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Nadine Gordimer: Evergreen, Ageless, and an Inspiration to All Writers
Margaret Atwood | The Guardian
"If you know that the beautiful manner of living you yourself enjoy is built on a foundation of misery deliberately imposed on innocents, can you in conscience do nothing? Her own answer was always no."
I'm Sorry for Coining the Phrase "Manic Pixie Dream Girl"
Nathan Rabin | Salon
"I coined the phrase to call out cultural sexism and to make it harder for male writers to posit reductive, condescending male fantasies of ideal women as realistic characters. But I looked on queasily as the phrase was increasingly accused of being sexist itself."
What Even Our Best Blockbusters Are Getting Wrong About Women
Kyle Buchanan | Vulture
"When I asked the brainy, talkative Reeves why there was so little for women to do in Dawn [of the Planet of the Apes], he fell uncharacteristically silent. 'It wasn’t a conscious decision. I don’t know,' he finally admitted."
It's Never Enough
Will Leitch | Sports on Earth
"It was the perfect final All-Star Game for Derek Jeter because, in one moment, what Jeter is, and what we demand him to be, came into vivid focus. We are nearing the end of Jeter's career, and we still can't let him be anything but perfect. "