literature

New season of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ shows an even darker side of Gilead

The Hulu series goes beyond where the book left off

When it comes to war, popular culture focuses on men. These female combat veterans are uprooting that bias.

They’re doing it through writing and storytelling

If male authors described men in literature the way they describe women

OPINION | ‘Darth Vader could be attractive if he tried’

The Lily’s Book List: 15 titles we recommend

Ten new page-turners, plus five older selections

Anne Frank’s stepsister wants young people to know they cannot be ‘indifferent’

Eva Schloss warns of the ‘danger of the bystander’

‘Cat Person’ is culturally relevant, but it’s just repackaged feminine pain

ANALYSIS | The fictional short story is our generation’s ‘Yellow Wallpaper’

Subway Book Review: ‘Just being a woman is an act of resistance’

PERSPECTIVE | What women in New York, London and Mexico City are reading

Why I launched a new kind of magazine for girls

PERSPECTIVE | I wanted to give my daughter — and all girls — something better

What Sylvia Plath’s letters reveal about the poet we thought we knew

BOOK REVIEW | ‘The Letters of Sylvia Plath’ offers a captivating look into her life

10 influential women share their summer reads

Their top picks — plus a couple of ours — for page-turners