How the once celebrated allegory falls short in 2020. Continue reading Is Harry Potter a White Savior Story?
The Turn of the Screw is an excellent book to read if you enjoy feeling confused and upset: for a comparable experience you can take LSD or sit in a tub of spiders. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Continue reading “The Turn of the Screw”: Sex, Ghosts, and… Feminism?
If you mapped every neural-pathway in my brain, would you know what it’s like to be me? Continue reading The Unknowability of Knowing: What Qualia Can Tell Us About the Arts
Most of the unpleasant tendencies we attribute to cats have historically been attributed to ill-behaved women: cold, heartless, deceitful, untrustworthy, scheming and self-sufficient. Continue reading On the Demonization of Women and Cats
I understand the appeal of dystopian novels—but the genre is flawed. Continue reading The Problem With Dystopias
Five years before Disco Demolition Night, Cleveland Indians fans invented the baseball riot. Continue reading Be Ready For Anything: The Legend of Ten Cent Beer Night
It was hot out, and Eve was waiting for the blue jay to fly past her window again. Continue reading The Bluejay
The story of the first person to tell the world about Watergate—and the Republican officials who conspired to stop her. Continue reading Martha Mitchell: Prisoner of the GOP
Someday I will be a leaf on a tree or a coffee pot and I won’t mind anything, and I won’t need anything I can’t have. Continue reading Moth
From “Hamlet” to “The Bluest Eye”, the troubled history of mentally ill women in literature. Continue reading The History of the “Crazy” Woman in Literature