10 min read · Aug 28th · With a hit Netflix series and The Fran Lebowitz Reader now published in the UK, the American wit talks about failing to write, her dislike of Andy Warhol and her best friend Toni Morrison
9 min read · Apr 12th · Malte Mueller / Getty Images This is the weekend edition of Culture Study — the newsletter from Anne Helen Petersen, which you can read about here. If you like it and want more like it in your inbox,…
The more specific you can be about what you actually need with a communication, the better.
I’ve tried to say no more over the last year — frankly responding that “I don’t have the bandwidth for this right now,” or “I want to do this, but can it happen in four months?” But I still feel weird every time. ‘No’ makes me feel like an asshole. Many over-extended women have told me they find ‘no’ particularly difficult to access: for women, there’s a gendered expectation of even more availability, of receptiveness and eagerness, which makes a ‘no’ read as cold, or standoffish, or bitchy. (Which is why I still dream of creating a second email account that can pose as my ‘assistant’ and say no, repeatedly and firmly, for me). But I also feel like every ‘no’ is a lost opportunity. My internalized logic, accumulated through years of academic precarity and freelancing and working at BuzzFeed and book writing, is that you never know where a yes could eventually lead you.
Jan 31st · Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior figures from the ruling party have been detained in an early-morning raid, the spokesperson for the governing National League for Democracy said on Monday.
7 min read · 2020-11-16 · The discovery of Eva Rausing's dead body at her home in Chelsea, west London this week, and her husband's arrest for drug possession, are just the latest episodes in a grim family saga
1 min read · 2020-10-01 · Does a leaf, when it falls from the tree in winter, feel defeated by the cold? The tree says to the leaf: ‘That’s the cycle of life. You may think you’re going to die, but you live on in me. It’s…