This essay collection is a warm and personal tribute to the title characters of Little Women, in honor of the classic’s 150th birthday. But it left much to be desired in the way of queer content.
“Books about *monstrous women* of all varieties. Softhearted giantesses, feral shapeshifters, malicious sea creatures, lonely gorgons. Women with the strength of gods, women with fangs and fur, women formed of craggy rock or ice or fire.”
Topics include Phoebe Waller-Bridge, an Air BnB scam, tourism in Iceland, what even is Newsweek anymore, some deportations of history and more! Like an excerpt from Carmen Maria Machado’s new book!
Carmen Maria Machado’s new gothic memoir, why reading is different from experiencing, new Elena Ferrante and more.
Visit five feminist bookstores across the south east that are creating community building and political organizing space as well as curating feminist literature written by authors from different backgrounds holding often marginalized identities.
Carmen Maria Machado’s first memoir, a deep dive into abuse between women both in Machado’s past relationship and in our world, is a wholly unique and wholly necessary text.
Often, we talk about novels that should have been short stories. Dunham’s book of the same title “A Year Without a Name” feels like a memoir that should have been a personal essay.
Topics include tenacious Florida women, why NBC killed their Weinstein reporting, sexual violence, checking a bag, systemic racism in Milwaukee, circuit parties, the perfect coke dealer and more!
“Where are the boundaries between story and real life, between consciousness and an idea?” Plus, the petty errors that pull you out of a piece of writing, how books became a lifestyle brand and, one assumes, a personality, and more.
“Bury the Lede” follows the familiar, even classic format that makes a hard-boiled detective story work, but Dunn takes that wireframe and expands upon it to make something unique.
When I made a pledge to myself a few years back to only read sci-fi books by or about queer people, I wondered whether the cover art would be subtly queered in the process. The answer, in many cases, was no: it was queered to the absolute max.
IS KIRA QUEER?
Whether you’re interested in witches as a horror trope, a doorway to sex positivity, a topic of historical exploration, or rich characters and ideas in fiction or poetry, at least one of these books will bring something into your life!
Amber Dawn and Justin Ducharme just dropped the first poetry anthology written by self-identified sex workers. Fifty-six self-identified sex workers from across North America, Europe, and Asia are featured. All of them are a different facet to the story that policymakers and social workers and Hollywood never told quite right.
Topics include John Updike, fraternities, ThirdLove, writing about yr life, Lilith Fair, Balloon Boy, coincidence, Heteropessimism and so much more!
Halloween reading, all the new (and forthcoming!) Carmen Maria Machado, women reclaiming anger and more.
There’s something extra special about the High School audiobook, and not just because it features the rough cassette recordings of the songs that make up their new album, or because they read their own chapters with their own voices, or because they interview each other for maybe the first time ever. It just feels real and ever so soft.
Here are 8 queer books appropriate for the Halloween season, from the genuinely terrifying to funny and lightly macabre.
“More than gender, Chu is writing about desire. She might argue they’re the same thing, and she is convincing, but whether or not you agree with her, this exploration of desire is worth considering.”
The book deftly acknowledges that each of its five main characters is different in their experience of their bodies, sexualities, genders, romantic interests, and overall development. It allows each kid to define their experience on their own terms and shows a little of their process of becoming comfortable with their unique selves, while promoting kind and thoughtful behavior toward all peers.