BJ was fascinated to observe that everyone who got on to the train took off their outer coat and hung it up on the hook provided. She agonized for a moment or two and then took off her own jacket and hung it up too, a little reluctantly, because it was a suit she had bought the day before at Löw an…
‘When I think of menopause I don’t think of hot flashes; I am not here to talk about hot flashes.’ Mary Ruefle on menopause.
Urvashi Butalia on the life of transgender Mona Ahmed and her search for a feminine identity.
The Weak Spot
‘Murder class was the new thing, but of course they didn’t call it that. They called it Specialised Life Skills for Girls.’ – Sophie Mackintosh
woman is a construct
‘woman is basically meant / to be a residential complex’ – A poem by Angélica Freitas, translated from the Portuguese by Hilary Kaplan.
Rachel Cusk on motherhood, marriage and separation.
Can infidelity make up for infidelity? New fiction from John Patrick McHugh.