Novelists from George Eliot to Mary Gordon ask readers to confront our lives as ethical dramas that run only once, and with great consequence.
Students must choose to do the work that will facilitate learning, so teachers must give them reasons to make that choice, again and again.
“There are two ways of reading Black invisibility and one of them is futuristic.”
Franco-Moroccan writer Leïla Slimani reveals the dirty underside of bourgeois domesticity. Is her taboo breaking worthy of praise?
It is no exaggeration to say that Evelyn Fox Keller and her compatriots made possible not only my work but entire generations of scholarship on science.
I am tired of catalogues and catalogue poems, and of surveys and surveillance—though I appreciate a bird’s-eye view of the terrain as well as anyone.
Three recent poetry collections have cemented the rise of what we might call the “metalyrical”: poetry that interrogates the conditions of its own expression.
“What we build and how we build influences the kinds of families and relationships that we can have or can even imagine.”
A defaced family photograph—with an ancestor cut out—reveals to Ferrante’s new protagonist how women are erased by the words and deeds of men.
The explosion of porn signals the widespread uptake of questions of objectification, the politics of looking, and the relation between power and enjoyment.
Women writing about women spies who are, themselves, writing. What’s next for women’s espionage writing?
When freedom will not arrive to us, can we get nearer to it?
#MeToo has revived an enduring feminist question: What do women want, and how can they get it?
Bong Joon-ho’s critique in Parasite is less of “universal” capitalism than of the particular imperialisms that have shaped Korean life.
Hale’s stories reveal that the woman who’s right is still the one kept up at night.
What happens when a woman’s words are believed? And what doesn’t happen? Two years have passed since the viral hashtag #MeToo carried the intersectional movement to end sexual violence to a global ...
When in December I heard an interview with Greta Gerwig on All Things ...
“The” is a suspect word. It’s small and ubiquitous, but there’s something presumptuous about it. It aggrandizes and abstracts. Unlike “this” and “that,” which also indicate specificity (“this word,” ...
All but forgotten today, Gene Stratton-Porter was—in the early 20th century ...
Isaac Asimov loved large numbers. He was born a century ago this month, and when he died, in 1992, he was both the most famous science fiction writer in the ...