Author Jessica Knoll on Instagram Idioms, Adapting Her Novels, and Reese Witherspoon's Edits 

New York Times best-selling author Jessica Knoll’s second novel, The Favorite Sister, is set on a fictitious reality show called Goal Diggars—a sort of Real Housewives meets Project Runway where five female entrepreneurs turn their startup business narratives into familiar Bravo plot lines. While they raise capital…

Let's Take a Moment to Ponder the Sad, Difficult Lives of Republican Women

Poor Republican women politicians are having a rough time these days. At least, that’s the assertion in a curious story in Politico that states “while their female Democratic counterparts have benefited politically from going against the president on women’s issues, GOP women don’t have the same luxury” and that…

What Kind of Man Takes His Wife's Last Name?

A new study looks at men’s nontraditional surname choices in heterosexual marriage and—in the words of ScienceDaily—asks, “What kind of guy would take his wife’s last name?” I don’t know, a guy who glances at the calendar on the wall and realizes that it’s 20FUCKING18 ALREADY AND WHY ARE WE STILL DOING THIS DUMB MRS.…