Giving Eliza Hamilton the Chill Legacy the Musical Denied Her
Where "Hamilton" tossed Eliza's story aside in favor of her sister, "I, Eliza Hamilton" offers a rare glimpse of Eliza's impact on her husband and in turn, American history.
When Totally Normal Books About Girls Turned into 'Beach Reads'
Why did publishers decide that only women took books on vacation?
How Women Are Reinventing Fairy Tales and Deflowering Tradition
From Helen Oyeyemi to Angela Carter, female writers subvert classic stories like "Snow White" and "The Little Mermaid" to comment on sex, race, and gender.
A Genetic Illness So Rare Only One Family Carries It
For five generations, members of writer Joselin Linder's family suffered from strange symptoms. Now, doctors have finally isolated the genetic variant that caused her father's and uncle's deaths, leaving Linder aware of her own mortality.
Inside the Anti-Trump Comics Collection 'Resist!'
The tabloid newspaper, featuring the work of mostly women artists, will be handed out during the inauguration.
What the Hell Is Going to Happen in Season Two of 'Westworld'?
The bloody conclusion to the first season leaves us with a wide-open world and a whole lot of questions.
There's a Good Reason for All the Nudity on 'Westworld'
Unlike 'Game of Thrones,' the popular show’s nudity serves not so much to desensitize nudity, but to desexualize it.
Tig Notaro's TV Show Is Great Because She Nearly Died
The comedian's new semi-autobiographical show is a moving, darkly funny look at death, double mastectomies, and intestinal disease.
Justice Porn: Why You're So Obsessed with 'Law & Order: SVU'
Shows like "Law & Order: SVU" offer viewers a brand of escapism that, instead of avoiding social issues, imagines a world where heinous crimes like rape are dealt with fairly.
The Forgotten Queer Woman Who Revolutionized Radio
Hilda Matheson basically created talk radio, the predecessor of podcasts, as we know it. But she doesn't even have her own Wikipedia page.
'The Only Lesbian in America' on How This Generation Has Gone Soft
Rita Mae Brown's iconic lesbian coming-of-age novel, "Rubyfruit Jungle," sold millions of copies when it debuted in 1973. We caught up with the author—as renowned for her feminist activism as for her writing—to see how she thinks we've been doing since.
'Write What's Tearing at Your Heart': Feminist Ana Castillo on Writing Her Rape
In her new memoir "Black Dove," poet, novelist, and academic Ana Castillo delves into deeply personal topics, including her son's incarceration, the discrimination she faced within the feminist community, and her sexual assault.