It feels almost serendipitous that Olivia Laing’s essay collection Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency has been published during a global pandemic. In the wake of George Floyd’s death, another painful reminder of persisting police brutality against Black lives, an…
In this interview, Jasmine Vojdani speaks with writer Porochista Khakpour about fragmented identity, being Iranian in America, regret, and her new book, The Brown Album: Essays on Exile and Identity.
Grandma Sally pinched and blended. Smoothed and spiked. Followed where scent and hands led her with “a little of this, a little of that.”
I entered the world a textbook case. My earliest thoughts were, I am a boy.
In traditional relationship terminology, Moons are called wives. His had model-like looks, or they were even actual fashion models.
Comedian Cameron Esposito’s new book Save Yourself has landed on my shortlist of memoirs that blend interiority and laugh-out-loud wit.
Like all works of art, this book is an attempt to create patterns, to impose some order on our experience of the world.
I had forgotten what wet felt like. Perspiration pooling from my pink water jug on the side table next to my hospice bed—how it grew.
I see this book as a reclamation of what the judge and the defense attempted to shut down: your voice.
A fair warning: don’t be fooled by the ease of this read, by the sheer joy of following this narrator into adulthood. The heartbreak catches you off guard with such force that you drop even your loudest, most intrusive questions.
Carmen Maria Machado talks about her new memoir, In the Dream House. The book explores domestic abuse in a lesbian relationship.
Jaquira Diaz’s debut memoir Ordinary Girls is an intimate portrait of her life, from her beginnings in El Caserio, a government housing project of Puerto Rico, to her family’s migration to the streets of Miami. In four distinct sections, she…