I promised you an account of the town’s musical life. Well, I have met the town’s musical life–his name is Monsieur Grenier. Have you heard of Grenier? I suppose not. He had his flash of fame some twenty years ago, and then the flame went out. He has lived here ever since. His music is thought…
Letters from Wellfleet
‘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.
A new story from Terese Svoboda about love, money and power in the hands of an aging parent.
Telling My Story
‘I wonder if they could all smell the queer on me, the queer in me, the burgeoning sexuality that I had no words for at the time.’