"What is the human place in the universe? I have begun to be obsessed by this question, but the answers that come from today tend toward the economic and political. Take effective political action, say the voices; agitate for legislation to abate climate change, take public transportation, contribute."Read more
"It took such a long time for me to see that the book was about our relationship and that it was an abusive relationship. I didn't see that until very close to the end of writing it. I was just blind to it, myself. And that's what it was like being in it [the relationship], too: I couldn't see it for what it was.."Read more
Orange, she says. I am standing next to a punch bowl talking to my husband’s boss. We have told too many people we are trying to have a baby and now, more than six months in, I am met with stares querying my slim belly, and unwanted advice. Orange underwear. Orange art. Buy orange flowers for your bedroom. Eat orange food. Orange warms the womb. The root chakra.Read more
Recently, I was in New York City to do some publicity, and I was staying in a Holiday Inn in the Gowanus Canal of Brooklyn where the elevator shook and moaned every time we went to our tenth floor room as though the shaft were too small and the elevator was just barely squeezing through.
Whitney Elizabeth Houston died on February 11, four years ago. It was a Saturday, the night before the Grammy Awards, the weekend before Valentine’s Day. I was sitting on the red sofa in my first Brooklyn apartment procrastinating on a work assignment with a glass of white wine and hurt feelings about a romantic problem that often distracted me.
My baby was 18 months old when I joined Instagram. I figured the platform would be a way to connect with other mothers and…
Contrast Study: An imaging procedure in which a contrast medium is introduced to enhance the image of a particular body region or structure.
Somewhere near Kazakhstan, the 1980s: At nighttime, surrounded by goats, a little girl lay on her back in a pasture and pointed a small telescope toward the stars.
The day that it happened, the United States Postal Service unveiled The Simpson’s collectors’ set—a five-stamp commemorative booklet featuring…