There’s No Such Thing as Objective Science

Science intentionally created, and continues to recreate, race.

Monstrous Poetry: Kenji Liu Is Using Frankenstein as a Metaphor for Toxic Masculinity

It’s easy to write something that criticizes toxic masculinity, or our current president, or any number of things in the news about guys acting badly. Read more »

Esmé Wang Finds Meaning in “The Collected Schizophrenias"

There are no easy solutions to the problems Esmé Weijun Wang poses, but she has provided us with the truth of her own story. Read more »

Vivien Green Fryd Charts the Feminist Artists Who’ve Painted #MeToo for Decades

Against Our Will challenges us to witness without looking away, exploring sexual violence as a discrete subject of American art with unflinching analysis. Read more »

First of Many: Jamia Wilson, Lisa Lucas, and Kima Jones on the Future of What We Read

These pioneers are transforming the future of literary culture for readers and writers of color. Read more »

“Homecoming” Homework: 7 Books to Read after Watching Beyoncé’s Epic Documentary

Homecoming is so much more than just pop culture; it’s a masterclass on “schoolin’ life.” Read more »

Family Matters: "Good Talk" Offers a Panacea for the Worst of Times

For a country obsessed with the national “conversation about race,” Mira Jacob’s graphic memoir, Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations, offers an illustration of all the ways it can go right—and wrong. Read more »

Here, Now, Everywhere: Deborah E. Lipstadt’s new book charts the resurgence of antisemitism

Lipstadt’s uncompromising perspective is guaranteed to leave readers uneasy, no matter where they lie on the political spectrum. Read more »

Home Remedies: Megan K. Stack confronts the global impact of class, privilege, and “women’s work”

Domestic labor isn’t just a “mom” issue—it affects the entire world. Read more »

BitchReads: 15 Nonfiction Books Feminists Should Read This Spring

This list should encourage readers to pick up books that they would’ve never picked up before. Read more »

“Sanctuary of the Psychic Life”: Why Poetry Matters in the Trump Era

All poetry is inherently political. Read more »

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Demanding the Impossible: Walidah Imarisha Talks About Science Fiction and Social Change

Before she was a poet, journalist, documentary filmmaker, anti-prison activist, and college instructor, Walidah Imarisha was fascinated... Read more »

Hot Under the Bonnet: The cooptation of Amish culture in mass-market fiction

Dubbed “Amish romance novels,” “Amish fiction,” or the more waggish “bonnet rippers,” these novels just one entry point into the varying images of Amish communities in U.S. popular culture. Read more »

Know & Tell: The literary renaissance of trans women writers

For so long, the people who wrote about us were not us. Finally, that is beginning to change. Read more »