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    Books: Girly Drinks by Mallory O’Meara

    When I met Mallory O’Meara briefly a couple of years ago, she’d just published her first book. The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood...

    Books: Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood

    Margaret Atwood’s Cat’s Eye was published in 1988. At the time, I was a huge (and horrified) fan of The Handmaid’s Tale, which was...

    Books: Beautiful Days by Joyce Carol Oates

    In her famous 1929 extended essay A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf urges women to create their own forms of writing—not...

    Books: Love, Only Better by Paulette Stout

    In her novel Love, Only Better, Paulette Stout sets out to tell a story that not only entertains, but opens up a conversation about...

    Girlhood by Melissa Febos: 7 Essays in Remembering

    The first essay is “Kettle Holes.” Spitting. Puberty. The Titanic: a ship thought to be too strong to sink. A friend boy chases her...

    Books: The Boys of My Youth by Jo Ann Beard

    I first read Jo Ann Beard’s 1999 memoir in essays, The Boys of My Youth, during a particularly vulnerable period. A friend who writes...

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    The Affair and the Narcissistic Philanderer

    By Pallavi Yetur How often is it that you meet someone you truly detest? Someone who despite their...

    Moushumi Ghose on the Importance of Creating Art You Feel Passionate About

    Moushumi Ghose is a sex educator, therapist, music maker, and writer. She has a web series called The Sex...

    Rebecca Horn Black on Finding a Job That Doesn’t Feel Like Work

    Rebecca Horn Black is a photo director and a creative producer. Her professional journey is full of unexpected twists and turns. We discuss what it was like being a woman and heading the photo department at Playboy as well as the surprising success of the documentary film she co-produced, the Queen of Versailles.