Mrs. Kennedy’s JFK problem—and ours
The writer’s work is a triumph—and a disaster.
Why the “talkinest child” understands women and the power of television better than anyone else
A new biography of the icon shows that saints should be judged guilty until proved innocent.
The real reason the good mothers are so rattled by Amy Chua
A now infamous PowerPoint presentation exposes a lot about men, women, sex, and alcohol—and about how universities are letting their female students down.
How girls reluctantly endure the hookup culture
How school gardens are cheating our most vulnerable students
How Helen Gurley Brown inspired a generation of home-wreckers, and brought down John Edwards
The blustering actor’s memoir of divorce is really a love letter to his daughter.
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