Two gruesome murders happened in a Victorian house in Fort Wayne, Indiana sixty years apart. Scholar and writer Tanisha C. Ford tells the haunting story of what connects the two events — beyond tragedy and an address.
The newest film of Academy Award winning director Kathryn Bigelow, Detroit, depicts the beginning of the city’s 1967 uprisings. As he examines the film, Detroit-born writer and professor Michael Eric Dyson asks important questions about who can tell what stories and how the lives of black residents in Detroit have changed over the last 50 years.
Marisa Meltzer profiles Roxane Gay as the prolific author prepares to go on tour to support Hunger, a book she calls “by far the hardest book I’ve ever had to write.” In it, Gay reflects on what it’s like to live in a world that does not accommodate her body and how she “turned to food for numbness and protection” after being gang raped as a child.
As the first season of the television adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale wraps up, author Emily Gould profiles Elisabeth Moss, the show’s star and executive producer. Gould manages to draw Moss out out a bit on topics the actress is famous for being tight-lipped about, including the book and show’s feminist messages, and how her upbringing in the Church of Scientology might square with Margaret Atwood’s story of religious oppression.
Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah profiles multi-platinum, Grammy-award winning recording artist and producer Missy Elliot for Elle, placing the innovative performer squarely at the center of a tradition of creators who have changed how we listen to music.
A profile of Rebecca Solnit, prolific feminist author and climate change activist. Writer Keziah Weir takes a look at how ground-breaking and crystalizing Solnit’s writing about patriarchy has been, and appreciates the influence it’s had on her and many other women.
Feeling depressed post-election and run down by the rigors of parenthood, Ada Calhoun and her husband try to rekindle their spark at the kind of “romantic” Poconos resort she saw advertised on television as a kid–champagne-glass-shaped jacuzzi and all.
“Television is a very different world now. But you know what? The show had the perfect life.” Winnie Holzman, the creator of “My So-Called Life,” tells the story behind the show, along with crew and cast members including Wilson Cruz, Devon Odessa, and Devon Gummersall.
Increasingly, states are making it illegal for women to get an abortion after 20 weeks — which happens to be right around the time many women find out their pregnancies aren’t viable.
Christina Wallace’s devastating essay about being called upon to place into a nursing home the sociopathic father she hadn’t seen in years—who’d molested her, and beaten her mother—and to then attend his funeral.