A series of vampire novels illuminates the complexities of female adolescent desire.
How Patty Hearst’s kidnapping reflected and ravaged American culture in the 1970s
Barbara Walters got the story by giving her subjects what they wanted.
Katie Couric’s long day’s journey into evening
One woman’s estrangement from Hillary Rodham Clinton
Anybody could be tracking your children online. Even me.
Abortion and the bloodiness of being female
When girls leave home for college, it affects them far more deeply than it does boys—and there’s no way parents can protect them once they go.
The age-old problem of the rich has become the brand-new problem of the middle class
How nice girls got so casual about oral sex
The latest in the ever growing field of "You go, girl!" studies
Dispatches from the nanny wars
Dr. Laura's counsel is caustic and oftentimes hypocritical, but it is also persuasive
A Sex and the City writer looks for love
Is it time to cancel the wedding?
Coming (slowly) of age in the Big City
A tribute to the old-fashioned housewife, and to Erma Bombeck, her champion and guide
Marriage used to provide access to sex. Now it provides access to celibacy
Many of today's working mothers have upper-middle class lifestyles but middle-class aspirations
It's all too easy to deride Martha Stewart, but the attacks on her often point up how much there is to admire