Books

Righteous Spirit: Indigenous Horror Authors Tap into Tribal Traditions

These writers are resisting the long impact of colonization and Christianity, which forced Indigenous communities to either hide or abandon their stories.

Socialist Anxiety: Sally Rooney’s New Novel Reveals an Author Trapped By Herself

The insistent classification of Rooney’s work as Marxist has long felt like a stretch. Read more »

BitchReads: 11 Books Feminists Should Read in September

Greet fall with these upcoming titles. Read more »

Academia Is Even Darker than We Thought

Katie Zhao and Victoria Lee are shaping the canon of dark academia. Read more »

Loose Threads: Anna Qu Wants Us to Know the Truth About Garment Factories

Anna Qu relied on her powers of observation to survive a punishing home environment. Read more »

Soft Power: Nichole Perkins Redesigns the Politics of Desire

People still have a hard time recognizing that Black women need to be protected. Read more »

Written On the Body: For Deborah Copaken, Biology Is a Battlefield

She is using her body as a megaphone. Read more »

Emilly Prado Closes the Coffin on Her Old Life

Everybody’s sense of memory changes over time. Read more »

Worthy Secrets: Stepford-esque Men Create True Horror in “The Husbands”

Chandler Baker’s second adult novel takes a look at what equality really means. Read more »

BitchReads: 13 Books Feminists Should Read in August

The books just keep on coming. Read more »

The Costly Quest for Superhuman Strength

Our culture—our time, our work, and of course, our bodies—is more consumed by optimization than ever. Read more »

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Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-Lit and the New, Enlightened American Dream

Even as reports on joblessness, economic recovery, and home foreclosures suggest that no one is immune to risk during this recession, the popularity of women’s wellness media has persisted and, indeed, grown stronger.  Read more »

Black Girls Hunger for Heroes, Too: A Black Feminist Conversation on Fantasy Fiction for Teens

What happens when two great black women fiction writers get together to talk about race in young adult literature? That's exactly what happens... Read more »

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 »