Lauren Sandler

  1. book excerpt
    Lost in the SystemA day in the life of a homeless single mother.
  2. 27. Because This Public Defender Is Also a PEN Award–Winning NovelistSergio De La Pava was a public defender in the Manhattan courts when, in 1998, he began writing the story of an attorney not unlike himself who […]
  3. love and war
    Zero Dark Thirty and the Problem With Lone Wolf HeroinesIn reality, the CIA agent at the center of Kathryn Bigelow’s new movie was one of many women who worked to catch Osama bin Laden.
  4. broadminded
    No Sex, Please — We’re Domestic GoddessesThe higher the thread count, the more infrequent the sex. The sexless tyranny of Pinterest femininity.
  5. broadminded
    Tell Me a State’s Fertility Rate, and I’ll Tell You How It VotedMove over, Nate Silver. The best indicator of a state’s politics is its females’ fertility.
  6. broadminded
    Women Govern Differently Than Men — They’re BetterCrunching the data on America’s female politicians.