Literature

Genre Trouble: Laura Albert on JT LeRoy, Fame, Gender, and Literary Exploitation

In our society, both artwork and artist become commodities in the marketplace. Read more »

There's A Lot to Like About Jill Soloway's "I Love Dick"

 With an excellent cast and excellent creative talent behind the scenes, I Love Dick seems like it’s headed for success, regardless of how closely (or not) it resembles its original inspiration. Read more »

Xicana Icon Ana Castillo Talks Ageism, Writing, & Queer Identity

Over her forty years of writing, Ana Castillo has personified resilience. Now, she opens up in an interview about her new memoir. Read more »

"Love & Friendship" & Gender Politics: The New Film is a Fresh Take on Jane Austen

Don't let Austen exhaustion keep you from this entirely delightful new film adaptation of her novella. Read more »

Flash Fiction Author Desiree Cooper Urges Us to Know the Mother

Flash fiction author Desiree Cooper counters motherhood mythology with raw reality. Read more »

New Memoir "Sex With Shakespeare" Explores a Fetish and the Bard

“I’ve spent most of my life thinking about two things: Shakespeare and spankings,” says author Jillian Keenan.  Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Writing About Race

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I Read 50 Books by Women of Color This Year!

If you don't seek out new voices, it's easy to fall into reading books primarily, if not solely, by white authors. Read more »

Mass Market: Two Latina authors plot a feminist takeover of chick-lit

“You bitches are lucky to have a health clinic,” one of the girls said.“Hold up, ladies,” Marisol said. “Remember, you are not bitches,” she said. “You are hoes.”The women laughed.“Bitches are dogs,” Marisol said. “But whores are... Read more »

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