The Dead Ladies Project

In her new book, author Jessa Crispin travels the world solo, following in the footsteps of artists who've come before. Caroline and Cristen chat with the writer and Bookslut founder about trading complacency for carrying your own bag.

Lady Writers: Zora Neale Hurston

On January 7, 1891, acclaimed author, folklorist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston was born. Best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance and her 1937 novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God," the woman behind the writing is as fascinatingly complex as any literary heroine.

Does "chick lit" deserve more literary respect?

50 SMNTY Book Recommendations For Summer...Or Any Season

It's that time again! Here's our 2013 SMNTY summer book recommendations compiled from what Cristen, Caroline and literary listeners are reading, as well as some titles we've cited in podcasts. It's a colorful mix of fiction and nonfiction with a strong focus on women...of course. And though the titles link to Amazon for the sake of convenience, if you see something you like, head over to your local bookstore!