Tarot and psychotherapy, reading anything at any time of year, give yourself permission not to finish that book you don’t really want to finish and more.
How queer writers create queer stories, the history of writing as a history of book burning, queer bookstores to visit and more.
It’s fun to delete stuff. Plus: feminist zine culture, a Lumberjanes quiz, the 2017 VIDA count results and more.
Language is a way to exercise control. Also some Pride reading lists, three Latinx zines, dying languages and more.
The queer YA books you’ll want to read at the beach, the park, and everywhere else this summer!
How lesbian pulp fiction saved lives, Michelle Tea’s Against Memoir, gay love letters, what counts as “well read” and more.
Nobel-cancelling sex scandals, writing by hand, what to read if you want to read funny women, the myth of women authors with only one good book and more.
A history of twentieth century women critics, why “being nice” is a scam, queer books for teens, Independent Bookstore Day and more.
Let’s talk about black studies, queer studies, black queer lives, and When They Call You A Terrorist!
New thoughts on South Asian cultural identity in YA, writing recovery and addiction narratives, Joan Didion’s reading list, how Judy Blume taught girls to be feminists and more.
These dark mysteries and thrillers featuring lesbian and bisexual main characters focus less on the romance and more on the hair raising on the back of your neck.
Books as medicine or advice, what’s happening to feminist bookstores, addiction and recovery narratives and more.
Complaining about language, a new zine about sisterhood beyond gender, Lambda Literary finalists, “dumpster fire” makes the dictionary and more.
How queer books are still marketed to straight readers, horror novels and OCD, OED feelings, feminist fonts, Virginia Woolf’s photo albums and more.
Talking about Kristen Stewart, gems, lesbian tropes, Girl Scout crushes, swine flu, the apocalypse and more with award-winning queer writer Carmen Maria Machado.
The literature of Ezili and finding lesbians and queers in Caribbean literature, feel(ing) free, new Foucault, taking young women’s love stories seriously and more.
Here are eight queer short story collections that embody the same kind of creepy, “bodies as horror,” fabulist, dark fairy tale feel that Machado’s book does.
Lesbian classic Tipping the Velvet turns 20. Plus mansplaining in the OED, RIP Ursula K Le Guin, Elena Ferrante’s new column and more.
A proposed New York prison book ban, asexuality in fiction, working from home, paper planners, spine-in books and more.
We’re gonna read Patrisse Khan-Cullors’ new memoir and it’s gonna be great!