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"Spare Rib:" The New Woman's Magazine
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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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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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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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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"Beyoncé Celebrates Black History Month"
Two excerpts from Morgan Parker's There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé
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Paying Homage to Jimmy de Sana
A video with Lena Dunham and her mother Laurie Simmons, about Laurie's best friend who died of AIDS in1990.
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Ted & Sylvia
A poem by J. Hope Stein.
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Lit Thursday: Our Filthy Dirty Party
An excerpt from Kayla Rae Whitaker's novel, The Animators.
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A Literary Love Affair
The mercurial passion of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West.
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She "Damn Near Ran the Studio"
On MGM secretary Ida Koverman and the unsung women of classic Hollywood.
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The Power and Glory of Juliette Lewis
Lenny Recommends the star's stage presence.
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Women of the Hour: "Sickness & Health," Season 2, Episode 9
Our theme today is illness and healing.
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