Erika Johansen, the author of The Queen of the Tearling trilogy, talks with Roxane Gay about building fantastical worlds, playing with complex characters, and rooting for female protagonists who are tough as nails.
I am the product of endless books.
Author Roxane Gay on being a bad feminist and how you can be one too.
It was surreal to get everything I wanted in one bright flash.
On military fiction, the stories through which we attempt to understand combat, and Cara Hoffman’s Be Safe I Love You.
On the importance of unlikable female protagonists.
Rex Reed’s outrageous slam on Melissa McCarthy is more in keeping with the film’s spirit than filmmakers might like to admit.
An African-American’s experience of watching Tarantino’s slavery-revenge tale in a small rural town.