Informed predictions for the uncertain future • Farewell to shopping • Growing up Persian • Vivian Gornick & Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz revisited • 1930s feminist fiction — in Yiddish! • Unetaneh Tokef for Black Lives

Now. Next.

A cross-section of activists and thinkers weigh in on the present and its future— what perils we face, and what we might build from this epidemiological, social and political crisis.

Shopping: A Eulogy

Sarah Seltzer

The old way of buying clothes holds nostalgic appeal, despite its history of exploitation.

Acting Like a Jewish Woman

Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz

A germinal essay from Kaye/Kantrowitz, the late pioneering intersectional lesbian writer who told it straight.

Vivian Gornick: “Writing is Feminism”

Alice Sparberg Alexiou

Why this recurring presence in American letters and feminist reporting is in the spotlight again.

In My Persian Immigrant Family…How My Brother Mothered Me

Esther Amini

He casually asked if my sixth-grade classmates were wearing bras.


Zines—highly personal and handmade— are a kind of feminist samizdat, self-published and with themes that can elude mainstream media. Here, results from Lilith’s quaranzine video season!

Poem: “Playing Scrabble With God”

Julie Grass

A poem by Julie Grass
Comment by Alicia Ostriker

Fiction: “Do Not Punish Us”

A 1930s short story by Chana Blankshteyn translated from Yiddish by Anita Norich.

Who Shall Die…

Imani Romney-Rosa Chapman

An Unetaneh Tokef for Black Lives.