Feminism is “an old-fashioned concept” and “doesn’t seem relevant," according to Sarah Beardsley, the 47-year-old publisher of Venus magazine, which she recently purchased from the two real estate agents who had themselves purchased the magazine only a few years earlier from its founder, Amy Schroeder. As reported by the Chicago Reader, Beardsley’s solution for saving the  zine seems to leave any association with the dreaded F-word behind. Read More
From the authors of Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World comes another cheeky collection of vegan cookie recipes meant to appeal to vegans and nonvegans alike. Read More

The True Deceiver

BY debbie in Books

Published in 1982 and only now translated into English, Tove Jansson's novel asks the timeless question, whether it is better to be kind than to be truthful when a poor woman inveigles her way into a wealthy older woman's life. Read More
Using letters, diaries and articles of sources ranging from Betty Friedan to Marilyn Monroe, award-winning novelist Appignanesi reveals how women's ability to live creative lives has been controlled by culture, and how their unsuccessful attempts have lead to mental illness, another evolving cultural concept. Read More
A zippy significant other chronology in which author Julie Klausner explores the unsavory details of sleeping with a gallery of losers. Read More
A must-read for anyone considering going on synthetic estrogen, author Barbara Seaman has pulled together evidence-based accounts about the use and misuse of Premarin. Read More