Gay sex in great literature, healing from ancestral trauma, Zora Neal Hurston’s legacy, and more.
It has taken over 50 years for us to get the full, queer truth about Carson McCullers’s life, and now I know why. We were waiting for Jenn Shapland.
Reading goals as a personal hell, memes as a new kind of formalism, a dare to not be productive and more.
“They” is the word of the year! Plus: when languages die, when bookstores unionize, when Hilton Als writes on Joan Didion and more.
Queer pleasure as a form of resistance, finding your purpose, the best of the best of lists and more.
Carmen Maria Machado’s new gothic memoir, why reading is different from experiencing, new Elena Ferrante and more.
Nostalgia as a way to connect with diaspora, we are about to lose memory and history, reading on the climate emergency and more.
Is there a difference between drive and fear? Where are the abortion memoirs? What fall books should you definitely read?
YA trans literature, a new national Canadian literature by women, how to evaluate what you see and hear and more.
Feeling like a stranger in your body, on M.F.K. Fisher and joy in eating and writing, beach reads and more.
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.
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.
In the 90s, a collective of Latina lesbians founded two radical, bilingual zines. They made culture, connected activists, and scared the sh*t out of the patriarchy.