Mental health zines, libraries’ political and social power, what counts as a diverse book and more.
Topics include Black Lives Matter, catching up with the prisoners whose sentences were commuted by Obama, OJ Simpson circa 2001, Marie Kondo, Bill Cosby, Miami Beach and moar!
The oldest library in the world, why emoji don’t mean linguistic death, a history of zines, what to add to your queer summer reading pile and more.
Topics include Judith Butler, domestic goddesses, the for-profit prison industry, what Uber drivers make, Abigail Fishers, sexism, sad girl fashion and more!
Books to read for Pride, searching for representation, cotton candy queer lit, books as taxidermy, books and reading and food and eating, and more.
Topics include Kim Kardashian, Hillary Clinton, the (formerly) most liberated woman in America, Blac Chyna, LinkedIn, sex crimes and more.
I want to spend some time this summer really cracking in to books about technology, especially when the ideas therein have special and specific interaction with the queer digital space I occupy for so much of my time. Here’s my list.
Insufferable uptight raw vegan Fanny Price has been raised by her rich aunt and uncle, because her immediate family is poor and does not have the money for the Vitamix and fruit dehydrator she requires.
The 2016 Lambda Literary Award winners, summer reading suggestions, why hardcover is the new vinyl, why language is colonized and more.
Topics include bias risk-predictors employed by sentencing judges, The Rainforest Cafe, Black Trauma Remixed For Your Clicks, journalism, how/why millionaire athletes go broke, IBS, the man with ten wives and more!
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren is one of the most exquisite pieces of science writing I’ve ever read. As a researcher and professor of geobiology for the past 20 years, Jahren has earned accolades for her work. Here, she shares her passion.
Reading nooks; the links between language, culture, and the way we think; queer books with POC protagonists; unlinking mental illness and creativity; and more.
Imagine queercrip figures that resist limited notions of embodiment and medical pathology, and demand more expansive understandings of disability, gender and sexuality.
Topics include oxycontin addiction, RENT, sporting goods stores, the science of love, Arby’s, Jodie Foster, the history of gender-segregated public bathrooms and more!
RIP Bookslut, what matters in lesbian love letters, histories of queer comics, explaining without mansplaining and more.
These memoirs, biographies, and autobiographies tell the stories of women who ran countries around the world — from the top.
“There are many American readers for whom The Price of Salt would still be a revolutionary, shocking, immoral novel, the kinds of readers who have never, to their knowledge, met a lesbian or bisexual or pansexual woman before and who imagine us all as monstrous caricatures.”
Topics include Cosmopolitan circa 1970, the abuse of mentally ill prisoners, job-hunting, Prince, Franzia, a boy injected with HIV by his father and so much more!
Jeanette Winterson and personal growth, weeding out books and library collections, whether or not copy editing is dead and more.
The stories of 10 American women who fundamentally altered history simply by showing up and working like hell — in their own words.