'Think Military' When it Comes to Feelings

Vice interviewed Mary Gaitskill, who writes blunt, beautiful short stories and novels about fucked up women ("Secretary," one of the best stories in Bad Behavior, was made into a movie starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, but Gaitskill called it the "Pretty Woman" version.) She had some thoughts on feelings and procrastination: » 1/29/13 4:40pm 1/29/13 4:40pm

The Night Belongs To Mary Gaitskill

The author of Veronica, Bad Behavior, and Because They Wanted To (among other books) turns 57 today. Those unfamiliar with her writing may have seen the movie Secretary, which she called "a little too nice." I think it's pretty good, but the short story — in Bad Behavior — is better. And Veronica, which was… » 11/11/11 7:00pm 11/11/11 7:00pm

8 Awesome Books By Women: An '00s Virtual Bookshelf

This isn't a list of the best books of the decade — I've already made it clear how I feel about those. It's just a selection of especially awesome books by women, all published in the '00s. » 12/14/09 4:20pm 12/14/09 4:20pm

Being Daddy's Little Girl Is Harder As A Grown-Up

There is a scene in the pilot episode » 8/15/08 2:00pm 8/15/08 2:00pm of , where Angela is walking out of the bathroom in a towel, and her dad can't look her in the eye or have a conversation with her without fumbling all over his words. Then Angela says, resignedly, "the sad truth is, my breasts have come between us." I love that scene so deeply,…