Books

'Ask Polly' Advice Columnist Heather Havrilesky On How To Survive 2018

"What If This Were Enough?" author and professional advice-giver Heather Havrilesky tells us how to make it through the present doom-filled moment.
Marta Bausells
10.29.18
Books

The Things We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Motherhood

We spoke with the author of "Motherhood," Sheila Heti, one of the strongest voices in a new literary wave discussing the shame, guilt, and expectations surrounding parenthood.
Marta Bausells
5.30.18
Books

The Nonbinary Author Centering African Narratives Erased by Colonialism

In her hotly anticipated debut "Freshwater," author Akwaeke Emezi uses the ogbanje—an Igbo spirit—to explore metaphysical identity and resist the binary split between spirit and body.
Marta Bausells
2.21.18
Books

Beloved 'New Yorker' Cartoonist Roz Chast on Chasing Your Dreams

The iconic illustrator talks about her graphic memoir "Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York​," and gives her advice to young women who draw.
Marta Bausells
1.29.18
Books

The Author Writing Fairy Tales About the Horrors of Womanhood

"Her Body & Other Parties" author Carmen Maria Machado writes contemporary fables that explore the monstrous and violent side of female existence.
Marta Bausells
1.9.18
Books

Valeria Luiselli's New Book Tackles the Cruelty of Immigration Court

We spoke to the Mexican author about her new book, "Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions," which chronicles her experience interpreting for child refugees.
Marta Bausells
10.18.17
Culture

Translating the Poetry of Women of Color into Their Mothers' Language

The intergenerational film series "Mother Tongues" is a homage to moms, daughters, and the languages that unite them.
Marta Bausells
7.26.17
Interview

Filmmaking as Social Justice: How 'Signature Move' Breaks Queer Stereotypes

Jennifer Reeder's debut feature follows the love story between a Pakistani woman and a Latina bookseller. She tells us why making films is a form of activism.
Marta Bausells
3.29.17
Interviews

The Ghanaian-American Novelist Unpacking Slavery, Identity, and Immigration

Yaa Gyasi's debut novel, "Homegoing," was praised by Zadie Smith and Ta-Nehisi Coates. She tells us about her bestselling hit and the challenges of growing up in today's America.
Marta Bausells
2.20.17
Interviews

The Photographer Documenting the Imperfections of Female Adolescence

Hellen van Meene is best known for her dreamy pictures of girls on the edge of childhood. She tells us how she can make anyone look like a Velázquez painting.
Marta Bausells
1.20.17
CHEFS

This Book Documents the Tattoos of America's Best Chefs

Danny Bowien, Jamie Bissonnette, Dominique Crenn, and others open up about their body art in the recently published Knives & Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos.
Marta Bausells
1.15.17
Interviews

Novelist Brit Bennett Is Not Here to Translate Black Grief for White Audiences

"The Mothers," with its clear-eyed portrayal of female friendship and abortion, has found fans in both Gabrielle Union and the National Book Foundation. The author behind the acclaimed debut talks about navigating the politics of race.
Marta Bausells
11.18.16