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Emily Books is a five-year-old feminist e-subscription service and publisher run by Emily Gould and Ruth Curry. This summer, the publishers are partnering with Coffee House Press to bring their first-ever imprint to life. I reached out to Emily Books' first authors to talk publishing, feminism, and being part of something brand new. I called Chloe Caldwell, author of the essay collection Legs Get Led Astray and the novella WOMEN, at her mother's house in upstate...
You know how, on Amazon, when you go to buy a book (which, don’t do that; buy local), the site lets you know that “customers who bought this item also bought” some totally obvious, uninspired choice? And it’s always like, yeah, we get that customers who bought the first Fifty Shades of Grey also bought the second—not that we were looking up Fifty Shades of Grey or anything. But we appreciate a little more...
Yesterday on New York Magazine’s The Cut, Kat Stoeffel tackled the decades-old problem of fashion magazines. Are they sexist fluff? Is it sexist to call them sexist fluff? Are they good or bad for feminism? What does it mean when Michelle Obama appears on the cover of Vogue and Jill Abramson gives a lengthy interview to Cosmopolitan about her firing from the New York Times? “Finally, Serious Women are Standing Up for Fashion Magazines,”...
The advent of summer brings with it many things—days that seem to stretch on forever before sliding into gentle nights; hours spent lingering on rooftops and stoops and backyards, swatting away mosquitos and reaching for fireflies; cold beer on the beach and colder gin and tonics on the roof. These are the things that make summer so appealing, the things for which we spent this long, cold winter lying in wait. But for women,...

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