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What We Talk About When We Talk About Unlikable Women Characters

Elisa Albert’s new novel, ‘After Birth,’ takes place inside the head of an entitled, venomous, hilarious female narrator

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On the Bookshelf

Unzipped: Those who do and those who don’t—frank talk about Jews and sex

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Playing Favorites

The Torah is full of stories of sibling rivalry, from Cain and Abel to Joseph and his brothers. But is the Bible an accurate representation of reality, or overstating the case?

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Observing the Sabbath

How nine fiction writers handled the theme of the seventh day

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Today on Tablet

Hamen-tasting, Vashti the feminist, and more on Purim

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Death of a Pothead

Elisa Albert talks about her first novel—a coming-of-death tragicomedy

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Uncomfortably Numb

What happens when you go to Auschwitz and feel… nothing?