Some writers see contagion as a metaphor for community—proof that we exist within an interdependent network and not as autonomous disconnected islands.
The linguistic theories behind what we're trying to say when we adapt and share internet memes.
Fictional detectives usually reflect conservative values. But the first "lady detective" story written by a woman broke boundaries.
"Sorry" can be more than a mere word when it has real-world consequences.
The editor of the lesbian feminist magazine Sinister Wisdom talked to us about lesbian print culture, feminist collectives, and revolution.
Lindsy Van Gelder--author of that famous New York Post article about bra-burning feminists--reflects on the alternative LGBTQ+ press of the 1970s.
In 1971, two legends of Black letters discussed Black manhood, white racism, the role of the writer, and the responsibility to teach.
Audre Lorde's influence on contemporary intersectional feminism was profound, as pioneering Black literary scholar Barbara Christian wrote.
Idioms have a special power to draw people together in a way that plain speech doesn't.
Prodigies, or monsters, were opaque and flexible symbols that signaled that God was sending some message.