Writing women’s sexuality in literary fiction, digital minimalism, queer summer reading and more.
What a beach read is anyway, a new book about Los Angeles BDSM, the most cursed days for writers and 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.
“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.
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!
Writing and money, machines learning from our texts (and replicating our power structures), whether books are clutter 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.
A website that generates short stories based on phone numbers, the feminist Western, financially sustaining a creative life, books to read before “The L Word” comes back, and more.
“Why are we so quick to conclude that marginalized writers’ work is autobiographical?” Plus books about love triangles, a secret lesbian code, why you need to start writing letters to trans people in prison and more.
Still mourning Mary Oliver. Plus why “books” are not a personality, the mood of reading, feminist bookstores to support right now and more.
A humble argument for not counting how many books you read. Plus: Lin-Manuel Miranda saved a bookstore, Mari Kondo doesn’t actually want you to get rid of all your books, and more.
The creative process, insomnia, books to read in 2019 and more.
Finding queer southern lit, how the queer writers of the ’60s and ’70s shape Patrisse Cullors’s political work, the best of 2018 book lists and more.
The word of the year, the curiosity crisis in schools, the art of seeing, and more.
Limiting access to books in prisons is bad for everyone, what happens when you wreck a library book, the best time to write, and more!
A literature of women’s madness, witchy books to read right now, why buying books won’t save independent bookstores and more.
Loving unlikable women in literature, talking about horror, new poetry by Ursula K. Le Guin, how to start making zines, and more.
How feminist bookstores changed history, why public libraries are getting less classist, mental models for queerness and more.
An everyday trans literature, discipline and creative freedom, fall books previews, lesbian feminist sci-fi and more.
A new history of BDSM. Plus women in translation, the Asian and Asian American literature explosion and more.