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    Books: My Brain Is in a Supermassive Black Hole: A Twilight Reread

    Picture this: it’s 2008, and you’re in an endless line at the movie theater, waiting for someone to pull back the velvet rope so...

    Books: Midnight Champagne by A. Manette Ansay

    Midnight Champagne by A. Manette Ansay Author A. Manette Ansay was born and raised in the Great Lakes region of the United States. She had...

    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...

    Books: 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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    December 2021 Tarotscopes

    This month, I decided to use a different deck than I usually do. I went on a retreat in Sedona recently, and James Wanless,...

    Books: I Should Have Honor by Khalida Brohi

    In her 2018 memoir I Should Have Honor, activist and social entrepreneur Khalida Brohi writes about growing up in a culture in which domestic...

    Books: The Waiting Is the Hardest Part: Agency in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

    Some years ago, I read an essay that criticizes the women in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice for sitting around waiting for things to...