'Women's Identity Is Composed of Myths': Author Samantha Hunt on Mermaids and the Reissue of The Seas 

Nearly a decade before Samantha Hunt published her haunting novel Mr. Splitfoot and years before The Invention of Everything Else was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, she published The Seas, a poetical and ghostly novel about a girl stuck in a seaside town struggling with the nature of identity and language.…

Cosby Lawyer Cross Examines Mother of Accuser for 3 Hours, Questions How Well She Knows Her Daughter

NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania—It was until close to the end of her nearly three-hour cross examination on Monday that Gianna Constand began to cry. She already seemed exhausted, several times putting her hands around her face. She had snapped back at the person questioning her, defense lawyer Kathleen Bliss, at one point…

Checklists, Safe Words, and Interrupted Orgasms: How Directors Are Navigating Consent During 'Rough' Porn Shoots

Several years ago, Angie Rowntree was on a porn set—a stark, unadorned dungeon—watching as an actor fingered his female co-star. The woman, kneeling on a bench with her wrists secured in front of her, suddenly shifted her body and inhaled sharply. Rowntree, who was taking still photographs as the director filmed the…

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