I met Pamela Tannehill at a conference in Midtown Manhattan. We were working for different non-profit agencies in New York. Her non-profit was known throughout the industry for its wavering commitment to social issues, mine for its slothful, dreamy staff. I was sitting in the front row discreetly do…
Several Anecdotes About My Wife
‘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.
Gary Shteyngart | Portrait of My Father
‘I am fourteen years old and this is the only time I have ever successfully driven a car in my entire life.’
Americans, speaking of foreign lands, often say, 'It's a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.'