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The iconography in Maxine Lee Ewaschuk’s embroidery reflects the lenses through which she sees the world and the world sees her.

Adar, Mussar, and Vaccines

Each day, the sun lasts longer. The maple tree yields a more sap. More people receive vaccinations.

Siona Benjamin Paints Lilith of the Present

For Benjamin, and most feminists who have adopted (or adapted) Lilith in art or literature, the mythological first wife of Adam stands as an icon of independence and courage

Odd Woman Out: a Q&A with Melanie Chartoff

Melanie Chartoff has worked as an actor both on and off Broadway, and she’s endeared herself to audiences with the characters she’s created on Fridays, Seinfeld, Newhart, Parker Lewis and Rugrats. Now, she’s turned to writing, and she talks to Fiction Editor Yona Zeldis McDonough about Odd Woman Out: Exposure in Essays and Stories (Books… Read more »

When Should a Classic Book Become a Relic of the Past?

Looking at children’s literature through a contemporary lens is a hot topic these days. While E.B. White’s intentions seem quite pure, we also consider the many authors who do not hold up under scrutiny. The big question we now ask ourselves is: Do we stop reading their books?

Can I Be Angry?

No one cared when my grandmother got angry: a comic.

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