Rachel Mesch

Rachel Mesch teaches French literature and culture at Yeshiva University in New York. Her new book, Having it All in the Belle Epoque: How French Women's Magazines Invented the Modern Woman, comes out this month from Stanford University Press. More images from Belle Epoque women's magazines can be found on her blog, Plus ça change...

The Vault
June 7 2013 1:15 PMThe Lovely Lady Athletes of Belle Epoque France
Sept. 14 2012 9:09 AMHaving It All. In France. 100 Years Ago.Turns out the work-life balance debate was raging in Belle Époque magazines, too.
  Slate Plus
Dec. 18 2014 4:49 PM Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 17 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked a middle school principal about his workday.
Future Tense
Dec. 19 2014 8:30 AM The Wrong Way to Respond to the Snowden Revelations Some countries want to wall off their Internet from the United States to avoid surveillance. But there’s a better solution.