Twenty-twenty, and the time disease is epidemic. In my credit-group, anyway. And yours too, friend, unless I miss my guess. Nobody thinks about anything else any more. Nobody even pretends to think about anything else any more. (Oh yeah, except the sky, of course. The poor sky.)… It’s a thing. I…
The Time Sickness
‘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.
The Coincidence of the Arts
‘Round about, a thousand conversations missed a beat, gulped, and then hungrily resumed’.
The Unknown Known
A satire on fundamentalism in this extract from an unpublished manuscript.