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Five notable personal essays published this year, on friendship, loss, war, endings, and metaphors.
Stories of hip-hop’s genius, influence, struggle, and endurance.
Emily Gould reconsiders the likelihood of women’s first-person writing bringing about change.
In the past 13 years, Emily Gould has become an accomplished author and feminist book publisher. As she prepares for the launch of her latest novel, Perfect Tunes, she worries that to many people, she will only ever be what she was for less than a year, in 2007: an editor at now defunct media […]
Journalists who get screen time are most often men—even when the original story was told by a woman.
She is the light in the darkness.
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My first plate arrives. The mozzarella sticks are golden, dense, and huge. Each one is greater than the width of two of my index fingers.
In this week’s list, I wanted to share the experiences of those committed—voluntarily or not—to a psychiatric facility.