Never the EndMay 2016
“When you approach the second half of your life, you start to unconsciously consider what you’re passing on.”
Justin Burnell: Crisis of Finite WorldsMay 2016
When my father became my mother, gender reassignment in Appalachia.
Be the Kill-JoyMay 2016
The performance artists on the racial history of drag, jokes as a means of survival, and leaving room for paradox.
Running StillApril 2016
Obsession as symptom, cause, and cure.
Women in the WorldOctober 2015
A leading researcher on the need to rescript our narratives about women and the environment.
Why Do You Have to Change?June 2015
The essayist on unsentimental endings, Little House On the Prairie vs. Woody Allen, and why the conversation about not having kids “needs to be reframed.”
Boys Don’t CryMarch 2015
Boundaries of Gender: The psychologist on the evolution of maleness and the sociocultural forces that have long stifled men and fathers.
Anne Boyer: Data’s Work is Never DoneMarch 2015
Boundaries of Gender: In medicine, the work of care and the work of data converge.
Benjamin Percy: Man CampMarch 2015
Boundaries of Gender: Getting out of doors, getting connected, and never calling anyone “bro.”
Whole Self MovementDecember 2014
Religion in America: The transgender rabbi on religious rituals, gender fluidity, and the language of LGBTQ inclusion.
Astra Taylor: Open Systems and Glass CeilingsApril 2014
The disappearing woman and life on the internet.
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?