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A New Book Explores Dreams Versus Reality
An excerpt from Barbara Gowdy's new novel Little Sister, available now.
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Mary Gordon: The Books That Inspired My 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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Springtime Anthems from Kate Bush, Haim, and More
The songs our editors are currently obsessing over.
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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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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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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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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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Lit Thursday: Debunking the Myth That Legendary Activist Jane Jacobs Was a "Mere Housewife"
An ode to the woman who saved the soul of New York.
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Adventures of Lesbian Cattle Dogs
In which the lesbian cattle dogs fuss the bones.
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Lit Thursday: A Restless, Young Writer Finds Her Voice
An excerpt from Durga Chew-Bose's new essay collection Too Much and Not the Mood.
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Music Monday: Our Favorite Springtime Love Songs
The Lenny editors talk brand new starts, bouquets of stars, and violins.
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Lit Thursday: Sexual Hall Passes & More
Lenny editors recommend the books they're reading.
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Songbird Series: The Mother of New Age Music Gets Down to Ambient Sounds
Jess Rotter celebrates the musician who mastered the art of the avant-garde.
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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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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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Lit Thursday: "The Girl Issue"
Lenny recommends magazine articles of yore.
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