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Carmen Maria Machado on Her New Book & the 'Surreal Horror' of 'Being a Woman or Queer Person in the World'

The women of Carmen Maria Machado’s debut collection Her Body and Other Parties are haunted, invisible, stitched together, loved, in love, alone, dead, and alive at the end of the world. The women who populate Machado’s short stories defy easy categorization, much like her book itself. Her Body and Other Parties is a…

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New Graham-Cassidy Bill Removes Birth Control Mandate and Guts Protections for Preexisting Conditions [Updated]

“If you want a hearing, you better shut up,” Senator Orrin Hatch told a group of protesters who had arrived at Monday afternoon’s Finance Committee hearing to voice their concerns about the revised Graham-Cassidy bill. Last week, Graham-Cassidy, the latest Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, looked like…

I Read Every Single Page of the New Goop Magazine, and If Gwyneth Paltrow Gets Her Way, You Will Too

The debut issue of Goop’s magazine is dedicated, Editor-in-Chief Gwenyth Paltrow writes, to “wellness.” That’s no surprise, as Paltrow and her brand have built a small empire on “wellness,” a word that—in large part due to Paltrow’s influence and Goop’s success—has popped up in nearly every woman’s publication in the…