Topics include Clueless, wounds and self-denial, cults, Vera Nabakov, the Top Chef cruise, a botched rape investigation and more!
I don’t know about you, but a party where everyone sits quietly in a bar and reads together sounds like MY KIND OF PARTY.
If you had to snuggle with a punctuation mark, which would you choose?
Topics include Heathers, college football recruiting, when a novelist’s truth hurts, living Barbie, publishing, the murders at the lake and so much moar!
Although I have never in my life awoken in the morning feeling like P. Diddy, I regularly wake up in the morning feeling like the author of the next great American novel, a feeling that I wish I spent more time preserving in my journal before I put on my sensible work shoes and walk out my apartment door.
Topics include underpaid cheerleaders, the “gig economy,” Circle Football, Rebecca Walker, heroin, sex ed, grad school, Upworthy and moar!
Ten important queer and feminist books coming this spring.
Scrawny female protagonists, experimental fiction, Wodehouse, sentence fragments and more.
No, I do not know Virginia Woolf’s official stance on bras. However, let’s put it this way: she wrote that a woman needed five hundred pounds and a room of her own to write fiction—not five hundred pounds, a room of her own, and an uncomfortable, expensive, and otherwise constraining undergarment. Enough said.
Topics include the Branch Davidian siege, women writing about sex, autism/disney, traveling while black, Cool Girls, endometriosis and more!
Meditations on Poké Balls, mermaid breasts, and a coloring book for grown-ups!
“Set in the land of deep-fried Christian morality, a natural tension is created in each one of the anthology’s 23 stories, making for a mostly sexy, sometimes terrifying, but always exceptionally-crafted read.”
Topics include Mobile Home U, Harriet the Spy, sanitary pads, tigers, Sherlock, fast fashion, Silicon Valley, the guy who made Flappy Bird and moar!
Gender and racial diversity in children’s books, talking about talking about race and sexuality in all types of books, why speed reading is stupid and more.
Craft “a salad of many herbs” for your reading and writing pleasure.
Topics include solitary confinement, the Barista class, the burrnesha of Albania, Back to the Future II, Swissair Flight 111, Dazed & Confused and so much more. Srsly this is a good one.
Revel in the oddities of graphology and share your undoubtedly gorgeous pen(wo)manship with the world!
Computer-generated texts, working on trains, avoiding your book club, how critics fail writers of color and more.
Topics include Edie Windsor, Party Monster, anxiety, the prison hunger strike, sorority vs. lesbians, growing up in a missionary family, HealthCare.gov and moar!
We open with two of the greatest lesbian musical acts of the last two generations and close with three songs clearly selected only because their titles contain the word “diary.” In between, there are some (mostly depressing, strangely folk-y) songs that I like.