Investigating the photographic portrait.
Goddamn it to motherfucking hell, she says. I think that ought to cover it, he says. He asks her why she feels the need to swear so much, so deliberately, what depends on it, why it’s so important to her. Why, after so long, she hasn’t grown tired. Worn out in the mouth.
Two artists manifest, claim, and demand space in a society that operates around violence against black women’s bodies while pretending that they don’t exist.
Portraits and hauntings are inseparable bedfellows in film history.
On the 1973 feminist publication that gathered collective and self-help resources into one big, beautiful book.
The writer on using Chaucer’s Middle English to channel transgressive figures, rethink gender, and experience the pleasures of language.
An interrogation of the ways in which the system of representation surrounding breast cancer can isolate, infantilize, and even erase the women it professes to help.
The poet on her reimagined version of Vyasa’s Mahabharata and the human cost of war.
On her new collection of nonfiction, Me & Other Writings.
The writer and activist filmmaker on completing the trilogy comprised of Nervous Conditions, The Book of Not, and This Mournable Body—narratives of women’s strength in the face of injustice.
Two new #MeToo anthologies on anger, sexual violence, and truth-telling.
In her first novel, Quin eschews redemption or resolution, suggesting that the Oedipal drama will go on endlessly in new configurations.
The challenge of craft practices to patriarchy and the art world.
Recontextualizing “bad objects.”
A forgotten feminist fairy tale and Björk’s big-screen debut, The Juniper Tree, returns.
Dialectics of mass and void.
Repurposing photographs of childbirth.
Scientists, motherhood, and other probings of the female body.
Painting the fragmented body.