Curses and Kitchens: “Jell-O Girls” Looks at the Secret, Sexist History of America’s Classic Dessert

“Jell-O Girls” is at once a memoir, a family history, and an overview of the domestication (and dissolution) of the American kitchen.

Sentimental Miseducation: Alice Bolin Deconstructs the Dead Girl Narrative

From Nicole Brown Simpson to JonBenét Ramsey, Twin Peaks to Pretty Little Liars, the Dead Girl trope has haunted American media and pop culture decade after decade. Read more »

Creative Friction: For Francesca Lia Block, Writing is Healing

Francesca Lia Block’s new book The Thorn Necklace: Healing Through Writing and The Creative Process, weaves memoir with lessons on the craft of writing to create a unique and visceral guide to creativity. Read more »

Abby Norman on Endometriosis, Healthcare, and the Legacy of Female “Hysteria”

We want there to be these tidy endings, but that isn’t the reality of living with a chronic illness. Read more »

The Mortal Ones: How Young Women Navigate Serious Illnesses

What comes to mind when we think about people with serious illnesses? Read more »

Radical Bodies: “Dietland” Author Sarai Walker On Her Taboo-Busting Book’s Journey To TV

Dietland’s willingness to engage with difficult, complex subjects—not least of which is women’s anger—feels deeply resonant right now.  Read more »

A Displaced Body: “Sick” and the Elusive Search for Wellness

I continue to be poor. I continue to be sick. The system keeps me that way. Read more »

There's (Still) No Crying in Baseball: An All-American Girl Looks Back on the League

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Read more »

Reproducing Racism: Diving Into The Handmaid’s Tale’s Fumbles With Nina Fiore

Nina Fiore on the show’s race problem, #MeToo, and if Moira will ever get her own storyline. Read more »

Big Time: Julie Murphy’s Quest To Humanize Fat Girls

Puddin’ takes readers back to the small town made famous in Dumplin’. Read more »

Be About It: Tanya Saracho Wants To Wake Up Hollywood With “Vida”

Right now, there are four shows on television that have a Latinx gaze. Read more »

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