Bare-Knuckle WritingSeptember 2013
The acclaimed novelist & art critic on dismantling notions of gendered writing, the pleasures of translated texts, and “the clear divide between art and politics” in contemporary American fiction.
Chen Hooft van Huysduynen: Gender on the RoadAugust 2013
A look at the carefree travel guys and the lost-and-lonely journeywomen who populate the road-movie genre.
The ThrowawaysMarch 2013
In Kenya, doctors are force-sterilizing HIV-positive women without their consent—and in some cases, without their knowledge.
Rebecca Solnit: A Rape a Minute, a Thousand Corpses a YearJanuary 2013
Violence against women is rampant, systemic, and all about control.
Women in Power and PoliticsSeptember 2012
Sonia Gandhi and Aung San Suu Kyi have overcome tragic and arduous pasts to emerge as leaders of India and Burma. What’s next for these two historical icons?
Rebecca Solnit: Men Explain Things to MeAugust 2012
Before there was mansplaining, there was Rebecca Solnit’s 2008 critique of male arrogance. Reprinted here with a new introduction.
Bonnie B. Lee: Breaking The Ceramic CeilingJuly 2012
At the Joan B Mirviss Gallery’s The French Connection, Japanese women ceramists breathe new life and a welcome strangeness into a traditional artform.
Love, ActuallyJune 2012
Eva Illouz on why modern courtship hinges on social validation.
The Diversity TestApril 2010
Why were there only 8 women on the Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels of the Twentieth Century? Why is only 3% of the literature Americans read in translation?