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Erica Schwiegershausen

  1. reading women
    Emily Witt on the Book That Made Her Question What’s NormalThe Prime of Life by Simone de Beauvoir “shows the worth of experimentation.”
  2. reading women
    Hala Alyan on the Book That Made Her World Seem NormalInterpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri.
  3. reading women
    Ava DuVernay on the Book Her Sister RecommendedThe filmmaker was a freshman at UCLA when she first read Their Eyes Were Watching God.
  4. reading women
    Brooke Gladstone on the Book She Reread After the ElectionShe returned to The Left Hand of Darkness, “probably to distract myself from reality.”
  5. reading women
    Elizabeth Alexander on the Book That Taught Her About Complicated WomenLittle Women was my first consciousness of what it meant to really love and inhabit and identify with a book.”
  6. reading women
    Cristina Henríquez on the Book That Broke Something Open“When I read The House on Mango Street, it was suddenly like, Oh, this is literature, too.”
  7. reading women
    Vivian Gornick on the Book That Made Her a Personal EssayistThe Little Virtues shows how an essay “can make you feel the wonderment of being alive.”
  8. reading women
    Aparna Nancherla on the Book That Taught Her to Own Her ExperienceInterpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri “gave voice to the conflict I felt as an Indian American.”
  9. reading women
    Mary Karr on the Book That Showed Her the Power of ColdnessThe Lover, by Marguerite Duras, is “beyond anything that I as a writer could do.”
  10. reading women
    Katie Roiphe on the Book That Gives Her the Courage to Be Unlikable Janet Malcolm “dismantles everyone’s pretensions right in front of you.”
  11. reading women
    Alexandra Kleeman on the Book That Makes Her Feel Extra AlertDictee, by Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, “re-creates the experience of being new to language.”
  12. reading women
    Eileen Myles on the Book That Made Writing Like TalkingGertrude Stein’s Lectures in America totally changed my sense of what writing was.”
  13. reading women
    Margaret Cho: The Book That Changed How She Thought About Asian-American HistoryOur heritage has a lot of difficult stuff in it.”
  14. reading women
    Claire Vaye Watkins on the Book That Changed HerThe Land of Little Rain by Mary Hunter Austin.
  15. reading women
    Angela Flournoy on the Book That Changed HerBeloved by Toni Morrison.
  16. reading women
    Yiyun Li on the Book That Changed HerThe Aubrey Trilogy by Rebecca West.
  17. reading women
    Ariel Levy on the Book That Changed HerForty-one False Starts by Janet Malcolm.
  18. reading women
    Brit Bennett on the Book That Changed HerThe Color Purple by Alice Walker.
  19. taking a stand
    Miley Cyrus’s Red-Carpet Boycott Is Not About the Carpet Actually Being Red“I don’t want people to talk about what I’m wearing. That’s usually why I don’t wear too much.”
  20. bathroom talk
    You Can Now Poop in a Solid-Gold Toilet at the GuggenheimThe toilet costs between $1.5 and $2.5 million.
  21. politics
    Fifth Harmony Singer Wrote a Powerful Essay About Immigrating From MexicoThe singer came to the U.S. with her mother when she was 7.
  22. quotables
    Lupita Nyong’o Talks About the ‘Lording of Lighter Skin’She discussed the importance of seeing darker-skinned women represented.
  23. shoe spats
    Some People Want Theresa May to Stop Wearing Her Leopard-Print Kitten HeelsIn the name of gender equality.
  24. creeps
    Mara Wilson Has Put Up With Questions About Her Love Life Since She Was 6She writes about the weirdness of being a child star in a new book.
  25. sorry not sorry
    Naya Rivera Says She Once Caught Ariana Grande Sitting on Big Sean’s CouchSomeone whose name “rhymes with Smariana Schmande” may have played a role in her broken engagement.
  26. hot shot
    Michelle Obama Slayed in GucciNot that we’re surprised.
  27. gymnastics
    Gymnasts Accuse Former Olympic Team Doctor of Sexual AbuseNew complaints allege a USA Gymnastics doctor molested the former gymnasts when they were minors.
  28. pajama party
    Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg Had a Slumber PartyAlong with DJ Khaled and Robin Thicke.
  29. quotables
    Kendall Jenner’s Squad Has a ‘Pretty Lame’ NameOf course they do.
  30. dance class
    How Can We Sign Up for Britney Spears’s Dance Class?Some lucky kids got her as a teacher this weekend.
  31. rob & chyna
    Get Ready for a Whole Lot of Relationship Drama on the Rob & Chyna ShowApparently, Rob is in a “cycle” of getting kicked out of the house.
  32. hot shot
    What Does North West Keep in Her Louis Vuitton Bag?Probably Goldfish.
  33. fashion week
    An Acid-Attack Survivor Walked the Runway at Fashion Week“I want to tell the world: Do not see us in a weak light.”
  34. rip
    This Is the Best Tribute to Bill CunninghamThe legendary photographer is sorely missed this season.
  35. love and war
    LinkedIn Will Stop Asking If You Meant to Search for a Man InsteadThe company is changing the algorithm that suggests “Stephen” when you search “Stephanie.”
  36. white house
    See Michelle and Barack Obama Grace the Cover of EssenceThe couple are on the November 2016 issue of “Essence.”
  37. school discipline gone wrong
    How Biased Policies Push Black Girls Out of SchoolThe school-to-prison pipeline isn’t just an issue for boys.
  38. winter weddings 2016
    Real Wedding Album: A 9-Person Celebration on Valentine’s Day“We wanted it to feel very warm and intimate — really down to earth.”
  39. winter weddings 2016
    Real Wedding Album: Burgers for 45 at a Neighborhood FavoriteThe couple knew that if they were to get married, they’d do it at the Beatrice Inn.
  40. men getting dressed
    A Male Model on What It’s Like to Be Pretty‘‘One of  the first comments I remember getting back in high school was ‘You have amazing eyebrows.’’’
  41. nun stuff
    What Activist Nuns Really Think About the PopeThey would prefer that he be a little more flexible when it comes to women’s rights.
  42. self portrait
    10 Honest Moments From This Fall’s Big MemoirsA preview.
  43. inevitabilities
    Ashley Madison CEO Resigned TodaySeems appropriate, to say the least.
  44. iud evangelism
    Colorado Will Remain a Birth-Control UtopiaThe state just received funding to keep giving teenagers free IUDs.
  45. explainer
    Everything We’ve Heard From Witnesses in the St. Paul’s Rape CaseAs the jury begins deliberations.
  46. sex work
    Feds Finally Realize What ‘Rentboy’ Means, Shutter Popular Escort SiteSeven of the online male-escort service’s employees were arrested yesterday.
  47. misogyny
    Donald Trump Still So Obsessed With Megyn Kelly [Updated]He just can’t stop with the “bimbo” tweets.
  48. hacking
    Police Link Two Suicides to Ashley Madison Hack The fallout from the online adultery data dump continues.
  49. reproductive rights
    The Majority of Americans Support Federal Funding for Planned ParenthoodTurns out the country is down with things like reproductive care and maternal health.
  50. abortion
    The GOP War on Planned Parenthood Will Not EndReactionary attacks just keep coming.
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