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CRWN Magazine Wants Black Women To See Their Humanity

“We’re talking about hair…but we want to push the conversation a little deeper.” By Jade O.Earle Illustration by Grace Molteni Lindsey Day, founder of CRWN Magazine, wants everyday Black women to see themselves. At a time when news can be fake and Black bodies are seen by some as not valuable enough for existing, CRWN […]

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The Unfiltered Reality Behind Self-Deprecating Finstas

How the “Finsta” (fake Instagram) trend is normalizing serious social and mental health issues through the guise of self-deprecating humor. by Gabby Granada Illustration by Grace Molteni Millennials and the Generation Z cohort trailing just behind them are the indisputable kings and queens of internet comedy right now. We cackle boldly (more like a nervous […]

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop the Women of the Wall

Women of the Wall prays monthly to protest religious restrictions on women at the Western Wall. By Claire Butwinick On her first trip to Israel in May, Casey Robinson, a freshman at the University of Minnesota, visited the sacred Western Wall in Jerusalem expecting to be moved by the connection to her Jewish heritage. Yet […]

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Balancing the Books with Emma Straub

In founding her own bookstore, Books Are Magic, Author Emma Straub fights for local booksellers By Emma Gordon When the owners of BookCourt, Emma Straub’s neighborhood bookstore in Brooklyn, announced they were closing shop, she and her husband were devastated. Straub, whose New York Times bestselling novel Modern Lovers comes out in paperback this month, […]

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The Canon: Books to Read in June

Memoirs of food and fashion, Syrian voices, and literary erotica. by Emily Bergslien, Ann Mayhew, Kaylen Ralph, and Sarah Waller I’m So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On by Khadijah Queen YesYes Books Out: 3/15/2017 I’m So Fine: A list of Famous Men & What I Had On is a […]

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Q&A with ‘300 Arguments’ author Sarah Manguso

Discipline, pleasure, and arguments with a beginning, middle, and end by Daley Farr Photo by Andy Ryan “I like writing that is unsummarizable, a kernel that cannot be condensed, that must be uttered exactly as it is,” writes Sarah Manguso in 300 Arguments, her seventh and most recent book, published by Graywolf Press earlier this […]

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Capturing Life When Faced With Mortality

Photographer Nancy Borowick captures the end of her parent’s life and their battle with cancer in her book, The Family Imprint. By Anna Meyer Grief and death are hard to talk about, and sometimes losing someone close is something we refuse to talk about at all. Even at funerals, or upon hearing news of someone’s […]

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Katherine Heiny Knows Storytelling is a Serious Business

After decades of writing short stories, Katherine Heiny is releasing her first novel, Standard Deviation, on May 23. She talks transitioning to a longer form, writing as a mother, and why she’s never perfected the three-minute egg. By Emma Gordon This isn’t Katherine Heiny’s first time making a splash. The first publication to print one of her […]

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Digging into Women’s Pockets in 2017

Julie Kashen, Policy Director at Make It Work, discusses women’s economic security, how to resist and what women should do now. By Kate Glavan Before 2016’s presidential election, a few women started the advocacy and education campaign Make It Work because they suspected there would be at least one woman in the 2016 race. Advocacy […]

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Q&A with Well-Read Black Girl’s Glory Edim

Edim talks visibility, book clubs, and her favorite Black women authors. By Lianna Matt Illustration by Grace Molteni Glory Edim’s literary crusade to bring Black women authors to the forefront started with a T-shirt her partner Opiyo Okeyo made for her. He emblazoned the words “Well-Read Black Girl” onto the fabric, along with the phrase […]

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