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.
A look at the carefree travel guys and the lost-and-lonely journeywomen who populate the road-movie genre.
In Kenya, doctors are force-sterilizing HIV-positive women without their consent—and in some cases, without their knowledge.
Violence against women is rampant, systemic, and all about control.
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?
Before there was mansplaining, there was Rebecca Solnit’s 2008 critique of male arrogance. Reprinted here with a new introduction.
At the Joan B Mirviss Gallery’s The French Connection, Japanese women ceramists breathe new life and a welcome strangeness into a traditional artform.
Eva Illouz on why modern courtship hinges on social validation.
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?