Lives & Histories

Current Editor:Deborah Cohen

Michelle Obama's Embrace

I told Michelle Obama that I admiredBecomingfor its courage,honesty,risk taking,and optimism.但我的钦佩更进一步,because in her story I had seen myself,and not just in the book's main character ...

Our Mothers,Ourselves

I intended to begin with a personal admission."I didn't like being pregnant,"I was going to write,before describing the bodily discomforts (hypersalivation!) and psychic stresses (due date during ...

Are Sharp Women Enough??

Twitter was a medium made for Dorothy Parker—alas,a century too late.Her famous poem"Resumé"is 141 characters.Her breakout feature inVanity Fair,一系列的仇恨歌曲,begs for a hashtag ...

Reading Lives,Writing Lives

My tiny captor sleeps beside me.I don't know how long it will last,but I welcome such moments of respite.Stolen hours to write,periods in which I feel my foggy ...

Guns Were for White Men

这幅1773年版的玛丽·怀特·罗兰(MaryWhiteRowlandson)讲述了她1675年被当地人俘虏的故事,给我们带来了一个困惑。one historian Jill Lepore queried in her influential history of ...

In Memoriam: Philip Roth

The obituaries are striving to strike the properly respectful note,but with Philip Roth that was always going to be a challenge.TheNew York Timeshighlights Roth's interest in masturbation,and ...

Ireland's Uneasy Monuments

"History,"writes Fergal Keane,"began with my father's stories."These were stories of Oliver Cromwell's murders,爱尔兰饥荒的死亡,of wars of ...