Fiction By Roxane Gay: Two Women Who Have To Hide Their Love
In the story ‘Of Ghosts and Shadows’ by Roxane Gay, two women defy their Haitian hometown by unapologetically loving each other — even if they have to keep that love hidden.
What It Takes To Write an Epic, Genre-Bending Fantasy Best-Seller
Erika Johansen, the author of The Queen of the Tearling trilogy, talks with Roxane Gay about building fantastical worlds, playing with complex characters, and rooting for female protagonists who are tough as nails.
The Books That Made Me Who I Am
I am the product of endless books.
Why I Am A Bad Feminist
Author Roxane Gay on being a bad feminist and how you can be one too.
Two Damn Books: How I Got Here And Where I Want To Go
It was surreal to get everything I wanted in one bright flash.
The Answers We Look For In War Literature
On military fiction, the stories through which we attempt to understand combat, and Cara Hoffman's Be Safe I Love You.
Not Here to Make Friends
On the importance of unlikable female protagonists.
"Identity Thief" And Hollywood's Narrow Road For Overweight Actresses
Rex Reed's outrageous slam on Melissa McCarthy is more in keeping with the film's spirit than filmmakers might like to admit.
An African-American's experience of watching Tarantino's slavery-revenge tale in a small rural town.