Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 1:44pm

Havrilesky’s project is simple in theory, but fascinatingly nuanced in practice: to diagnose our shared cultural values, anxieties, obsessions and illusions in order to better understand the way they influence our individual emotional landscapes.

Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 4:51pm
Julia Moss

Even feminism itself, Traister tells us, has long been divided into warring factions, but just because the movement is imperfect doesn’t mean that it is invalid.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 8:43am
Rebecca Solnit

Solnit reminds us that our actions matter even when they seem trivial.

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 8:33pm
Ocean's 8

In 2012, stand-up comedian John Mulaney joked that there could never be an all-female heist movie: “Ocean’s 11 with women wouldn’t work, because two would keep breaking off to talk shit about the other nine.”

From a less capable comic, or post #MeToo, this might have registered as sexist; at the time, it simply seemed true. After all, the idea that women might have something to contribute to historically male cinematic territory was relatively new and unexplored.

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 8:07pm
Sava's salad

I hate salad. Should I be more coy about that? Probably. But in the interest of journalistic integrity, it’s important that you have all the facts. To me, salad is the depressing pile of leaves you have to eat when your friend invites you over for dinner because it would be rude not to. It’s what you order when you go out to lunch with your mom so she’ll think that you’re a functioning human adult. It’s the universe’s sad, bitter yin to cake’s delicious yang.     

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 3:12pm

All of this sounds like exactly what you would want in a mid-semester, turn-your-brain-off-and-enjoy read, with one major problem: It’s really not very good.

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 7:07pm

De los Santos writes fiction like a poet, every word lovingly chosen, and in her capable hands even the simplest things sparkle.

Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 11:43am
Author Tayari Jones

The narrative is instantly classic: one part “To Kill a Mockingbird,” one part “The Count of Monte Cristo.” But it is also contemporary, immediate and keenly critical.

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 5:37pm

The story was instantly addictive, a mix of history, romance and adventure.

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 9:44pm

Without the substance to support the longer format of a novel, the charm of the “The Music Shop” becomes both overplayed and hollow.