14 years ago
Every cultural journalist dreams of unearthing a historical figure whose dramatic life story is a flash point for social issues of an era, and Michelle Stacey has found one in Mollie Fancher. In 1865, after 18-year-old Fancher was accidentally dra...
15 years ago
If you read Marisa Silver's debut story, "The Passenger," in The New Yorker last year, it probably got under your skin. "I have a ring in my nose and a ring in my navel, and people make assumptions about me. None of them are true. I'm not a punk o...
16 years ago
"Nothing breaks down social, moral, and legal boundaries faster than bodies that are thought to be misbehaving," the critic Louise Kransniewicz once observed, and there's no boundary-basher like a tattoo. But as tattoos creep into the mainstream, ...