Topics include Chernobyl, Sassy, Soviet food, Paul Newman salad dressing, growing up in a cult, Tony Robbins, L.A. on film and so much more!
Queer language before we had queer language, a new generation of villainous women, why money doesn’t save artists, the best bad women in fiction, tons of translated titles and more.
What’s your enneagram type? Hannah Paasch wants to help you figure that out and so much more.
Topics include Law & Order, LA bookstores, podcasts, Jared’s Galleria of Jewelry, Barilla pasta, the millionaire hermit, the stolen kids of Sarah Lawrence and so much more!
“You can have friends or you can correct people’s grammar.” Plus poems about soft bodies on a planet in peril, an argument for binge reading and more.
Eight books with steamy summer affairs between women, with some settings abroad to boot!
Moraga’s latest, “Native Country of the Heart,” is a deep meditation on memory — reflections of the past, recalling hard moments, losing ourselves, and remembering who we are as Mexican-Americans, in more ways than one. She spoke to Autostraddle about her new book and the journey her queer feminism has taken over the course of her career.
Topics include Ramona Quimby, female thirst, dentistry, Christian Moms who make money selling printables on their blogs, murderabilia, women outside, the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and more!
Carmen Maria Machado, writers’ roles in addressing climate change, why you don’t need to publish a book by 30, a liberated Cinderella, and more!
These awesome eight crime books, including mysteries, thrillers, and true crime, all feature queer women!
Middle school is weird. It was awkward as hell when I was a hormonal, monstrous, uncertain twelve-year-old, and only slightly less so when I went back to teach English. So when I found myself, a 23-year-old rookie teacher, standing in a cafeteria fielding a question about how lesbian sex works from a seventh grader, I can’t say I had any right to be surprised.
Madeline Miller’s Circe was one of the most talked-about books of the year in 2018, and there’s a reason that we all love queer girl revisionings like Malinda Lo’s queer lit contemporary classic Ash. In that vein, here are 18 books that look at classic tales from a new point of view.
Topics include ice cream, Rosie O’Donnell, the summer of scam, freestyle halfpipe skiing, the capitalist takeover of higher education, JT Leroy, marriage, Bob Fosse and more!
Writing and money, machines learning from our texts (and replicating our power structures), whether books are clutter and more.
LGBT fiction for the tween / young teen in your life, or for anyone who likes a good queer book (spoiler: that’s everyone).
Topics include kayaking in Alaska, taking Amtrak across the U.S., Queer Teen Stars, Cathy, Lindy West, frequent flyer mile obsessives, calories, the professional poet and more!
Getting real about the financial realities of writing, creative forces of subculture, K-pop, the branded ephemera of Frida Khalo, and shedding books to survive academia.
Here are 20 novels, YA titles, memoirs, poetry collections, and more that we think you’ll absolutely love. What are you excited about reading this spring?
Topics include rats, being awake during surgery, defining disability, aerial skiing, a deranged mayor in late-90s Connecticut, Luke Perry, college admissions, Fox News, Outdoor Voices and so much more!
A subjective beginning exploration into the far-reaching but inconsistent landscape of literary tomboys.