The fabulously smart Roxanne Gay, interviewed in the fabulously smart podcast series Other People with Brad Listi.
Read Emily Rapp’s essay on female friendship, solicited for The Sunday Rumpus because I am obsessed with her. Once you’re obsessed too, find more here.
And related to the chick-power theme, if you want to get your depression on re: the flip side (i.e. modeling), check out this from the U.K.’s Daily Mail.
Then, in your Is There A Gender War confusion, check out Lisa Dremousis’ claim, “I’m Mad at You Because You’re an Idiot, Not Because I’m a Woman.”
As is sometimes the case at HuffPo, their selections are kinda lame re: this “Bad Boys of Literature” list, but nothing with Hanif Kureishi on it can be all bad.
Up next Sunday, “Ten Reasons Not to Sleep With a Poet,” from Stacy Bierlein’s debut collection. Full of stunning, heart-stopping one-liners worthy of early Ann Beattie and Lorrie Moore, and sexy as hell.
Speaking of sex: Bierlein and I also co-edited the anthology Men Undressed: Women Writers and the Male Sexual Experience, in which contributors like Jennifer Egan, Susan Minot, Aimee Bender and Lidia Yuknavitch narratively cross-dress.
Have you already seen this psychotically charming, Burning Man rendition of Oh, The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss? For the love of all things fun, if not, check it out.
Why do you figure this near-dead Alexander Maksik sex scandal didn’t get as much press as Marie Calloway? Though our author may be a bit of a wank, You Deserve Nothing was one of my favorite reads this year.
And kudos to Kate Zambreno, whose seethingly brilliant Green Girl is one of the only indie titles to make the Tournament of Books.