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John Waters: "I Love Women Who Hate Men and Hate Men Who Hate Women"
The universally beloved director loves women, hates Mike Pence, and wants us all to be Valerie Solanas.
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Lit Thursday: Dreams Versus Reality, and Where We Search for the Truth
An excerpt from Barbara Gowdy's new novel Little Sister, available now.
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The Artist Who's Giving Side-Eye to the Art World
Toyin Ojih Odutola isn't some "puffy art star."
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Music Monday: Transcendent Songs to Get You Through These Distressing Times
Need a break from the daily news? These tracks are our salvation.
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Vanessa Carlton Isn't Some Perfect Piano Pop-Song Girl
The singer-songwriter on her growth as an artist and woman after early success.
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Lit Thursday: Mary Gordon on the Books That Inspired Her New Novel
Get inside the author's head as she shares the inspirations behind her latest book, There Your Heart Lies, the story of a woman confronting...
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Music Monday: Springtime Anthems from Kate Bush, Haim, and Crime Mob
The songs our editors are currently obsessing over.
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Dorothy Allison on Why Working-Class Literature Is the Strongest
The novelist and memoirist talks about growing up poor, her '70s lesbian feminist collective, and meeting her obligations.
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Lit Thursday: Books Our Mothers Read Us
From Emily Dickinson's poems to J.D. Salinger's Nine Stories, the Lenny editors recount the books our mothers shared with us, and the...
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Why I Tell Stories About Cannibals and Murderers
Documentary filmmaker Erin Lee Carr on why she explores the dark side.
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Music Monday: Helium's Mary Timony Is Bringing '90s Classics Back
The indie rocker talks Helium essentials and unreleased demos.
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Sheryl Crow Is a Sexual Being
The singer recaptures her youthful energy in her new album, Be Myself.
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Willie Parker Is the Pro-Choice Hero We Need
Lena reviews a new book by the religious doctor who is giving southern women the right to choose.
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Gorillaz's Noodle Is On the Move
Talking with the animated musician about bangers, books, and apps.
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Music Monday: Land of Talk's Elizabeth Powell Returns
The singer-songwriter shares a new song premiere and talks her comeback after a six-year hiatus.
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Plum Sykes Loves Dead Party Girls
The Bergdorf Blondes writer revisits her youth for her new novel, Party Girls Die in Pearls.
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On Revealing the Truth About Your "Roommate"
Read an excerpt from J. Courtney Sullivan's new book, Saints for All Occasions, out May 9.
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Why Black Sex Matters
An interview with the artist and activist Kristiana Rae Colón about "how pleasure shapes visions of liberation."
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Maren Morris Is Moving Country Music Forward
The Grammy Award-winning artist is expanding women's role in country beyond scorned lover or coy virgin.
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Music Monday: College Throwbacks, Chewing Gum, and More
The tracks we currently have on repeat.
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