more whether the audience for said performance believes it.”
Food nourishes the body, but the act of sharing food with other people feeds indelible human connections.
Humorist David Sedaris lovingly — and hilariously — profiles his sister Amy, recalling their playwriting days in the ’90s as “The Talent Family,” and other adventures.
In April 2015, Emile Weaver gave birth alone in the bathroom of her sorority house at a small liberal arts university in Ohio. Sorority sisters who’d suspected the pregnancy for months discovered her baby that night in the garbage, dead. Alex Ronan investigates what happened to Weaver, the campus response to rumors and confirmation of Weaver’s pregnancy, and how her community reckoned with questions of blame and responsibility before and after the baby’s discovery.
Content warning: This story covers neonaticide, “when a parent kills his or her baby in the 24-hour window after birth.”
Lori Sally’s sister Sam moved to Syria to live under ISIS. Can she ever forgive her?
How does a woman from Arkansas, a woman who used to wear makeup and take selfies and wear flip-flops, end up dragged across the border into a war zone by her fun-loving husband? How do you grow up in the United States of America, surrounded by Walmarts and happy hours and swimming holes, and end up living in Syria under a terrorist group?
Molly Langmuir, a staff writer for Elle, explores the wholly American concept of mom-shaming, along with the rise Unicorn Moms, the mom-shaming resistance that sparked in California and has since spread nationwide.
“I’m a black woman in America. I have been owed plenty of apologies. I just never believed I deserved to demand one.”
On the 20th anniversary of the first episode of Sex and the City, Glynnis MacNicol rewatches the series and assesses the ways in which it remains relevant, and the ways in which the series could never get made in today’s more socially conscious climate.