Double X and Guernica Meet-Up In New York

Double X and Guernica Meet-Up In New York

Double X and Guernica Meet-Up In New York

The XX Factor
What Women Really Think
June 17 2009 4:54 PM

Double X and Guernica Meet-Up In New York

Dear Double X readers in NY: Tomorrow is your chance to meet with Double X writers and editors in person. We're co-hosting a meet-up with Guernica , the excellent online literary magazine of politics and culture, from 6 to 10 pm at Le Poisson Rouge at 158 Bleecker Street (please rsvp here ). Come join us and raise a glass to celebrate our recent launch. And check out Guernica beforehand if you haven't already. This issue (pleasingly to us XXers) focuses on some smart, independent women: There's a fabulous interview with Geek Love author Katherine Dunn about what drew her to boxing, among other things; a moving excerpt from Katherine Russell Rich's memoir , Dreaming in Hindi , about traveling to India after a remission from stage 4 breast cancer; and a revealing interview with correspondent Michaela Wrong about corruption in Kenya . (Plus, we like the pretty pink looping design that pops up when you scroll over the site logo.)

Meghan O’Rourke is Slate’s culture critic and an advisory editor. She was previously an editor at the New Yorker. The Long Goodbye, a memoir about her mother’s death, is now out in paperback.