Kate Bolick

Kate Bolick is a writer in New York.

  • Single People Deserve Work-Life Balance, Too

    In every major city, people with and without children are quietly cobbling together more flexible schedules. We can all learn from their success.

  • All the Single Ladies

    All the Single Ladies

    Recent years have seen an explosion of male joblessness and a steep decline in men’s life prospects that have disrupted the “romantic market” in ways that narrow a marriage-minded woman’s options: increasingly, her choice is between deadbeats (whose numbers are rising) and playboys (whose power is growing). But this strange state of affairs also presents an opportunity: as the economy evolves, it’s time to embrace new ideas about romance and family—and to acknowledge the end of “traditional” marriage as society’s highest ideal.

  • A Death on Facebook
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    A Death on Facebook

    Intimacy and loss in the age of social media

  • My Mother’s Dresses

    Searching for the unattainable amid the comforting chaos of a bargain basement

  • Interview

    Enough with the good-girl shtick, says the novelist Mary Gordon, the author of The Atlantic's May short story.

  • Facts & Fiction

    A conversation with Carol Shields, the best-selling novelist and the author of The Atlantic's January short story.

  • Facts & Fiction

    For Peter Ho Davies, the author of The Atlantic's December short story, the challenge is to slip fiction into history, and vice versa.

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A History of Contraception

In the 16th century, men used linen condoms laced shut with ribbons.

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'A Music That Has No End'

In Spain, a flamenco guitarist hustles to make a modest living.

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What Fifty Shades Left Out

A straightforward guide to BDSM

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