MOST RECENT ARTICLES BY:

Molly Fischer

  1. spring 2019 fashion issue
    The Pleasure of Sitting Out a TrendWearing a trend is one kind of pleasure; not wearing but watching it is another. And the prairie dress is plenty to watch.
  2. profile
    Our Lady of Immaculate TastePenny Martin, editor of fashion’s quirkiest indie mag, on nearly a decade of publishing The Gentlewoman.
  3. profiles
    The Story Starts When She FallsRachelle Vinberg, the star of Skate Kitchen, gets torn up and famous and torn up again.
  4. motherhood
    In Her New Book Motherhood, Sheila Heti Confronts an Eternal Female CrossroadsThe writer takes up the problem of whether to have a baby in her engrossing autobiographical novel.
  5. self reflection
    The ‘Mirror Face’ of 17 New York WomenWomen, photographed through a two-way mirror, reveal what they desire in themselves.
  6. on fear
    Maybe Men Will Be Scared for a WhileBut maybe to fear women is to begin seeing them as people.
  7. pop culture
    Pop Culture’s Great AwokeningWhat happens to culture in an era of identity politics?
  8. culture
    The Instagram Poet Outselling Homer Ten to OneMeet Rupi Kaur, author of the ubiquitous Milk and Honey.
  9. select all
    What Happens When Work Becomes a Nonstop Chat RoomHas Slack made the office more productive? More of a snake pit? More like Tinder?
  10. trends
    Do You Have What It Takes to Wear These Unflattering Pants?You’ll look kind of weird in them. That’s the point.
  11. cut cover story
    What Camille Paglia Understands About the Trump EraThe ’90s provocateur predicted 2017.
  12. election 2016
    Remember When the Future Was Female?The problem with politics as style.
  13. books
    ‘Narcissist’ Is the Worst InsultA new book explains the problem with a popular diagnosis.
  14. cut cover story
    Think Gender Is Performance? You Have Judith Butler to Thank for That.The radical theorist who spawned a gender-queer nation — and became a pop celebrity in the process.
  15. utopias
    When the Singularity Arrives, Will We All Have Roommates?Taking a closer look at co-living.
  16. cyborgs
    The IUD: Can Birth Control Be Too Good?My increasingly ambivalent relationship to total control over fertility.
  17. ambition
    I Hope I Never Get Over My Impostor SyndromeHow would I get anything done without it? 
  18. self portrait
    Waiting for the Cable Guy With Mary KarrA morning with author Mary Karr.
  19. fall preview 2015
    Mary Gaitskill on Her First Novel in a Decade and Ambivalence Towards MotherhoodThe Mare seems awfully sweet. Don’t be fooled.
  20. literary life
    Why Literary Chauvinists Love David Foster WallaceWhen did his fans start making women roll their eyes?
  21. aspiration
    I Like This Bitch’s Life: Tamar AdlerWhy can’t I be a bean-soaking genius of leftovers?
  22. icons
    Why Loving Joan Didion Is a TrapAs shown by the frenzy over her Céline ads.
  23. interview
    Feminism and Family Life With Ellen Willis, MomNona Willis Aronowitz has edited a new anthology of her late mother’s work.
  24. becoming a woman
    I Cannot Lie: I Love Eileen FisherI want to drape myself in flowing garments made of silk-linen blends.
  25. true story
    I Got a Boyfriend on Craigslist Missed ConnectionsAnother reason to love New York: You can be socially incompetent and still find a date.
  26. weighty issues
    Are Anorexia Memoirs Really How-To Manuals?Kelsey Osgood takes on the genre in How to Disappear Completely.
  27. meet the new magazine
    Adult Mag: Boobs, But From a Female PerspectiveTalking with Sarah Nicole Prickett, editor of a new erotic magazine.
  28. anxiety
    When Will We Stop Talking About ‘Having It All’?Time magazine has the latest contribution to an exasperating genre.
  29. pioneers
    Overly Modern Love: Couple Maintains Relationship for Their New BlogBecause what is love besides pretty pictures and striking text elements?
  30. profile
    After the Scandal: Krystal Ball’s Transparent LifeFrom political sex scandal to MSNBC host.