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Shirley MacLaine talks spiritual journeys, show biz, and love vs fear.
The Soul Science of Shirley MacLaine
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If You Can Do It, You Don't Have to Say It.
An excerpt from YouTube star Lilly Singh's new book, How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life
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"The Liberated Orgasm … Make a New Year resolution to have one!"
An ode to Spare Rib, a second-wave British feminist magazine.
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Laura Thornhill's "Complete Freedom" While Skateboarding
An interview with the former professional skateboarder.
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Music Monday: Mirel Wagner
The singer-songwriter discusses dreams, the importance of solitude, and her haunting cover of The Ramones' "I Wanna Be Sedated."
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Lit Thursday: "The Fourth State of Matter"
Lenny recommends magazine articles of yore.
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The Secret Life of Kewpies' Kreator
The best-selling doll came to illustrator Rose O'Neill in a dream.
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Music Monday: Hurray for the Riff Raff
Alynda Lee Segarra on gentrification, fear, and fighting for what's right.
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Lit Thursday: "The Girl Issue"
Lenny recommends magazine articles of yore.
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Every Day It's a Roller Coaster
Taking my first solo plane ride and navigating the Trump administration as a black disabled woman.
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"I'm a freak, I'm a witch … I'm just a female."
An interview with The Love Witch filmmaker Anna Biller.
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Music Monday: Get Shit Done Jams
The songs that get Lenny editors going!
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This weekend some white lady is running a tag sale at John Hope Franklin's house
An original poem by Camille T. Dungy.
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Unspeakable Appetites
On the new movie Raw and a spate of other films exploring female cannibals.
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Rent Girl Grows Up
An interview with the writer Michelle Tea.
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The Untold Story of Black Travel in America
On the Green Book, a guide that kept black travelers safe from 1936 to 1967.
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Music Monday: Ode to TLC's Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
Revisiting the iconic singer's legacy on the 25th anniversary of TLC's debut album.
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Lena Loves Magazines
Longform articles recommended by Lena Dunham about Jaime King, Lolita, and more.
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"Um, Are Those My Underpants?"
An excerpt from Vanessa Davis' graphic novel Spaniel Rage.
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Music Monday: Maggie Rogers
The musician talks about following her instincts, playing her music for Pharrell, and why you shouldn't ever "fuck with the coven."
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